Published On: Fri, Sep 18th, 2020

Vegan coconut cupcakes

Love coconut? You’ll love these vegan coconut cupcakes by Wing Yip!

Treat yourself to these delicious vegan coconut cupcakes that are so easy to make! Not only do these sponges taste great, they look amazing too! Don’t just take our word for it, try them now!

Vegan coconut cupcakes

Vegan coconut cupcakes

Servings 12
Author Wing Yip


For the cupcakes

  • 225 g vegan spread
  • 400 g granulated sugar
  • 400 ml Nature’s Charm All-Natural Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract/flavouring
  • 400 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt

For the topping

  • 400 ml Nature’s Charm Coconut Whipping Cream, chilled in the fridge overnight
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 80 g coconut flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake or muffin tray with 12 cupcake cases.

  2. In a mixer, or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, combine the vegan spread, sugar, coconut milk, vinegar, vanilla extract and coconut flavouring and slowly mix together. Once the mixture has just come together, mix for 3-4 minutes on high speed until light and airy.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Add one-third of the dry mixture to the wet mixture at a time and slowly mix together until just combined.

  4. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 cupcake cases and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a sharp knife comes out clean when inserted. Leave the cakes to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. To make the topping, ensure that the whipping cream has been chilled in the fridge for at least 8 hours. Empty the contents into a large bowl and add the icing sugar. Using an electric mixer or with a whisk, whip the cream for 4-5 minutes until thick.

  6. Add 2-3 tbsp of the whipped cream to a cupcake and smooth down with the back of a spoon. Finish with 1-2 pieces of the coconut flakes.

  7. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

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