Eggless Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Fluffy, soft and easy to make eggless vanilla cupcakes with pantry ingredients. Easily made vegan as well with substitutes in notes.

eggless vanilla cupcake

Easy eggless vanilla cupcake recipe that can be made vegan with a few swaps

This from scratch recipe can be made at home with simple pantry ingredients! They are eggfree vanilla cupcakes which I have also made with vegan swaps.  So, you can either make using some dairy like butter and milk or use your favorite vegan alternatives.

With a fluffy, moist vanilla base you can get creative with flavors and fillings.  Pictured are eggless vanilla cupcakes with chocolate chips with chocolate frosting. 

I based this recipe off of two of my favorite Rose Pistachio Cupcakes and Kesar Pista Cupakes recipes which are linked.

eggless vanilla cupcake

These cupcakes come together quickly and do not need much prep. 

The recipe makes 12 cupcakes but you can use the recipe to make a cake in a 9X9 pan as well.  The baking time will be a little longer as a cake.

eggless vanilla cupcake with chocolate chips


Below is the base recipe with substitutes noted below
  • All purpose flour
  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • butter (at room temperature!)
  • vanilla extract
  • milk
  • apple cider vinegar or vinegar

Substitutes for vegan cupcakes

  • Butter: oil or vegan butter alternative ( I have only tried with Earth Balance)
  • Milk: Dairy or vegan alternative (I have only tried with soy milk)

Reverse Creaming Method

So, I have used the reverse creaming method for these cupcakes.  That basically means instead of creaming the sugar with butter first and then adding in dry ingredients, I do the reverse.

You can do it either way to be honest. I do like the texture and velvet crumb of the cupcake the reverse creaming method provides.

I have linked here a resource from Cooks Illustrated if you would like to read more about it.

eggless vanilla cupcakes with chocolate chips

My favorite way to make this eggless vanilla cupcake Recipe is with mini chocolate chips in them!

But, the possibilities are really endless and you can change up the flavor profile once you have the base recipe down.

If you make these with chocolate chips as pictured, I highly recommend using mini chocolate chips.

Looking For Other Eggless Baking Recipes? Check Out:

Coconut Jalebi Cupcakes

Eggless Chocolate Chip CookiesEggless Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies 


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eggless vanilla cupcake

Eggless Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Shilpa Joshi
Fluffy, soft and easy to make eggless vanilla cupcakes with pantry ingredients. Easily made vegan as well with substitutes in notes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 169 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • cupcake tin
  • Cupcake liners


  • 1 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter softened to room temperature, or sub oil
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk use plant based milk alternative like soy milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar substitute vinegar if needed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips or sprinkles optional


  • Mix milk and apple cider vinegar together, set aside
  • Set oven to 350F
  • Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
  • Add in wet ingredients and mix until combined
  • Line cupcake pan with liners and fill about 3/4 full
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes. Cool then frost, if desired and enjoy


Note: this recipe is for the base of an eggless vanilla cupcake.
It can be made vegan, I have outlined the substitutes within the post.
I used the reverse creaming method as it produces a nice crumb. 


Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 269IUCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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    1. About a week without frosting in an airtight container in the fridge. Frosted the quicker you have the better, about 4-5 days but the frosting may harden slightly.