Easy vegan brownie cupcakes

It may rule out the usual ingredients of butter, eggs and cream, but dairy-free baking isn’t nearly as hard as it looks!  This recipe for vegan chocolate brownie cupcakes from BBC Food uses your normal storecupboard ingredients with one added extra – sweetened soya milk – which you can find in most supermarkets.  And best of all, they taste delicious!

  • 170g self-raising flour
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 5 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 230ml sweetened soya milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.  Put 12 cupcake cases into a tin.
  2. In a bowl sift together the flour, salt, cocoa powder and sugar.
  3. Add the oil, soya milk and vanilla extract, and mix carefully together until completely mixed.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the 12 cupcake cases, until each one is around two thirds full.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the cupcakes spring back when gently pressed.
  6. Leave to cool for five minutes, then take out of the tin and place on a wire rack.

Recipe adapted from BBC Food Vegan chocolate brownies


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