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Dairy Free Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x



For the cupcakes:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter-flavored shortening (or butter, room temperature)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk)

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening (or butter, room temperature)
  • 45 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Rainbow sprinkles, optional


For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a 24-cup muffin pan *affiliate link with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link, cream shortening and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated.
  5. Add flour mixture in 4 installments, beating until incorporated and scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  6. Add milk and beat until smooth.
  7. Fill cupcake liners with about 3 tablespoons batter each, or until 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to rest for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

For the frosting:

  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link, beat together frosting ingredients until smooth.
  2. Frost completely cooled cupcakes with a spatula or spoon. Top with sprinkles immediately after frosting each cupcake.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg