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Vegan Apple Cider Cupcakes – Gluten-Free Recipe

Apple Cider Cupcakes

These Vegan Apple Cider Cupcakes  are easy to make, healthy,  flavorful and so delicious. This is a one-bowl recipe that comes together very quickly and easily. They are the best breakfast or snack for a fall crisp morning. 

Fall seems to be the perfect occasion for baking. This is an updated recipe for my Apple Cider Cake Donuts-Sugar Free Easy Recipe I replaced some of the ingredients and made it completely vegan.  If you need more baking recipes try my  Apple Pie Crumble Pie Cups.

Apple Cider Cupcakes

Tips and Tricks to Make Apple Cider Cupcakes:

  • The trick to apple cider desserts is to flavor them with concentrated apple cider. Apple cider that’s been reduced down adds a big flavor without excess liquid. You can make it from scratch but store-bought works well.
  • Because apple cider is the key ingredient and it needs to cool down before adding it to the batter, you can reduce it the night before. To reduce apple cider, pour the apple cider in a saucepan, place it on low heat, set a timer for 5 to 7 minutes, give it a stir a few times, and it’ll be reduced down before you know it.
  • If you are using this recipe for donuts, coat your donuts with a mix of sugar, cinnamon, and all-spice. You can always add your favorite spices to the mixture. When the donuts are ready, let them cool for a few minutes and then dip each one into your sugar mixture.
  • Do not over mix your batter. Add each ingredient one at a time. This is a one-bowl recipe and very simple to make. All you need is a large glass pyrex bowl. a whisker and a rubber spatula.

Replacing eggs in baked-goods with Aquafaba:

  • I use aquafaba to replace the eggs in this recipe. Aquafaba is the liquid you find inside a chickpea can. 
  • You can replace 1 whole egg with 3 tablespoons of aquafaba. Make sure you whisk the liquid for about 45-60 seconds before using.
  • Another great use of the aquafaba is for making meringue, ice creams, crepes, mayonnaise and more desserts! 
  • Whisk it to make it  fluffy and airy like egg whites. You need 2 tablespoons to replace 1 egg white.

Although, vegan baking sounds overwhelming is not. We have so many vegan ingredients nowadays. With this recipe you can make 12 cupcakes or 10 donuts.  Also, make sure you get an oven thermometer to make sure you’re reaching the right temperature.  In conclusion, If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below. Also, don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #thehungrydragonfly on Instagram! I love seeing your creations!




Hey there! Welcome to The Hungry Dragonfly! I’m Mariela, the writer, photographer and recipe developer behind The Hungry Dragonfly!

I share vegetarian and vegan recipes that are simple to follow and require friendly ingredients that are easy to find. Because life is about having a balance. I create healthy recipes and also some comforting dishes, as well. What else can you find here on my blog? I share seasonal baking recipes and tips, lifestyle ideas, pet friendly road trips and coffee shops.

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  1. I love baking with aquafaba! It makes things so light and fluffy. The frosting on these cupcakes looks perfect.

    1. Thank you! Aquafaba is my favorite egg replacement. It’s so versatile!

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  4. Lee says:

    Oh!!! I love this idea. I adore cider but I don’t bake with it much. I’m excited to try this once we get into cider season!

    1. These cupcakes bring me back to NH! Thanks

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