Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes with Coconut


These cupcakes are vegan and full of flavor! Pumpkin and coconut are a wonderful combination, and the frosting is especially delicious.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
24 cupcakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 9 ounces pumpkin puree

  • ¾ cup soy milk

  • ½ cup vegetable oil (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (Optional)

  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12-cup muffin tins or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a large bowl. In a second bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, soy milk, oil, and agave nectar until evenly blended. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in pumpkin mixture; stir just until batter is combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 18 to 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, cream coconut cream, vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar in a bowl until creamy. Refrigerate until use.

  5. Remove cupcakes from the oven and cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  6. Frost cooled cupcakes with coconut cream frosting and sprinkle with a thick layer of coconut flakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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