Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes

Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes

My Biscoff Cupcakes are one of the most popular recipes on my blog, so I really wanted to create a vegan version so that everyone can enjoy them! These Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes are a lovely light sponge made with brown sugar and Biscoff, then a smooth Biscoff buttercream sits on top, and they’re finished with a Lotus Biscoff biscuit. The cupcakes are dairy and egg free, so if you’re vegan, or have an allergy or intolerance then you no longer need to miss out on these yummy bites of Biscoff heaven!

How to make Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes…

In a mixing bowl I whisked together vegetable oil, plant milk, Biscoff spread and cider vinegar. In a second bowl, I stirred together self raising flour, light brown sugar and baking powder.

I poured the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisked them together untl combined, then I divided the mixture between the cupcake cases.

The cupcakes baked for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden, then I left them to cool.

What is Biscoff?

Biscoff spread, made by the brand Lotus, is also known as cookie butter. It has a deep caramel flavour and a hint of cinnamon and other spices. Lotus are best known for their biscuits, which are commonly served with coffee. The biscuits are used to make the spread, and you can buy it in crunchy and smooth varieties. The spread is similar to Nutella or peanut butter in terms of texture, but it has a unique flavour. It’s also naturally vegan!

Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes

Tips for making the Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes:

  • Unfortunately Biscoff spread is not gluten free. So if you want to make these cupcakes gluten free, as well as using gluten free flour, you would need to use a Speculaas/Speculoos spice blend to get that Biscoff flavour.
  • The Biscoff biscuits will go soft after a while due to the moisture in the buttercream. Therefore, it’s best to wait until right before serving to add them.
  • If you can’t get hold of light brown sugar, you can also use caster sugar, or golden caster sugar for the cupcakes.

Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Cupcake tin Electric hand mixer Piping bags
Jem 1E Piping nozzle Red cupcake cases Biscoff spread
Biscoff biscuits

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Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes

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Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes

Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes

Egg and dairy free cupcakes with Biscoff spread
4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Cupcake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 75 ml Vegetable oil
  • 225 ml Plant milk I used almond milk
  • 1 tsp Cider vinegar
  • 45 g Biscoff spread
  • 150 g Light brown sugar
  • 250 g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder

For the buttercream

  • 150 g Dairy free spread I used Vitalite
  • 300 g Icing sugar
  • 200 g Biscoff spread
  • 1 tbsp Plant milk I used almond milk

For decoration

  • 12 Lotus biscoff biscuits
  • 1 Lotus biscoff biscuit crushed

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a muffin tin with cupcake cases
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together the vegetable oil, milk, biscoff spread and vinegar
  • In another mixing bowl, stir together the light brown sugar, self raising flour and baking powder
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, and pour in the oil and milk mixture, whisk them together gently with a hand whisk until smooth
  • Divide the mixture between the 12 cupcake cases
  • Bake them for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean. Leave to cool completely
  • Make the buttercream by mixing together the dairy free spread and icing sugar, then add the biscoff spread and milk, and mix until smooth. You can do this by hand or with an electric whisk
  • Spread or pipe the buttercream on top of the cupcakes and add a Lotus biscuit on each one, then sprinkle the crushed biscuit over all of the cupcakes
  • The biscuits will go soft after several hours in contact with the buttercream so add them later if you're not serving the cupcakes straight away
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days
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15 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Am I the only one who hasnt made anything with biscoff? I must remedy that these look fabulous. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these this week and the recipe was super easy to follow. The cupcakes were amazing and my friends were very impressed! Will certainly be making these again 🙂

    1. Hi Holi, I’ve not tried this recipe with gluten free flour, I think it would be fine, although sometimes gluten free flour packs suggest using an extra 1-2 tbsp milk. Check the packet and see what it says, and use plant milk if you want to keep the cupcakes vegan. Let me know how it goes! It would be really helpful to know.

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Made these for my father in law who is vegan, but we all loved them. Definitely the best vegan cake reckons have tried so far, if I hadn’t have baked them I wouldn’t have known they were vegan!

  4. 4 stars
    The recipe was fantastic. Muffins were really soft. I used 140gm of biscoff spread for the icing but it still turned out very sweet. Again a matter of personal preference, but I would probably try and use less icing sugar assuming the buttercream still consistency remains intact.

    1. Hi Sahil, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Buttercream is very sweet by nature, you could probably reduce the icing sugar amount a bit, but too much could make the buttercream too runny.

  5. Hi do you think i could adapt this recipe by adding 2 mushed bananas to make banana cupcakes or do uou think this will compromise the texture/taste/something? I’ve never baked vegan and want to try this but i have some really ripe bananas that need using up

    1. Hi Jade, sorry but this is a Biscoff cupcake recipe so I wouldn’t suggest adding bananas. If you’d like to use up your bananas I would advise searching for a vegan banana cupcake recipe, or another banana recipe. I have several banana recipes on my website, but none are vegan unfortunately.

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