Simple Vanilla and Agave Nectar Cupcakes

This is from the wonderful book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. These do not have sugar in them.



2/3 cup soy milk (or regular milk)

1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup canola oil

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt



  1. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners and preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Mix the soy milk and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl; allow to sit for a few minutes to curdle. Beat in agave, oil, vanilla and almond extract. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until smooth. Fill liners two thirds full. Bake 20 to 22 minutes until a knife or toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean; don't overbake or cupcakes will be dry.
  3. These cupcakes need to cool at least an hour before topping or filling, and alsoto develop the flavor and texture properly.


Chocolate Agave Cupcakes. Decrease flour to 1 cup, and sift in 1/3 cup cocoa powder along with the dry ingredients. If desired add one or more of the following: 2 tabelspoons expresso powder, 1 teaspoon chocolate extract, or teaspoon orange extract. Try using dark agave nectar in this chocolate variation.



Agave cupcakes can be frosted with Super Natural Agave Icing or a swirl of Not-Too-Sweet Blueberry Mousse.

Stories on how to make those to come. :)

Mello Mello 26-30, F 13 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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Where is the agave in the first recipe version?????

Silly me but I cannot find the agave amount in the ingredients. Please advise

Correction!!! Agave Nectar is not necessarily as healthy as it seems.

2/3 cup light agave nectar is what it says in the book

looks and sounds interesting but how much agave do you use. I can't see it listed in the ingredients!?

I'm making this right now... HOW MUCH AGAVE am I supposed to add? It doesn't say in the recipe! I guess i'll guess...

I can't wait to try these. Can you tell me how much agave nectar goes in the recipe? Thanks!!!

Thanks for the recipe! I hope you don't mind but I linked it to my blog


I made a delicious cake bread.. you know... like apple bread? a while back. It had banana for egg and cranberries and nuts... mmmm. I should make it again. BLue loved it!

I've had issues with the density of whole wheat flours in the past. There are some "whole wheat" flours which have a similar consistency to multi-purpose white flours though.

fantastic, finally an inspired view of cooking. I'm not a Vegan,but the important thing here is desserts without sugar or artificial sweeteners.I'm concerned with blood sugar spike,which is the real culprit in weight loss and health. Also the aging psychotropic drug effects of sugar.Using agave is a good choice.The only thing that would improve this recipe would be to add a bit of whole wheat/grain flour to lessen the spike of white flour.Don't know how that would affect the baking process.Any ideas?

You're welcome!!! I hope you like them.

I made some cupcakes earlier and Blue doesn't believe they're vegan because "they taste really good."

Thanks girl. I just cut and pasted this so I can print it out and head to the fresh market sometime tomorrow. I will let you know how they turn out. Thanks again girl!