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recipe image Vegan Pumpkin Spice Spooky cupcakes

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Spooky cupcakes

Make Halloween vegan this year with these spooky cupcakes!

Make Halloween vegan this year with these spooky cupcakes!


    • 500 grams butternut squash or pumpkin peeled
    • 50 - 100 ml Elmlea Plant Double
    • 3 flax eggs (3 tbsp ground flax seeds and 9 tbsp boiling water)
    • 120 ml light oil (vegetable, rapeseed, coconut) or melted Flora Plant
    • 150 grams brown sugar
    • 2 tsp vanilla paste
    • 150 grams plain wholemeal flour or spelt flour
    • 1.5 tsp baking powder
    • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • pinch of salt
    • 3 tsp mixed spice or 1 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, all spice and 1/2 tsp of cloves
    For the topping

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


    1. Start with your pumpkin puree: preheat your oven to 200c and slice your squash or pumpkin, saving the seeds for another recipe. Add to the tray with a drizzle of oil and roast until soft for 30 minutes.
    2. Blend in a processor with 50ml of Elmlea Plant Double until a smooth puree is made. Add a splash more Elmlea if you need to get it smoother.
    3. Turn the oven down to 175c. For the muffins, add all of the wet ingredients together – the puree, flax eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla paste to a large bowl and whisk together. Add the dry; flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda, salt and spices and fold through until you get a smooth batter.
    4. Line your 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake cases and then add your mix into the cases until around 90% full – they don’t rise much so don’t worry about putting in too much! Bake for around 20-25 minutes until they’re cooked through – you can test with a skewer to check it comes out clean.
    5. While they’re baking, whip up your Flora Plant B+tter until super fluffy. Add your icing sugar bit by bit. Add some Elmlea Plant to make a smooth and fluffy buttercream and then colour to your liking. Pipe decorations on the cupcakes in pumpkin swirls or ghostly swooshes!