Sweet Sheep Cupcakes

These sheep cupcakes are almost too cute to eat!

A little flock of marshmallow sheep with coconut-scented frosting and vegan vanilla cupcakes underneath.


1 cup vanilla soy milk – $0.37
1 tsp apple cider vinegar – $0.11
1 1/4 cups flour – $0.20
2 tbsp cornstarch – $0.20
3/4 tsp baking powder – $0.01
1/2 tsp baking soda – $0.01
1/2 tsp salt – $0.03
1/3 cup canola oil – $0.22
3/4 cup sugar – $0.66
2 tsp vanilla – $0.20

1 cup coconut oil – $8.79
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar – $3.08
1 1/2 tsp vanilla – $0.15
1/4 cup vanilla soy milk – $0.09

1/2 cup chocolate chips – $0.25
2 cups mini marshmallows – $0.99
24 whole cashews – $2.00


1. Make the cupcakes: In a measuring cup, mix the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and sit for a couple of minutes to curdle. In a large bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together, then add in the canola oil, sugar, vanilla, and curdled soymilk. Stir just until there are no clumps of flour, then pour evenly into 12 lined cupcake tins.

2. Bake the cupcakes and make the frosting: Bake the cupcakes at 350F for 20 minutes, then lift them out of the tin with a blunt knife and cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, add the coconut oil and powdered sugar to a large bowl and mix together with an electric mixer until smooth. You could also do this by hand if you don’t have an electric mixer. Add the soy milk and vanilla and mix for a couple more minutes to get a nice spreadable texture.

3. Decorate: On each cooled cupcake, spread some frosting evenly over the surface with a blunt knife or spreader. Add cashew ears, place the chocolate chip eyes and nose, and break the mini marshmallows in half to make sheep fluff. Place the sheep fluff marshmallows all over the sheep faces as desired. Get creative and have fun! Warning: if you give cute names to your cupcake sheep (like Sheepy, Peep, and Fluffball), they will be harder to eat. 🙂

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

3 responses to “Sweet Sheep Cupcakes”

  1. Meggy Avatar

    Yay! These are the most delicious cupcakes in the whole wide UNIVERSE!!!!! Thank you for putting my awesome picture as the main image! I love you lots Mommy!!!!!

    1. accarmichael Avatar

      Thanks for helping make these, Meggy! I love you too! 😀

  2. accarmichael Avatar

    Instagram comment from Hannah: “so cute! <3<3"

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