Soy Desserts Recipes

Can a sweet tooth and soy nutrition co-exist? These soy desserts recipes prove it. You’ll taste that heart healthy soybean oil is the perfect frying oil for donuts or a delicious icing. Or that Tofu is a good source of protein to add to baked goods or a delectable cheesecake. Dig in!

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  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Makes: 24 servings

Classic Cupcakes with Fluffy Icing


  • 2 1⁄2 cups All-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 1⁄2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1⁄2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Soybean oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions for Classic Cupcakes with Fluffy Icing


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl.

Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Add soybean oil and vanilla; beat for an additional 1 minute.

Reduce mixer speed to low. Slowly add flour mixture to the large bowl, alternating with buttermilk, and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups using a ¼ measuring cup or #16 scoop, filling each cup to about half full.

Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until cupcake springs back when touched.

Cool completely. Frost with Fluffy Icing.

Fluffy Icing

½ cup Soybean oil-based shortening
½ cup Whole milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
½ teaspoon Salt
1 ½ lbs. (about 7 ½ cups) Powdered sugar

Beat shortening, milk, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl on low speed, gradually adding powdered sugar until combined.

Increase mixer speed to high; beat 3 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Add additional powdered sugar or milk to achieve desired consistency.

*For lemon cupcakes, substitute 1 teaspoon of lemon extract and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon zest for vanilla extract.

Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories 330
Fat 14g
Sat Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 48g
Fiber 0g
Protein 3g