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    The 35 BEST Cupcake Recipes

    Cupcakes… they always bring a smile to your face. These fun little mini-cakes are handheld treats everyone love.

    We have compiled this great collection of easy Cupcake Recipes for around the internet for you. From classics like chocolate and vanilla, to interesting new recipes like piña colada and apple pie cupcakes, you’ll find plenty of great ideas here.

    The best thing is, they’re so easy. Just mix a few ingredients and in the oven they go. Most take less than 15 minutes of hands on time.

    Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or baby shower, or just want some fun baking time with the family, you can’t go wrong with cupcakes.

    The 35 BEST Cupcake Recipes.

    So skip the trip to the bakery. Go through this tasty list and find the perfect cupcake for any occasion. Get baking!

    1. Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

    We’re starting our list with something super simple, yet super delicious. These vanilla cupcakes are a breeze to make, come out perfect every time, and go with any frosting or toppings you can imagine.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    2. Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

    These strawberry cupcakes are simple and easy, yet so very yummy. They have a soft and moist crumb and are loaded with fresh strawberries. Topped with homemade frosting, they’re the perfect summer treat!

    Get the Recipe @ lifelovanadsugar

    3. Cupid’s Cupcakes (Strawberry & Nutella)

    With both strawberry and Nutella, these Valentine’s day themed cupcakes will be your one true love. Nutella fills the inside of the cupcakes, and they’re topped with delicious strawberry-Nutella swirled buttercream – they’re a perfect romantic treat!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    4. Red Velvet Cupcakes

    These next cupcakes will really have you seeing red! Not only are they super easy to make, their rich, fluffy, crumb, and buttery sweetness make for a perfect holiday or birthday celebration!

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    5. Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

    If you want to start the Autumn season early, why not start with these amazing maple pumpkin cupcakes? The soft, moist, pumpkin cupcakes filled with spices and topped with a sweet and cinnamon cream cheese frosting will have you celebrating Autumn before it even begins!

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    6. Homemade Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

    If you’re a chocolate fan, we’ve got you covered! These chocolate cupcakes are so moist and rich, they’ll melt in your mouth. Between the real chocolatey base, and the silky, fudgy, frosting, your chocolate cravings will disappear.

    Get the Recipe@ lifeloveandsugar

    7. Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

    Craving something more complex? Have no fear! These mint chocolate chip cupcakes are intricate, aesthetically pleasing, and not difficult to make! The two-tone chocolate frosting, and the mini chocolate chips will create mint chocolate chip perfection!

    Get the Recipe @ mybakingaddiction

    8. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

    Lemon and blueberries may sound like a wacky pair, but these cupcakes prove it works! With the fresh, but not overpowering, lemon flavor and tasty vanilla-blueberry sweetness, you can’t go wrong with this combo.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    9. Carrot Cake Cupcakes

    Soft, fluffy, and moist, these carrot cake cupcakes will blow your carrot themed socks off! The moist carrot crumb topped with a generous serving of cream cheese frosting will have you hopping like a bunny!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    10. Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

    Another cupcake for the chocolate lovers, these triple chocolate cupcakes are filled with a chocolate ganache and topped with a creamy chocolate buttercream to ensure your sweet tooth stays happy!

    Get the Recipe @ themarblekitchen

    11. Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes

    Described as Nutella in cupcake form, these hazelnut chocolate cupcakes are filled with hazelnut praline paste, and covered with a creamy hazelnut buttercream frosting. As an extra bonus, they’re gluten free!

    Get the Recipe @ theloopywhisk

    12. Banana Split Cupcakes

    Want a banana split that won’t melt in the summer heat? These cupcakes have you covered! Their banana flavored cake topped with buttercream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top make for an amazing summer snack!

    Get the Recipe @ handletheheat

    13. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes

    These cupcakes combine the greatness of cupcakes and cheesecake. The rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with chocolate chip cheesecake frosting. These cupcakes will impress cupcake and cheesecake fans alike!

    Get the Recipe @ shugarysweets

    14. Hummingbird Cupcakes

    These yummy hummingbird cupcakes will send flavors fluttering through your mouth! They are a mix of banana and pineapple, and are topped with cream cheese frosting. They’re perfect if you’re in a tropical mood!

    Get the Recipe @ cupcakeproject

    15. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

    Craving something extra sweet? These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are covered with tasty strawberry frosting and fresh, sweet, chocolate covered strawberries! The pretty pink frosting makes for a great Valentine’s day treat!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    16. Margarita Cupcakes

    If you’re looking for some adult cupcakes, look no further. These cupcakes are infused with tequila and Grand Marnier, and they’re frosted with a delicious lime frosting. They make for the perfect party dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ recipegirl

    17. Baileys and Coffee Cupcakes

    Coffee and cupcakes make for a great pair, and these cupcakes definitely reinforce that fact! Made with Bailey’s Irish Cream, black coffee, and espresso powder, these creamy cupcakes mix the delicious taste of Bailey’s with the addictive taste of coffee.

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    18. Peach Cobbler Cupcakes

    Anyone in the mood for peaches? The base of this cupcake is a brown sugar cinnamon cake filled with peach cobbler filling and covered with vanilla buttercream. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ themarblekitchen

    19. Dulce De Leche Mocha Cupcakes

    Sometimes we crave something a bit more intricate! These dulce de leche mocha cupcakes have that delicious dulce de leche flavor and are topped with a mocha swiss buttercream topping that will leave you hungry for more.

    Get the Recipe @ piesandtacos

    20. Lemon Cupcakes

    If you want something lemon flavored, these lemon cupcakes are both tasty, and easy to make! The light and fluffy texture mixed with the citrus flavor makes for a yummy dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ garnishandglaze

    21. Pink Champagne Cupcakes

    What sounds like an adult-only cupcake for this list are these adorable pink champagne cupcakes. But these cupcakes boil the alcohol away, so it’s safe for everyone while still having that delicious flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ freshcoasteats

    22. Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

    Chocolate and toffee are a great duo, and that holds true here! The rich chocolate cupcakes have crunchy toffee pieces and chocolate chips, and they’re covered with salted caramel buttercream frosting.

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    23. Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

    These chocolate Biscoff cupcakes are pretty and delicious! The chocolate cupcakes are filled with cookie butter and topped with golden sprinkles and golden hearts. These cupcakes will turn your heart gold.

    Get the Recipe @ piesandtacos

    24. Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

    If you love Ferrero Rocher candies, this is the cupcake for you! The easy-to-make chocolate cupcakes are covered in Nutella frosting and topped with a Ferrero Rocher truffle!

    Get the Recipe @ shugarysweets

    25. Ultimate Marble Cupcakes

    Can’t decide between chocolate and vanilla? Well ponder no further! These ultimate marble cupcakes are a great mix of chocolate and vanilla, and give you the best of both worlds! Best of all, they’re super easy to make!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    26. Apple Pie Cupcakes

    Nothing screams apple pie as much as these scrumptious cupcakes! The spiced vanilla cupcakes are filled with apple pie filling and covered in cinnamon buttercream and even more apple pie filling. How delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ themarblekitchen

    27. Piña Colada Cupcakes

    If you like Piña Coladas, check these out! The moist cupcakes are filled with juicy pineapple bits and topped with tasty icing and a perfect cherry. The rum, coconut, and pineapple flavors will have you feeling like you’re on a tropical island

    Get the Recipe @ cupcakeproject

    28. Coffee Cupcakes

    Looking for traditional coffee cupcakes but can’t find any without other flavors? Look no further! The soft and fluffy base is topped with creamy buttercream and espresso powder. It’s perfect for coffee lovers!

    Get the Recipe @ itsybitsykitchen

    29. Confetti Sprinkle Cupcakes

    Sometimes, you just need to celebrate, and these confetti sprinkle cupcakes will help you do just that! The vanilla sprinkle cupcakes are topped with a pink buttercream and rainbow sprinkles, because sprinkles are for winners!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    30. Banana Cupcakes

    Easy and delicious, these banana cupcakes are filled with a variety of spices and, of course, bananas! Go bananas with this easy-to-bake recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ cupcakeproject

    31. Wedding Cake Cupcakes

    If you need a great wedding or anniversary treat, try these cupcakes out! The cupcakes are light and fluffy, and almond-scented for that traditional wedding cake flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ dessertfortwo

    32. Coconut Cupcakes

    These coconut cupcakes are so fluffy you’ll be on cloud nine! Topped with a cream cheese coconut topping and sprinkled with toasted coconut shreds, these cupcakes will make you feel like you’re on an island in the sky.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    33. Banana Pudding Cupcakes

    Trying to recapture the nostalgia of the banana pudding you used to eat? Well, whether or not you’re a banana pudding fan, these cupcakes are delicious! The base is a sweet vanilla, filled with creamy banana pudding and topped with a light mascarpone whipped cream.

    Get the Recipe @ themarblekitchen

    34. Cinnamon Cupcakes

    Cinnamon fans, you won’t be left out! These cupcakes are vanilla cupcakes infused with cinnamon flavor and contain cinnamon sugar. The topping is a creamy cinnamon buttercream that makes the perfect cinnamon treat!

    Get the Recipe @ themarblekitchen

    35. Raspberry & Chocolate Valentines Cupcakes

    Last, but not least, are these amazing gluten-free Valentine’s cupcakes. The moist, raspberry cupcakes are covered with chocolate buttercream and filled with a raspberry jam center. You’ll be falling in love with them!

    Get the Recipe @ theloopywhisk

    So there you go. If this list doesn’t make you want to fire up the oven, I don’t know what would. The only question is, which cupcake to bake first?

    Be sure to bookmark or pin this amazing collection of cupcake recipes so you always know where to find them. Enjoy…

    Cupcake recipes.

    The 35 BEST Cupcakes

    Yield: 6 cupcakes
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This collection of easy Cupcake Recipes will give you plenty of baking inspiration for all your get togethers and sweet tooths!


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    • baking soda
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