Cupcake Recipes

Moist, perfect cupcakes everyone will love. Recipes with photos and reviews for vanilla cupcakes, cupcake frosting, mini cupcakes and more.

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Simple White Cake

Rating: 4 stars 4056
This simple white cake recipe uses just 7 ingredients.

REALLY Real Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
I've been messing around trying to make a perfect strawberry cupcake to go with the Real Strawberry Frosting I developed a couple of years ago. It's been a long road and lots of cupcakes tested and tasted along the way. The trick was NOT using puree as I do when making the frosting. Rather, grinding freeze-dried strawberries into a powder brought this cupcake recipe out of my test kitchen and into my recipe box! I am so pleased with the results!

Samoa® Cheesecake Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 2
I love all three of these things separately, and I love them even more when they're together!

Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A white cake recipe with a coconut twist. I had some coconut in my fridge that needed to be used, and this is what I came up with. If you want a more intense coconut flavor, add a teaspoon or two of coconut extract. Try putting your coconut in a food processor or blender if you prefer a smoother-textured cupcake. This is the first recipe I've come up with on my own, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 231
This recipe makes 12 rich, fudgy cupcakes.
ByAllrecipes Member

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 253
Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!
ByBri

Key Lime Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This recipe is quick and easy to make. Contains a hint of lime with a moist cake and smooth cream cheese frosting. A great treat for everyone!

Dreamy Orange Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
These cupcakes blend two of my favorite flavors: orange and vanilla! Reminiscent of a childhood ice cream pop treat, these cupcakes will make you feel like a kid again!

Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
Delicious and moist, these gluten-free lemon cupcakes come out tasting better than if they were made with regular flour. Frost with raspberry buttercream or your favorite frosting for a perfect and satisfying gluten-free treat!

Chai Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 50
If you are a fan of Chai tea and Chai lattes, this is a way to incorporate those flavors into your sweets.

Sopapilla Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
A cinnamon sugary cupcake reminiscent of the deep-fried Mexican dessert!

Raspberry Iced Tea Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
This is a recipe I submitted in a cupcake contest our local chocolate boutique was hosting. Despite warnings that I should stick with something including chocolate, I went with my instinct and won first prize! These cupcakes taste very similar to a popular, commercially available raspberry tea.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Bake the Best Cupcakes With These Easy Tips
You can use any cake recipe to make cupcakes; just reduce the baking time.
Chocolate Cupcakes
Rating: 4 stars 1470

Ready in 30 minutes, this quick chocolate cupcake recipe is the perfect party treat.