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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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Rating: 4.54 stars
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This hearty pumpkin cupcake with a cinnamon-cream cheese frosting is good in the fall or any other time of the year.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 4.04 stars
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Chocolate cupcakes are the ultimate party food. Make some for your next party!

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rating: 4.43 stars
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This mini version of the classic Red Velvet Cake is one of the more popular offerings in bakeries all across the country. Whip up a batch this holiday season or anytime of the year.
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Black Bottom Cupcakes I

Rating: 4.45 stars
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Chocolate cream cheese cupcakes, rich and gooey. Serve these little gems with a tall glass of ice cold milk.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Rating: 4.53 stars
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Seriously, I'm a cupcake aficionado and these cupcakes are amazing! I saw them on a bakery menu and decided to replicate them.

Mini Cheesecakes with Vanilla Wafers

Rating: 4.65 stars
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Easy and so good for holidays, weddings, or whatever the occasion!

Vegan Cupcakes

Rating: 4.6 stars
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These taste amazing and are quick to make! You can play around and substitute different milks, oils and extracts; just about any will work. I've listed my favorites. Unfortunately, this recipe doesn't rise well as a cake, but cupcakes are more fun anyway! These are great with a simple frosting of cocoa powder, powdered sugar and orange juice.

Brownie Cupcakes

Rating: 4.12 stars
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Grandma Page's brownie cupcakes!

Cream Filled Cupcakes

Rating: 4.44 stars
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Delicious and simple to make, a creamy filling is piped into chocolate cupcakes with a pastry bag. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Vanilla Cupcake

Rating: 3.51 stars
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A tasty little cupcake, which is easy to make.

Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 4.42 stars
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Here is a recipe I use for beautifully delicious lemon cupcakes. Ideally, you'd use buttercream frosting to ice cupcakes, but I tried these with Lemon Cream Icing for a less buttery icing, and they were perfect! These cupcakes are truly lighter than air and will melt in your mouth.

Mini Cheesecakes

Rating: 4.64 stars
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These aren't done with graham wafers, but with vanilla wafer cookies. They are fast, easy and excellent! Top with your favorite fruit pie filling.
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Inspiration and Ideas

3 Easy Ways to Frost Cupcakes
Frosting is the decorative final touch that elevates cupcakes into miniature masterpieces. Here are three easy ways to apply frosting or icing to cupcakes: spreading, piping, and dipping.

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Rating: 4.65 stars
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These spiced fall cupcakes are a riff on the classic Thanksgiving casserole. These days, I tend to like savory sweet potato dishes with the meal, but marshmallowy cupcakes make a terrific fall dessert! Store any leftover cupcakes in the refrigerator.