Cupcakes are great for almost any occasion, but it seems that kids especially love them. We offer plenty of recipes that are kid-friendly, including Monster Cupcakes, Catch-A-Baseball Cupcakes, and Fun Flower Cupcakes.

Eerie Eyeball Cupcakes

Midwest Living
Total: 40 mins

Berry-Topped Cupcakes

Family Circle

These cute little dessert cakes have a double dose of fresh strawberries.

Giant Cupcake

Family Circle

The decorations for this lemon-flavored dessert take on a patriotic theme that could just as easily be altered to any holiday of your choice.

Delicious Lemon Cupcakes

Midwest Living

Ghost Cupcakes

Midwest Living
Total: 1 hr

Pecan Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

These sweet little dessert cakes need nothing more than raspberries or powdered sugar to dress them up. A lovely addition to any Christmas menu.

Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Toffee pieces and cream soda make this fabulous dessert recipe a kid favorite.

Yam and Jam Muffins


Sweet potatoes pack vitamin A into these low-fat muffins. Great as a snack or for dessert.

Lemon-Poppyseed Jumbos

Family Circle

These tangy lemon-flavored jumbo cupcakes are baked in a popover pan. You can easily substitute a jumbo muffin tin if you prefer.

Tangerine Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Better Homes and Gardens

These treats are worthy of any Christmas celebration. Be sure to keep the batter chilled between batches to maintain the texture.

Fresh Rosemary & Lemon Cupcakes

Midwest Living

This dessert receives a double dose of refreshing lemon in both the cake and the lemon glaze topping. This recipe also makes mini and jumbo cupcakes.

Fairy-Dust Wands

Better Homes and Gardens

These upside-down party treats, attached to edible sticks, are a surefire hit with kids. The "wands" start with a brownie mix.

Cookies 'n' Cream Minis

Family Circle

This mini cupcake recipe made with chocolate and creme sandwich cookies make the perfect kid-party treat.

Cinnamon-Caramel Cupcakes

Family Circle

If you love popular gooey caramel, this cupcake recipe is for you. The creamy mixture flavors both the cake and frosting in this yummy dessert.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Family Circle

Tint the frosting with a variety of colors to make this family favorite dessert recipe extra-special.

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