Popular Cupcakes Recipes

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.

Pina Colada Cupcakes

From Midwest Living

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Flower Cupcakes

Top cupcakes with sugar-dusted marshmallow "petals" and add a green candy string "stem." This sweet dessert bouquet is the ideal way to brighten up a friend's day!

From Family Circle

Flower Cupcakes

Surprise Cupcakes

Surprise dining companions with a dessert that's stuffed with sweetness (AKA a fun filling like Nutella, peanut butter, lemon curd or fruit jam).

From Ladies' Home Journal

Surprise Cupcakes

Mini Cupcakes

The key to making a decadent chocolate dessert diet-friendly? Portion size! These low-calorie Mini Cupcakes will satisfy you chocolate craving in just a few bites.

From Family Circle

Mini Cupcakes

Touchdown Cupcakes

From Family Circle

Touchdown Cupcakes

Chocolate-Caramel Cupcakes

Unsweetened cocoa powder and low-fat buttermilk keep these cupcakes rich-tasting yet surprisingly light. Serve them at your next birthday party or bake sale—no one will know they're a skinny sweet!

From Diabetic Living

Chocolate-Caramel Cupcakes

Strawberry-Orange Surprise Cupcakes

Orange zest and marmalade add a splash of citrus to the cupcake and the frosting. This is the perfect refreshing spring or summer dessert!

From Diabetic Living

Strawberry-Orange Surprise Cupcakes

Soda Fountain Cupcakes

Cupcakes made from boxed cake mix get a cheerful, colorful makeover from gelatin poured over the cakes and swirled into the cream cheese frosting.

From Midwest Living

Soda Fountain Cupcakes

Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes

You may have tried chocolate-covered bacon, but you've probably neveer enjoyed the savory and sweet combo in cupcake form before!

From Family Circle

Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

With whole-wheat flour, quinoa, zucchini and applesauce, these might just be one of the healthiest cupcake recipes ever. Don't worry—the creamy Greek Yogurt Frosting ensures that they still taste decadent and dessert-like!

From Diabetic Living

Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Tiramisu Cupcakes

You can use a mix or store-bought cupcakes instead of making them from scratch. The "tiramisu" comes from soaking the cupcakes in espresso and rum, then topping with mascarpone frosting.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

Mini desserts are all the rage! Bake our black forest recipe in a cupcake tin for a diet-friendly sweet treat. Feel free to substitute any seasonal fruit in place of the cherries for the sauce.

From Diabetic Living

Black Forest Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Celebrate the luck o' the Irish by serving these festive cupcakes for dessert. Kids and leprechauns alike will love the color and the loads of chocolate chips inside!

From Midwest Living

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Meringue-Topped Raspberry Cupcakes

Raspberry liqueur in the recipe brings a light, fruity flavor to these Christmas cupcakes crowned with a crisp meringue topping.

From Midwest Living

Meringue-Topped Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes

Dazzle your guests with these fudgy cakes cloaked in luscious ganache. For a sweeter ganache, substitute semisweet for the bittersweet chocolate.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes

Kitty Cupcake Cones

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kitty Cupcake Cones

Shamrock Milkshake Cupcakes

Cr¿me de Menthe and white chocolate make these adorable green cupcakes every bit as delicious as the fast-food milkshake. When using food coloring, add the color a tiny bit at a time so that you get the exact tint you have in mind.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shamrock Milkshake Cupcakes

Easy Confetti Celebration Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Confetti Celebration Cupcakes

End of the Rainbow

From Better Homes and Gardens

End of the Rainbow

Pumpkin Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Almond Red Velvet Cupcakes

Almond extract amplifies the sweetness in both the batter and the frosting of these red velvet cupcakes. Cocoa powder lends tons of chocolate flavor for very few calories.

From Diabetic Living

Almond Red Velvet Cupcakes

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Turn a yummy side dish into a delicious dessert. This quick and easy recipe will keep everyone wanting more.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Spiky Monster Cupcakes

With bright orange and radiant red frosting piped with a simple pastry tip, these cute, menacing monster cupcakes are fun to eat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spiky Monster Cupcakes

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

Decorate your choice of cake mix to create flavorful Christmas ornament cupcakes. Tint creamy white frosting with different colors, cut white rolled fondant icing into shapes, and add luster dust for a light sheen.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

From Midwest Living

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

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