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.

Grasshopper Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grasshopper 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

Simple White Cupcakes with Creamy Frosting

This quick and easy recipe for frosted cupcakes -- just what you need for bake sales, pot lucks or after school treats -- proves that that simple is best. If you use dairy buttermilk, shake the carton vigorously before measuring the buttermilk.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Simple White Cupcakes with Creamy Frosting

Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes

From Diabetic Living

Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes

Tiny Jelly Cakes

Mini cakes are topped with spreadable fruit and an almond to make little desserts that are great for a party or the buffet table at a brunch.

From Diabetic Living

Tiny Jelly Cakes

Polka-Dot Angel Cupcakes

Add berries for unexpected little bursts of jam-like flavor in these little desserts. Tender and light, the cupcakes are fat-free and have only 135 calories each.

From Diabetic Living

Polka-Dot Angel Cupcakes

Cider-Glazed Fig-Apple Cupcakes

You can serve this lemony muffin-like cake recipe for dessert or brunch.

From Diabetic Living

Cider-Glazed Fig-Apple Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

The decadence of red velvet cake in its portable new size makes is great for potlucks or any other event.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Chocolate and Vanilla Election Day Cupcakes

Make these cupcakes to celebrate Election Day or the birthday of a fan of politics. This delicious dessert recipe is courtesy of Georgetown Cupcake.

From Martha Stewart

Chocolate and Vanilla Election Day Cupcakes

Sweet Revenge's ''Pure'' Cupcakes

This recipe for delicious ''Pure'' cupcakes is courtesy of Marlo Scott from Sweet Revenge.

From Martha Stewart

Sweet Revenge's ''Pure'' Cupcakes

Cupcakes Three Ways

Stir up one batter three ways, then add on buttery icing, plus cute flourishes, for head-of-the-class results.

From Martha Stewart

Cupcakes Three Ways

Hamburger Cupcakes with Pound Cake Fries

Have fun with favorite baked goods by assembling them together to make sweet faux hamburgers with this recipe from Nicki Puza.

From Martha Stewart

Hamburger Cupcakes with Pound Cake Fries

Pumpkin Mousse-Filled Cupcakes

From Family Circle

Pumpkin Mousse-Filled Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Let children choose their favorite flavor of jam for topping these incredibly rich and wonderful peanut butter cupcakes. To make 2/3 cup of graham cracker crumbs, place 6 whole crackers in a zip-top plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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

Salted Caramel-Chocolate-Bourbon Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with caramel and sea salt are over-the-top terrific. If you do not like the flavor of bourbon, feel free to substitute rum.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Salted Caramel-Chocolate-Bourbon 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

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

Mini Chocolate Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Chocolate Cakes

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

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

From Midwest Living

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese and blueberry pie filling turn yellow cake mix into a whimsical twist on a favorite dessert.

From Midwest Living

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Malt Shop Cupcakes

From Midwest Living

Malt Shop Cupcakes

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