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.

Sunshine Cupcakes

Adorned with frosting flowers, these exquisite lemon and orange cupcakes are perfect for any spring celebration--Easter, Mother's Day, showers, and graduations. The cupcakes are just as tasty with a simple orange or lemon buttercream frosting.

From Family Circle

Sunshine Cupcakes

"You're a Star!" Cupcakes

Discover the star baker in yourself with easy-mix cupcakes and simply made decorations.

From Betty Crocker

"You're a Star!" 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

Sports Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes become the most winning dessert option around when you customize with doughnut hole balls that match the celebrant's favorite sport.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sports Cupcakes

Golf Cupcake

These sporty chocolate cupcakes are great for Father's Day, but you can change the message to suit any golf-lover.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Golf Cupcake

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Cocktail meets cupcake with the tropical marriage of pineapple preserves, crunchy macaroon bits and toasted coconut. We bet you won't even miss the rum.

From Midwest Living

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Mini Chocolate Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Chocolate Cakes

Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make one awesome dessert with just three simple steps. Slice a cupcake in half, fill with ice cream and drizzle with a cherry and pecan sauce.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

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

October Cupcake

From Parents

October Cupcake

August Cupcake

From Parents

August Cupcake

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 saleŚno 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 worryŚthe 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

Kitty Cupcake Cones

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kitty Cupcake Cones

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