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.

Vanilla Cake or Cupcakes

Not much says, "Celebrate!" more than a sprinkle-topped cupcake. This gluten-free recipe makes it possible for gluten-free dieters to partake in the tasty treats, too.

From Parents

Vanilla Cake or 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

Chock-Full O' Chocolate Cupcakes

Nothing will please chocolate-lovers more than these chock-full-of-cocoa cupcakes topped with rich and creamy frosting.

From Parents

Chock-Full O' Chocolate Cupcakes

Black-and-White Irish Cream Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Black-and-White Irish Cream Cupcakes

Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Just a hint of cocoa powder and cinnamon are added to an angel food cake batter to make these delightful cupcakes. A rich chocolate and heavy cream topping makes a delectable, rich icing.

From Family Circle

Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate-Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

From Family Circle

Chocolate-Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

Touchdown Cupcakes

From Family Circle

Touchdown Cupcakes

Chai Tea Cupcakes

These bite-size chocolate cupcakes flavored with a chai tea mix are perfect for bridal or wedding showers.

From Family Circle

Chai Tea Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

With its bright red color, Red Velvet Cake always invokes a reaction. For more fun, turn this chocolate cake recipe into cupcakes by baking the batter in muffin cups. Frost them with chocolate or vanilla icing, or some of each.

From Family Circle

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Lemon-Poppyseed Jumbos

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

From Family Circle

Lemon-Poppyseed Jumbos

Champagne Cupcakes

A splash of bubbly champagne lightens up the texture and brightens up the flavor of the cupcake batter and frosting.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Champagne Cupcakes

Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

If you enjoy mint chocolate chip ice cream, you'll flip for these cream-filled cocoa cupcakes.

From Diabetic Living

Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Mocha-Filled Banana Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mocha-Filled Banana Cakes

Choco-Peanut Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes are reminiscent of a giant peanut butter cup. Use a large pastry bag to squeeze the peanut butter filling into the cupcakes and top with a swirl of chocolate frosting.

From Family Circle

Choco-Peanut Cupcakes

Berry-Capped Strawberry Cupcakes

The strawberry garnish hints at the surprise you'll find when you bite into one of these cupcakes. They're marbled with cooked strawberries that were swirled through the batter.

From Family Circle

Berry-Capped Strawberry 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

Cheesecake Cupcakes With Blueberries

Use sugar cookies as ready-made crusts for these blueberry-studded miniature cheesecakes.

From Family Circle

Cheesecake Cupcakes With Blueberries

Ginger Caramel Cupcakes

Stir homemade caramel sauce into the cupcake batter and add it to the frosting to prove once again that spice cake and caramel are a match made in heaven.

From Family Circle

Ginger Caramel Cupcakes

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Not everyone would call these rich chocolate desserts cupcakes. But they're baked in cupcake liners, and the milk chocolate is so luscious that you won't care what they're called.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Coffee Cupcakes

These grown-up cupcakes taste like a cup of coffee spiced with cinnamon and allspice. The creamy coffee frosting is easy to make adding instant coffee to canned white frosting.

From Family Circle

Coffee Cupcakes

Cookies 'n' Cream Minis

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

From Family Circle

Cookies 'n' Cream Minis

Cinnamon-Caramel Cupcakes

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.

From Family Circle

Cinnamon-Caramel Cupcakes

Berry-Topped Cupcakes

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

From Family Circle

Berry-Topped Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

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.

From Family Circle

Giant Cupcake

Frosted Pumpkin Cupcakes

These spicy fall treats are a definite kid-favorite recipe. Enlist your kids to help frost and decorate these adorable treats.

From Family Circle

Frosted Pumpkin Cupcakes

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