No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Cupcakes

Explore 183 recipes, 4 projects, 25 articles, 17 galleries, 124 videos, and more

Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

Other Ideas:
Bananas, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 very ripe large bananas, mashed (about 2 cups), plus sliced bananas for garnish
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Caramel Buttercream
expand

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Jelly

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Frosting, Jam, Peanut butter
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Peanut Butter Frosting
  • Strawberry jam, for topping
expand

Cupcakes Three Ways

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Vanilla, raspberry, or chocolate buttercream
expand

Irish Coffee Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Espresso, Frosting, Whiskey
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Instant-espresso powder, for dusting
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons instant-espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
expand

Tiniest Birthday Cake

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Kid-friendly, Wontons
expand

Caterpillar Cupcake

Ingredients
  • 15 ounces fondant
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Gel-paste food colors (green, yellow, light blue, and red are pictured)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Cornstarch, for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcakes
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 mini candy canes (or substitute licorice sticks or pretzel sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
expand

Frosted Chocolate-Buttermilk Cupcakes

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • Light Cream-Cheese Icing
  • Candy decorations (optional)
expand

Piped-Rose Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Make-ahead
expand

Swirly Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Cakes, Dessert, Ice cream
expand

Yellow Cupcakes

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Sprinkles, for decorating
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement