Cupcake Recipes

Our cupcake recipes range from easy, one-bowl cupcakes to elaborately decorated and include: vanilla cupcakes, snickerdoodle cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes, blondie cupcakes, coconut cupcakes, and vegan.

Staff Picks

Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

Rating: 3.72 stars
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The most popular flavor at the celebrated New York City bakery is vanilla for a reason! With a moist, tender crumb and rich buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are a true classic. This recipe comes from "More from Magnolia: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey's Home Kitchen."

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Rating: 3.65 stars
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Pumpkin's not just for pies. Mix up these cupcakes with canned pumpkin and lots of spice, then top them with tangy cream cheese frosting and the cutest mini marzipan pumpkins.

"Broken Glass" Cupcakes

Rating: 3.21 stars
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The recipe for the "glass" is essentially one for caramel. The trick is to cook it for a shorter amount of time than usual so it stays clear.

Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

Rating: 3.63 stars
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For a handheld treat that takes the cake, try these cute confections -- they combine the flavor of classic banana bread with a creamy spiced frosting.

Mini Triple-Treat Cupcakes

Rating: 3.07 stars
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Who doesn't buy extra Halloween candy? This year, use some in these festive, miniature cupcakes and throw a party.

Blueberry Cupcakes

Rating: 3.67 stars
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These blueberry cupcakes are breakfast for dessert. Fresh blueberries are mixed into vanilla cake -- rather than muffin -- batter, which is then topped with cinnamon streusel and swirls of blueberry-cream cheese icing. This recipe appeared in episode 308 of Martha Bakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars
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This recipe is the gold standard when it comes to classic cupcakes. We frosted these with Easy White Icing, but you could use our Chocolate Glaze for an even richer dessert.

Owl Cupcakes

If the cream filling of the sandwich cookies is discolored by cookie crumbs when twisted open, gently scrape with a paring knife to remove loose crumbs before using.

Vanilla Cupcakes

Rating: 3.67 stars
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For chocolate cupcakes, substitute 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rating: 3.55 stars
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With its distinct look, the popular red velvet cupcake is a top contender for favorite flavor. These red velvet cupcakes are easy to whip up for your next get-together. Top them off with a cream cheese frosting that's just as tasty as the red velvet cupcake itself.

Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 3.64 stars
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This recipe for delicious strawberry cupcakes is from Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes. There is fresh strawberry purée in both the cake batter and the buttercream frosting.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Go the full eight minutes when creaming the butter and sugar—it helps incorporate air and will give these berry and cream cupcakes a light and fluffy texture.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Carrot Cupcakes

Rating: 3.99 stars
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These carrot cupcakes will surely become a favorite in your baking repertoire.