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.

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Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 158
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: 3.5 stars 933
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.

Blueberry Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 232
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.

Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

Rating: 3.5 stars 870
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.

Snowman Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 21
Kids can help with every step of these festive cupcakes, from mixing the batter and frosting the tops to creating the snowmen's plump marshmallow figures and affixing their candy eyes, noses, and hats. Set up an assembly line for the perfect afternoon project!

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 2313
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.

Vanilla Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 618
For chocolate cupcakes, substitute 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 1463
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.

Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 22
Kids will gobble these up! Gummy candies, marshmallows, and toasted coconut flakes make excellent facial features and feathers for tiny Thanksgiving "turkeys."

Devil's Food Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 597
We mixed sour cream into the batter to add moistness and a subtle tang. Silky smooth ganache makes a rich topping; other options include seven-minute frosting and cream-cheese frosting. The chocolate curls are easily made with a few strokes of a vegetable peeler.

Carrot Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 271
These carrot cupcakes will surely become a favorite in your baking repertoire.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

16 Creative Cupcake Decorating Ideas for Every Occasion
We have a clever cupcake decorating idea for every season and holiday, including pumpkin cupcakes for fall, snowmen cupcakes for winter, chocolate heart cupcakes for Valentine's Day, coconut nest cupcakes for Easter, and so much more.
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Tiramisu Cupcakes
Rating: 3.5 stars 412

Turn the traditional Italian dessert on its head by serving it as a cupcake.