Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting
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.
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.
Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes
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.
For chocolate cupcakes, substitute 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes
Soft-Serve Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Everyone will scream for this twist on soft-serve dunked in a chocolate shell. Chill the frosted cakes while you make a semisweet-chocolate glaze; after it cools to room temperature, carefully dunk them. Chill 10 more minutes, and cue the nostalgia trip. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, From Simple to Stunning (Clarkson Potter).
One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
This recipe for a classic chocolate cupcake is one to keep in the arsenal. It's the base for our Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze.
Molten Chocolate-Espresso Cakes
These little cakes are our new go-to dessert, for so many reasons. They're fast and easy (though they don't look it), and they're great for company or just whenever you need a chocolate fix (pretty much every afternoon). Serve them plain, or topped with a bit of ganache and a sprinkling of pistachios or (our favorite) flaky sea salt.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
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.