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: 3.5 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."

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Rating: 3.5 stars 539
Fresh strawberries go in the batter and the pretty pink frosting for these crowd-pleasing cupcakes. Save the smallest ones for the garnish.

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.

Small-Batch Celebration Cupcakes

Who needs a reason for cupcakes? Commemorate getting to Wednesday with a mini-batch of these cream-cheese-frosted cupcakes. For optimum lift, bake them in a full-size pan, skipping every other cup to allow for extra air circulation.

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.

Martha's Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 295
Our founder's sweet recipe is perfect for summer. Top these delightful strawberry cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream and tiny wild strawberries. 

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.

Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 1260
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.

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.

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 398
These cheerful nibbles are inspired by Martha's signature lemon meringue pie. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 308.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Most Beautiful and Delicious Cake and Cupcake Recipes for Mother's Day
Whether you want to whip up a frosted layer cake, an easy sheet cakes, or a batch of delightful cupcakes, these tasty recipes are guaranteed to delight every mom.
Chocolate-Filled Cupcakes
Rating: 3.5 stars 82

Chocolate melted in each of these sweetsis like built-in frosting.