Cupcakes are a blast. They’re easy to make, easy to transport and serve, and they’re delicious. They make awesome gifts and great last minute treats for a kid’s homeroom or the office. These cupcake recipes are great to have on hand the next time you need something cute and creative.
- Molten Chocolate Cakes With Sugar-Coated Raspberries. Very chocolatey little treats with raspberries and a sprinkling of sugar, and that mouth-watering molten effect.
- Red Velvet Cupcakes. For a rich, authentic Southern treat, use our Red Velvet Cake recipe and simply pour your batter into cupcake pans instead of a cake pan, and voila.
- Pomegranate Chocolate. Chocolate with pomegranate curd filling and a marscarpone icing flavored with pomegranate juice.
- Chocolate with Coffee Cream Filling. Paula Deen’s recipe for chocolate cupcakes with coffee flavored cream in the middle and coffee butter icing on top.
- Hi Hat Cupcakes. These beautiful cupcakes look like they’re wearing tall chocolate hats.
- Death by Chocolate Cupcakes. Because there’s no such thing as too much chocolate.
- Cinnamon Mocha. Cinnamon, cocoa and brewed coffee flavor this one, while chocolate frosting gets mixed with instant coffee grounds and hot water to make a delicious mocha frosting.
- Brownie Cupcake. Makes a dense, chewy, moist chocolatey cupcake with frosting.
- Chocolate Vodka Raspberry Rock Star. Some cupcake recipes aren’t strictly for kids. The cake and icing are chocolate, and the filling is a mix of raspberry preserves and vodka. And no, the vodka isn’t going to cook off, because you shoot it into the cupcake after the cooking is done.
- Cream filled Cupcakes. Chocolate frosted chocolate cupcakes with white cream piped into the middle – the homemade version of a Ding-Dong.
- Mini-Oreo Surprise. A bite size Oreo and cream cheese awaits you in the center of each of these treats.
- Chocolate Orange. Orange rind, orange juice and milk chocolate flavor this one, topped with dark chocolate ganache frosting.
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter. A chocolate and peanut-butter batter, iced with whatever you like. Kind of like a Reese’s cup in cake form!
- Sangria Cupcakes. Cupcakes and wine. Together. Does it get any better than that?
- Iced Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting. Tastes like sweet iced tea with lemon.
- Key Lime Cupcake. One of my favorite cupcake recipes – both cupcake and icing are flavored with key lime, and colored bright green.
- Apple Cupcake. A white cake flavored and sweetened with applesauce.
- Raspberry Trifle. Crumbly cake topped with custard topped with fruit.
- Pink Meringue cupcakes with raspberry curd. There’s actually no cake in this one – it’s pink meringue, split in half, with raspberries and creme fraiche in the middle.
- Lemon Meringue. Delicious golden cake topped with lemon curd, topped with meringue.
- Orange and Poppy Seed Cupcakes. Iced with a cream cheese frosting.
- Banana Cupcakes. A banana-flavored cake with lemon frosting. This recipe uses ripe bananas, which makes it great for using up bananas that are on the verge of spoiling.
- Root Beer Float Cupcakes. With actual root beer.
- Almond Cupcakes with Whipped Almond Buttercream Frosting. Because almond=yum.
- Brown Sugar Pecan Cupcakes. A light golden cake with pecans and a salted caramel frosting.
- Coconut Macaroon. Designed to taste like a little individual coconut macaroon.
- Honey Cupcakes. A honey flavored cake with a lemony frosting. Awesome with tea. This recipe uses less refined sugar than most.
- Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes. They look and taste like ice cream sundaes.
- Individual Cheese Cakes. Individual little cheesecakes with graham cracker crust and the toppings of your choice – all in less than twenty minutes’ baking time. Try that the next time you want a cheesecake, but can’t face the labor and time it takes to make a good one.
- Boston Cream Pie. A golden cupcake split in half, with vanilla cream in the middle and chocolate glaze on top.
- Crunch a Bunch. Cupcakes made out of Rice Krispies! Very easy to make, just like the squares – only topped with the frosting of your choice.
- Vanilla Bean Coconut with coconut frosting. Reduced coconut milk makes them super moist.
- Burnt Brown Sugar. A golden fluffy vanilla cupcake flavored with caramelized brown sugar.
- Butter Cupcakes. A strong butter flavor with hints of vanilla and almond. Very light and moist!
- Pumpkin Cupcakes. Canned or fresh pumpkin and traditional spices make this cupcake come out a lot like pumpkin bread.
- Carrot Cupcakes. Little individual carrot cakes.
For more decorating inspiration for these little beauties, check out 8 Cake Decorating Ideas!