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Cupcakes

Welcome to the home of amazing cupcake recipes! Every recipe here is homemade and you’ll find no boxed cake mixes; I am a huge believer in from-scratch baking.

I’ve developed many fantastic classics, like my vanilla and chocolate cupcake recipes. Both have been tested by bakers around the world and are used at bakeries worldwide. (They can also both be easily turned into cakes; see my vanilla cake to learn how to do this.)

My strawberry, peanut butter, tiramisu, lemon, and banana cupcakes are always crowd-pleasing treats and they’re good starting points for exploring this site.

If you’re interested in making smaller cupcakes, my post on how to convert a cupcake recipe to mini cupcakes walks you through everything you need to know.

Finally, my post teaching how to make cupcakes and troubleshoot problems is a great place to start if you’re new to baking cupcakes.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Best Pumpkin Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes are so easy to make and perfect for fall! They're pumpkin spiced (of course) and also have hints of maple. I love to frost …

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German chocolate cupcake

German Chocolate Cupcakes

These German chocolate cupcakes are decadent and irresistible! They start with my best ever chocolate cupcakes made with milk chocolate. Those are filled with a coconut pecan filling and finally topped with chocolate buttercream, …

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Halloween cupcake with a spider on top

Halloween Cupcakes

Flavored like black licorice and decorated with spiders made from licorice and gumdrops, my Halloween cupcakes are perfect for the holiday! Enlist kids of all ages to have fun while helping you to decorate …

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S'mores cupcake

S’mores Cupcakes

These s'mores cupcakes are fall favorites around here! They are rich and chocolaty with a toasted marshmallow frosting. Don't forget to top with graham crackers, chocolate, mini marshmallows, and chocolate syrup! …

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Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes

These key lime cupcakes are light, refreshing, and packed with lime flavor. They are made with both key lime zest and key lime juice! Most people associate key limes with the famous …

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Cupcake Bouquet

How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet

Cupcake bouquets make such wonderful gifts. They are gorgeous to look at and delicious to eat! Luckily, they aren't that hard to make once you know the technique. Flowers can be so …

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pineapple upside-down cupcakes topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherries

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

These pineapple upside-down cupcakes are delicious mini versions of the cake! After flipping, a layer of sweet brown sugar caramelized pineapple ends up on top of a lightly spiced vanilla cupcake. Top the inverted cupcakes …

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

These vegan chocolate cupcakes are light and bouncy like Hostess cupcakes - but leagues better. They dome absolutely perfectly and they're filled and topped with a rich and creamy vegan version of my chocolate ganache …

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filling a cupcake with ganache

Ten Must-Try Filled Cupcake Ideas

Filled cupcakes are extra special because of the hidden surprise inside! Here are some great fillings to try and tips on the best techniques for filling cupcakes. Tips for Making Filled …

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White Chocolate Cupcakes

White Chocolate Cupcakes

These white chocolate cupcakes are cupcakes for the true white chocolate lover! Both melted white chocolate and white chocolate chips get mixed into the cupcake batter. These cupcakes are moist, light, and so delicious! …

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Strawberry shortcake cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

These strawberry shortcake cupcakes are bursting with fresh strawberries and irresistible strawberry whipped cream filling! They are a fun, personal-sized version of the classic dessert. For the batter, I use a variation …

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Lemon Cupcakes

Perfect Lemon Cupcakes

These lemon cupcakes are bursting with lemon flavor! They are moist, light, and made with fresh lemons rather than extracts and flavorings. I make these the same way that I make my …

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Blueberry Cupcakes

Blueberry Cupcakes

These fresh blueberry cupcakes are loaded with berries and are even topped with a blueberry frosting swirled with vanilla! They are so moist and have a hint of lemon and vanilla. Many …

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Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

These banana cupcakes are quick, easy, and delicious. Better yet, they are based on one of my favorite recipes from Grandma's recipe book! Grandma makes them with vanilla as the only spice, but when …

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One carrot cake cupcake with a bite taken out of it

Perfect Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These carrot cake cupcakes are super easy to make and taste great! They are topped with decadently rich cream cheese frosting! How to Make Carrot Cupcakes If you've never made cupcakes before, start …

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