Cupcakes

This is the home of hundreds of cupcake recipes!

If you’re new to baking cupcakes, I have written a post full of tips to help you learn how to make cupcakes and troubleshoot problems. All of my cupcake recipes are homemade; I am a huge believer in from-scratch baking. If you’ve never baked from scratch, give it a try!

If you are looking for classic cupcake recipes, try my recipes for the best vanilla cupcakes or the best chocolate cupcakes! Both of these recipes have been test baked by bakers around the world and are used at bakeries worldwide. They can also both be easily turned into cakes; see my vanilla cake recipe to learn how to do this.

Finally, if you’re interested in making smaller cupcakes, I walk you through how to convert a cupcake recipe to mini cupcakes.

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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Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita cupcakes, like margaritas themselves, go down smooth. They leave you with just a small tickle in your mouth from the coarse salt and sugar sprinkled on top. They won't get you drunk, but …

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Pina Colada Cupcakes

Piña Colada Cupcakes

These piña colada cupcakes are perfect cupcake versions of the drink - complete with coconut, pineapple, and rum. If you love piña coladas, these are the cupcakes for you! These cupcakes aren't just moist; …

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A group of hummingbird cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird cupcakes are a cross between banana cupcakes and pineapple cupcakes with a heavy dose of pecans mixed in. They are wonderful with a swirl of cream cheese frosting! Hummingbird cupcakes are more dense …

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