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.

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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Mile-High Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

These lemon meringue cupcakes are so lemony and fresh! Like the pie, the cupcakes are piled high with meringue frosting. You'll want to make these lemon meringue cupcakes all spring and summer long! …

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Biscoff cupcakes with cookie butter frosting

Biscoff Cupcakes With Cookie Butter Frosting

Biscoff cupcakes are for true Biscoff cookie fans! They are cinnamon brown sugar cupcakes topped with cookie butter frosting. Cookie butter buttercream frosting tastes just like Biscoff spread, but lightened up. Think of the …

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A bunch of birthday cupcakes

Best Birthday Cupcakes – Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Every birthday party needs birthday cupcakes, and these funfetti cupcakes are the perfect choice! They are moist, delicious, and easy to make. Top birthday cupcakes with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles! Birthday cupcakes …

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Coffee Cupcakes

Coffee Cupcakes

These coffee cupcakes have an intense coffee flavor and toasted marshmallow meringue frosting tops them off. The bold coffee flavor in these cupcakes is from the use of hot brewed coffee in the recipe - …

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Fairy cake closeup

Easy Butterfly Cakes (Fairy Cakes)

These butterfly cakes - also called fairy cakes or butterfly buns - are cupcakes decked out to look like butterflies with a pile of sweet whipped cream and a dollop of jam. They are fun …

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Peanut butter cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

If you're a peanut butter lover, these cupcakes are for you! They are full of peanut flavor, light, fluffy, and moist. They taste like peanut butter cookies in cupcake format, especially when topped with …

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu cupcakes are perfect little single serving tiramisu treats! They have all of the components of a classic tiramisu dessert: ladyfingers, coffee, rum, mascarpone, whipped cream, and chocolate. The common way of making …

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cupcakes frosted with three types of strawberry frosting on a white background with some scattered strawberries

Strawberry Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting

These strawberry cupcakes are moist, flavorful, and loaded with fresh strawberries! They are perfect when frosted with strawberry buttercream. Ingredients This recipe …

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Shirley Temple Cupcakes

Shirley Temple Cupcakes

Shirley Temple cupcakes are perfect celebration cupcakes for kids when you need something classier than funfetti cupcakes! Shirley Temple cupcakes are inspired by the Shirley Temple cocktail and contain grenadine, lemon, and lime. …

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a group of gingerbread cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Loaded with spices and topped with a spiced cream cheese frosting, gingerbread cupcakes are the perfect desserts for Christmas! Ingredients The secret …

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Honey cupcake with a honey swabber next to it

Honey Cupcakes

These honey cupcakes are bursting with honey flavor. They are like single-serving honey cakes! These are wonderful as a Rosh Hashana dessert (where Jewish people eat honey for a sweet new year) …

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Red Wine Velvet Cupcakes

Red Wine Cupcakes

Wine cupcakes pair two of your favorite things in one delicious treat - red wine and chocolate! The addition of red wine to chocolate cupcakes makes them incredibly flavorful and decadent. The …

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Best Pumpkin Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes are simple and perfect for fall! While I make so many different fall cupcakes, these pumpkin spice cupcakes really are a great cupcake for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or any crisp autumn day. …

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