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.

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. …

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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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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

These cupcakes are for true Biscoff cookie fans! I fashioned them after the cookies by using brown sugar and a hefty amount of ground cinnamon. Their cookie butter (speculoos) frosting made with Biscoff spread …

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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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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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