14 Delicious and Beautiful Bridal Shower Cupcakes
You've finalized your bridal shower food, from appetizers to drinks. Now comes the choice of desserts: Do you want a layer cake that will require someone to slice and serve? Or could you go with darling cupcakes, beautifully decorated and easy to serve to all of the shower's guests? We think, once you see this collection of beautiful and creative bridal shower cupcakes, you'll agree that cupcakes are the way to go. From classic almond cake cupcakes to creative peanut-butter-and-jelly cupcakes, there's a cupcake recipe for every type of bridal shower and every type of bride.
Sweet-tart lemon cupcakes are fitting for a bridal shower any time of year. In winter, the provide the seasonal brightness of fresh citrus. In summer, they're crisp and invigorating. "I love these cupcakes!! I've made them twice in the last month, and was thrilled with them both times," writes recipe reviewer sweetbone.
Almond Cupcake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
Almond cake is the traditional bridal cake flavor, so ready the bridal shower guests for the big day with a taste of wedding cake. These cupcakes are tender and delicate; the salty-sweet salted caramel buttercream is a nice contrast to regular buttercream. Add sprinkles for a bit of color and fun.
If the bride or any shower guest eat vegan, you can still delight them with a cupcake that's beautiful and delicious. And recipe creator cornfairy encourages creativity: "These taste amazing and are quick to make! You can play around and substitute different milks, oils and extracts; just about any will work."
Real Pistachio Cupcakes
Real Strawberry Cupcakes
Delicate, juicy berries lend color and flavor to these bridal shower cupcakes. They're beautiful in the spring and summer, when the berries are freshest. For a sweet garnish, top with a strawberry slice.
Raspberry Iced Tea Cupcakes
Certainly unique and quite surprising, these bridal shower cupcakes will be unlike any your guests have had before. Lemon in the cupcake keeps the batter bright and fresh. Instant tea powder adds warmth and depth to the frosting, while fresh raspberries liven it up. Garnish with an edible flower or a raspberry for a sweet topper.
Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing
Classic carrot cake isn't only good when it's served in a layered cake; it's quite delicious as a portable, adorable cupcake, too. The tang of the cream cheese frosting balances out white chocolate nicely. The cake itself isn't overly sweet. It will make a lovely pair with tea sandwiches.
Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake
Coffee makes the taste of chocolate stronger, bolder, richer, so this is a cupcake for a bride who isn't afraid of making a statement. To bake this recipe as cupcakes, line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Divide batter into pan and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in a center cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes.
A berry-flavored cake with a peanut butter frosting turns this bridal shower cupcake into a nostalgic treat. "Excellent recipe - came in second place in a cupcake contest with this recipe. The cupcakes are nice and moist the frosting is AMAZING," writes recipe reviewer Laura L.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Elegant and classic, these bridal shower cupcakes can easily be transformed to match your shower's theme or color scheme.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Transform ripe bananas into a shower-worthy dessert with the addition of chocolate chips and a rich and tangy cream cheese frosting. They look classic, but they hold sweet little flavor secrets. "I was looking for a cupcake recipe that’s not like the typical super sweet sugar bomb. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out great," wrote recipe reviewer MarkL.
Honey Cupcakes with Strawberries
Zucchini Raspberry Cupcakes
Zucchini in your cupcakes? You may never go back when you see how moist the long green vegetables make baked goods. Add raspberries for bursts of sweet-tart flavor. With a cupcake this rich and special, you don't even need a frosting. Gently dust with powdered sugar, and affix a raspberry for a jewel-toned decoration.
Cream Filled Cupcakes
"Delicious and simple to make, a creamy filling is piped into chocolate cupcakes with a pastry bag. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting," writes recipe creator Grace W. For a playful twist, you can glaze them with chocolate and top with sprinkles. Or make white frosting swirls reminiscent of a favorite snack cake.