Cupcake Recipes

Moist, perfect cupcakes everyone will love. Recipes with photos and reviews for vanilla cupcakes, cupcake frosting, mini cupcakes and more.

Staff Picks

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Rating: Unrated
These spiced fall cupcakes are a riff on the classic Thanksgiving casserole. These days, I tend to like savory sweet potato dishes with the meal, but marshmallowy cupcakes make a terrific fall dessert! Store any leftover cupcakes in the refrigerator.

Real Pistachio Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
A wonderfully not-too-sweet pale green cupcake.

Chunky Monkey Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
Banana, walnut, and chocolate are always an amazing combination of ingredients, no matter what the delivery system, but it really doesn't get any better than in this ganache-frosted cupcake. A close second would be a chocolate-dipped frozen banana, rolled in walnuts, which is also a great treat, although much more awkward to eat in public. Feel free to omit the frosting and just enjoy these as muffins.
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Spice Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
"Paired with 'Caramel Frosting VI', these were a beautiful cupcake." – naples34102

Dreamy Orange Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
These cupcakes blend two of my favorite flavors: orange and vanilla! Reminiscent of a childhood ice cream pop treat, these cupcakes will make you feel like a kid again!

Apple Pie Cupcakes

With chopped apples in the cake and pie spices in the icing.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: Unrated
I was inspired by a few different banana cupcake recipes before settling on this one. The cream cheese frosting is probably my favorite part; it's just wonderfully decadent on a banana cupcake. Refrigerate cupcakes after frosting. P.S. They taste much better the next day!

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Rating: Unrated
Perfect for any cake!

Simple White Cake

Rating: Unrated
You can use any cake recipe to make cupcakes; just reduce the baking time.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
Chocolate cupcakes are the ultimate party food. Make some for your next party!

Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Rating: Unrated
This is a very moist and light carrot muffin. It's not too sweet and not greasy like other carrot muffins/cakes. The White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing adds just enough sweetness to round it off.

Black Bottom Cupcakes I

Rating: Unrated
Chocolate cream cheese cupcakes, rich and gooey. Serve these little gems with a tall glass of ice cold milk.

Inspiration and Ideas

Carrot Pineapple Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated

These moist and delicious cupcakes are so good that I served them at my wedding reception instead of a traditional wedding cake. They are a hit every time, especially with cream cheese frosting! I have my mom to thank for this awesome recipe.