Cupcake Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Over the Rainbow Cupcakes

These rainbow cupcakes from scratch make for a psychedelic and delicious treat! Kids will love the way they look and adults will love the moist texture and delicious flavor. Perfect for birthday parties and bake sales. Eat these plain or decorate with a vanilla buttercream frosting and you won't go wrong!

Giant Cupcake

Make a giant cupcake from scratch with this simple recipe. This amazing giant cupcake will stand out at any birthday, wedding or even just as a little treat! You will need a giant cupcake cake pan.

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Intense chocolate cupcakes with a hint of peppermint and coffee. I like them frosted with a simple whipped cream (consisting of heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla), but they'd be delicious with a white chocolate or vanilla buttercream as well!

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

Everything vanilla in these bite-sized cupcakes. So cute and tasty.

Cranberry Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

This recipe creates a light, tender cranberry cupcake--with just a hint of orange--that is then topped with a creamy, buttery white chocolate frosting. It's flavor heaven. You will have leftover frosting, as this recipe makes enough to generously frost 16 cupcakes, at least. Feel free to halve the frosting recipe, if needed.

Inspiration and Ideas

14 Delicious and Beautiful Bridal Shower Cupcakes

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.

3 Easy Ways to Frost Cupcakes

Frosting is the decorative final touch that elevates cupcakes into miniature masterpieces. Here are three easy ways to apply frosting or icing to cupcakes: spreading, piping, and dipping.

Black Bottom Cupcakes I

Rating: 4.45 stars

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