Mother's Day Cupcake Ideas

Treat Mom to a sweet dessert she doesn't have to share! These Mother's Day cupcake ideas are the perfect way to celebrate Mom (and her sweet tooth!). Plus, get our best cupcake recipes and tips for decorating them like a pro.

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    Spiked Raspberry-Lemonade Cupcakes

    This Mother's Day dessert is a decidedly grown-up take on the flavors of raspberry-lemonade. Raspberry liqueur in the batter and frosting gives these pretty pink cupcakes big flavor. 

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    Lavender-Honey Cupcakes

    A sprinkle of dried lavender is the perfect finish to these golden honey cupcakes. Play up the flavors with a decadent mascarpone cheese and honey frosting. 

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    Salted Caramel-Chocolate-Bourbon Cupcakes

    A pool of homemade salted caramel is the star of these chocolate cupcakes. Finish each Mother's Day cupcake with a sprinkle of sea salt such as fleur de sel.

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    Neapolitan Cupcakes

    Mom shouldn't have to play favorites on Mother's Day! These moist cupcakes are filled with three flavors—vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Whip them up in no time thanks to a few simple shortcuts like boxed cake mix and melted ice cream frosting. 

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    Ladybug and Flower Cupcakes

    Make Mom a dessert that's perfect for spring. These festive Mother's Day cupcakes are decorated with candy bugs and flowers. Use a piping bag to add the decorative "grass" frosting. 

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    Candied Bacon-Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    Looking for a Mother's Day dessert that's a bit savory and a lot sweet? Bring on the bacon! These cream-topped cupcakes get a splash of bourbon for even more bold flavor. 

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    Strawberry Cupcakes

    Sometimes simple is the sweetest. This easy cupcake recipe starts with a boxed mix. Dress it up with frozen strawberries and a rich cream cheese frosting. Finish your Mother's Day cupcakes with a juicy strawberry on top.

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    Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

    Can't decide on a Mother's Day dessert? Make two in one! These colorful cupcakes are filled with everything Mom loves about key lime pie but are perfectly portioned for one. 

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    Black Forest Cupcakes

    Looking for a rich chocolate Mother's Day dessert? Look no further! These indulgent cupcakes are stuffed with a tart cherry jam and topped with two creamy frostings. 

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    Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes

    Put the cherry on top of a perfect Mother's Day! A tray of these fruity almond cupcakes is the perfect ending to Mom's special day. Use a piping bag to get perfect swirls of the rich cherry butter frosting. 

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    Lemon-Poppy Seed Cupcakes

    Give Mom's favorite muffin a sweet makeover. A quick lemon glaze takes this easy cupcake recipe from breakfast to dessert. 

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    Mocha-Filled Banana Cupcakes

    A mocha cream cheese filling takes these mini cupcakes to a whole new level. Bake up a big batch and top them with a dreamy banana butter frosting. Mom is sure to love them. 

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    Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes

    Transform Mom's favorite cake into a batch of Mother's Day cupcakes. These chocolate and raspberry treats are topped with the most decadent cream cheese frosting. Swoon.

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    Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

    Does Mom love chocolate? Give her triple the richness with these splurge-worthy cupcakes. A shot of creme de cacao takes the dark chocolate frosting over the top.

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    Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

    Perfect for Mother's Day brunch, these breakfast-inspired cupcakes are topped with a vanilla butter frosting. Add chopped pecans to the batter for plenty of crunch.

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    Root Beer Float Cupcakes

    Bring a bit of nostalgia to your Mother's Day lunch with these soda-shop cupcakes. They're filled with the classic flavors of a root beer float—no straw needed! 

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    Island Bananas Foster Cupcakes

    Treat Mom to a tropical escape right at home. A sweet banana and rum topping is the best part of these island-inspired cupcakes. Finish the boozy cakes with a swirl of fresh whipped cream. 

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