Cupcake Recipes

From dainty selections to oversize concoctions, cupcakes are crowd-pleasing desserts. Look here for creative ideas to make the perfect cupcake for any occasion and think outside the cake-mix box. Vanilla cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes are especially versatile; our recipes offer flavor inspiration for new twists on these old standbys. Once you've mastered the basics, try something more special, such as filled cupcakes and fancifully decorated cupcakes for Halloween, Christmas, and baby or wedding showers. You'll discover how to turn your ordinary cupcakes into something extraordinary with how-tos on decorating with piped frosting and custom-crafting-inspired birthday cupcakes for the guest of honor. Once you've mastered cupcakes, it's time to tackle homemade frostings, such as our homemade butter version that's delicious spread over cupcakes and cakes alike. If you already have a favorite cake recipe, it can be easily altered for cupcakes; just follow our four-step process.

If you like mint chip ice cream, you'll love these cream-filled cupcakes.

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A splash of bubbly champagne lightens up the texture and brightens up the...

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A topping of crushed graham crackers offers a satisfying crust-like crunch on...

These Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any birthday...

"Use these as the finishing touch for a buffer or make a batch for the...

Fancy pastry work -- such as these candy-coating monograms -- looks far more...

Surprise Cupcakes are a cute and easy semi-homemade dessert. Try this Surprise...

With brandy-soaked cherries inside, these spectacular desserts are mini...

Hollow out the centers of chocolate Halloween cupcakes and fill with...

Surprise! These cone cupcakes are actually a Neapolitan dessert featuring...

This Halloween cupcake recipe is equal parts spooky and sweet. These scary-cut...

Impress your guests with these owl cupcakes. Sliced almond feathers, a cashew...

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These caramel-infused pecan cakes make an excellent Christmas brunch addition.

Skip the frosting and sprinkles and serve these mini cakes for breakfast or...

These chocolate cupcakes are hiding a festive surprise. Green clovers are...

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