Cupcake Recipes

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

Community Picks

Simple White Cake

Rating: 4 stars 4166
This simple white cake recipe uses just 7 ingredients and tastes delicious!

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 1496
Ready in 30 minutes, this quick chocolate cupcake recipe is the perfect party treat.

REALLY Real Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
I've been messing around trying to make a perfect strawberry cupcake to go with the Real Strawberry Frosting I developed a couple of years ago. It's been a long road and lots of cupcakes tested and tasted along the way. The trick was NOT using puree as I do when making the frosting. Rather, grinding freeze-dried strawberries into a powder brought this cupcake recipe out of my test kitchen and into my recipe box! I am so pleased with the results!

Samoa® Cheesecake Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 2
I love all three of these things separately, and I love them even more when they're together!

Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
A white cake recipe with a coconut twist. I had some coconut in my fridge that needed to be used, and this is what I came up with. If you want a more intense coconut flavor, add a teaspoon or two of coconut extract. Try putting your coconut in a food processor or blender if you prefer a smoother-textured cupcake. This is the first recipe I've come up with on my own, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 231
This recipe makes 12 rich, fudgy cupcakes.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 273
Cupcakes made with pineapple cake mix, crushed pineapple, and brown sugar.

Dreamy Orange Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
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!

Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Delicious and moist, these gluten-free lemon cupcakes come out tasting better than if they were made with regular flour. Frost with raspberry buttercream or your favorite frosting for a perfect and satisfying gluten-free treat!

Chai Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 50
If you are a fan of Chai tea and Chai lattes, this is a way to incorporate those flavors into your sweets.

Sopapilla Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
A cinnamon sugary cupcake reminiscent of the deep-fried Mexican dessert!

Raspberry Iced Tea Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
This is a recipe I submitted in a cupcake contest our local chocolate boutique was hosting. Despite warnings that I should stick with something including chocolate, I went with my instinct and won first prize! These cupcakes taste very similar to a popular, commercially available raspberry tea.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cream Filled Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated 463
Delicious and simple to make, a creamy filling is piped into chocolate cupcakes with a pastry bag. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.
Bake the Best Cupcakes With These Easy Tips
You can use any cake recipe to make cupcakes; just reduce the baking time.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Rating: 4.5 stars 1541

Soft and moist, deep red cupcakes topped with tangy cream cheese frosting.