Cupcake Recipes

Cupcakes have been one of the trendiest desserts and one of the most divisive, but at the end of the day, they’re really just delicious, portable cakes. The fun of cupcakes (besides eating them) is getting creative in the kitchen. A classic golden cupcake or chocolate cupcake batter becomes the base for any number of frostings, whether it's an airy Swiss meringue, a glossy marshmallow frosting or even an adult-friendly whiskey buttercream. Cupcakes are the perfect excuse to let loose with toppings like seasonal fruit, sprinkles, crushed candy or pretty piping. For holiday cupcake inspiration, stuffed cupcake recipes and more, turn to our Food & Wine guide to cupcakes.

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4 Ways to Transport Cupcakes

If you’re taking your cakes to a picnic or bake sale, how do you get them there safely? Here are four ways to transport them that will fit every budget.

10 Ways to Frost Cupcakes

From classic vanilla buttercream to a billowy meringue, there are many ways to frost a cupcake.

7 Super-Chocolaty Cupcakes

Chocolate lovers, don’t you hate it when you reach for what looks like an all-chocolate cupcake only to find that it’s yellow cake disguised by chocolate frosting?

5 Extra-Delicious Stuffed Cupcakes

How do you make a cupcake even better? You add more deliciousness by stuffing the mini-cake with a sweet, creamy filling. Here, five over-the-top filled cupcakes.

6 Awesome Frosting Combos to Swirl Together on a Cupcake

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals the easy way to make perfect swirl-topped cupcakes at home. While Justin twists classic vanilla andchocolate together, the possible frosting combinations are endless. 

The Secret to Swirl-Topped Cupcakes At Home

Making picture-perfect swirl-topped cupcakes might seem like something you should leave to the pros. But F&W Test Kitchen frosting maestro Justin Chapple has an easy shortcut. 

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5 Pink and White Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

In this week’s Mad Genius Tips video, F&W’s Justin Chapple demonstrates how to create cute, heart-shaped cupcakes using a muffin pan and marbles. Here, five delicious pink and white cupcake recipes to use when you try out this adorable trick.

Lemon-Ricotta Cupcakes with Fluffy Lemon Frosting

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Joanne Chang makes her moist, lemony, fresh-tasting cupcakes with honey instead of refined sugar, which keeps the sweetness in check. This is the perfect grown-up cupcake. Slideshow:  Cupcake Recipes