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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Blackberry-Cardamom Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting
Rating: Unrated 1
These lightly spiced, fruity vegan cupcakes have a tender and delicate crumb with a soft texture from the full-fat oat milk and a blend of baking soda and baking powder. The frosting is soft after beating but will pipe beautifully and is surprisingly stable. Its bright lemon flavor and light, melt-in-your-mouth quality are similar to Swiss or Italian meringue buttercreams.
Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These sweet and tangy Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting pair juicy, fresh berries with vibrantly colored and concentrated freeze-dried strawberries for the ultimate summer treat. Processing the dried strawberries with a touch of sugar helps to keep them from clumping together so they evenly disperse in the batter. A simple, not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting keeps these moist and tender cakes well-balanced and beautifully decorated.
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.

More 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. 

7 Killer Gluten-Free Cupcake Recipes

Here, seven gluten-free cupcakes that let everyone enjoy frosting as it should be enjoyed—on a tiny, handheld cake.