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Cupcakes

Looking for recipes for cupcakes? Find easy to make recipes for cupcakes from Taste of Home.

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Heather McKinley of Mechanic Falls, Maine shared this minty twist on typical cupcakes, then our Test Kitchen arranged them in a tree shape for a pretty presentation. The star on the top of the tree and cute packages tucked beneath are a snap to make with colorful candies.

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

This recipe makes a lot, so I like sharing the bite-size treats at potlucks. To easily frost them, try putting the frosting in a pastry bag and piping it on top of the cupcakes. —Carol Beyerl, East Wenatchee, Washington

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

WHENEVER these tasty treats pop up at birthday celebrations, so do smiles! The Christmasy confections are deliciously rich chocolate cupcakes from Helen's family-favorite recipe. To create pretty poinsettias, our kitchen staff covered the cakes with frosting, fruit snack flowers and yellow candies. Simply trace and cut out the pattern on the next page to produce the petals, and you'll be well on your way to "growing" goodies of your own!
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Little Holiday Cakes

Little Holiday Cakes

Little Holiday Cakes

My college friend shared this cupcake recipe that has pie crust on the bottom, raspberry jam in the middle and cake on top—scrumptious for a buffet or potluck. —Dana Beckstrom, Salt Lake City, Utah

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

Sugar substitute makes these golden cupcakes a wonderfully sweet treat, whether used for dessert or as a fast snack. Light and buttery, the divine bites make a perfect contribution to a spring baby shower or a casual ending to lunch with friends. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes

Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes

Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes

Light, tender and tangy, these little lemon cakes will be the belle of the brunch. They’re also great for lunch, supper or snacking.—Ruth Burrus, Zionsville, Indiana

Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Rich chocolaty cupcakes include a cream cheese surprise. Get kids in on the fun by letting them help decorate. ‐Mrs. Walter Jacobson, Ashland, Ohio

Brownie Graduation Caps

Brownie Graduation Caps

Brownie Graduation Caps

Our home economists needed just a few items to create these cute chocolaty caps that guests will gobble up. The tasty treats are a snap to assemble by topping brownie cupcakes with mortarboards made from chocolate-covered graham cookies. A red licorice tassel adds the fast finishing touch.

Curveball Cupcakes

Curveball Cupcakes

Curveball Cupcakes

After frosting the cupcakes white, I used a fork and red gel icing to "stitch the seams." Everyone tingled with excitement when they saw these all-star treats. —Cathy Runyon, Allendale, Michigan

Cream Cheese Mocha Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Mocha Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Mocha Cupcakes

I perk up cupcakes made from a boxed mix using coffee, a cream cheese filling and a silky chocolate ganache. My friends and family can’t get enough of them!—Andrea Franks, Carrollton, Texas

Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

These cupcakes are easy to whip up, but everyone will think you've worked for hours because of the "secret" creamy filling inside. They're great for picnics and lunch boxes. —Susan Muehmer, Delaware, Ontario
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