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Cupcake Recipes for Kids

Looking for cupcake recipes for kids? Taste of Home has the best cupcake recipes for kids from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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

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
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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

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Citrus lovers will vow they've gone to cupcake heaven when they sample this recipe. To up the sunny flavor, add a teaspoon of orange extract in place of vanilla. —Helen Hassler, Denver, Pennsylvania

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis lives in a cupcake! Our Test Kitchen took the King of Rock's favorite flavors and rolled them into a banana cupcake frosted with peanut butter and kissed by chocolate.

Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Kids really love the fruity surprise tucked inside these sweet and tender cupcakes. And because the recipe is so easy and quick, they'd probably love to help make and frost them! —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California

Root Beer Cupcakes

Root Beer Cupcakes

Root Beer Cupcakes

Root beer barrel candies and a spice cake-like batter give these cupcakes an old-fashioned flavor. Kids will especially love them! —Dot Kraemer, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Banana-Chip Mini Cupcakes

Banana-Chip Mini Cupcakes

Banana-Chip Mini Cupcakes

These cute little minis are packed with banana flavor, chocolate chips and topped off with creamy frosting. They make a great, fast snack when the kids come home from school. —Beverly Coyde, Gasport, New York

Cinnamon Cupcakes

Cinnamon Cupcakes

Cinnamon Cupcakes

“My from-scratch cinnamon cupcakes take a little work,” admits Judy Learned of Boyertown, Pennsylvania. But the results speak for themselves, when snackers say, “Yum!”

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

From Alta Vista, Kansas, Alicsa Mayer and her husband often enjoy these moist, chocolaty cupcakes. “The sour cream is definitely the ingredient that give them their distinction,” shares Alicsa.
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