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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.

Mice Cupcakes

Mice Cupcakes

Mice Cupcakes

“During a visit several years ago, we let our 3-year-old grandson, Robert, help trim some two dozen of these Mice Cupcakes I was making for a party. It was quite a project…but he enjoyed every minute!”

Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Make a beeline for these easy, cute-as-a-bug cupcakes that are simply irresistible. They're wonderful for school treats, kids' parties, or even outdoor summer events. —Beatrice Richard, Posen, Michigan

Patriotic Cupcakes

Patriotic Cupcakes

Patriotic Cupcakes

These festive cupcakes are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July menu. I divided the batter from regular cupcakes into portions and used food coloring to make red, white and blue treats. Our kids loved helping prepare them. —Jodi Rugg, Aurora, Illinois
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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Bring these extra-special cupcakes to your next bake sale and watch how quickly they disappear—if your family doesn't gobble them up first! Kids will go for the fun appearance and tasty toppings while adults will appreciate the moist spiced cake underneath. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Surprise Cupcakes

Surprise Cupcakes

Surprise Cupcakes

Edith Holliday shares the secret behind her cute cupcakes. "My mother taught me this simple way to fill cupcakes with fruit jelly," shares the Flushing, Michigan baker. Take these tender treats to your next get-together and watch faces light up after just one bite.

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

You only need a few baking staples to throw together these gooey delights. Boxed cake mix and a can of frosting make them fast, but caramel, walnuts and chocolate chips tucked inside make them memorable. We like them with ice cream. —Bev Spain, Belleville, Ohio

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

This recipe was given to me by my mother, and I've since handed it down to my daughters. The moist cupcakes are topped with frosting that comes together in no time. And if you'd like even more banana taste, stir some mashed banana into it. —Wanda Thole, Leonard, Minnesota

Flowerpot Cupcakes

Flowerpot Cupcakes

Flowerpot Cupcakes

—Jackie Hannahs, Fountain, Michigan Judi Oudekerk of Buffalo, Minnesota features these sweet treats as one of a number of “cooking club” projects at the after-school program she supervises. “The flower-topped cupcakes are so easy that even children in our kindergarten make them,” she assures. “They’re great for a spring or summer birthday party.”

Heavenly Surprise Cupcakes

Heavenly Surprise Cupcakes

Heavenly Surprise Cupcakes

The recipe for these filled and frosted cupcakes was handed down by my mother-in-law, who taught this fledgling cook what to do in the kitchen. She's no longer with us, but baking these treats reminds me of our good times together. —Judie Heiderscheit, Holy Cross, Iowa

Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

My mom often made these cute cupcakes when I was young. They go over just as well now when I bake them for our three children. My husband and I raise grain and cattle-and in my spare time, I enjoy needle crafts, woodworking and reading.—Lorelie Miller, Benito, Manitoba

Orange Applesauce Cupcakes

Orange Applesauce Cupcakes

Orange Applesauce Cupcakes

Kids of all ages rave about these fruity cupcakes. I've been making them for 25 years to serve at potlucks, church picnics and family suppers. For a tasty variation, substitute crushed pineapple for the applesauce.
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