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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.

Berry-Topped White Cupcakes

Berry-Topped White Cupcakes

Berry-Topped White Cupcakes

Guests just love these yummy white cupcakes that are topped with a cream cheese frosting. The strawberry-blueberry garnish makes them the perfect treat for a patriotic-themed party on Memorial Day or Fourth of July. —Judy Kenninger, Brownsburg, Indiana

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

My son is a peanut butter connoisseur, so I wanted to come up with a cupcake recipe he would like. He gave them a thumbs up. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you will agree.—Carolee Meek, Huntsville, Utah

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

I didn't have any luck finding a peanut butter-filled chocolate cupcake (my two favorite flavors), so I made my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and experimented with the filling until I found one I liked. —Julie Small, Claremont, New Hampshire
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Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

If you are nuts about chocolate and coconut, this is definitely the cupcake for you. The chocolate ganache is so tempting, you just might end up with a shortage of frosting!—LuAnn Klink, Frostburg, Maryland

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Making chocolate chip cookies is a challenge with three teenagers who are always grabbing the dough to "sample." Their love of cookie dough inspired the recipe for these cupcakes that adults will enjoy, too. —Donna Scully, Middletown, Delaware

Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

From Bloomington, Indiana, Marlene Schollenberger writes, "Cupcakes are so popular now, and these have a wonderful hidden treasure inside. They're rich and delicious!"

Walnut Banana Cupcakes

Walnut Banana Cupcakes

Walnut Banana Cupcakes

What makes these tender banana cupcakes extra special is the nutmeg, but make sure it's fresh. They're amazingly good; I get request for them all the time. —Rachel Krupp, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

Special Mocha Cupcakes

Special Mocha Cupcakes

Special Mocha Cupcakes

Topped with a fluffy frosting and chocolate sprinkles, these extra-rich, extra-delicious cupcakes smell wonderful while baking and taste even better! —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Though these fluffy cupcakes have only 7 g of fat, their rich flavor will keep anyone from guessing they’re light! Donna Roberts of Shumway, Illinois sends the recipe.

Simply Decorated Cupcakes

Simply Decorated Cupcakes

Simply Decorated Cupcakes

With a pretty martini glass, a frosted cupcake and a ribbon, you can dazzle your guests with a fancy, yet fuss-free dessert. "I made these cupcakes for my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary," says Angela Miller from Cloverdale, Indiana. "It's a great way to bring elegance to a simple dessert everyone loves."

Barnyard Cupcakes

Barnyard Cupcakes

Barnyard Cupcakes

“My friend Kathy grew up on a farm, so I thought a ‘Farmer in the Dell‘ theme would be perfect for her baby shower,“ writes field editor Colleen Palmer of Epping, New Hampshire. Colleen’s colorful pig and chick cupcakes are adorable perched next to this bright red cupcake barn. And don’t forget the sun!
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