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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.

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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!”

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Young and old alike will get a kick out of our cute cupcakes. The red colored cake and white frosting make them a perfect patriotic treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Coconut-Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

These gorgeous little cupcakes have an out-of-this-world German chocolate flavor. Created by our Test Kitchen, they’ll appease any sweet-tooth attack.
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Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

“These delightful spiders are very tasty and easy to make. You can really let your imagination go wild with them!” Edie DeSpain - Logan, Utah

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!

Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Celebrate spring with these cute critters that our home economists created from a cake mix, frosting and marshmallows. Cookies form the ears while candy gives the rapid rabbits their funny faces.

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so fun to whip up and eat! It looks like the worms are crawling out of dirt. Even adults enjoy these! —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

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.

Fancy Cream Cupcakes

Fancy Cream Cupcakes

Fancy Cream Cupcakes

These cute, tender cupcakes are creamy and not too sweet. They look fancy but are quick to fix...and even a big platter of these timeless treats disappears in no time. I've been making desserts since I was a youngster, the oldest of several sisters.

Kitty Cat Cupcakes

Kitty Cat Cupcakes

Kitty Cat Cupcakes

On a bake sale table or alone at home, these feline treats won't last nine lives! The cute candy faces will catch attention fast...and the tasty orange-coconut cake from Doris Barb if El Dorado, Kansas will have folks snatching seconds.

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

I dress up a boxed cake mix by stirring in sour cream, red food coloring and chocolate chips. A white chocolate and cream cheese frosting—sprinkled with crushed mints—is the crowning touch.—Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan
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