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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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.

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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Buried Surprise Cupcakes

Buried Surprise Cupcakes

Buried Surprise Cupcakes

Most kids will love the gruesome gummy body parts they find in the center of these cupcakes, but if it is too much for you, use any kind of autumn-motif gummies for the same sweet taste!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Filling

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Filling

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Filling

Moist, tender chocolate cake conceals a marshmallow filling in these delightful treats. They’re yummy even without frosting.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

I begged my aunt for the recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favorite. Dawn Koestner, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Flutter By Cupcakes

Flutter By Cupcakes

Flutter By Cupcakes

The best thing about these little cakes is that you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! Fruit Loops, licorice, M&M's and pretzels are all common ingredients that make up an uncommonly adorable treat!

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Carve out a little time to decorate these Halloween pumpkins with Jack-'o-lantern faces. They're a fun treat to make and share!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

A cake mix speeds up the prep of these fun little cakes. Chow mein noodles are the "fingers" that reach out from the cupcake grave.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Picnic Cupcakes

Picnic Cupcakes

Picnic Cupcakes

These moist cupcakes don't need frosting, so they're perfect for a picnic or traveling. Kids and adults love them! —Florence Leinweber, Endicott, Washington
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