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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.

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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Chocolate Cupcake Cones

Chocolate Cupcake Cones

Chocolate Cupcake Cones

I experimented with these cupcakes when my girls were young. Now, I'm a grandmother of nine, and these are still our favorites. They're a great treat for kids to bring to school.—Betty Anderson, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Berry Surprise Cupcakes

Berry Surprise Cupcakes

Berry Surprise Cupcakes

These cupcakes have a surprise inside them: Fruit Roll-Ups. They give these cupcakes a sweet fruity flavor and they are sure to be a hit at any get-together.—Susan Lucas, Brampton, Ontario

Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes

Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes

Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes

I'm a teenage farm girl who likes cooking and baking. These cupcakes are a favorite of mine.—Christine Sohm, Newton, Ontario

Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

My family just loves these cupcakes, especially the subtle taste of peanut butter in the frosting. Chocolate frosting is equally delicious on top. —Alyce Wyman, Pembina, North Dakota

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

These are a cinch to bake-and even more fun to decorate! Our Test Kitchen staff turned out a pair of not-so-scary aliens, but you can let your imagination run wild and create critters, princesses, trains...the sky's the limit. Or save the decorating fun for a party activity, and let the kids top their cakes any way they want.

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

"On St. Patrick's Day our family gets together for a special dinner and other festivities," explains Susan Frantz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Green is dominant in most of the food we serve, so these cupcakes tinted with pistachio pudding mix are a perfect addition.

Cupcake Easter Baskets

Cupcake Easter Baskets

Cupcake Easter Baskets

From Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Julie Johnston shares the recipe for her cute cupcakes with mild orange flavor. "It's fun to dress up these cupcakes for Easter!" she writes. "As we raised four sons and a daughter, I prepared many, many school lunches and often added these springtime treats."

German Chocolate Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes disappear in a dash when I take them to the school where I teach. Pecans, coconut and brown sugar dress up the topping nicely. —Lettice Charmasson, San Diego, California
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