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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Conversation Cupcakes

Conversation Cupcakes

Conversation Cupcakes

It's a snap to spell out sweet sentiments on these quaint cupcakes when you bake a batch ahead of time using convenient cake mix. You don't even need a heart-shaped muffin tin to make them. -Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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.

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis lives in a cupcake! Our Test Kitchen took the King of Rock's favorite flavors and rolled them into a banana cupcake frosted with peanut butter and kissed by chocolate.

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!

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Take a trip back to the sixties with these sweetly psychedelic cupcakes. Each is a simple white cake, but tinting the batter all the colors of the rainbow makes them funky and fun!— Gwyndolyn Wilkerson, Kyle, Texas

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

I sometimes call these my Triple Lemon Whammy cupcakes because they take full advantage of vibrant citrus flavor. A healthy dollop of strawberry jam in the frosting along fresh strawberries really puts this dessert over the top! — Emma Sisk, Plymouth, Minnesota

Purple People-Eater

Purple People-Eater

Purple People-Eater

This googly-eyed cupcake will get tongues wagging! Pretzels, marshmallows and candy helps this monster come to life. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Frosted Banana Cupcakes

Frosted Banana Cupcakes

Frosted Banana Cupcakes

Go bananas with baking…especially when you have a bunch to use up. Ripe bananas are the secret to these down-home cupcakes. They look, smell and taste the best! —Jane Dearing, North Liberty, Indiana

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!"

Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Kids really love the fruity surprise tucked inside these sweet and tender cupcakes. And because the recipe is so easy and quick, they'd probably love to help make and frost them! —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California

Coconut Orange Cupcakes

Coconut Orange Cupcakes

Coconut Orange Cupcakes

From Sparta, Wisconsin, Donna Justin's tried-and-true recipe features the delicate tastes of orange, white chocolate and coconut in an easy dessert worthy of company. "It yields 2 dozen delicious cup cakes with a pretty topping," she notes.
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