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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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Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

With chocolate bodies and licorice legs, these cute spiders on cobwebs will "catch" attention fast! They're easy to scare up, too—our home economists simply put a Halloween spin on cupcakes they baked from a purchased mix.

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.

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.

Cupcake Mummy

Cupcake Mummy

Cupcake Mummy

Wrap up Halloween fun with these frightfully frosted goodies. Once you take that first bite, it's impossible to stop eating! —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Flower Power Cupcakes

Flower Power Cupcakes

Flower Power Cupcakes

These lemony cupcakes look like they took a lot of effort, but flower-shaped cookie cutters and rolled fondant make them simple to decorate! —Taste of Home Cooking School

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

Patriotic Cupcakes

Patriotic Cupcakes

Patriotic Cupcakes

These festive cupcakes are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July menu. I divided the batter from regular cupcakes into portions and used food coloring to make red, white and blue treats. Our kids loved helping prepare them. —Jodi Rugg, Aurora, Illinois
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