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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.

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

The cupcake batter and frosting contain orange flavors to give them a refreshing, from-scratch taste.—Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

My mother and I would make these when I was growing up, and I had just as much fun sharing the same experience with my own children when they were young. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

Witch Cupcakes

Witch Cupcakes

Witch Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered Bugles and chocolate wafers make the witches' hats on these wickedly fun cupcakes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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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

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Get your kids in on the fun by letting them add the faces to these feline cupcakes. Adults can pipe on the frosting, while the kids decorate.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Clown Cupcakes

Clown Cupcakes

Clown Cupcakes

Throwing a children's party can be a real circus if you serve the colorful clown cupcakes our Test Kitchen created. Set up a cupcake decorating table and let the kids make funny faces with their favorite candies.

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

Dreamy Orange Cupcakes

Dreamy Orange Cupcakes

Dreamy Orange Cupcakes

The classic vanilla-orange flavor combination comes through in these yummy cupcakes made for the lactose-intolerant. Sprinkles add a touch of fun to these travel-ready treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Farm Friend Cupcakes

Farm Friend Cupcakes

Farm Friend Cupcakes

These chick and pig cupcakes just can't get more adorable. Young children especially are taken with them!

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

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Even my adult children love these Halloween cupcakes! We serve them every year at our pumpkin-carving party. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
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