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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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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

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Bring these extra-special cupcakes to your next bake sale and watch how quickly they disappear—if your family doesn't gobble them up first! Kids will go for the fun appearance and tasty toppings while adults will appreciate the moist spiced cake underneath. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Cream-Filled Cupcakes

Cream-Filled Cupcakes

Cream-Filled Cupcakes

"These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other," writes field editor Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. "They always disappear in a flash!"
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Turkey Dinner Cupcakes

Turkey Dinner Cupcakes

Turkey Dinner Cupcakes

Here's a turkey that even a vegetarian would love. Have a little fun on Thanksgiving and serve these right alongside the main course. —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

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Making chocolate chip cookies is a challenge with three teenagers who are always grabbing the dough to "sample." Their love of cookie dough inspired the recipe for these cupcakes that adults will enjoy, too. —Donna Scully, Middletown, Delaware

Sugar Ghost Cupcakes

Sugar Ghost Cupcakes

Sugar Ghost Cupcakes

I had 10 neighborhood kids stop by to help me make these cupcakes for a bake sale, though I have no doubt that most of the treats never made it that far! —Mysie Sabin, Franklin, Wisconsin

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Turn an ordinary cupcake into a Thanksgiving extravaganza with this easy-to-find "secret" ingredient: caramel! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team

Walnut Banana Cupcakes

Walnut Banana Cupcakes

Walnut Banana Cupcakes

What makes these tender banana cupcakes extra special is the nutmeg, but make sure it's fresh. They're amazingly good; I get request for them all the time. —Rachel Krupp, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster

Don't be jealous! Just about anyone can make this cute green guy with a little frosting, candy and imagination. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

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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