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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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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.

Cupcake Cones

Cupcake Cones

Cupcake Cones

Children love this treat, which is not as messy as a piece of cake. —Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba

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

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

Firecracker Cupcakes

Firecracker Cupcakes

Firecracker Cupcakes

These no-fuss treats are so much fun to make with kids, and they put a spark in Fourth of July parties. You can tint the whipped topping red and blue to make the frosting festive, too. —Erin Glass, White Hall, Maryland

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

You can have your cake and eat it guilt-free with these taste-tempting treats. The petite graham cracker “crust,” chopped fresh berries and cream cheese frosting offer all the goodness of cheesecake in manageable portions.—Jill Drury, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

These crowd-pleasing cupcakes are quick, moist and yummy! —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah

Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Folks who enjoy home-made chocolate cupcakes are even more impressed when they bite into these treats and find a fluffy cream filling. These are great in a lunch box or on a buffet table.

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

"Kids love these rich, yummy cupcakes in school lunches or at parties," notes Heidi Harrington of Steuben, Maine. "They're so easy to make because the mini peanut butter cups eliminate the need to frost them."
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