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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.

Scaredy Cakes

Scaredy Cakes

Scaredy Cakes

Our Test Kitchen home economists guarantee kids of all ages will delight in these funny-faced cupcakes. You can even enlist your little ones to help decorate them, using the candies we suggest or other candies to suit your taste.

Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

I took these yummy treats to a picnic for our computer club one year, and they went like hotcakes! I should have made a double batch. With their creamy frosting and sprinkling of coconut, they appeal to kids and adults alike.—Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona

Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Rochelle Brownlee of Big Timber, Montana shares the recipe for these moist cupcakes with milk banana flavor. The cocoa powder in the frosting boosts the chocolate flavor while the melted chocolate gives it a creamy texture, making it easier to spread.
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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.

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!"

Mice Cupcakes

Mice Cupcakes

Mice Cupcakes

“During a visit several years ago, we let our 3-year-old grandson, Robert, help trim some two dozen of these Mice Cupcakes I was making for a party. It was quite a project…but he enjoyed every minute!”

Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Make a beeline for these easy, cute-as-a-bug cupcakes that are simply irresistible. They're wonderful for school treats, kids' parties, or even outdoor summer events. —Beatrice Richard, Posen, Michigan

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

Coconut-Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

These gorgeous little cupcakes have an out-of-this-world German chocolate flavor. Created by our Test Kitchen, they’ll appease any sweet-tooth attack.

Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes are creepy—and easy! Make a chocolate cupcake into a spider by adding a half-marshmallow "body" under the frosting, licorice legs and mini M&M eyes. Add chocolate sprinkles for a "hairy" effect. —Darla Wester, Meriden, Iowa

Orange Buttermilk Cupcakes

Orange Buttermilk Cupcakes

Orange Buttermilk Cupcakes

These delightful little cupcakes have wonderful old-fashioned taste without all the fat and calories. And the creamy orange glaze will keep the kids coming back for more.—Kim Chester, Cartersville, Georgia
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