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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.

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

“These delightful spiders are very tasty and easy to make. You can really let your imagination go wild with them!” Edie DeSpain - Logan, Utah

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

A unique mix of pineapple and pumpkin creates moist cupcakes with mouthwatering flavor and texture. A fluffy frosting caps these tasty treats.—Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York

Fun Party Cupcakes

Fun Party Cupcakes

Fun Party Cupcakes

These are a cinch to bake—and even more fun to decorate! Our Test Kitchen staff turned out a pair of not-so-scary aliens, but you can let the kids top their cakes any way they want.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Young and old alike will get a kick out of our cute cupcakes. The red colored cake and white frosting make them a perfect patriotic treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Yellow Cupcakes

Yellow Cupcakes

Yellow Cupcakes

Nothing is better than homemade cupcakes. They are so delicious and fluffy. Choose whatever frosting you want to top these treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Witch's Hat Cake

Witch's Hat Cake

Witch's Hat Cake

You don't need a special pan to put together this fun witch cake using a packaged cake mix, prepared frosting and assorted candies. She'll come together so quickly, you'll think it's magic!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Slime-Filled Cupcakes

Slime-Filled Cupcakes

Slime-Filled Cupcakes

This is a fantastic way to dress up a packaged cake mix to suit Halloween. Kids of all ages will be thrilled to discover a fluffy green filling inside these chocolate cupcakes. The green drizzle on top completes the look.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes

Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes

Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes start with a homemade white cake and are topped with lemon pudding. Licorice antennae add a nice touch.—Bonnie Hagerman, Frederick, Maryland

Cookie Cupcakes

Cookie Cupcakes

Cookie Cupcakes

These cupcakes taste very similar to fluffy chocolate chip cookies and were the signature dish of my husband's Aunt Lois when I first married into the family. His mother began making them also and they are her most-requested dish. Even when making traditional desserts for holidays, she adds these cupcakes. She even gives them as gifts.—Sue Smith, Joaquin, Texas

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered coconut candy is tucked inside each of these morsels. The ganache frosting is complemented by coarse sugar and chocolate-covered cherries. —Sandy Ploy, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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