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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.

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
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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

Hidden Treasure Cupcakes

Hidden Treasure Cupcakes

Hidden Treasure Cupcakes

Let kids discover the “hidden treasure” inside these cute-as-can-be cupcakes! They’re make-ahead convenient, ensure even-steven portions of cake for all party guests and are almost too pretty to eat! Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Everyone in my family loves cupcakes, so I experimented to create these cupcakes that fit my family's tastes. I also tried to make them healthier. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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

Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcakes

Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcakes

Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcakes

I have made this outstandingly delicious recipe for years. These rich cupcakes are sure to delight everyone you make them for. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

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
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