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Homemade Cupcakes

Looking for recipes for homemade cupcakes? Taste of Home has the best homemade cupcake recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

WHENEVER these tasty treats pop up at birthday celebrations, so do smiles! The Christmasy confections are deliciously rich chocolate cupcakes from Helen's family-favorite recipe. To create pretty poinsettias, our kitchen staff covered the cakes with frosting, fruit snack flowers and yellow candies. Simply trace and cut out the pattern on the next page to produce the petals, and you'll be well on your way to "growing" goodies of your own!

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

Sugar substitute makes these golden cupcakes a wonderfully sweet treat, whether used for dessert or as a fast snack. Light and buttery, the divine bites make a perfect contribution to a spring baby shower or a casual ending to lunch with friends. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes

Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes

Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes

Light, tender and tangy, these little lemon cakes will be the belle of the brunch. They’re also great for lunch, supper or snacking.—Ruth Burrus, Zionsville, Indiana
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Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Rich chocolaty cupcakes include a cream cheese surprise. Get kids in on the fun by letting them help decorate. ‐Mrs. Walter Jacobson, Ashland, Ohio

Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

These cupcakes are easy to whip up, but everyone will think you've worked for hours because of the "secret" creamy filling inside. They're great for picnics and lunch boxes. —Susan Muehmer, Delaware, Ontario

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

This sweet and chocolaty cupcake will make you feel like a kid again, while the decadent ganache frosting will appeal to your grown-up side.

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Citrus lovers will vow they've gone to cupcake heaven when they sample this recipe. To up the sunny flavor, add a teaspoon of orange extract in place of vanilla. —Helen Hassler, Denver, Pennsylvania

Spice Cupcakes with Dates

Spice Cupcakes with Dates

Spice Cupcakes with Dates

You'll think these old-fashioned treats from Mavis Diment came fresh from Grandma's oven. “My Scottish genes inspired me to add oatmeal to the moist, tender cupcakes,” she notes from Marcus, Iowa.

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis lives in a cupcake! Our Test Kitchen took the King of Rock's favorite flavors and rolled them into a banana cupcake frosted with peanut butter and kissed by chocolate.

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Catch your honey red-handed this Valentine's Day with a batch of these confections. Our family loves these filled cupcakes. They disappear in a day. —Betty B. Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania

Root Beer Cupcakes

Root Beer Cupcakes

Root Beer Cupcakes

Root beer barrel candies and a spice cake-like batter give these cupcakes an old-fashioned flavor. Kids will especially love them! —Dot Kraemer, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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