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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.

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy caramel frosting. They're such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you're eating your vegetables, too! —Virginia Lapierre, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

Baby Rattles

Baby Rattles

Baby Rattles

Our crafty cooks added a new twist to the cupcakes Merrill Powers of Spearville, Kansas shared. They baked them in mini tins, then added licorice handles to turn them into "rattles"!—Merrill Powers, Spearville, Kansas

Coconut Orange Cupcakes

Coconut Orange Cupcakes

Coconut Orange Cupcakes

From Sparta, Wisconsin, Donna Justin's tried-and-true recipe features the delicate tastes of orange, white chocolate and coconut in an easy dessert worthy of company. "It yields 2 dozen delicious cup cakes with a pretty topping," she notes.
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Rosy Rhubarb Cupcakes

Rosy Rhubarb Cupcakes

Rosy Rhubarb Cupcakes

If you're in a big hurry, these cupcakes are delicious even without frosting. The recipe works well with either fresh or frozen rhubarb, and a hint of nutmeg sparks the flavor. —Sharon Nichols, Brookings, South Dakota

Spice Cupcakes

Spice Cupcakes

Spice Cupcakes

These moist, spicy cupcakes with creamy caramel frosting are a delicious treat. The recipe has been in my family for years. When I was growing up, it seemed these cupcakes were always in the freezer, just waiting to be snitched one at a time! —Carla Hodenfield, Ray, North Dakota

Brownie Cups

Brownie Cups

Brownie Cups

From Spearville, Kansas, Merrill Powers shares this recipe for individual brownie-like cupcakes studded with pecan pieces. "This crinkly tops of these chewy treats are so pretty that they don't even need frosting," she relates.

Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

"My three girls love these moist, nut-topped cupcakes even without frosting," remarks Debra Forshee from Stockton, Kansas. "They're a great way to use up zucchini, and they freeze well for a quick snack."

Applesauce Spice Cupcakes

Applesauce Spice Cupcakes

Applesauce Spice Cupcakes

I began making these moist Applesauce Spice Cupcakes in grade school and still bake them today. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

Brownie Kiss Cupcakes

Brownie Kiss Cupcakes

Brownie Kiss Cupcakes

It's fun to prepare individual brownie "cupcakes" with a chocolaty "surprise" inside. My goddaughter, Cara, asks me to make them for her birthday to share at school. This year, she requested 32. I later found out she only needed 27 for her class...wonder where the other five went! -Pamela Lute, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Mortarboard Cupcakes

Mortarboard Cupcakes

Mortarboard Cupcakes

I made these cute cupcakes when my children graduated from high school. They are so easy and can be made with your school colors.—Margaret Hooper, Winchester, New Hampshire

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.
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