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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.

Ambrosia Cupcakes

Ambrosia Cupcakes

Ambrosia Cupcakes

These unbeatable Ambrosia Cupcakes are loaded with flavor. Pineapple, apricot, coconut...your taste buds will be dancing! The addition of butter, shortening and sour cream to the batter guarantees a moist, tender crumb. Yum! —Zan Brock, Jasper, Alabama

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

I have baked cupcakes for years since I served as a room mother for my three children. These easy-to-make, jumbo treats make an attractive dessert for special occasions or everyday. —Barbara Hahn, Park Hills, Missouri

Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

If you are nuts about chocolate and coconut, this is definitely the cupcake for you. The chocolate ganache is so tempting, you just might end up with a shortage of frosting!—LuAnn Klink, Frostburg, Maryland
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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

The robust ginger flavor of these cupcakes is mellowed by the maple frosting's sweetness. The combination is pure heaven! For an extra-special presentation, add candied ginger as a garnish. —Nancy Beckman, Helena, Montana

Peanut-Filled Devil's Food Cupcakes

Peanut-Filled Devil's Food Cupcakes

Peanut-Filled Devil's Food Cupcakes

This recipe from Mary Lou Timpson of Colorado City, Arizona features a luscious peanut butter filling surrounded with devil's food and then iced with a rich layer of ganache. “They're to die for!” says Mary Lou Timpson.

Spiced Carrot Cupcakes

Spiced Carrot Cupcakes

Spiced Carrot Cupcakes

A medley of spices and a fluffy white chocolate frosting star in this recipe from Angela Coulter of Blairsville, Pennsylvania. “They're moist and light-tasting...a little different from your average cupcake,” says Angela.

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Chip Lover's Cupcakes

Making chocolate chip cookies is a challenge with three teenagers who are always grabbing the dough to "sample." Their love of cookie dough inspired the recipe for these cupcakes that adults will enjoy, too. —Donna Scully, Middletown, Delaware

Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

My husband remembers his mother making "little black cupcakes with caramel icing." I never thought about putting caramel icing on chocolate cupcakes, but boy, was I wrong. His mother passed down this recipe to me. It's to die for! —Cathy Bodkins, Dayton, Virginia

Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes

Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes

Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes

A sweet frosting with a hint of lemon complements these little spice cakes, each with a maraschino cherry in the center. They're one of my dad's favorite desserts and a sure way of getting him to come over for a cup of coffee. —Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina

Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

From Bloomington, Indiana, Marlene Schollenberger writes, "Cupcakes are so popular now, and these have a wonderful hidden treasure inside. They're rich and delicious!"

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

I got the recipe for these moist , filled cupcakes from a dear friend about 25 years ago. I have made them many times for my family and for church functions. They're irresistable. —Vivian Morris, Cleburne, Texas
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