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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.

Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes

To try to get my family to eat more vegetables, I often "hide" nutritional foods inside sweet treats. The carrots add wonderful moistness to these cupcakes, which have a rich cream cheese frosting. Now we can have our cake and eat our vegetables, too! —Doreen Kelly, Rosyln, Pennsylvania

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Linda Utter of Sidney, Montana proves you don't have to fudge on chocolate to make a light and luscious treat. Her moist cupcakes are chock-full of sweet flavor, but low in saturated fat.

Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

These freeze very well. I like to keep a batch on-hand for drop-in guests or when I'm too busy to bake. —Bertille Cooper, California, Maryland
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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

"Just thinking of these delicate cupcakes makes me hungry!" admits Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta.

Cupcake Cones

Cupcake Cones

Cupcake Cones

Children love this treat, which is not as messy as a piece of cake. —Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba

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.

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.
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