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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.

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
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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

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

"On St. Patrick's Day our family gets together for a special dinner and other festivities," explains Susan Frantz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Green is dominant in most of the food we serve, so these cupcakes tinted with pistachio pudding mix are a perfect addition.

Cupcake Easter Baskets

Cupcake Easter Baskets

Cupcake Easter Baskets

From Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Julie Johnston shares the recipe for her cute cupcakes with mild orange flavor. "It's fun to dress up these cupcakes for Easter!" she writes. "As we raised four sons and a daughter, I prepared many, many school lunches and often added these springtime treats."

Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

I took these yummy treats to a picnic for our computer club one year, and they went like hotcakes! I should have made a double batch. With their creamy frosting and sprinkling of coconut, they appeal to kids and adults alike.—Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona

Banana Nut Cupcakes

Banana Nut Cupcakes

Banana Nut Cupcakes

These moist cupcakes from Vicki Abrahamson taste like little loaves of banana bread. "I keep ripe bananas in the freezer, so I can whip up these cupcakes whenever I need them for a bake sale or party," notes the Seabeck, Washington subscriber. "I like to top them with cream cheese frosting," she adds.

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes that are loaded with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. My mom makes them for dessert on special occasions or for a sweet autumn snack. -Jacinta Ransom, South Haven, Michigan

Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Rochelle Brownlee of Big Timber, Montana shares the recipe for these moist cupcakes with milk banana flavor. The cocoa powder in the frosting boosts the chocolate flavor while the melted chocolate gives it a creamy texture, making it easier to spread.

Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

"My mom and I first tried these moist chocolaty cupcakes at her health club's annual taste test," notes Sara Zignego of Hartford, Wisconsin. "Not only are these treats light and delicious, they're easy to make!
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