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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

1 review

We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated orange zest and chopped pecans, vegan chocolate chips and cinnamon, or your own favorite mix-ins. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

1 review

Decorate these simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes for any special occasion or holiday. Since the frosting recipe includes cream cheese, be...


Vanilla Cupcakes with Rhubarb Compote

Not too long ago I took up baking as a hobby and have loved it ever since. The inspiration for...


Very Vanilla Cupcakes

5 reviews

Everyone loves a vanilla cupcake. My recipe is a vanilla lovers dream—it's a vanilla cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream. To...


Tres Leches Cupcakes

This cupcake version of tres leches cake actually uses four types of milk, including the cream, but "quatro leches cake"...

Berry-Topped White Cupcakes

9 reviews

Guests just love these yummy white cupcakes that are topped with a cream cheese frosting. The strawberry-blueberry garnish makes them...


Yellow Cupcakes

26 reviews

Nothing is better than homemade cupcakes. This yellow cupcake recipe makes delicious and fluffy treats. To top them, choose whatever...

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

12 reviews

Take these simple Mardi Gras cupcakes to a get-together and watch them disappear. Kids will love to help decorate them...


Irish Cream Cupcakes

11 reviews

If you're looking for a grown-up cupcake, give these a try. You'll have a hard time limiting yourself to one!...


Elf Cupcakes

Rich and buttery vanilla cupcakes have a tender crumb and make a perfect base for these whimsical elves lost in...


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Rainbow Cupcakes

3 reviews

I’ve been making these colorful cupcakes with my mom since I was in high school. The cheery sweets are as...

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

9 reviews

My 3-year-old son loves these vanilla bean cupcakes! Vanilla bean flecks give the moist, tender cupcakes special-occasion status. —Alysha Braun,...


Key Lime Cupcakes

2 reviews

I made these light, tangy cupcakes on a chilly day to remind me of our vacation in southern Florida, where...