Individual treats with icing that don’t require an occasion to enjoy. Cupcakes are super moist single serving cakes that come in a variety of flavors and colors. Discover 21 super easy delicious cupcake recipes even a beginner baker can enjoy.
How To Make Cupcakes
The simplest way to make cupcakes (even though baking from scratch is better) is to use a cake mix and follow the instructions for cupcakes.
Baking Cupcakes From Scratch
Making cupcakes from scratch is real simple you just need to follow the recipe, mix and bake. Top with icing and enjoy.
Cupcakes have no limitations. You can have cupcakes with coffee, cupcakes for birthdays, cupcakes for wedding cake, gender reveal cupcakes and so much more.
Cupcakes are essentially single servings of cake decorated uniquely. The cake can be one flavor and the icing an entirely different flavor. Your options are endless.
Plus with cupcakes you can decorate them to suit a theme or simply top them with sprinkles. If you are looking to start a business cupcakes would make a sweet choice. Learn more below.
DIY cupcakes are super easy to make even your kids can bake them. Sally’s Baking Addiction has a super moist easy chocolate cupcake recipe that will become your new favorite dessert. And you should have everything in your pantry. You will need cocoa powder and icing sugar for the frosting.
Classic vanilla cupcakes is a basic beginner cupcake recipe and requires flour, eggs, sugar, butter and a few other pantry related ingredients. If you can make these you can make any cupcake you crave.
How To Bake Cupcakes
Cupcakes usually bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Keto cupcakes may require a higher temperature and longer baking time refer to recipe.
Cupcake Recipes From Scratch
Let the fun begin! Your options for cupcakes from scratch are limitless. Plus you can make most cupcakes gluten free by using Bobs Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour.
Dairy Free Cupcakes
If you are looking for dairy free cupcakes most nut milks like almond milk can be substituted for dairy milk and margarine for butter. Every recipe will vary. Below you will find vegan, gluten free, Keto and many more cupcake recipes.
How To Make Cupcakes Without Liners
If you don’t have cupcake liners don’t sweat it. You can still make cupcakes. Using oil or an oil spray coat the muffin tins you are going to use for baking. Alternatively you can use silicone muffin cups or fold and line your cupcake hollow with parchment paper.
If you follow a Keto diet or Trim Healthy Mama plan you know that having a low carb sugar free cupcake for breakfast isn’t out of the question. These sugar free Italian cream cupcakes from Nana’s Little Kitchen would be a great addition to brunch.
Vegan cupcakes means no dairy and no eggs. You may also find vegan recipes to use more natural sugars in their recipes.
Here are some great vegan cupcake recipes:
Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes – My Darling Vegan
Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes – Minimalist Baker
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes – Chocolate Covered Katie
Cute Cupcake Ideas
When it comes to cupcakes you can create the cutest designs with frosting. Here are some of the cutest cupcake decorations we have found and some great icing recipes.
Unicorn Inspired Cupcakes – Pop Sugar
Bumblebee Flower Cupcakes – eHow
Cookie Monster Cupcakes – I Am A Baker
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting – Betty Crocker
How To Make Fondant – Bigger Bolder Baking
Creative Cupcake Recipes
With cupcakes you can be crazy creative with cake flavors, icing flavors, design and decorating. You are limitless in what you can create. This is why cupcake businesses do so well. Here are some creative cupcake inspiration:
Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes – Life Love & Sugar
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes – Sugar Salt Magic
Watermelon Cupcakes – The First Year
Vegan Earl Grey Cupcakes With Blueberry Lemon Frosting – Short Girl Tall Order
Creative Cupcake Ideas
Here are some amazingly creative cupcake ideas that are low carb and sugar free. They are great for snacks, dessert and even breakfast if you want.
Sugar Free Italian Cream Cupcakes – Nana’s Little Kitchen
Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcake – Northern Nester
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Maple Cream – My Montana Kitchen
Cranberry Bliss Cupcakes – Joy Filled Eats
Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
When you think of cupcakes most people think of chocolate cupcakes first. But chocolate doesn’t have to be just chocolate…
Here are some great chocolatey cupcake creations:
German Chocolate Cupcakes – Tastes Better From Scratch
Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes – Baker By Nature
Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake – Life Made Simple Bakes
Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
With so many different chocolate cupcake recipes world wide I am sure you have a favorite. Love Life & Sugar has a very popular homemade moist chocolate cupcake recipe that people love and I suggest you try.
Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
Vanilla cupcakes are classic. Simple but perfect for birthdays or over coffee with friends.
Super Moist Vanilla Cupcake – Homemade Food Junkie
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes – Fresh April Flours
Cupcakes Red Velvet
The best red velvet cupcake recipe has to be from Simply Happenings. The cupcake is moist and decadent with a cream cheese frosting.
Cupcakes To Make
Personally, I think every cupcake flavor is one worth making. Here are some worth trying:
Chai Spice Cupcakes – Busy Baker
Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes – Life Love & Sugar
Carrot Cake Cupcakes – Celebrating Sweets
Beginner Cupcake Recipes
Cupcake creations are a great place for a beginner baker to start. The classic vanilla cupcake from Homemade Food Junkies is a great place to start. Or if you are feeling slightly adventurous Recipe Girl has a snickerdoodle cupcake you can try.
Easy Creative Cupcakes
Getting creative with cupcakes doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. Here are some easy creative cupcake recipes to try:
Frosted Lemonade Cupcake – A Spark Of Creativity
Lemon Cupcakes – Just So Tasty
Mocha Cupcakes – Lexis Rose
Making Cupcakes To Sell
Selling cupcakes is a business that is super easy to start. And quite popular. Everyone loves a sweet little treat.
Start by selling to your friends and family. Or at your local farmers market and branch from there. Cupcakes are a great word of mouth business if you are interested in birthday cupcakes, wedding cupcake sales and etc.
Selling cupcakes through a brick and mortar establishment will take more time to set up. Stay at home moms with the right training can run a successful cupcake order and pick up, or weekend farmers market business.
Cupcakes sell well because they are individual well priced treat. It’s a cost effective indulgence that pairs well with just about anything. Plus food is better when shared.
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Updated April 27, 2021