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What could possibly be better than cake? A cupcake! These mini cakes are not only beautifully decorated but they’re also delicious. We have loads of cupcake recipes for you to try. If you’re looking for some inspiration, try our classic Red Velvet cupcakes or our famous Nutella cupcakes. You can find loads of recipes to make with your kids, or if it’s a vegan dessert that you’re after, we’ve got dairy-free cupcakes too.

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These irresistible pumpkin pie cupcakes are a great alternative to a complicated pumpkin pie

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4.2/5 (648 Votes)

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Betty Crocker Cake Mix and a Can of Soda is really all that you need for this recipe, and the best part is that you...

  • 1 package cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 can soda, any flavor
4/5 (845 Votes)

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Rum Chata cupcakes and frosting? What could be better? Celebrate your next event with these homemade cupcakes, top

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 2 2 cups flour
  • 2 2 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1 1 cup rum chata
  • 1 1 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 4 4 egg whites
  • RUMCHATA CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 12 12 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 5 5 tablespoons rum chata
  • 1 1 package 1 (2-pound) package Confectioners’ sugar
4.2/5 (190 Votes)

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These cupcakes are colored like candy corn with the yellow base, orange top and frosted with white! It would be fun...

  • 1 box classic white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Red and yellow food dye
  • Tub of fluffy white frosting
4.5/5 (136 Votes)

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Moist champagne cake with peach schnapps and bits of diced peaches baked in and topped with a peachy champagne butt...

  • PEACHY CHAMPAGNE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup champagne
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 small peach, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon peach schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring, if desired
4.3/5 (152 Votes)

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Ultra-light, tender, moist cupcake studded with pecans that are first sauted in butter

  • HOMEMADE SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 tablespoon butter for pecans + 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter for cupcakes, softened
  • 1/2 cup broken pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups White Lily all-purpose flour, or cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce, room temperature
  • 1-2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream or sour cream
4.1/5 (128 Votes)

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The dulce de leche drizzled on the dulce de leche buttercream frosting really compliments the cupcake and creates a...

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • DULCE DE LECHE:
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened, condensed milk
  • DULCE DE LECHE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • dulce de leche
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
4.4/5 (82 Votes)

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Perfect recipe for a Halloween or April Fool's day party ! Red velvet cupcakes with frosting and glass shards with

  • SUGAR GLASS:
  • 1 can white frosting
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • EDIBLE BLOOD:
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water, or more as needed
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops blue food coloring
3.8/5 (124 Votes)

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Despicable Me Minion cupcakes are perfect for birthday parties, as well as just having fun! Let the kids help you

  • 6 pre-made and frosted cupcakes
  • 12 Twinkies
  • Smarties or any round candies or ready make candy eyes, for the eyes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sprinkles
  • 1 tube black writing icing
4.4/5 (72 Votes)

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These tasty treats made with Prepared Pantry's Very Fudgy Baby Cakes Dessert Cupcake and Cake Mix

  • CUPCAKE:
  • 1 package cake mix
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pecan halves, optional
4.4/5 (74 Votes)

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