This One Underrated Pantry Ingredient Is Key to Making Way Better CupcakesRecipes
The nostalgia factor was a 10/10.
about 2 hours ago
For Gorgeous, Bakery-Style Confetti Cupcakes, This Is Your RecipeRecipes
It’s all about the frosting.
These One-Bowl Confetti Cupcakes Are the Easiest I’ve Ever MadeRecipes
They’re also secretly vegan!
2 days ago
These Piña Colada Cupcakes Will Instantly Transport You to the BeachRecipes
They taste just like the quintessential summer cocktail.
May 11, 2023
Lemon Cupcakes Taste Like Pure SunshineRecipes
Say hello to spring.
Mar 23, 2023
This Recipe Will Give You a Dozen Cupcakes While Only Using One Stick of ButterRecipes
Joy the Baker does it again!
Jun 10, 2022
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Are Potluck-ReadyRecipes
A cuter form of the classic cake.
May 22, 2022
My Mother-in-Law’s Carrot Cake Is the Stuff of Legends. Now You Can Make It Too.Recipes
A thick, tangy cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch.
May 8, 2022
These Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes Are Exactly What Dreams Are Made OfRecipes
This is one recipe worth the time and effort.
Apr 20, 2022
I Tried the Recipe for Tangy Loopy Cukes and It’s Next-Level DeliciousRecipes
Spoiler alert: I think I’ve found my new favorite snack.
Apr 5, 2022
Pizza CupcakesRecipes
Individual cheesy perfection.
Apr 1, 2022
This Budget-Friendly Soda Cupcake Recipe Requires Just 3 Ingredients and Costs Less Than $5Recipes
$3 for a whole batch of cupcakes? Sign us up.
Mar 17, 2022
Black Bottom CupcakesRecipes
Ultra chocolatey and decadently cream cheese-filled.
Feb 25, 2022
Strawberry CupcakesRecipes
A pretty pink, perfectly sweet treat.
Feb 16, 2022
Red Velvet CupcakesRecipes
It's the perfect celebratory dessert for just about any occasion.
Dec 20, 2021
Try This Handy Tip the Next Time You’re Decorating CupcakesSkills
The key to perfectly flat frosting.
Oct 6, 2021
I Tried Ina Garten’s Famous Chocolate Cake as Cupcakes and I’m Forever Changed
Recipe Review
It changed my mind about cupcakes.
Sep 24, 2021
I Tried 4 Famous Vanilla Cupcake Recipes and the Winner Is Perfect in Every Way
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
After spending an entire day baking, I finally found the absolute best vanilla cupcake recipe.
Aug 6, 2021
The Unexpected Technique That Makes These Cupcakes So Moist and Tender
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
These are the only vanilla cupcakes I'll make from now on.
Aug 5, 2021
I Tried Preppy Kitchen's Vanilla Cupcakes (They're His Most-Requested Recipe)
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With a 5-star rating and glowing reviews, I couldn't wait to taste them.
Aug 4, 2021
These Vanilla Cupcakes Stay Moist for Days (They're the Best Make-Ahead Treat)
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I had never experienced such a moist cupcake before and was blown away by their texture.
Aug 3, 2021
I Tried Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Cupcake Recipe, and Now I Understand the Hype
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There's a reason it's so famous.
Aug 1, 2021
You Might as Well Call These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes “Billionaires” (Because They’re That Rich)
Delicious Links
The secret is in the coconut milk.
Feb 26, 2021
We Tested 4 Famous Chocolate Cupcake Recipes and Found a Clear Winner
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
After spending an entire day baking, I finally found the absolute best chocolate cupcake recipe.
Feb 12, 2021
These Chocolate Cupcakes Are Extra Moist and Fluffy, Thanks to One Smart IngredientRecipes
These cupcakes definitely lived up to my expectations.
Feb 11, 2021
This Blogger Spent a Year Developing Her Chocolate Cupcake RecipeRecipes
They're by far the best chocolate cupcakes I've ever had.
Feb 11, 2021
You’ll Want to Spread This Chocolate Ganache on Every Dessert You Make
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Buttercream who? A silky chocolate ganache stars in these "grown-up" cupcakes.
Feb 10, 2021
This 1 Ingredient Totally Ruins Ina’s Chocolate Cupcakes (I’ll Never Make Them Again)
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
These are nothing like her famous chocolate cake.
Feb 9, 2021
I Tried Reddit’s Wildly Popular Lemon Bars (and They’re Worth the Hype)
Reddit Recipes
I had to see if they were worth the hype.
Sep 19, 2020
Here's How to Turn a Box of Cake Mix Into Adorable Heart-Shaped CupcakesRecipes
You don't even need a special pan.
Feb 10, 2020
Recipe: Easy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese FrostingRecipes
Carrot cake cupcakes are the tastiest way to incorporate a dose of veggies into a sweet treat — especially when there’s a swirl of cream cheese frosting piled on top. These cupcakes are as easy as can be, requiring just one bowl and a whisk to make the batter. Even the kids can help here! The cupcakes emerge from the oven fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg, and the cream cheese frosting whips up fluffy and sweet to finish things up.
Apr 8, 2019
These Chocolate Cupcakes Have a Sweet SurpriseRecipes
It isn’t often that a recipe, especially for a pairing of classic flavors like chocolate and strawberry, catches me off-guard and truly surprises me. This one for chocolate-strawberry cupcakes, however, has a unique ingredient that could be the key to the best frosting ever. The classic combo of strawberries and chocolate is undeniable and often makes appearances on the internet around Valentine’s Day (chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone?).
Feb 14, 2018
Recipe: French 75 CupcakesRecipes
Nothing says celebration like cocktails and cupcakes, except when you combine the two. These French 75 cupcakes, based on the classic Champagne cocktail, are light and sweet with a distinctly boozy punch. Frosted with a Champagne buttercream and soaked in a lemon, gin, and sparkling wine syrup, these cupcakes are sweeter than a typical cocktail, but boast more booze than a typical boozy cupcake.
Dec 29, 2017
Recipe: Very Berry 4th of July CupcakesRecipes
This is definitely the sweetest way to celebrate.
Jun 21, 2017
Recipe: One-Bowl Vanilla Cake: Funfetti CupcakesRecipes
Funfetti is fun, but you know what is even more fun? One-bowl confetti cupcakes, one of the many recipes that show off the versatility of our one-bowl vanilla cake recipe. Need a quick cupcake for your school bake sale or a cute dessert to take to book club? These funfetti cupcakes fit the bill and don’t require any special ingredients, skills, or cleanup. Funfetti recipes are ubiquitous on the web these days, but it was first introduced as a cake mix craze in the 1980s from Pillsbury.
May 9, 2017
Recipe: Key Lime Icebox CupcakesRecipes
See how darling these key lime cupcakes are? A cheesecake-meets-key-lime-pie filling makes these no-bake cuties the perfect light and refreshing dessert for a beautiful spring brunch or porch party. The gingerbread cookie crust brings the zing to these tangy, tart, and creamy key lime pie minis. Topped with a lightly sweetened sour cream mixture and an optional candy lime wedge, these single-serve desserts are as delicious as they are Instagram-worthy.
May 4, 2017
This Is the Top Cupcake Recipe on PinterestRecipes
Have you tried it?
Apr 4, 2017
Recipe: One-Bowl Orange Olive Oil Cupcakes with Honey ButtercreamRecipes
Hands down, olive oil is my favorite baking oil. That may be unexpected, but using extra virgin olive oil is a simple way to increase the depth of flavor in baked goods and works particularly well in these One-Bowl Orange Olive Oil Cupcakes. Combining fresh orange juice with extra virgin olive oil easily elevates them to something special — a more elegant version of sweet-and-salty to leave you craving one bite after another.
Mar 29, 2017
Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow CreamRecipes
Calling all chocolate-lovers!
Feb 2, 2017
Recipe: Black Forest CupcakesRecipes
Modeled after the classic German Black Forest layer cake, these chocolate cupcakes deliver a spongy cake stuffed with a sweet cherry filling, a light and fluffy whipped cream topping, and the requisite shower of shaved chocolate. If you were looking for a new take on chocolate cupcakes, this is it. Like layer cakes, these filled cupcakes are best made over the course of two days.
Oct 7, 2016
How To Make One Chocolate CupcakeRecipes
Chocolate cupcake cravings are a real problem for those of us without an office or classroom to share a whole dozen with. Ditto for those of us without a decent cupcake bakery nearby. Enter: the single-serve chocolate cupcake. It’s baked in a toaster oven with just a few pantry staples, and it’s here to solve all our problems with a rich and chocolatey answer — not to mention a perfectly tender crumb.
Jul 18, 2016
How To Make One Vanilla CupcakeRecipes
Because baking for one is a form of self-care.
Jul 8, 2016
Recipe: Lemon Cupcakes with Marshmallow FrostingRecipes
These Easter cupcakes are everything I want in a treat this time of year, bringing together a trifecta of lemon, marshmallow, and whimsy. The citrus cake is bright and perfectly tart, the ideal foil to a fluffy, sweet marshmallow buttercream. Citrus and candy both make these cupcakes feel right for Easter, but the coconut “grass” and jelly beans take the theme to the top.
Mar 8, 2016
Recipe: Valentine’s Day Breakup Cupcakes from Libbie SummersRecipes
Why can’t breakups be a little more fun? Didn’t you think everything he or she said and did was “so inspiring” just a few months ago anyway? With these fun-to-make Valentine’s Day breakup cupcakes, you have the option to end a relationship with that not-so-special someone in a creative way. They are a “see how cool I am, flip of the hair, blow a bubble, and walk out the door” kind of sweet kiss-off.
Feb 9, 2016
Recipe: Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Sour Cream Ganache FrostingRecipes
Beets are one of those divisive vegetables — either you love them or hate them. I happen to love them. I’m a sucker for that sweet flesh and gorgeous fuschia color, but I know plenty of people who play for the other team. Beet-haters, I ask that you suspend your disbelief for one moment. Try not to discount the chocolate-beet cupcake based on your feelings for the vegetable alone. Open your heart to beet cake because the final product is far better than the sum of its parts.
Jan 25, 2016
How To Frost a Cupcake: 5 Easy WaysRecipes
Trends come and trends go, but the ubiquity of the cupcake as core comfort food remains. Birthdays, breakups, barbecues on the lawn — a cupcake piled high with frosting is appropriate for just about any occasion. Ready to up your cupcake game? Today I’m showing you five different ways to frost your cupcakes in style. Because most of us don’t use them very often, I think piping bags can feel a bit intimidating.
Oct 5, 2015
Vegan Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange & GingerRecipes
There’s a secret I’ve been fostering for quite some time now. I love vegan cupcakes — even more than “regular” cupcakes. Their flavor is intense, pure, and did I mention there’s none of that creaming and beating nonsense? They’re literally as easy as 1, 2, 3! You’re sure to be a hit at your next party if you come toting these!
May 17, 2015
Nashville Hot Chicken & Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple FrostingRecipes
White bean and chorizo soup; pumpkin cupcakes with maple cinnamon frosting; and Nashville hot chicken in today’s Delicious Links.
Nov 6, 2014
Recipe: Candy-Topped Chocolate CupcakesRecipes
When it comes to Halloween, I don’t joke around with my treats, and these cupcakes are no exception. It is a holiday that revolves around getting candy, after all! With a classic chocolate cake base and mounds of fluffy frosting, these cupcakes are super festive and easily customizable. Grab some friends, your favorite candy, and make a batch of these treats. These cupcakes start with an easy chocolate cake recipe and quick meringue frosting.
Oct 27, 2014
Chili Chicken, Sweet Potato Cupcakes, Pepperoni Skillet Pizza, Broccoli Slaw & Slow Cooker OatmealRecipes
After the autumn equinox comes the rush of recipes with spices and autumn produce. If you’re looking for something quick and fall-inspired this weekend, try the cheater skillet pizza or the pasta with cauliflower and sausage. If you feel like baking, don’t miss out on the chai sweet potato cupcakes (oh boy) and apple fritters. And make delicious leftovers for the week with the help of this easy kale potato gratin.
Sep 26, 2014
Recipe: Chai Sweet Potato CupcakesRecipes
These spiced cupcakes bring the flavor of masala chai to every bite, from the black tea-laced frosting to the fragrant sweet potato base.
Sep 22, 2014
Recipe: Tomato Soup CupcakesRecipes
Yep, you read that right, Tomato Soup Cupcakes. I’m going retro today with these old-school cupcakes. But the tomato soup isn’t a gimmick; it’s the secret ingredient for tender spiced cupcakes with a little air of mystery. I have to admit I had never even heard of these — that is until The Kitchn asked if I’d be up for the challenge of developing a recipe for this throwback treat. Of course I’m always up for a challenge.
Aug 13, 2014
Recipe: Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut CupcakesRecipes
While we have ample vegan and gluten-free coverage on The Kitchn, unless it’s naturally free of milk, eggs or gluten (say, a green salad) these recipes are not usually coming from my corner of the test kitchen. There’s one recipe, however, that I’ve worked on quite a bit; a vegan and gluten-free chocolate cupcake that I first had when someone brought a dozen to my house for a party. They were gooey and dark and had a sweet coconut icing on top.
Aug 7, 2014
Recipe: Vanilla Cupcakes with Very Basic Lemon Buttercream FrostingRecipes
Not so long ago, cupcakes were everywhere. Overpriced cupcake bakeries cropped up on every corner, with twirls of colored frosting and rainbows of sprinkles beckoning from shop windows and enticing cupcake-crazed customers to queue up for their daily fix. We called the demise of this trend all the way back in 2008, and indeed, cupcakes have fallen out of the spotlight. They seem downright quaint now, compared to the Cronut fad.
Feb 21, 2014
Raw Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing & Ginger CaramelRecipes
Among the surprises in my first year of being gluten-free has been my growing enjoyment of raw desserts. I love how simple they can be to assemble and often find them more texturally satisfying than gluten-less baked goods. These raw spiced pumpkin cupcakes are filled with autumn goodness and yet are free of many allergens like grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, and refined sugar. And did I mention they’re topped with coconut vanilla icing and ginger date caramel?!
Oct 30, 2013
Recipe: No-Bake Lemon Cream & Coconut Icebox CupcakesRecipes
It’s warming up outside, and while it’s not quite time to turn off the oven yet, icebox desserts are always welcome. Today I have such a simple little treat for you — one you can eat with a fork or straight out of the paper, if you don’t mind a smear of cream here and there: Three-bite lemon cupcakes, sprinkled with coconut and topped with bright berry. And all with no baking!Do you love icebox cakes? I do (I’m writing a book about them!
Mar 28, 2012
Sweet Recipe: Boston Cream Pie CupcakesRecipes
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beautiful trifecta that is Boston Cream Pie. You get buttery cake (check!), soft vanilla pastry cream (check!), and a topping of thick chocolate ganache (check!). It’s a triple win. And cupcake form means you can cut out the middle man and eat it with your hands.These cupcakes are entirely, and perhaps gratuitously, luxurious.
Mar 26, 2012
Operation Cupcake: How A Recipe Fought TerrorismRecipes
When British intelligence agents hacked into the website of an Al-Qaeda magazine, they did more than just delete pro-terrorism articles. The MI6 team (the UK’s version of the CIA) replaced bomb making instructions with instructions of a sweeter nature: recipes for mojito and rocky road cupcakes.The recipe, which was once featured on the Ellen DeGeneres show, originated from an Ohio bakery. When the staff first heard the news they were shocked.
Jun 8, 2011
Recipe: Coconut Milk Cupcakes, Two WaysRecipes
I adore birthdays. Not only my birthday but my sisters’ birthdays, parents’ birthdays, and my friends’ birthdays, too. Heck, I even like strangers’ birthdays! In the past I’ve been known to celebrate a little thing called Nealeygras, which is basically a week-long celebration of my birth. My boyfriend thinks this is incredibly narcissistic… I think it’s just a good excuse to party.
May 17, 2011
Gluten-Free Strawberry CupcakesRecipes
This is one reason why Elana Amsterdam’s books are so attractive: her ingredient lists are remarkably short. This strawberry cupcake recipe, for instance, only calls for eight relatively familiar ingredients. And yet it’s also outstandingly delicious!Elana Amsterdam of the popular blog Elana’s Pantry has gained quite a following for her gluten-free recipes.
May 16, 2011
Recipe: Airy Angel Food Cupcakes with Naturally Pink IcingRecipes
We’ve given you an array of sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. There has been rich, creamy crème brûlée, inventive chocolates, and a whipped parfait of blood orange curd. Here’s one last treat: Airy, barely-there angel food cakelets that practically melt in your mouth, topped with a puff of meringue icing colored pink without a single drop of food dye. I had high hopes of bringing you a full-on all-natural red velvet cupcake for Valentine’s this year.
Feb 14, 2011
Recipe: Gingerbread Cookie Icebox CupcakesRecipes
Are you a gingerbread lover? If you’ve had enough of ginger cakes and gingersnaps, try these icebox cupcakes, made with our favorite spicy gingerbread cookies and whipped cream, softened overnight in the fridge into triple-decker mini-cakes. Soft, spicy and single serving, they’re a twist on the usual cookie — and possibly the best way to eat three cookies at once!
Dec 17, 2010
Maple Cupcakes from Baked ExplorationsRecipes
This morning we gave you our review of the new book from the Baked boys: Baked Explorations, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Well, we couldn’t resist sharing a recipe too from this lovely, enticing book. And what better for fall than these moist, luscious maple cupcakes?Maple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese FrostingThough it may be a cliché in this country, Vermont is virtually synonymous with maple syrup.
Oct 5, 2010
How To Make Lemon Cream Pie CupcakesRecipes
As much as we love chocolate, there comes a time when we find our pantry to be without. So when a hankering for Boston Cream Pie comes around, you make do and twist a tried and true recipe upside down and thrown in a dash of sunshine to boot. Lemon Cream Pie Cupcakes are as tasty as they are easy to assemble and we’ll show you how — we promise you won’t even miss the chocolate!
May 17, 2010
Cupcakes, Again: Ming Makes Cupcakes (and More)Recipes
It seems that we have been premature in predicting the death of the cupcake fad; they don’t seem to be supplanted by doughnuts or anything else. There’s something irresistible to bakers in those little bites of cake, and right now the latest cupcakes making the rounds are from Ming Makes Cupcakes. Ming is a designer and architect, and her simple, chatter-free website is striking and very appealing.And her recipes are so interesting.
Apr 29, 2010
Red Velvet Cupcakes from Simply Recipes Recipe ReviewsRecipes
When your birthday falls so close to the holidays, you need something extra special to celebrate. A friend of ours with just such a birthday requested these red velvet cupcakes from Garrett McCord, guest blogger on Simply Recipes, and we wholeheartedly complied!Red velvet cake is one of those classic American desserts with vague Southern origins – no one seems to know the exact birthplace.
Jan 7, 2010
Chocolate and Vanilla: Two New Favorite Cupcake Recipes Recipe ReviewsRecipes
School and work are back in session, and so cupcake season is fast upon us. We don’t bake a lot of cupcakes; we usually prefer the ease of one whole cake. But when it comes to school classrooms and workplace birthday parties, cupcakes are just so easy and fork-free. So we’ve been on the hunt for the ideal recipes for both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, and now, the search is over.
Aug 26, 2009