Cupcakes for All! 20 Cupcake Recipes, Tips & Ideas

Cupcakes for All! 20 Cupcake Recipes, Tips & Ideas

Faith Durand
May 16, 2011

Cupcakes are unexpectedly polarizing. Some love them to pieces. Others are ready for them to quietly go away and leave something else (say, pie) in their exalted place of popular appeal. But when professional bakers give us very good reasons why cupcakes are here to stay, we listen. A cupcake is, after all, a fairly irresistible piece of confectionery, with its tender interior and creamy dollop of icing. A cupcake is wonderful party food, and we've looked at them quite a lot, here at The Kitchn. Here's a look back at some of our favorite recipes, icing tips, and other ideas. There are maple cupcakes, gluten-free chocolate cupcakes, and angel food cupcakes. Read on, and share your own favorite cupcake recipe too!

Recipes & Recipe Reviews
Airy Angel Food Cupcakes with Naturally Pink Icing
Chocolate Chip Cookie-Stuffed Yellow Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Chocolate Cupcakes (Vegan! Gluten-Free!) and Coconut Icing
Vegan Chocolate Ginger Orange Cupcakes
Maple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Gingerbread Cookie Icebox Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes from Simply Recipes
Lemon Cream Pie Cupcakes
Chocolate and Vanilla: Two New Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Icing & Toppings
Classic Buttercream Frosting
Basic Cooked Buttercream Frosting
Melted Marshmallow Topping
How To Frost a Cupcake

Tips & Good Ideas
3 Ways To Freeze Cupcake Batter For Later
How To Make Your Own Cupcake Wrappers
How Can I Make Moist, Fluffy Bakery-Style Cupcakes?
Cupcakes In a Jar! The Latest Cupcake Craze
What Are the Best Dairy-Free Cake and Frosting Recipes?
What's The Difference? Cupcake vs. Muffin
5 Reasons Matt Lewis Says Cupcakes are Here to Stay

What are your favorite cupcake recipes — and icing recipes too?

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