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25 Captivating Cupcake Recipes: Sweet Treats

Frosting and cake combine into bite size bliss with flavors abound. Celebrate your day with a cupcake. Enjoy these 25 Captivating Cupcake Recipes!

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1. Lemon Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting


These lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting definitely aren’t complicated – but oh my, are they ever delicious. The lemon flavor is sweet, tangy, tastes like sunshine, and screams springtime. The cupcake crumb is moist, fluffy, and perfectly soft. And to top it all off (literally and figuratively) – they’re frosted with lemon frosting.

From: JustSoTasty

2. Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

Moist chocolate

These super moist chocolate cupcakes pack TONS of chocolate flavor in each cupcake wrapper! Made from simple everyday ingredients, this easy cupcake recipe will be your new favorite. For best results, use natural cocoa powder and buttermilk. These chocolate cupcakes taste completely over-the-top with chocolate buttercream!

From: Sally’sBakingAddiction

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3. Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

Vanilla chai

These cupcakes don’t have an overwhelming chai flavour. Rather they have the normal soft taste of vanilla with just a hint of chai spiciness. Which is really all that is needed to feel that cosy wintery feeling.

From: BakingGinger

4. Root Beer Cupcakes

Root beer

I love this recipe for Root Beer Cupcakes with cream cheese icing. First your nose picks up the classic root beer scent, then the flavour mildly hits, so classic and delicious! I made these cupcakes with a box cake mix, because I am a fan of them – easy peesy and they taste great. Really, it’s taking the already yummy and adding the root beer. Yet don’t forget to finish off the cupcakes with this cream cheese icing – it’s one of my favourite icings of all time.

From: MyOrganizedChaos

5. Apple Pie Cupcakes

Apple pie vanilla cinnamon

My apple pie cupcakes have all the flavors of apple pie in a moist cupcake and topped with whipped vanilla, cinnamon frosting!

From: SavingEveryDay

6. Coconut Cupcakes With Lime Frosting

Coconut lime buttercream

They start with a moist coconut flavored cupcake. Then they’re topped with fluffy lime frosting. I absolutely love the sweet coconut flavor and tangy lime- iness of the frosting. The lime isn’t bitter at all – but instead it’s smooth, creamy and deliciously fresh tasting.

From: JustSoTasty

7. Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot cake

If you’re looking for a fun Easter dessert, these carrot cake cupcakes are a great option! They have amazing flavor and are so delicious. Plus the “carrot pot” decoration is just SO cute. 

From: IHeartNaptime

8. Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

Peanut butter banana

These peanut butter banana cupcakes start with moist banana cupcakes that have a delicious banana bread flavor and soft cupcake crumb. Then they’re topped with peanut butter frosting for the perfect peanut butter banana combo.

From: JustSoTasty

9. Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

Raspberry lemon

Moist, tart lemon cupcakes filled with smooth lemon curd and covered in Lemon Raspberry Swirl Buttercream Frosting. You will love these Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes!

From: ATipsyGiraffe

10. Tropical Mango Vanilla Cupcakes

Tropical mango vanilla

These amazing cupcakes combine the flavors of mango and coconut for a tropical flair. The buttercream frosting is made with a fresh mango reduction for a superb taste of mango. The vanilla cupcake is moist, rich, and buttery with a hint of coconut.

From: LittleSweetBaker

11. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Reese’s peanut butter

I’ve been dreaming of them ever since I made them.  Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and a mini Reese’s chocolate baked in the center. BEST CUPCAKES EVER! You can never, ever go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.

From: TastesBetterFromScratch

12. Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

Caramel popcorn

My daughter always begs for Chicago Mix popcorn, and then only eats the Cheese Popcorn half of the bag. It drives me crazy! We always end up with a half-full bag of caramel popcorn, so I came up with this easy recipe for Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes with a Vanilla Butter Cake and Caramel Buttercream for a fun caramel cupcake perfect for a Circus theme or Baseball Birthday Party.

From: InTheKidsKitchen

13. Apple Crumble Cupcakes

Apple crumb

My Apple Crumble Cupcakes are soft, apple filled and topped with deliciously smooth custard frosting and crunchy crumbles. The perfect way to enjoy a classic British dessert!

From: Annie’sNoms

14. Watermelon Cupcakes


Watermelon Cupcakes! Bright green cupcakes with buttercream that tastes like watermelon! Add mini chocolate chips for the watermelon seeds!

From: TheFirstYearBlog

15. Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cupcakes

Raspberry cheesecake  chocolate

Chocolate cupcakes with a cheesecake pudding center and a raspberry buttercream on top makes these cupcakes disappear whenever we take them to parties.

From: InsideBruCrewLife

16. Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange creamsicle

It didn’t take long for me to decide that cream cheese frosting was the best fit for these light, fluffy gems of orange lusciousness. I mean, these ARE Orange CREAMsicle cupcakes. Therefore, there’s nothing that goes better with the sweet tanginess of oranges than the creamy tanginess of cream cheese frosting. Am I right?

From: ABaJillianRecipes

17. Mocha Cupcakes W/ Espresso Buttercream

Espresso buttercream cupcake

I might even go so far as to suggest that you should just skip your morning cup of coffee or trip to Starbucks and have one of these instead. The cake part itself strikes a subtle balance between light chocolate and a hint of creamy coffee.

From: BrownEyedBaker

18. Key Lime Cupcakes

Key lime cupcake recipe

These Key Lime Cupcakes are a fun take on a traditional key lime pie topped off with luscious fluffy key lime buttercream.

From: LifeLoveLiz

19. Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

 Chocolate caramel cupcake recipe

I have a total love affair with both cupcakes and salted caramel but lets talk salted caramel first. Whoever first decided to add salt to caramel and then present it to the world as a sweet treat is a pure genius. I bow to you salted caramel inventor.

From: SugarSaltMagic

20. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Lemon blueberry

If you bake one recipe this weekend, may I suggest these beautiful lemon blueberry cupcakes? They’re quite simple to make, but yield very impressive results. The cupcakes themselves are supremely moist, just sweet enough, and exploding with blueberries in every bite.

From: BakerByNature

21. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Choc chip cookie dough cupcake

The frosting on these cupcakes is a chocolate chip cookie dough frosting. It is tasty! I love the look of the mini chocolate chips sprinkled on the top. Not to mention the delicious tiny cookie perched at the very top! This cupcake is GOOD.

From: CupcakeDiaries

22. Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

Strawberries and cream cupcake recipe

I’m thinking these Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes should make an appearance in your life sometime this week. I don’t know, it’s just a thought.

From: ALatteFood

23. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry chocolate cupcake

These cupcakes are chocolatey, the frosting is full of strawberry flavor and naturally colored thanks to a secret ingredient, and they’re all topped with a chocolate covered strawberry.

From: LiveWellBakeOften

24. The Best Oreo Cupcakes Ever

Oreo cupcake recipe

This is a favorite cupcake recipe among all of us sisters. People everywhere are so excited when we make them for parties and get togethers!!!

From: SixCleverSisters

25. Moist Vanilla Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu cupcake recipe

These Tiramisu Cupcakes are the jam! They’re like little individual tiramisu cakes. They’re drizzled with an espresso Kahlua mixture, filled with tiramisu filling and topped with a light Kahlua mascarpone buttercream. It’s my new favorite, for sure!

From: LifeLove&Sugar

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