Buying fresh cupcakes at a bakery is always such a treat. But we have a secret. You don't actually have to go to a bakery in order to have the best cupcake ever. These 18 perfect cupcake recipes are super easy to make at home and taste way better than anything you'd get in the bakery. Plus, they cost way less! Sounds like you should go preheat your oven and start baking!
Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes
Strawberry crunch, but bite-sized! These Strawberry crunch cupcakes are such a cute dessert to make for Spring parties, and they pack a huge amount of flavor for something so small. The strawberry shortcake crumb on top is the most delicious garnish.
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If you love Biscoff, you should definitely try this Biscoff Cupcakes recipe! Imagine moist cupcakes with caramel, spicy flavors, Biscoff butter filling, and the most delicious Biscoff frosting. Making the Biscoff cupcakes with Biscoff buttercream is not difficult but super easy!
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Cute and creamy Nutella cupcakes have the most amazing chocolate hazelnut taste and soft texture. A luxurious Nutella frosting - chocolate pastry cream-based - elevates them to a more sophisticated style, and what's more, a surprise awaits you as you take the first bite, a gooey Nutella filling. No one will be able to get enough.
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Pretty as a picture. Pink cupcakes for a baby girl shower are surely a classic and will create a photo-worthy spread. My easy cupcake recipe shows you exactly what to do, and there are no complex ingredients or kitchen equipment. Perfect for beginner bakers.
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These moist Cinnamon Cupcakes with a swirl of bold cream cheese frosting offer a delightful blend of warm and tangy flavors. Simple to make, this dessert is a versatile and delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year.
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A surprise strawberry filling lends an amazing, naturally fruity flavor to these moist and fluffy cupcakes. And the Strawberry-filled cupcakes recipe comes together really easily with no special equipment or ingredients. If you're looking for a super simple Spring dessert, try this. Even if you are a total baking beginner, you'll nail it.
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Apple Pie Cupcakes
Imagine the taste of warm Fall spices, apple pie filling, and silky whipped mascarpone frosting, all in a cupcake! A brown sugar cupcake base enhances the flavors and I think this Fall cupcake recipe works really well at Thanksgiving.
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Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes
Some might be worried that chocolate caramel cupcakes would be too sweet, but this recipe is really well-balanced. Crazy moist chocolate cupcakes are filled with homemade caramel sauce and frosted with a light caramel whipped mascarpone.
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The classic Italian dessert gets a makeover with Tiramisu Cupcakes. It's like a mini tiramisu! You won't believe how rich and silky the mascarpone frosting is, and furthermore, the cocoa powder makes it even better.
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Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes
Poppy seeds and Lemon are an excellent cupcake flavor combination. These fluffy cupcakes have incredible aromatic lemon flavor and are filled with a 4 ingredients homemade lemon curd, plus packed with poppy seeds. Finally, an easily whipped mascarpone frosting completes the perfect sweet food.
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4th of July Cupcakes
These 4th of July Cupcakes are a delicious way to show off your American spirit! Decorated in patriotic red, white, and blue to match the American flag, this festive and easy-to-make dessert will be the star of your Independence Day gathering and a wonderful dessert for Memorial Day too!
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These berry-delicious homemade strawberry cupcakes aren’t just any old ordinary cupcakes! They feature super moist and fluffy aromatic vanilla cake crowned with luscious fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting!
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Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes
These Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes are super soft, fluffy, and topped with an amazing lemon buttercream. This small batch recipe of 6 cupcakes has the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess!
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Keto Chocolate Cupcakes
Rich, naturally low-carb, and gluten-free Keto Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are about to become your new favorite dessert recipe. These 30-minute, sugar-free treats are made with chocolate chips and almond flour plus a secret ingredient to give them a sweet maple twist.
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These Battenberg cupcakes boast almond and vanilla sponge, raspberry jam, marzipan, and smooth, two-tone almond buttercream.
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Chocolate Walnut Cupcakes
Fancy some delicious chocolate walnut cupcakes? Try these! They have a deeply chocolatey yet beautifully light sponge, flecked with creamy, sweet walnut pieces and topped with a perfectly smooth chocolate frosting.
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Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes
Over the top rich and easy to make, Perfect Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes (aka mocha cupcakes) are for any occasion. Tender chocolate cake is infused with espresso or strong coffee and topped with a rich and chocolatey easy buttercream. This recipe is vegetarian and easily dairy free.
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Light & moist coconut cupcakes with a dreamy coconut cream cheese frosting are just what you need to celebrate springtime. Bake up a dozen of these little white cakes packed with coconut flavor for Easter or any spring afternoon!
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More From Spatula Desserts
The best fall desserts are full of warm fall flavors, spiced undertones, and seasonal fruits that bring coziness into the season. Whether it's pumpkin, pecans, apple, or cinnamon spice, find your favorite Fall dessert recipe on this list!
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Types of Cheesecake
When it comes to different types of cheesecake, you have more options than you might think. And if you love this rich and tangy treat, then you've come to the right place. I've compiled a list of the best cheesecake varieties that are all reliable recipes you can make at home.
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Best Mini Desserts
These are the best Mini Desserts to bake when size matters. Whether you're looking for petit fours to serve after dinner or putting together a dessert table of bite-sized treats, perhaps looking for easy bite-size desserts for parties, we have all the mini dessert recipes you need.
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