31 Gorgeous Cupcake Recipes You Just Have to Try

These supremely delicious cupcakes will have you feeling at peace with yourself and the world. They’re the perfect dessert for any dinner or party! There’s something here for everyone, whether you have kids, like easy recipes or like to take your time baking a work of art. Enjoy!

1. Cookie Monster Cupcakes

These cupcakes are perfect for a Cookie Monster party because they’re so easy to put together. No crazy piping of fur or drawing on silly eyeballs. They’re one of my favorite cupcakes I’ve made. And my kids thought they were hilarious!

From: CupcakeDiariesBlog

2. Watermelon Cupcakes

All that is needed for these simple and colorful cakes is a cake mix, mini chocolate chips, food coloring, butter and a few other ingredients you will most likely already have on hand!

From: CincyShopper

3. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

These strawberry shortcake cupcakes are fluffy, moist and very-vanilla with pockets of strawberry jam inside each bite.

From: CakesCottage

4. Banana Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Buttercream Cupcakes

Soft and fluffy banana cupcakes, topped with a gorgeous brown sugar buttercream frosting. These two flavors were MADE for each other!

From: KyleeCooks

5. Blackout Chocolate Cupcakes

Yes. These sweet little cupcakes look like my Blackout Chocolate Cake and Buttercream… They are like doppelgängers, but good, not evil. Ok, maybe they are evil in what they could do to the waistline if you eat too many which is completely a concern with how rich, tender, sweet and amazing these black chocolate cuppies are. So I take it all back. They ARE doppelgängers.

From: Kara’sCoutureCakes

6. Blackberry Cupcakes

There is just something so refreshing about a berry cupcake and these Blackberry cupcakes with Bakery Style Blackberry Buttercream Frosting are amazing!! If you love blackberry recipes and you love amazing cupcakes then you are going to LOVE this blackberry cupcake recipe!

From: MidgetMomma

7. Cotton Candy Cupcakes

These Cotton Candy Cupcakes are not only fun, but they are also delicious! They taste just like cotton candy! They’d be especially great for a celebration and kids would love them.

8. Raspberry Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Raspberry Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcakes. Moist, tender vanilla cupcakes filled with raspberry compote and topped with rich, luscious cream cheese frosting.

From: RockRecipes

9. Cookie Dough Frosting Chocolate Cupcakes

This chocolate chip cookie dough frosting tastes just like the real thing! It’s light and fluffy, but oh so decadent—perfect for the chocolate cupcakes.

From: IfYouGiveABlondeAKitchen

10. Orange Crush Cupcakes

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert. They are super simple to make since they start with a boxed cake mix.

From: CincyShopper

11. Chunky Monkey Cupcakes

This version of the Chunky Monkey Cupcake is so moist and delicious, in part because of the pudding in the cake recipe. And to make it even more mouthwatering, there’s a fruit filling! Why not make a batch of Chunky Monkey Cupcakes to snack on before or after seeing Monkey Kingdom?

From: KellyStilwell

12. Caramel Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

How have I not shared these cupcakes yet?! They are probably my favorite cupcakes of all time! Homemade chocolate cupcakes (you could definitely use a cake mix if you want!) with a delicious caramel filling and chocolate frosting on top.

From: TastesBetterFromScratch

13. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting

These are obviously not the simplest cupcakes around. They take a little Thanksgiving love and time, but there is nothing complicated about them. First, there is the chocolate bourbon cupcake that calls for a whole cup of bourbon. I know that sounds like a lot, but you guys these are some of the best cupcakes ever. SO moist, SO much flavor!

From: HalfBakedHarvest

14. Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Here you have it… A tasty root beer float in cupcake form. Don’t these little cakes scream summer? I think they do and they will make for a great dessert at our summer BBQs this year.

From: CincyShopper

15. Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes are perfect for all of you that are fans of peanut butter and chocolate. We start with a simple chocolate cupcake stuffed with a Reese’s Miniature then topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting.

From: CincyShopper

16. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes that taste just like pumpkin pie! The pumpkin cupcake is deliciously moist with hints of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and vanilla. It’s topped with homemade whipped cream and pie crust cutouts.

From: BakedByAnIntrovert

17. Key Lime Cupcakes

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

From: LifeLoveLiz

18. Brownie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Alright, so let’s jump into this recipe with both feet! We begin at the base of this delicious dessert: the dark chocolate brownie cupcake! These cupcakes are rich, fudgy, and utterly decadent. They are slightly more dense and chewy than a typical chocolate cupcake, but um, that’s because they’re brownie cupcakes! The tops of the baked cupcakes will be shiny and kind of crinkly (just like a tray of brownies fresh from the oven), so don’t panic if they look a little different than what you’re expecting. They’re going to satisfy you 100%!

From: BakerByNature

19. Banana Caramel Cupcakes

Banana Caramel Cupcakes – Deliciously moist and fluffy banana cupcakes, filled with homemade banana caramel, and topped with a sweet banana caramel frosting!

From: MarshasBakingAddiction

20. Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

This cake is a lightly spiced caked full of peach flavor and is filled with fresh tart peach slices.  It’s then topped with a sweet cream cheese peach frosting. The frosting is so creamy and smooth making it the perfect pairing with the tart peaches filled inside the sweet peach cake. You’re going to love it!

From: TotalNoms

21. Lavender Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

These cupcakes are inspired by my favorite little ice cream shop in the Wallingford area of Seattle: Molly Moon’s. Their flavors are often unique, with options like Balsamic Strawberry and Earl Grey. I have personally explored their menu pretty thoroughly, but I always come back to their Honey Lavender flavor.

From: HuffPost

22. Apple Crumble Cupcakes

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: AnniesNoms

23. Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

The Best Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting is a sweet and creamy marshmallow buttercream frosting that tastes just like the inside of a Hostess Ding Dong.

From: TwoSistersCrafting

24. Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes – Deliciously moist and fluffy vanilla cupcakes topped with a silky cloud of Swiss meringue caramel buttercream, and filled and drizzled with salted caramel!

From: MarshasBakingAddiction

25. Gingerbread Cupcakes

These gingerbread latte cupcakes are moist, not too sweet, and perfectly spiced. The cream cheese frosting is thick, fluffy, and flavored with just a kick of fresh lemon. They’re going to be the hit of your holiday party!

From: BakerByNature

26. White Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

White Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes are moist and dense vanilla cupcakes with strawberry filling, topped with a layer of melted white chocolate and strawberry-white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

From: OmgChocolateDesserts

27. Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you like red velvet, you’re going to LOVE these supremely moist red velvet cupcakes topped with luscious cream cheese frosting. These homemade red velvet cupcakes, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, are not only easy to make, they’re also a breeze to clean up after. They are made in just one bowl! Meaning you only have to wash one dirty dish. Can I hear a hallelujah?! Or at least get a high five?

From: BakerByNature

28. Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

These mocha cupcakes are coffee and espresso-infused, with a subtle chocolate flavor, and topped with an espresso-spiked buttercream frosting. These mocha cupcakes are a chocolate and coffee lover’s dream come true. If you can’t get your day going without your favorite cup of coffee, you’re in luck.

From: BrownEyedBaker

29.Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

These light and fluffy Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes are filled with a marshmallowy creme filling and topped with a sweet orange vanilla cream cheese frosting! It’s like eating an Orange Creamsicle in cupcake form!

From: ABajillianRecipes

30. Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

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

31. Oreo Cupcakes

Oh, they are SO good.  What makes them extra good is the “frosting.”  It is less like frosting and more like a fluffy cheesecake that tastes just like Oreos.  I don’t know about you but Oreos as a kid was the one cookie that you could not leave the package out of the cupboard because if you did it was very likely that I’d be covered in Oreo crumbs and the package would be empty.  Who can resist though?  Chocolate and cream made into a sandwich cookie!  It’s like heaven in every bite.

From: TheMelroseFamily

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