Today we are featuring our favorite cupcake recipes! Cupcakes are the perfect dessert, no matter what the occasion!
In this roundup, you will find moist cupcake recipes from scratch as well as easy and delicious cupcakes that start with a box mix.
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Why we Love Them
These cupcakes are moist, soft and tender. Whether you are looking for light and fruity cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, or tried and true classics, we have something for you! Here are just a few reasons to love them:
Great for birthday parties, potlucks, holidays, and more.
Cupcakes are the perfect grab-and-go dessert.
Easy to decorate with a simple piping tip or small offset spatula.
Pumpkin combined with warm spices and cream cheese frosting makes this the perfect recipe for fall celebrations! Just like our Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake and Pumpkin Spice Cake, you will come back to this recipe again and again.
Everyone loves this peanut butter cupcake recipe! So moist, light, and flavorful, these peanut butter cupcakes start with a box of cake mix! We love them with peanut butter buttercream or peanut butter cream cheese frosting!
These super moist Banana Cupcakes have wonderful flavor and go perfectly with swirls of homemade cream cheese frosting. You will love this scratch recipe! They would also be delicious with caramel frosting or cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
If you love banana pudding, you will love banana pudding cupcakes! These cupcakes are the perfect combination of flavors from bananas, vanilla wafers, vanilla (pudding) cream, and whipped cream! You will LOVE them.
Yes, cupcakes can be baked in advance and frozen! After baking the cupcakes, allow them to cool completely.
Then, line them up in rows on a sheet cake cardboard or tray. Cover the tops with one or two sheets of plastic wrap. Then wrap tightly with one or two sheets of foil (just as if you were wrapping a sheet cake.) Freeze for up to three months!
To thaw: move the cupcakes, still wrapped, to the kitchen counter for 30 minutes (or until condensation is no longer forming on the cupcakes) before removing the wrapping and decorating.
We like to keep cupcakes in an airtight container or under a cake dome at room temperature *if they do not have a perishable frosting. We leave out for 1-2 days before moving to the refrigerator.
However, if your cupcakes have a perishable frosting or filling (like a whipped cream filling, fruit filling, cream cheese frosting, etc.), then they need to be refrigerated. (Ideally, in an airtight container.)
If the cupcakes have been chilled, it is best to remove them from the refrigerator 1-2 hours before serving so that they have time to warm and soften.
Cupcake Design Ideas
Now that you have great cupcake recipes, you need some cupcake decorating ideas!