15 of the Best Cupcake Recipes

Aren’t cupcakes the single greatest food of all time? I love everything about them. Making them. Decorating them. Peeling the paper off. Getting crumbs everywhere. And most of all…eating them. cupcakes, ya’llMy search for the ultimate cupcake has uncovered some of the most beautiful and best cupcake recipes. I call these my Cupcake Goals.

The Very Best Cupcake Recipes

I will admit it…I would rather have a cupcake than a regular cake. Cupcakes are also better than pie.

Cupcakes > donuts. There, I said it!

Cupcake recipes are the greatest! When someone brings cupcakes to the office, I get all giddy. Like, it doesn’t even matter what flavor or who made them or where they are from. Ear hears “cupcakes”…. heart wants cupcakes.

The best way to achieve one’s cupcake goals and learn to create delicious treats? 
  1. Practice. (The fun part. I’ve never eaten a bad one.)
  2. Following recipe instructions.
  3. Be creative! 
  4. Get the right tools.

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15 of the Very BEST Cupcake Recipes


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1.  Buttercream Daisy Cupcakes from I Am Baker

So are these the cutest cupcakes in the world or what? I love the daisy flower buttercream on this moist cupcake. Get the how-to from I Am Baker on how to make these cupcakes, too.

Daisy Flower Cupcake - via I Am Baker



2.  The Best Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Five Heart Home

Lemon desserts are so delicious, and these lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting are no exception. You can almost smell that citrusy flavor, can’t you? So pretty!


Lemon Cupcakes via Five Heart Home



3.  Lemon Lavender Cupcakes from The Cake Blog

While we are on the subject of pretty cupcakes, these are gorgeous. I love the color of that frosting, and you know this lavender and lemon combination is going to amazing.

Lemon Lavender Cupcakes via The Cake Blog



4.  Bomb Pop Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

These cute cupcakes are literally the bomb. How fun are these, and I just know they taste fantastic. Great cupcake recipe for birthday parties.

Bomb Pop Cupcakes



5.  Skinny Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes from Beyond Frosting

Get the skinny on this lightened up cupcake full of the flavors of coconut cream pie. Doesn’t that frosting look heavenly? Yes. The answer is yes.

Skinny Coconut Cupcakes



6.  Rocky Road Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake

These delectable chocolate rocky road cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake make me want to eat the whole plate! Gorgeous, aren’t they? I can just taste the chocolate now. That buttercream is calling my name.

Rocky Road Cupcakes



7.  Peach Mojito Cupcakes from Pizzazzerie

Pizzazzerie is bringing a little mojito to our cupcake party with these darling Peach Mojito Cupcakes. Too cute!

Peach Mojito Cupcakes



8.  Maple Bacon Pumpkin Cupcakes from Parsnips and Pastries

Anytime you can get bacon in a cupcake, that’s a winner in my book. These look so decadent, and I love the combination of sweet + savory.

Maple Bacon Pumpkin Cupcakes



9.  Cinnamon Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Creamcheese Frosting from Baked by Rachel

Baked by Rachel turned the awesome factor to 10 with these adorable cinnamon pancake cupcakes. But I am most intrigued by that maple cream cheese frosting, aren’t you?

Cinnamon Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting



10. Coconut Lime Cupcakes from Dessert Now Dinner Later

I love the tropical flair of these sweet coconut lime cupcakes. Can’t wait to try that zesty frosting. (Can you tell the frosting is always my favorite part?)

Coconut Lime Cupcakes



11.  Rootbeer Float Cupcakes from Shibley Smiles


You can never go wrong with a dessert classic for inspiration, like these dreamy rootbeer float cupcakes. Love that cherry on top, too.

Rootbeer Float Cupcakes



12.  Frosted Berry Cupcakes with Orange Mascarpone Buttercream from Frugal Mom, Eh

Pretty sure she had me with orange mascarpone buttercream, ya’ll. Lord, these look simply divine. Must try that frosted fruit technique soon.

Frosted Fruit Cupcakes with Orange Marscapone Butterream



13.  Orange Crush Cupcakes from Live Love Liz

Oranges are my favorite citrus fruit ever, and these orange crush cupcakes are totally crushing it. Love the straw, how fun. Can’t wait to try these, they look super sweet.

Orange Crush Cupcakes



14.  Caramel Filled Chocolate Cupcakes from Tastes Better From Scratch

Hello, beautiful chocolate frosting! Wow, these look super moist and super chocolaty and super …I want one, ok?

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cupcakes



15.  The Ultimate Reese’s Cupcakes from The First Year Blog

No cupcake round up would be complete without a little peanut butter. These look like peanut butter + chocolate perfection to me. I’ve got to master my frosting swirl technique, this recipe is what I’m starting with.

Reese's Cupcakes



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  1. Tiffany @ Parsnips + Pastries says

    All of these look absolutely DELICIOUS! My mouth is watering. Thank you for including our Maple Bacon Pumpkin Cupcakes! Cheers!

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