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. I ♥ cupcakes, ya’ll. My search for the ultimate cupcake has uncovered some of the most beautiful and best cupcake recipes. I call these my Cupcake Goals.
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?
Practice. (The fun part. I’ve never eaten a bad one.)
Following recipe instructions.
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15 of the Very BEST Cupcake Recipes
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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.
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!
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.
These cute cupcakes are literally the bomb. How fun are these, and I just know they taste fantastic. Great cupcake recipe for birthday parties.
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.
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.
Pizzazzerie is bringing a little mojito to our cupcake party with these darling Peach Mojito Cupcakes. Too cute!
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.
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?
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?)
You can never go wrong with a dessert classic for inspiration, like these dreamy rootbeer float cupcakes. Love that cherry on top, too.
Pretty sure she had me with orange mascarpone buttercream, ya’ll. Lord, these look simply divine. Must try that frosted fruit technique soon.
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.
Hello, beautiful chocolate frosting! Wow, these look super moist and super chocolaty and super …I want one, ok?
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.