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Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

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(28 ratings)
Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges
45 minutes
Easy

Celebration cupcakes

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(1 ratings)
Make these individual party sponges ahead then follow our suggestions for decorating and icing
3 hours
Moderately easy

Devil’s food cupcakes

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(14 ratings)
These sponges with a cream cheese topping are light yet wonderfully chocolatey
45 minutes
Easy

Little Louise cupcakes

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(24 ratings)
These cupcakes bring sweet bursts of joy with every bite, perfect for a celebration or party
1 hour and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Black velvet baby cakes

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(27 ratings)
These gorgeous Guinness puds are an indulgent treat - and perfect for St Patrick's Day on 17 March
1 hour
Easy

Pumpkin passion cupcakes

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(30 ratings)
Use grated pumpkin or butternut squash for these gorgeous, spiced cupcakes
40 minutes
Easy

Cranberry ripple cheese-cupcakes

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(7 ratings)
These one-portion puds have a sharp ripple of cranberry to cut through the sweetness
1 hour
Easy

Carrot & cream cheese cupcakes

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(177 ratings)
This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon-tea favourite into delightful cupcakes
50 minutes
Easy

Lemon meringue cupcakes

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(18 ratings)
These mini meringues will bring a touch of zing to your party, and can be made one day ahead for extra ease
40 minutes
Moderately easy

Chocolate fudge cupcakes

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(51 ratings)
These bright and fun cupcakes are perfect for kids' parties
1 hour
Easy

Campfire cupcakes

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(18 ratings)
A make-ahead treat, these will take you back to toasting marshmallows around an open fire
30 minutes
Easy

Pistachio cupcakes

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(25 ratings)
Turn any gathering into a special occasion with these glamorous cupcakes for grown-ups
50 minutes
Easy

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

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(223 ratings)
These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop
1 hour
Moderately easy

Little rose & almond cupcakes

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(4 ratings)
Pretty as a picture, but dead simple. Add a paper flag and these will double as place names or favours at a wedding
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy

Simple sugar roses

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(6 ratings)
These pretty roses can be used on cakes and cupcakes to give a romantic and sophisticated finish
1 hour
Easy

Easy chocolate cupcakes

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(32 ratings)
These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life
40 minutes
Easy

Coffee cream & walnut cupcakes

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(32 ratings)
Retro favourite coffee and walnut cake in a cupcake version, with a choice of luxurious mascarpone topping or classic buttercream
30 minutes
Easy

Strawberry & polenta cupcakes

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(25 ratings)
These cupcakes are little portions of perfection and are great to share with friends
35 minutes
Easy

Dotty banana fairy cakes

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(20 ratings)
These sweet banana cakes are lovely and simple to make for a bake sale or children's party
1 hour
Easy

Cherry & almond Easter cupcakes

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(13 ratings)
These little Simnel cakes are really almondy, with pieces of marzipan in the mix - and they look gorgeous
45 minutes
Easy

Christmas cupcakes

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(6 ratings)
Have fun with the kids over the Christmas holidays making and decorating these easy cakes
45 minutes
Easy

Iced fairy cakes

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(24 ratings)
Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Caramel button cupcakes

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(1 ratings)
These individual sponges have a secret centre and a cream cheese frosting- serve topped with homemade caramel buttons
50 minutes
Easy

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