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Cupcake recipes

39 Recipes

Go cupcake crazy and make all kinds of cute miniature bakes with fabulous frosting. We've got classic chocolate, quirky unicorn, lemon meringue and more...

Fairy cakes

3.75

(1 rating)

Perfect for a bake sale, kid's party or sweet afternoon snack, these iced cupcakes are the simplest sponges around and can be decorated as you like...
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vanilla cupcake bouquet

4.5

(5 ratings)

This stunning edible bouquet takes a little time to prepare but the results are jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a Mother's Day showstopper, this is it!...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Butterfly cupcakes

0

(0 ratings)

These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Melting heart muffins

0

(0 ratings)

Got a sweet tooth? Treat someone special on Valentine's Day with these rich chocolate cupcakes hiding a secret white chocolate truffle centre...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Neapolitan cupcakes

0

(1 rating)

These easy chocolate chip, vanilla and pale pink buttercream cupcakes mimic Neapolitan ice cream and are perfect for a little treat at a picnic
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Easy chocolate cupcakes

4.164775

(44 ratings)

These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Coconut cupcakes

3.75

(3 ratings)

Get a triple hit of coconut in these light and fluffy cupcakes, topped with whipped coconut cream and snowy desiccated coconut - a lovely gluten-free teatime treat
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Moon cycle cupcakes

5

(2 ratings)

Budding star gazers, bake your way through the moon cycle with our tasty chocolate cupcakes. Arrange them in the right order to make a gorgeous display and test your science skills
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

4.7

(40 ratings)

Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Celebration cupcakes

4

(1 rating)

Make these individual party sponges ahead then follow our suggestions for decorating and icing
  • 3 hours
  • More effort

Devil’s food cupcakes

4.264705

(17 ratings)

These sponges with a cream cheese topping are light yet wonderfully chocolatey
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Little Louise cupcakes

4.11

(25 ratings)

These cupcakes bring sweet bursts of joy with every bite, perfect for a celebration or party
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Black velvet baby cakes

4.41129

(31 ratings)

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

Unicorn cupcakes

5

(2 ratings)

It's just not a party without unicorn cupcakes. Try these easy vanilla sponges with mesmerising rainbow-swirled buttercream and chocolate button and sprinkle decoration...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Apple crumble & custard cupcakes

4.642855

(7 ratings)

These extra-special cupcakes taste just like traditional crumble and custard - top with cream icing and apple-shaped biscuits
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Lemon meringue cupcakes

3.875

(20 ratings)

These mini meringues will bring a touch of zing to your party, and can be made one day ahead for extra ease
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Campfire cupcakes

4.26316

(19 ratings)

A make-ahead treat, these will take you back to toasting marshmallows around an open fire
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pistachio cupcakes

4.316665

(30 ratings)

Turn any gathering into a special occasion with these glamorous cupcakes for grown-ups
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

4.75797

(251 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
  • More effort

Little rose & almond cupcakes

4.857145

(7 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 mins
  • Easy

Simple sugar roses

5

(6 ratings)

These pretty roses can be used on cakes and cupcakes to give a romantic and sophisticated finish
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

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