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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...

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  • Vanilla cupcakes served on a cake stand

    Vanilla cupcakes

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.90 ratings

    Decorate these easy vanilla cupcakes with buttercream and the topping of your choice. They're super-simple to make and taste divine – great as a teatime treat

  • A selection of iced cupcakes

    Cupcake recipe

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.297 ratings

    Bake these easy vanilla cupcakes in just 35 minutes. Perfect for birthdays, picnics or whenever you fancy a sweet treat, they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser

  • A single rainbow cupcake

    Rainbow cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.13 ratings

    Make someone smile with these cheery rainbow cupcakes. The striped sponge and buttercream sprinkle topping are sure to brighten anyone’s day

  • Vanilla cupcake bouquet

    Vanilla cupcake bouquet

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 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!

  • Salted caramel cupcakes on a plate

    Salted caramel cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Treat yourself to these easy cupcakes with a caramel-flavoured sponge and salted caramel topping. Perfect for afternoon tea

  • Butterfly cupcakes with jam and cream

    Butterfly cakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.44 ratings

    Treat family and friends to pretty butterfly cupcakes. Ours easy buns are topped with a light vanilla buttercream, jam and sprinkles, but you can decorate any way you like

  • Five strawberry cupcakes

    Strawberry cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.11 ratings

    Treat family and friends to these beautiful strawberry cupcakes. They're made with fresh strawberry pieces in the sponge, and a vibrant pink buttercream icing

  • Six chocolate orange cupcakes

    Chocolate orange cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.16 ratings

    Treat family and friends to these decadent cupcakes with chocolate orange-flavoured sponge and buttercream topping. Decorate with orange zest and chocolate

  • One red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing piped on the top

    Red velvet cupcakes

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.48 ratings

    Bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a treat. With chocolate sponge and a cream cheese topping, they're perfect for elevenses served with a cuppa

  • Vanilla cupcakes served in a tin

    Easy vanilla cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.27 ratings

    Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like

  • Butterfly cupcakes

    Butterfly cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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

  • Fairy cakes being iced

    Fairy cakes

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.34 ratings

    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

  • Chocolate heart cupcakes on plate

    Valentine's Day cupcakes

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • 9 vegan banana cupcakes

    Vegan banana cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.26 ratings

    Rustle up these easy banana cupcakes for an afternoon treat. Dairy- and egg-free, they're perfect for anyone following a vegan diet

  • Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.320 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

  • A selection of vegan cupcakes

    Vegan cupcakes

    A star rating of 2.4 out of 5.44 ratings

    Make vegan cupcakes with buttercream topping using dairy-free and egg-free ingredients. They make the perfect treat for afternoon tea or a mid-morning snack

  • Easy chocolate cupcakes

    Easy chocolate cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.57 ratings

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

  • A collection of pumpkin spice cupcakes

    Pumpkin spice cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Rustle up a batch of these moreish pumpkin spice cupcakes as a treat in the autumn. Top with cream cheese icing and dust with extra pumpkin spice

  • Coconut cupcakes

    Coconut cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 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

  • Chocolate fairy cakes in cake cases

    Chocolate fairy cakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Conjure smiles from family and friends with easy chocolate fairy cakes – they have a lovely light sponge and buttery icing

  • Moon cycle cupcakes

    Moon cycle cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 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

  • Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

    Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.65 ratings

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

  • Celebration cupcakes

    Celebration cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make these individual party sponges ahead then follow our suggestions for decorating and icing

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