Chocolate cupcakes with multicolour sprinkles

Kids’ cupcake recipes

Bake some fun cupcakes with your kids for a party, cake sale or weekend treat. We've got lots of easy, colourful recipes, from fairy cakes to unicorn sponges.

90 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These bright and fun cupcakes are perfect for kids' parties

1 hr
Easy
194 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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62 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
75 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These wonderful tangy treats taste perfect with a spoonful of crème fraîche

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
44 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These sweet banana cakes are lovely and simple to make for a bake sale or children's party

1 hr
Easy
71 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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

Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star 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
24 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make lots, these will disappear fast says Good Food reader Lily, aged 5

40 mins
Easy
51 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These cupcakes are little portions of perfection and are great to share with friends

35 mins
Easy
60 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These cupcakes bring sweet bursts of joy with every bite, perfect for a celebration or party

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
35 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Dad'll love these easy cupcakes, make them really chocolatey or put his favourite sweet or nut on top - the perfect treat!

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These cute bunny cupcakes are a great Easter activity for kids, and they're ideal for party platters. These super sponges will be snapped up

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Pretty as a picture, but dead simple. Add a paper flag and these will double as place names or favours at a wedding

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Top these cupcakes with buttercream and your favourite mini biscuits and they're sure to go down a storm. A perfect project for little hands

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These individual sponges have a secret centre and a cream cheese frosting – serve topped with homemade caramel buttons

50 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This beautiful bake is a great way to celebrate Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice in Wonderland - decorate with fondant icing and chocolate bars

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
17 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Employ some clever tricks to achieve a dairy-free bake. Egg-free mayonnaise, almond milk and margarine are the secrets to these vegan cupcakes

45 mins
Easy
Vegan
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Very cherry chocolate sponges dotted with fruit and topped with creamy frosting - perfect for a cake sale

40 mins
Easy
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