From holiday celebrations to weddings to birthdays, cakes everywhere are moving to personal serving sizes. Dive into these
delicious miniature cakes–no layering required.
Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes
We simply adore these apple streusel cupcakes -- and judging by all the five-star ratings, so do our users! The homemade cinnamon-flavored
streusel perfectly accents the apples' sweetness, while the simple glaze pulls it all together. If you love amaretto, try
adding a splash of liqueur to the glaze as well.
These chocolate strawberry shortcake cupcakes are not only super creative, gorgeous, and delicious - they were also the first
vegan recipe to win a Food Network competition (the 2010 "Cupcake Wars"). Sandwich strawberry slices and vegan frosting (made
with nondairy milk) between the cupcake bottom and the cupcake top, then finish it all off with another layer of frosting,
sliced strawberries, and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Dense coconut milk, added right into the batter, gives these cupcakes all the flavor of the full-sized concoction, but with
the added cuteness of individual servings. Top with traditional cream cheese icing and toasted coconut.
When you need "tastes like homemade" in minutes, use this recipe. Top cupcakes, made with packaged pound cake mix, with a
creamy, buttery frosting that's sure to have everyone begging for more. For added appeal, garnish with mint leaves and edible
Update the idea of ice cream cakes with these frozen treats. Layer crushed lemon cookies with blueberry filling and a creamy
milk-and-frozen lemonade mixture. Dollop whipped topping on last, and freeze overnight then add sprinkles, jelly beans, and
anything else sweet you can find.
Bake chocolate cupcakes with a surprise inside. With a knife, hollow out the center of the baked cakes and fill with marshmallow
cream. Top with a gooey chocolate cream cheese frosting for a sure-fire winner among kids and adults.
Orange Marmalade-Ricotta Cupcakes with Marmalade Buttercream Frosting
Boxed cake mix is the only routine ingredient in these creative confections. Orange juice, ricotta cheese, and orange marmalade
add tons of rich flavor and keep the cupcakes moist. Top with Marmalade Buttercream Frosting for an event-worthy dessert.
Sweet Potato-Pecan Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Keep this family favorite around for the holiday season. Mashed sweet potatoes give the cakes extra moistness, while a myriad
of spices including cinnamon and nutmeg, spice up the traditionally sweet dessert. A simple cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle
of chopped pecans is all that's needed on top.
Perfect for the Junior's bake sale, this recipe dresses up store-bought iced cupcakes. Simply pick up coarse sugar and lollipops
in your school's colors. Add a ribbon around the stem of the sucker for extra color and package them individually.
Update the classic recipe with a few of our favorite shortcuts. Start with boxed cake mix and add a few tablespoons of cocoa.
The red food coloring is optional, but adds great contrast between the cake and the frosting. Serve in muffin cups, or unwrap
for pretty presentation.
If you love fruit-flavored cupcakes, check out these banana cupcakes, which call for adding 2 mashed ripe bananas to the batter.
The homemade chocolate frosting really pairs well with the cupcakes' delicate banana flavor.
Jazz up basic vanilla cupcakes with a layer of creamy semisweet chocolate, then crown it all with Salted Caramel Buttercream
frosting. The frosting calls for adding kosher salt to the cream cheese-and-caramel mixture, which gives it incredible salty-sweet
Flavor basic buttermilk cupcake batter with grated lemon rind and fold in fresh or thawed blueberries for these sweet-and-tart
cupcakes. Spread a dollop of cream cheese frosting on top and serve with extra blueberries.
Kids will love decorating these simple bunny cupcakes. Start with boxed or grocery store cupcakes then decorate each with
vanilla frosting, green coconut, and bunnie cookies. Kneading together refrigerated sugar cookie dough and flour make it easer
to cut out the bunny shapes.
A hint of orange juice and chopped fresh strawberries give these cupcakes their wonderfully fruity flavor. Top with a glaze
made from orange juice and confectioner's sugar, and garnish with a strawberry half for pretty presentation.
Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting
The center of each cupcake is filled with a sweet pineapple mixture that highlights the homemade buttermilk-cream cheese frosting.
Make birds' nests on the top of each cupcake with malted milk balls and edible paper.
These delicious cupcakes are a homemade twist on store-bought ice cream cake. Mix coffee-flavored ice cream with Heath Bar
bits and sandwich between circles of frozen pound cake and a layer of sweetened, whipped heavy cream. Top the ice cream cupcakes
with more Heath Bar bits and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.
Apple and caramel are pretty simple ingredients, but when combined they are a delectable treat. Top off these cupcakes with
toasted pecans to create a traditional fall favorite. We love to add the tiny crab apples as a garnish for extra-special occasions.
This cupcake is without a doubt most men's favorite. You can see the smile as soon as they spot that crisp bacon strip resting
on top of the golden maple frosting. It's the wonderful combination of salty and sweet together. We describe it as the flavor
you get when bacon mingles with syrup while eating pancakes. We suggest about half a slice on each cupcake, but feel free
to add as much as you want.
Chocolate High is all about chocolate. We tried to get as much of it as possible into one cupcake. This creation has turned
out to be our staff chocoholic's favorite. With nothing but chocolate through and through, it's so beautiful piled high with
Chocolate Frosting and Chocolate Ganache.
Our Mocha Latte cupcake is a double shot of flavor. Espresso powder gives a deep, rich flavor to the chocolate cake. We spread
on a thick layer of Vanilla Frosting, drizzle it with caramel and chocolate, top it off with sprinkles—and you don't have
to wait in the drive-thru for it.
If you are looking for a chocolate fix, look no further. This is layer upon layer of chocolate. Moist Chocolate Cake, a mountain
of Chocolate Frosting, and a sprinkle of chocolate chunks. If you feel the need for a little more, fill the cupcakes with
Chocolate Ganache. This one is guaranteed to fulfill and chocolate lover's dream.
White Linen Cupcakes are a light combination of Mascarpone Frosting and white chocolate curls over a tender cupcake. Perfect
for a tea, party, or shower, they're delicate and delicious. Serve them with an ice-cold glass of milk.
If there is a rival to Wedding Cake, it is our Over the Moon cupcake. We make it with an oh-so-rich vanilla bean paste that
gives it an "out of this world" flavor. One customer said that it tastes like it was kissed by an angel.
Strawberries look uncannily like hearts; that's why we named this recipe Stupid Cupid. It's one of our original Valentine's
Day flavors that is requested year-round. Top one with a fresh strawberry or a chocolate dipped one- either way, it's a sweet
way to say, "You have my heart."
These light little bites are the most adorable sweet treats for an afternoon tea. Edible flowers were especially popular during
Queen Victoria's reign; we think she would be pleased with this addition to tea time. Be sure your blossoms are nonpoisonous
and free of pesticides. We've listed a few below that we think are lovely for any garden party.
One of the happiest events we celebrate is the arrival of a new baby. Whether boy or girl, it is always exciting. The newest
craze is to reveal the sex of the baby by colored cake or filling hidden underneath a layer of white or chocolate frosting.
When you take your first bite, the blue or pink announces the coming of a son or daughter.
Blackberries flourish all summer long in the South. They grow anywhere and everywhere and are free for the picking. They have
prickly thorns, but if you're careful, you can have a bucketful of plump, juicy berries in no time. The only cost may be a
few scratches and purple fingers, but you'll have gained lots of berries to share—if you're feeling generous.
This is a real dandy. It would be a great addition to your July 4th celebration spread. The amusing effect of the swirled
frosting can be duplicated using any colors for any occasion. It makes a fun Christmas cupcake using red and green or a pretty
spring cupcake using pink and green.