Cupcake Recipes Galore

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Mini Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich and delicious, this mini cake and its classic peanut butter-chocolate combination is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Mini Chocolate-Meringue Cupcakes

To get the best light meringue, Giada De Laurentiis beats egg whites until fluffy, adds the sugar, then beats them again. Add the sugar slowly to prevent the egg whites from deflating.

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Heavenly Creme-Filled Cupcakes

Ree Drummond makes these special cupcakes to celebrate all things chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate ganache coats the cupcakes that have a surprise filling of vanilla cream.

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Vanilla Cupcakes

Perfect this classic recipe by mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately before combining. Rotate the cupcakes in the oven at the halfway mark to ensure they are evenly baked.

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Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Ina Garten uses two kinds of sugar in her cupcakes: brown sugar to add a bit of molasses flavor and granulated sugar to make the cakes lighter. The addition of coffee brings out the overall chocolate flavor.

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Missy's Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

Coat the blueberries with flour before adding to the batter so that when they bake they will not sink to the bottom of each cupcake. Decorate the finished treats with blueberries and lemon peel.

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Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Giada's cupcakes may look complicated, but thanks to store-bought cake mix they're actually quite easy to put together.

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Dave Lieberman loves cooking with beer, and there's no exception when it comes to desserts. Of all beers, stout is the perfect one for desserts because of its distinct chocolate and coffee notes. Pairing it with actual chocolate is the obvious choice. These cupcakes are light in texture but heavy in the chocolate department. The white cream cheese icing reminds Dave of Guinness' famous creamy white head.

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Quick Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Get the kids involved in decorating these tasty treats with a variety of candies and even cereal. Devil's food cake mix as the base means these cupcakes come together in just 30 minutes.

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Mini Vanilla Bean Yellow Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Bobby Flay's mini cupcakes highlight the tried-and-true combo of yellow cake and chocolate frosting. Given their small size, they're a great treat on the go.

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Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Ina tops chocolate cupcakes with a ganache made from heavy cream, chocolate chips and instant coffee. The coffee addition will really enhance the overall chocolate flavor. 

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Lizzie's Strawberry Cupcakes

Trisha Yearwood uses strawberry gelatin in this recipe to prevent the cupcakes from cracking. Poke holes in the cakes to allow the glaze to seep through.

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Jelly-Filled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Tyler Florence fills a squeeze bottle with grape jelly and squeezes it into the tops of vanilla cupcakes. Ice the tops of the cupcakes with decadent peanut butter frosting and finish with your favorite candy decorations.

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramelized Mango Buttercream

Bobby's creative cupcakes are loaded with flavor: The cool mango frosting is refreshingly light and perfectly complements the warm gingerbread.

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Chick and Egg Cupcakes

Food Network Kitchen's adorable cupcakes are an ideal dessert all spring long.

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Concession-Stand Cupcakes

Can't decide between a cupcake and candy for dessert? Now you don't have to choose. For a party, put out a toppings bar and let guests sprinkle on their favorite candies.

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Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze

Giada's teeny treats are made with Italian mascarpone cheese and drizzled with a simple mixture of strawberries and powdered sugar.

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Chocolate-Peanut Brittle Cupcakes

Food Network Kitchen's decadent chocolate cupcakes have two doses of peanut flavor: creamy peanut butter icing and crunchy peanut brittle.

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Apple Cupcakes

These cupcakes are lightly sweetened and loaded with fresh apple flavor. Fill them with apple butter and frost with a simple cream cheese spread.

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Classic Yellow Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Easily decorated for any holiday, these classic cupcakes are loaded with traditional vanilla and chocolate flavors.

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Easter Flower Cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes are the ideal dessert to serve at all your warm-weather get-togethers. Jordan almonds and sour straws make perfect flower petals and stems.

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Peanut Cupcakes with Nougat-Chocolate Frosting

Just in case one frosting is not enough, these vanilla-peanut cupcakes are covered with not only peanut butter-marshmallow topping but chocolate frosting as well.

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Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ellie Krieger's classic carrot cupcakes are studded with fresh carrots, warm cinnamon and nutmeg. Made with whole-wheat flour and reduced-fat cream cheese, this dessert is on the lighter side too.

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Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate and Almonds

These candy bar-inspired cakes are topped with shredded coconut, a light chocolate glaze and roasted almonds.

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Strawberry-Lime Stuffed Cupcakes

While they may look innocent enough on the outside, these jumbo vanilla cupcakes are anything but ordinary. Stuffed with a fresh strawberry and topped with lime frosting, this dessert is fun to make and eat.

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Mini Patty Cakes

What is the only thing better than a peppermint pattie candy? A cake, of course. Here, chocolate cupcakes are topped with a peppermint disk and frosted with a dark chocolate glaze.

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Boston Creme Cupcakes

This mini version of classic Boston cream pie is stuffed with instant vanilla pudding and topped with a semisweet chocolate glaze.

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Lemon-Filled Coconut Cupcakes

Vanilla-coconut cupcakes are filled with a tart lemon curd, frosted with a simple whipped topping and finished with toasted coconut.

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Monster Cupcakes

Sandra Lee's creepy cupcakes are scary good and super easy to put together. Top store-bought cupcakes with green-dyed frosting and decorate — if you dare!

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Sweet Potato Cider Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

A creative autumn dessert that is deliciously sweet year-round, these cupcakes are made with canned sweet potatoes and apple cider, then topped with a buttery marshmallow frosting.

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Chocolate-Glazed Tea Cakes

Perfect for individual presentations, these single-serving cakes are given a light coating of chocolate glaze and topped with candies or fresh fruit.

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Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Perfect for year-round family celebrations, Melissa d'Arabian's cupcakes can be topped with any candy you like. Set up a dessert bar and let your kids help decorate.

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Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes

Have breakfast for dessert (or dessert for breakfast) with these maple- and bacon-laced cupcakes topped with a traditional cream cheese frosting.

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Magic Fruit-and-Veggie Cupcakes

Trick your kids into eating their fruits and veggies by serving them these "magic" cupcakes. Made with almost two cups of fresh produce, this dessert is one that you can feel good about serving multiple nights of the week.

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Sparkling Baby Cakes

Food Network Kitchen's bite-size vanilla cupcakes are topped with a delicate champagne-infused glaze. Dusted with sanding sugar, these tiny treats are (almost) too cute to eat.

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Individual Chocolate Cakes

Decadent single-portion chocolate cakes are frosted with a luxurious chocolate-coconut glaze. Ideal for intimate dinner parties, this dessert will make each guest feel special with her own cake.

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Chocolate-Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Take advantage of Sandra's semi-homemade suggestions. Her chocolate cupcakes are made with cranberry-cherry juice and a chocolate cake mix.

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Tea Cakes with Earl Grey Icing

Frosted with a tea-infused meringue topping, these chocolate cupcakes are every bit as decadent as they are light and fluffy.

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Little Devil's Food Cakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with a light glaze of flavored frosting and dotted with candies or fruit.

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