A Year of Cupcakes

Make every month of the year a sweet one. Here are 12 cupcake recipes to get you baking all year long.

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Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

Photo By: Ryan Dausch

January: Champagne-Vanilla Cupcakes

Ring in the New Year with bubbly-flavored cupcakes. Be sure to refrigerate these cupcakes immediately after frosting to let them set.

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February: Chocolate-Strawberry Cupcakes

Take chocolate-covered strawberries one step further and make these cupcakes for your special someone. You'll even make swirled frosting with white and semi-sweet chocolate.

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March: Rainbow Cupcakes

Give everyone their own rainbow with these mutli-colored beauties. Unfortunately, we can't promise a pot of gold when the cupcakes are finished. 

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April: Carrot-Walnut Cupcakes

These spiced cupcakes with cinnamon and nutmeg are the perfect base for cream cheese frosting. Topped with candied carrots and walnuts, these look like a fancy treat, but are super-simple to make!

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May: Raspberry-Rose Cupcakes

Treat Mom to something special on Mother's Day. These vanilla cupcakes have a surprise raspberry filling and rose-flavored frosting.

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June: Sundae Cupcakes

School's out and it's time for fun in the sun. Give your kids a melt-proof sundae complete with a chocolate shell and rainbow sprinkles. Don't forget to save one for yourself!

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July: Pina Colada Cupcakes

Bring the flavors of a tropical vacation right into your home kitchen. These cupcakes taste just like the summertime cocktail you love. (The cake is even spiked with rum.)

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August: Peaches-and-Cream Cupcakes

Put your summer peaches to good use. Cook them on your stovetop with butter and sugar for the perfect cupcake garnish.

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September: Milk-and-Cookies Cupcakes

Consider these cupcakes your new all-in-one snack. Chocolate chip cupcakes are topped with milk chocolate-flavored frosting. You'll make a small well on the top to leave enough room for some condensed milk and they're ready to serve.

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October: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Burnt Marshmallow Frosting

PSL season is in full swing. These cupcakes are made with real pumpkin puree and your favorite fall spices. Topped with a torched marshmallow frosting, you'll feel like you're in pumpkin spice heaven.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Burnt Marshmallow Frosting

November: Apple Pie Cupcakes

Reimagine pie this Thanksgiving with apple pie cupcakes. You'll even make a gorgeous lattice crust to sit atop fluffy whipped cream.

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December: Spice Cupcakes with Sugared Cranberries

Let it snow at your dessert table. Sugared cranberries sparkle and shine on top of moist spice cupcakes. These are the perfect treat for the holiday season.

Get the Recipe: Spice Cupcakes with Sugared Cranberries