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The best recipes for cupcakes - 44 recipes

What could possibly be better than cake? A cupcake! These mini cakes are not only beautifully decorated but they’re also delicious. We have loads of cupcake recipes for you to try. If you’re looking for some inspiration, try our classic Red Velvet cupcakes or our famous Nutella cupcakes. You can find loads of recipes to make with your kids, or if it’s a vegan dessert that you’re after, we’ve got dairy-free cupcakes too.

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VIDEO: Rustic Cherry Tart

Craving sweet? This rustic cherry tart is easy, quick and delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 shortcrust pastry
  • 3 cups / 750 g. of cherries
  • 1/3 cup / 60 g. of sugar
  • 2/3 cup / 60 g. of almond flour
  • 4 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • Pistachios
  • A dash of milk

METHOD: 

  1. Mix the cherries and sugar together. Let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Spread or roll out the shortcrust pastry, sprinkle with almond powder and brown sugar.
  3. Place the cherries in the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches of free dough on the edges. Fold in the edges.
  4. Brush with milk (this will make the crust go golden), sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.
  5. Top with a handful of chopped pistachios, and serve!

Top rated Cupcakes recipes

By Tanyadesigan, Easy and Simple Foods

Yummy chocolate cupcakes made with cocoa and basic ingredients to bake a cake

  • All purpose / maida flour - 1 and 1/3 cups
  • sugar - 1 cup
  • unsalted butter - 1/2 cup / 8 tbsp (at room temperature)
  • Eggs- 2
  • cocoa powder- 1/2 cup (I used Hersheys's Natural)
  • hot/ boiling water - 1 cup
  • baking powder - 2 tea spoons
  • vanilla extract- 2 tea spoons
  • salt - 1/4 tea spoon
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

Save this recipe for the next V-DAY bake sale, or make tonight and share with the people YOU care about!

By Crazyspices

The easiest cupcakes alive!! And the yummiest!! Bring on the frosting!!

  • 3 eggs
  • 125g margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
4.4/5 (46 Votes)

A simple recipe for cookies that are almost as beautiful as they are DELICIOUS! They disappeared in seconds on our lunch break...

By racheld88

When baking cupcakes place a marble in the cupcake tin to make heart shaped cupcakes!

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4.7/5 (20 Votes)

By racheld88

Pipe pink icing onto tops of cupcakes Dip strawberries in chocolate and use as a garnish

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4.6/5 (24 Votes)

You'll never believe what kind of ice cream delights (or frights) exist in the world. Here are some of the weirdest flavors we've ever heard of!

By amel, http://amelyahyaoui.wix.com/fares

Preheat oven 350F Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl

  • 1 1/3 cups cake four
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 whole milk
  • 3 large egg white
  • room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Frosting
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons heavy white cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

By mrsalexander2008

Lightened Up

  • Package Reese's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake Mix
  • 12 Tablespoons Betty Crocker Hershey's Milk Chocolate Frosting
  • 2/3 Cups of Water
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Teaspoons Skim Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Smart Balance Light Butter
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3 Packages Peanut Butter Cups
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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  • 1 - 15 ounce can of pumpkin purée
  • 1 - box chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 can of water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

By sarahsinagel

Preheat an oven to 375, line 24 muffin cups with liners

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.3/5 (39 Votes)

By kelly2kyle

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar until full...

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • room temperature
  • 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar
  • 2 ounces of your favorite chocolate (You can use any plain chocolate that you like except white chocolate or candy melts. The chocolate doesn't have to be one typically earmarked for baking - any chocolate bar that isn't flavored and doesn't contain mix-ins like nuts
  • Rice Krispies
  • nougat
  • etc. will work.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (4 1/2 fluid ounces) vegetable or canola oil
  • measured in a liquid measuring cup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (2 3/4 ounce) full-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) cocoa powder (natural or dutched will both work with this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup (4 fluid ounces) room temperature water
  • measured in a liquid measuring cup
4.1/5 (45 Votes)

By BaconBliss

Combine everything in a bowl

  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 10 tbsp flour
  • 2 eggs
4.1/5 (38 Votes)

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