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Top 10 List: Best Cupcakes Recipes


1.Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting

These cupcakes are a coconut lover’s dream. There are layers upon layers of coconut flavor built on top of one another. The cupcakes themselves have both ground sweetened coconut and coconut milk in them, and they would be actually be perfect as-is with a dollop of whipped cream on top. However, my frosting-loving self can’t just stop at cupcakes, so frosting it was! I whipped up my favorite vanilla frosting and added some coconut extract; it’s a perfectly light and clean-tasting frosting. Not too heavy and definitely not too sugary.

2. Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

These dark chocolate cupcakes are loaded with rich chocolate flavor, and topped with a light and creamy peanut butter frosting. If you are a chocolate/peanut butter fan, these are your jam!

3. Guinness, Whiskey and Irish Cream Cupcakes

The classic cocktail shot transformed into cupcakes – Guinness chocolate cake, Jameson whiskey ganache filling, and Baileys buttercream frosting. The chocolate flavor is so deep and intense, almost malty, and the cake is just so incredibly moist – you’ll definitely want to start making these Guinness cupcakes all year long! These cupcakes are the #1 all-time most popular recipe on the site, and for good reason. They are utterly spectacular. They are fashioned after the popular cocktail that consists of a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and Irish whiskey dropped into a pint of Guinness. I have never had one myself, but I’ve heard that if you can get it down before it curdles, it’s smooth, delicious and almost tastes like a milkshake.

4. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

A homemade version of funfetti cupcakes – buttery vanilla cupcakes loaded with sprinkles and topped with vanilla buttercream frosting.

5. Margarita Cupcakes

These margarita cupcakes are simple vanilla cakes infused with lime and tequila, brushed with more tequila, and topped with a tequila lime buttercream frosting.

6. Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting

These mocha cupcakes are coffee and espresso-infused, with a subtle chocolate flavor, and topped with an espresso-spiked buttercream frosting.

7. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Slightly-spiced pumpkin cupcakes piled high with cream cheese frosting.

8. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

A riff on the popular Starbucks drink.. coffee-infused pumpkin cupcakes brushed with coffee and topped with whipped cream frosting.

9. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These are the absolute BEST red velvet cupcakes! A gorgeous red color, moist and fluffy, and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. The perfect Valentine’s treat!

10. Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the BEST chocolate cupcakes – a moist chocolate cupcake recipe made from scratch with a chocolate ganache center and dreamy chocolate frosting.