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The Best Cupcake Recipes Around

Chocolate, buttercream, salted caramel and more.

If the sight of a cupcake makes you groan, just know that you're not alone. There was a time when we adored cupcakes, when we were excited to get our hands on one. The magic of these little cakes carried over from childhood birthday parties well into our adult lives. But that was before cupcake shops became just as commonplace as Starbucks.

Now, we're just a little sick of seeing cupcakes and all their wild flavors and decorations. Once they became topped with bacon and chicken wings, we knew it had gone too far. But still, when we get our hands on a really good cupcake -- like the 50 recipes we've found below -- it's hard to deny how good they are. These 50 cupcakes remind us that somewhere deep inside, we still (and probably always will) adore these miniature cakes.

1
Perfect Yellow Cupcakes With Milk Chocolate Frosting
Sally's Baking Addiction
2
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes With Butter Pecan Frosting
Half Baked Harvest
3
Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes With Lemon Curd Filling And Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Adventures in Cooking
4
Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
5
Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes
Hummingbird High
Get the Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes recipe from Hummingbird High
6
S'mores Cupcakes
Pastry Affair
Get the S'mores Cupcakes recipe from Pastry Affair
7
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Handle The Heat
8
Buttered Rum Cupcakes
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Buttered Rum Cupcakes recipe from Adventures in Cooking
9
Death By Butterbeer Cupcakes With Treacle Butter Frosting
Half Baked Harvest
10
Blueberry Muffin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Completely Delicious
11
Hi-Hat Cupcakes
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Hi-Hat Cupcakes recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
12
Cookies And Cream Cupcakes
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
13
Raspberry Rosé Wine Cupcakes
Completely Delicious
Get the Raspberry Rosé Wine Cupcakes recipe from Completely Delicious
14
Pumpkin S'mores Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Pumpkin S'mores Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
15
Coffee And Donuts Cupcake
Always With Butter
Get the Coffee And Donuts Cupcake recipe from Always With Butter
16
Creme Brûlée Cupcakes
Annie's Eats
Get the Creme Brûlée Cupcakes recipe from Annie's Eats
17
Chicory Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes With Chocolate Amaretto Buttercream
Adventures in Cooking
18
Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes
Handle The Heat
Get the Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes recipe from Handle The Heat
19
Angel Food Cupcakes With Chocolate Whipped Coconut Frosting And Crispy Phyllo Nest
Half Baked Harvest
20
Death By Chocolate Cupcakes
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Death By Chocolate Cupcakes recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
21
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Completely Delicious
Get the Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe from Completely Delicious
22
Sugared Almond Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
How Sweet It Is
23
Caramel Creme Cupcakes
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Caramel Creme Cupcakes recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
24
Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
25
Banana Bourbon Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Banana Bourbon Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
26
Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes recipe from Gimme Some Oven
27
Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes
Eclectic Recipes
Get the Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes recipe from Eclectic Recipes
28
Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes
Eric Isaac/Food52
Get the Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes recipe from AllisonRobicelli via Food52
29
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Mint Chocolate Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
30
Salted Triple Caramel Cupcakes
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Salted Triple Caramel Cupcakes recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
31
Toffee Crunch Cupcake
Bakers Royale
Get the Toffee Crunch Cupcake recipe from Bakers Royale
32
Coconut Tres Leches Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Coconut Tres Leches Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
33
Chocolate Swirled Peanut Butter Blast Cupcakes
Kevin & Amanda
34
Homemade Lemon Cupcakes With Vanilla Frosting
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Homemade Lemon Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
35
Cinnamon Sugar Almond Cupcakes
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Cinnamon Sugar Almond Cupcakes recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
36
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Handle The Heat
Get the Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes recipe from Handle The Heat
37
Strawberry Balsamic Cupcakes
Annie's Eats
Get the Strawberry Balsamic Cupcakes recipe from Annie's Eats
38
Banoffee Cupcakes
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Banoffee Cupcakes recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
39
Peanut Butter Cupcakes With A Marshmallow Swirl
How Sweet It Is
40
Mint Chocolate Andes Cupcakes
Handle The Heat
Get the Mint Chocolate Andes Cupcakes recipe from Handle The Heat
41
Eggnog Cupcakes With Spiced Rum
Bakers Royale
Get the Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Rum recipe from Bakers Royale
42
Brownie Banana Bread Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Brownie Banana Bread Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
43
Samoa Cupcakes
Annie's Eats
Get the Samoa Cupcakes recipe from Annie's Eats
44
Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes recipe from Gimme Some Oven
45
Blackberry Cupcakes
Blackberry Cupcakes
Get the Blackberry Cupcakes recipe from Call me Cupcake
46
Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
Faux Martha
Get the Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes recipe from Faux Martha
47
Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
48
Mardi Gras Hi-Hat Cupcakes
I Am Baker
Get the Mardi Gras Hi-Hat Cupcakes recipe from I Am Baker
49
Vanilla Chai Cupcakes
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Vanilla Chai Cupcakes recipe from Gimme Some Oven
50
Turtle Cupcakes
Annie's Eats
Get the Turtle Cupcakes recipe from Annie's Eats

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