If you’re looking for some fun, easy, and kid-friendly cupcake recipes, look no further than this list of mini cupcakes.
They’re sweet, cute, and perfect for parties.
They don’t even have to be homemade!
Mini cupcakes are a fun way to celebrate any occasion.
You can have them any time of the day or night.
Plus, you don’t have to worry about the preparation or baking of a full-size cupcake.
So, if you need something sweet for your little ones, then check out these mini cupcake recipes.
1. Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
The best part about making strawberry and lemon cupcakes is that you have some leftover cake to use up next time.
I get it, there’s a limit to how much cake you can make!
But if you want to try something a little different, this recipe will help you out.
Instead of using flour and sugar, these cupcakes use both flour and sour cream for a lighter, airier alternative.
As an added bonus, the more whipped cream in your cupcake batter, the sweeter they are.
That way, you won’t have any leftovers.
2. Chocolate Cupcakes
I know, I know.
It’s not the most original of names.
But these chocolate cupcakes are so cool and perfect for any occasion.
The cupcake itself is moist and fluffy with a crunchy top that will leave you wanting more.
Top those off with some whipped cream and chocolate sauce or caramel.
You can’t go wrong!
3. Cookies & Cream Cupcakes
If your life is a bit of a mess right now, these cookies and cream cupcakes are the perfect solution.
They’re sweet, rich, tangy, and oh-so-mouthwatering.
The cream cheese frosting is pure decadence.
It’s so good you won’t want to share!
Plus, if you have leftover whipped topping to use up, why not do something nice for yourself?
4. Mocha Cupcakes With Espresso Buttercream
I’m here to tell you that coffee cupcakes are a thing of beauty.
From the moist, light cake to the rich espresso buttercream and espresso-infused coffee syrup frosting, these are just as impressive as they look.
They also taste amazing.
The coffee flavor gives them a nice kick of complexity that makes them even more heavenly than they already are.
5. Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
This recipe is so good, it’s like having a bowl of hot chocolate on ice cream.
The fluffy buttercream frosting, chocolate ganache, and rich white chocolate make this a must-have for any winter party.
I love the combination of dark and milk chocolate in these.
It gives such a bold flavor that really pops against the vanilla frosting.
And the peppermint candy melts make them extra special!
6. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
I don’t know about you, but I prefer blueberry muffins to blueberry pie.
That said, I do enjoy the tartness of these cupcakes.
The trick to making them is that they need a little extra time in the oven.
Be sure to let them cool completely before serving so they won’t melt like a chocolate chip cake.
Top tip: make these luscious lemon and blueberry cupcakes for your next brunch or holiday party!
7. Champagne Cupcakes
Champagne cupcakes are the perfect party food! Who doesn’t love a decadent treat with a touch of sparkle?
If you think they can’t be made at home, think again.
This recipe has you covered – make the champagne ganache, frost the cakes, and decorate them.
And if you want to make this right away, just slice your cake in half and line it up on a plate with meringue cookies.
Seriously though, I don’t care how fancy these look.
They taste as delicious as they look!
8. Mojito Cupcakes
These muddled mojito cupcakes are so much fun to make!
Filled with fruity flavors and topped with a little bit of mint, these cupcakes will be gone before you even realize it.
I’m talking about the fresh fruit mix.
It’s fresh and bright, making this dessert stand out from the crowd.
To top them off, drizzle some extra lime foam on top for the perfect finishing touch.
9. Red Velvet Cupcakes
If you’ve ever had a red velvet cake and been disappointed, this recipe will change your mind.
This cupcake is like the perfect combination of moistness, sweetness, and decadence.
You’ll also love how it doesn’t fall apart when you bite into it!
All that comes with this recipe are a few tips: use quality ingredients, be patient with the baking time, and top them off with sprinkles.
I don’t know what I love more about these cupcakes – the color or the taste.
10. Brownie Cupcakes
I’m all about brownie cupcakes.
They’re pretty perfect, and the kids love them, so who can argue?
But if you want to make them even more special, try these brownie cupcake cups.
These are a lot like the black bean flour cupcakes from above.
They also have a crumbly chocolate-covered bacon topping that you will want to add immediately.
You won’t need to make it on top of the cake itself.
Just spoon it into the pan and bake as normal.
11. Creme Brûlée Cheesecake Cupcakes
These cupcakes are more than a little bit indulgent.
They’re made with a double chocolate cake and filled with whipped cream, chocolate ganache, and strawberry rhubarb crumble.
It’s so gorgeous and sweet that you don’t want to share.
12. Lemon Cupcakes
I could eat these every day.
I think they would make a great dessert on the go.
Top them with lemon frosting and be careful not to over-bake.
Either way, you’ll have perfectly lemony, perfectly moist cupcakes in no time.
These are also super easy to alter as well.
You can use any buttercream frosting or lemon curd instead of the traditional lemon recipe.
13. Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
Cinnamon rolls are one of those desserts that have been around since the beginning of time.
They’re soft, warm, and loaded with cinnamon flavor.
However, they’re also a bit messy to make.
And I know you don’t want that!
Luckily, this recipe is here to help!
These cupcakes are super easy to make and come out moist and perfect every time.
I love the contrast of cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top.
It adds so much taste without being too overpowering.
14. Tiramisu Cupcakes
Tiramisu is a beautiful Italian dessert that’s as rich as it is creamy.
However, this recipe doesn’t just taste amazing – it also looks awesome too.
For the cupcakes, you’ll need three simple ingredients: cake mix and condensed milk.
Mix them until they become a smooth batter, then scoop them into cupcake liners.
Bake these babies until they are golden brown and delicious (and maybe a little burnt).
15. Cherry Limeade Cupcakes
If you’re a big fan of sour drinks, these cupcakes are for you.
They’re bright and tangy but sweetened with lime juice.
They take less than 40 minutes to make, and the frosting is much lighter than your average cupcake.
I like it that way.
These would be perfect for a summer party or even a relaxing afternoon at home.
16. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
The last time I made carrot cake, it was for my niece’s wedding.
I was a little nervous about how the cake would taste with all that orange zest and lemon filling in the middle.
But when my guests started coming over, I couldn’t help but notice how bursting with flavor these cupcakes are.
They have a lovely blend of sweet carrots and tangy cream cheese frosting, while giving you plenty of brown sugar to go along with those layers.
They also have a subtle hint of spice from the cinnamon in each bite.
17. Kahlua Cupcakes
These cupcakes are moist and flavorful, a little sweet and slightly nutty.
They’re the perfect summer treat.
They have a rich Kahlua flavor that will warm you up without any bitterness or alcohol (well, maybe there is a little
All around, they’re absolutely incredible.
You’ll love them even more if you add some chocolate chips in the batter.
18. Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
I have a problem with chocolate and mint.
They’re just so good together!
This cake is moist and fluffy, with a lovely peppermint-dipped frosting that pairs perfectly with the chocolate chips.
To keep it simple, you’ll only need three ingredients: chocolate cupcakes, white frosting, and peppermint extract.
19. Apple Pie Cupcakes
These apple pie cupcakes are the perfect treat for a warm day.
The cake is moist, spongy, and naturally sweet.
The applesauce filling gives it a touch of sweetness.
The cupcakes themselves are totally decadent thanks to the buttercream frosting.
It’s just as fabulous as it sounds.
20. Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Snickerdoodle cupcakes are always a hit with the kids.
And these brown butter ones have an irresistible, sweet-n-savory flavor that will leave you longing for more.
Each bite is fluffy, moist, and full of rich brown butter flavor.
And they’re so easy to make! I bet you can have them in your KitchenAid within 15 minutes.
21. Black Forest Cupcakes
Black forest cupcakes are a great dessert for any occasion.
They’re sweet, chocolatey, and full of the spirit of Christmas.
Plus, these beauties are super easy to make! You won’t even need to worry about making them from scratch.
These cupcakes feature a rich black forest cake that’s packed with vanilla pudding, chopped strawberries, and an extra dose of white chocolate ganache.
Then there’s a cream cheese frosting on top.
They’re so good that even if you can barely speak English, you can still eat them!
22. Vanilla Cupcakes
Vanilla cupcakes are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt.
They taste so good with a simple frosting, and they’re the perfect way to sneak in some healthy ingredients.
The cupcake batter is flavored with vanilla extract and full of plenty of buttery flavor.
It will have a moist crumbly texture and a wonderful flavor that no one can resist.
Best of all, you won’t need to worry about making a batch as these are quick, easy, and extremely delicious!
23. S’mores Cupcakes
If you’re looking for a treat that is both super easy and delicious, these s’mores cupcakes are the answer.
They’re soft and moist with a wonderfully chewy texture from graham cracker crumbs.
Plus, once they bake, they become gooey, loaded with marshmallows, and oh-so-tasty.
The kids will love them and the adults will be glad you made them.
24. ICEE Cupcakes
If you’re craving a sweet treat that’s perfect for summer, then this recipe is perfect for you.
And if you have kids and they won’t stop asking for ice cream, this recipe will be a hit.
These cupcakes are moist and fluffy with a soft and tender ice cream cookie crust.
Then it’s topped with vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce.
The best part? You can make these in less than an hour!
25. Mini Matcha Cupcakes
These cupcakes are intensely sweet and full of ooey-gooey matcha goodness.
They’re more than just a tasty treat, though!
Each one is coated in cake batter and then baked to golden perfection.
That way, the yummy matcha flavor is all over them.
They’re just as delectable as any other cupcake but come with a fun twist: the frosting is made with matcha powder mixed into the cream cheese frosting!
25 Yummy Mini Cupcake Recipes
- 1 oven
Graham Cracker Crust
- 9 graham crackers 1 sleeve finely crushed
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/3 cup super fine sugar
- Set oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Cupcake liners should be used to line a muffin pan.
- Crushed Graham Crackers, sugar, and melted Butter are combined to make your graham cracker crust. Crush should be distributed among cupcake liners and pressed into the base.
- Cream cheese and sugar should be combined in a sizable bowl and beaten until smooth. Salt, sour cream, vanilla extract, and egg yolks should all be beaten in. Beat continuously until smooth and blended.
- Fill each cupcake liner with 3/4 full of cheesecake batter.
- Bake for 22 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the filling is set. Before taking out of the tin, let cool completely.
- Remove cupcakes from their wrappers once they have cooled. On top of each, sift roughly 1 teaspoon of extra-fine sugar. To caramelize sugar, line it up on a tray and lay it on the oven’s broiler setting or use a kitchen torch. Keep a tight eye on it and rotate as necessary until the sugar turns caramelized. Offer cold.
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