Here is a collection of the very best cupcake recipes! There’s a cupcake for every occasion here whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or just for a special homemade cupcake at home.
Chocolate Cupcake Recipes
Crowd-Pleasing Cupcake Recipes
Filled Cupcake Recipes
How to Make Cupcakes from Scratch
With these how-to articles, you’ll have perfect homemade cupcakes with the best frosting every time.
Tessa’s Top Baking Tips
Get Our Best Buttercream Cheatsheet
This *free* printable PDF contains my best buttercream recipe, my favorite piping tips, and lots more!
How to Frost Cupcakes & More
Watch these step-by-step videos for my tips for frosting cupcakes, preventing cupcake liners from sticking, and lots more.
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Ingredient Measuring Guide
Are you measuring your ingredients correctly? Avoid cookies that don’t spread, dense muffins, and other recipe mishaps with my guide!
All Cupcake Recipes
Frequently Asked Questions
How long to bake cupcakes:
Bake until cupcakes are set and firm to the touch and a cake tester inserted comes out clean. This usually takes around 17-20 minutes for most cupcake recipes.
What are the best piping bag and piping tips?
How to freeze cupcakes:
If storing for longer than a week, wrap unfrosted cupcakes individually in plastic wrap (this prevents freezer burn and taste transference). Place cupcakes inside a freezer bag on a shelf in your freezer where they won’t get smashed. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Unwrap the cupcakes and allow to defrost at room temperature for about 1 to 2 hours. More details on how to freeze and make desserts ahead of time in my free Make-Ahead Baking Guide.
How to stop cupcake liners from sticking:
Oftentimes this is due to the brand of liners either being cheap or overly decorative. This is my favorite brand that I order in bulk from Amazon. I’ve written an entire post on how to prevent cupcake liners from sticking here in case this is a common problem for you.
How to make cupcakes ahead of time:
You can bake cupcakes a day ahead of time. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Note that the tops of cupcakes will become slightly sticky the longer they’re stored.
How to store cupcakes:
Frosted cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 day, or in the fridge for up to 3 days. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.