How can you beat a cupcake? The moist, smooth texture of a cake with endless flavor combinations in a single serving. It’s a perfect treat for birthdays, and gatherings of all kinds. My list of cupcake recipes includes everything from rich chocolate with cream cheese icing to carrot to special occasion flavors like thin mint. I’m sure you’ll find something to love here, no matter the reason for your cupcake making.
And if you love cake in all its forms like I do, be sure to pick up a copy of my book, Zoë Bakes Cakes! In fact, you can get a signed copy of the book (along with several of my bread books, aprons and more) in my Zoë Bakes Shop. There are cake recipes, cupcake recipes, fillings, flourishes and so much more.
I adore carrot cake. It’s one of my favorite desserts. This carrot cupcakes recipe is delicate and less hippie than my go to, so it was fun to try Melissa’s sophisticated take on the classic from The Minimalist Kitchen.
This Devil's Food Cake from Zoe Bakes Cakes is the best chocolate cake recipe I have ever tried and believe me, over the past 20+ years, I've tried them all. The dark chocolate cake has a texture that is smooth and rich. The flavor is not overly sweet, because of the intensity of the coffee (you don't actually taste the coffee, it just cuts the sweet) and the rum (the Devil in "Devil's Food cupcakes" perhaps?), which make it a great match for cream cheese frosting sweetened with Lyle's Golden Syrup (honey works, too, if you're in a pinch).
These vegan triple chocolate cupcakes have a rich cake with a moist, but not dense, crumb. You won't miss the eggs or dairy in the recipe because of the decadent, chocolatey results. The recipe is from New Vegetarian by Robin Asbell
The classic flavor of thin mint in cupcake form. The cake in these is light, fluffy and moist, and these beautiful green cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion that calls for bright colors and delicious, fun snacks.