Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes
The most popular flavor at the celebrated New York City bakery is vanilla for a reason! With a moist, tender crumb and rich buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are a true classic. This recipe comes from "More from Magnolia: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey's Home Kitchen."
These Chocolate-Stout Cupcakes can be frosted and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to a day ahead. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, decorate them with the hearts just before serving.
These blueberry cupcakes are breakfast for dessert. Fresh blueberries are mixed into vanilla cake -- rather than muffin -- batter, which is then topped with cinnamon streusel and swirls of blueberry-cream cheese icing. This recipe appeared in episode 308 of Martha Bakes.
Soft-Serve Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Everyone will scream for this twist on soft-serve dunked in a chocolate shell. Chill the frosted cakes while you make a semisweet-chocolate glaze; after it cools to room temperature, carefully dunk them. Chill 10 more minutes, and cue the nostalgia trip. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, From Simple to Stunning (Clarkson Potter).
Marzipan Leprechaun Hats
These bite-size bowlers are brimming with whimsy...yet no magic is needed to assemble them; in fact even store-bought elements will do the trick. Cap off the cupcake hats with black-tinted marzipan bands, bitty buckles of golden jimmies, and, if you're feeling lucky, shamrock sprinkles.
For chocolate cupcakes, substitute 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
With its distinct look, the popular red velvet cupcake is a top contender for favorite flavor. These red velvet cupcakes are easy to whip up for your next get-together. Top them off with a cream cheese frosting that's just as tasty as the red velvet cupcake itself.
This recipe is the gold standard when it comes to classic cupcakes. We frosted these with Easy White Icing, but you could use our Chocolate Glaze for an even richer dessert.
Irish Coffee Cupcakes
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, we've reimagined the traditional drink as a cupcake for grown-ups. The moist, delicate Irish Coffee Cupcakes are flavored with espresso and brown sugar and topped with billowy whipped-cream frosting spiked with whiskey. A dusting of espresso powder makes a festive finish. If you don't have two muffin tins, bake these cupcakes in batches.
Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes
This recipe for delicious strawberry cupcakes is from Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes. There is fresh strawberry purée in both the cake batter and the buttercream frosting.
These silly sweets take their name seriously; from the book, Cupcakes!. Make these Hi-Hat Cupcakes for your next party and even the most discerning of palettes will be delighted.