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30 Scrumptious Cupcake and Frosting Recipes

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A collection of over 30 amazing and mouthwatering cupcakes and frosting. Whether you like cake mix cupcakes or from-scratch cupcakes, there is something for everyone!


Collage for 30 Scrumptious Cupcakes and Frosting RecipesToday I thought I would share with you a roundup of all my cupcake recipes here on Beyond Frosting. I consider cupcakes and frostings to be a specialty of mine, and they are the most fun to create.

I love the endless flavor combinations. In fact, one of my cupcake recipes was my first ever accepted submission on Foodgawker.

Lately I have been addicted to making chunky frostings filled with candy, cookies or other sweet treats.

The first frosting I ever posted was a Swiss Meringue Vanilla Bean buttercream, which was posted during the first month of my blog. I adore a good Swiss Meringue frosting, soft silky and very light.

I always said that I was never a huge frosting person, until I started making my own. Take a walk with me on my cupcake journey (please excuse the photos from some of my earlier posts).

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

Oatmeal Cream Pie Frosting

Rice Krispie Treat Frosting

Caramel Apple Milky Way Frosting

Newest Additions:

Skinny Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes

Skinny Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes- a light coconut cupcake with coconut pudding and whipped cream.

Triple Irish Cream Cupcakes

Sink your teeth into this Triple Irish Cream Cupcake.

Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

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Biscoff Cheesecake Cupcakes

Sink your teeth into these Biscoff Cheesecake Cupcakes! Chocolate cheesecake cupcakes with a Biscoff cream cheese frosting

Lemon Cream Pie Cupcakes

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Ultimate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

The Ultimate Cookie Dough Cupcakes. A vanilla malt cupcake with cookie dough frosting, rolled in chocolate chips and topped with a chocolate chip cookie!

Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes

These Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes are the perfect combination of coconut cake with a lightly sweetened coconut mousse and topped with a cream cheese whipped cream.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Easy Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes. All your favorite cinnamon roll flavors rolled up into a cupcake!

Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes

Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes

Brownie Brittle S’mores Cupcake

Brownie Brittle Smores Cupcake

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake

Mint Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

Mint Cheesecake Cupcakes | | #oreo #cupcakes

Hot Fudge Sundae Frosting

Hot Fudge Sundae Frosting | | #cupcake

Carrot Cake

Best Ever Carrot Cake Cupcake

Oldies but goodies:

30 Cupcakes and Frosting Recipes | #cupcakes #frosting #recipe

Seven Layer Bar Frosting

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Mocha Irish Cream Cupcakes for Two

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

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White Chocole Cookie Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Coffee Cake Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Cookie Butter Frosting

Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcake

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Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese

Gluten-free Smore’s Cupcakes

Samoa Cupcake Shooters

Caramel Moose Munch Cupcakes

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Frosting

Vanilla Mint Chip Cupcakes

Peppermint Cupcakes with Hot Chocolate Mousse and White Chocolate Buttercream

Thin Mint Cakes

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Collage of five varieties of cupcakes with frosting 

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Strawberry Pound Cake Cupcakes

Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Shooters

Ghirardelli Chocolate and Strawberries Cupcakes

Lemon Blueberry Pie Cupcakes 

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Vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Cake Batter Mini Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Glaze for Two

Maple Bacon Stout Cupcakes

Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Funfetti frosting

What Are Popular Cupcake Flavors?

You can never go wrong with a vanilla cupcakes or chocolate cupcakes, but you can always make them your own by adding a unique frosting recipe. Sometimes you might want a more seasonal recipe such as pumpkin cupcakes for fall or Lemon cupcakes for summer.

Can I make cupcakes the night before?

Almost all cupcake recipes can be prepared in advance. Depending on the type of frosting or if there’s a filling, it may need to be refrigerated. If you live in a warmer or more humid climate, you may also need to refrigerate your cupcakes.

Regardless, it’s best to store them in an airtight container.

How do I make my cupcake more moist?

A lot of my cupcake recipes call for sour cream. Sour cream is known for keeping cakes and cupcakes extra moist.

If you don’t have sour cream, often times a plain Greek yogurt is a good substitute for sour cream.

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34 Responses
    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

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  1. Mackenzie

    I’m so glad I found this list of cupcake recipes! There are such a wide variety, I can’t wait to try them.
    My only disappointment, however, would be that many of them seem to use boxed cake mix. I prefer making everything from scratch where possible, and was wondering if there were some basic substitutions for the cake mixes in some of the recipes?

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Mackenzie. I appreciate your note. I also like baking from scratch but I enjoy the convince of the boxed mix and hope that my readers who are less experience bakers will still be able to make a stunning desserts even if it is a box! For recipe from scratch, check out these: carrot cake cupcakes (or sweet potato cake), Chocolate Stout Cake, Mocha Irish Cream Cupcakes for two, Triple Irish Cream Cupcakes, Whiskey Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes, Spiced Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream, Banana Cake with Brown Butter Rum Frosting, Mini Neapolitan bundt cakes, Pineapple upside down cake, and most of my coffee cakes. However, I do have some favorite from scratch cupcakes that I like. Check out Life Love Sugar, I Am Baker, Crazy for Crust or Sally’s Baking Addiction.

  2. Bonnie

    This is my first time on a blog so bear with me. I love the collection of recipes and am planning on trying a few or more of them. I do have a problem and hope someone can help me. I need to make red icing for 2oo cupcakes for a wedding but have a huge issue with the red staining lips and tongues. What does everyone do to stop this from happening. Thanks Bonnie

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Bonnie! Welcome and thank you for stopping by! I hope you will stick around. Unfortunately, I think that red lips and tongues are likely inevitable when you need to make a bright red icing. I will suggest to use “No-taste red” when coloring your frosting. This will prevent your guest from tasting the food coloring. You can get this at a craft store like Michaels or even online. The other option is to make a red velvet buttercream. Do a Google search for this, there are some recipes from my friends, I Am Baker and Wine and Glue who both are quite talented!

      1. Bonnie

        Thanks so much for getting back so quickly. I shall make a batch of the red velvet buttercream up and see what my customer thinks of it. I will keep you posted. Bonnie

  3. Mary Kroening

    I just discovered your blog. I really like it!! I was looking for a vanilla frosting for my grandson’s Birthday cake. This sounds like the PERFECT VANILLA FROSTING.
    Thank you so much.

  4. Tahnycooks

    I love this collection! Mmmm…..frosting! Still loving the Rice Krispie frosting, HELLLLLLOOOO!!!!?!!!! Delish! Congrats on your blog anniversary!

  5. Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama

    Oh, this is awesome! 🙂 All your yummy cupcakes in one post- yay!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week! Pinned.

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