15 Best Cupcake Recipes

Find out which cupcake recipes to put on your holiday to-bake list

Why splurge on a $5 cupcake? Try these fantastic cupcake recipes at home.

Along with cookies, cake, and pie, cupcakes are among the most-wanted desserts out there. With specialty cupcake stores popping up all over the world, we are now more cupcake crazy than ever before. But why splurge on a $5 cupcake when there is a plethora of cupcake recipes that you can make at home? Sounds like a no-brainer to us. So, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best cupcake recipes that the Web has to offer.

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We scrolled through pages and pages of cupcake recipes, drooled over mouthwatering pictures, and dreamed about biting into a moist cupcake with light and fluffy frosting. Here are the best, from the top five food websites (ours included — obviously): The Daily Meal, Food Network, Allrecipes, Food.com, and Chow. The best cupcakes have the most and overall highest ratings on each of the websites. The Daily Meal recipes are some of our favorites that we think are a must-try. We’ve included three top recipes from each site.[slideshow:

Ina Garten’s coconut cupcake recipe from Food Network makes the list, Food.com’s classic vanilla cupcake recipe take high prize, Chow’s top recipes include a Guinness chocolate cupcake, and Allrecipes has a pumpkin ginger cupcake recipe filled with warm spices perfect for a chilly winter’s day. Here at The Daily Meal, we have a light and soft lemon meringue cupcake as well as an orange-zested cupcake complete with cream cheese frosting.

With so many amazing cupcake recipes to now put on your holiday "to-bake" list, which one will you make first? For a holiday twist on a cupcake recipe, sprinkle some candy cane pieces on top or add a pinch of cinnamon to a cream cheese or vanilla frosting. Browse through these recipes and be inspired to bake some delicious cupcakes.


Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.