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50 Best Cupcake Recipes on the Internet

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 Best cupcake recipes on the Internet? Here are 50 of them for you try, from chocolate to vanilla and everything in between.

I am always looking for the best cupcake I can find. I search on the Internet, in cookbooks, and magazines. These little bites of sweet cake and creamy frosting are addictive! Still, as soon as I find something I love I am off to look for more.

50 best cupcake recipes on the internet|restlesschipotle.com

Three years ago I wrote a blog post that made it to the first page of Digg in less than 24 hours. It was phenomenal and continues to be my post with the most traffic to this day… The name?  50 Best Cookie Recipes on the Internet.I have been thinking of this post for a long time. The best cupcake recipes the Internet has to offer at your fingertips. These are the ones that made the best cupcake list for me. The most unique, the most delicious, and the most wonderful I could find. If you like this post consider submitting it to Stumble or Digg. Thanks.

School is starting in many areas. To me cupcakes are the perfect treat to pack in school lunches.


Cupcakes are small and yet very popular with the back to school crowd. They show up at almost every classroom party or event. It’s just sort of the cupcake time of year.  Look at the amazing variety of flavors and textures represented here! Cupcakes are quick and easy plus they are easy to transport if you have a cupcake carrier.

Experiment by changing the frosting flavors to come up with your own unique variations. Most of all….have a good time with them!

The 50 Best Cupcake Recipes on the Internet

  1. Chocolate Cream Filled Vanilla with Vanilla Bean Frosting
  2. Gingerbread Hostess 
  3. Orange Clove
  4. Chubby Hubby 
  5. Snickers
  6. Browned Butter Banana Rum
  7. S’mores
  8. Vanilla 
  9. Cherry Coke Float
  10. Pumpkin with Cream Cheese Frosting
  11. Hummingbird Cupcakes 
  12. Lemon Meringue
  13. Red Velvet and Cheesecake Marbled
  14. Root Beer Float
  15. Chocolate Whiskey and Beer
  16. Malted Milk 
  17. Mocha with Espresso Buttercream
  18. Creme Brulee
  19. Strawberry Lemonade 
  20. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 
  21. Carrot with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
  22. Bomb Pop 
  23. Chai Latte 
  24. Dulce de Leche 
  25. Lychee Rose 
  26. Apple Pie
  27. Chipotle Cinnamon Chocolate 
  28. Samoas Cupcakes 
  29. Black Bottom 
  30. High Hat 
  31. EggNog Latte
  32. Cranberry Bliss
  33. Apple Crisp 
  34. Devil’s Food 
  35. Snickerdoodle
  36. Earl Grey with Lemon Buttercream
  37. L’Opera 
  38. Coconut
  39. Turtle Brownie Cupcakes
  40. Vanilla Bean Fig
  41. Peach with Peach Buttercream
  42. Caramel
  43. White Chocolate Raspberry
  44. Classic Red Velvet 
  45. Bananas Foster
  46. Strawberry Cream Cheese 
  47. Irish Cream  with Coffee Frosting
  48. Copycat Twinkies Cupcakes (with spongecake, from scratch)
  49. Caramel Macchiato 
  50. Cream Soda

It’s an amazing list of cupcake recipes, isn’t it? Which are you going to try first?



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  1. Lana P.

    This is an amazing list, Marye, thank you :)
    I wasn’t thinking about even trying to make any cupcakes, but after visiting my favourite local place – and trying the owner’s chocolate cupcakes which were so delicious, I’ve decided to be more like her (and you) and learn something new. In this case it’s learning to prepare some cupcakes. At first I was sceptic, if I can do it, but my family encouraged me, and I started to search some recipes online.

    Thank you again very much for this list, I’m looking forward to make those Caramel Macchiato ones! :)

    1. Marye Audet

      Good luck! :)

  2. shelby

    I’d rather eat cupcakes than cake any day…I love the single serving size and how cute they can be decorated!

    1. Marye Audet

      I totally agree.

  3. Renee's Kitchen Adventures

    What an awesome round up!! Pinning!

    1. Marye Audet

      thanks! Who doesn’t love cupcakes?

  4. Sherri Jo

    Wow! What a great list! Every cupcake you could ever need! Thanks <3

    1. Marye Audet

      I keep saying I am going to cook through them in order… :)

  5. The Food Hunter

    great round up

    1. Marye Audet


  6. Mandee aka The Kitchen Wife

    FB’d, Pinned, Tweeted, Stumbled, and Drooled! I am going to be busy this winter! Thanks for this great collection!

  7. Deborah Bishop

    I am trying to subscribe to your newsletter but it won’t let me click through. Perhaps you can help? Thanks!

    1. Marye Audet

      I can try to add you manually. :)

  8. Miranda

    Really would love to see one of your recipes but it says I have to be invited first. If you could please help me out.

    1. Marye Audet

      I don’t understand? Which link is it (most go to other blogs)

  9. Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled

    This is such an awesome list, I love cupcakes and always looking to make the best cupcakes! :)

    1. Marye Audet

      Thanks Jenn.. and thanks for stopping by

  10. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    What a great list. Now I’m totally craving cupcakes!!

    1. Marye Audet

      :) I don’t care if they are going out of style.. I love them!

  11. Jennie

    Great links! however, the coconut cupcake link is broken.

    1. Marye Audet

      Thanks for letting me know! I fixed it. :)

  12. Betsy @ Desserts Required

    What a FAB list! Fifty amazing recipes in one place. Thank you!!

  13. Susan

    A great list of cupcake recipes! That’s the one dessert I don’t make often and sometimes need to search around for inspiration.

    1. Marye Audet

      I need to go back through them! The world definitely needs more cupcakes!

  14. Pey-Jing Mehrinfar

    What happened to all the links to the cupcake recipes? :-(. Thanks for the article, though. I tried two of them before the links disappeared.

    1. Marye Audet

      Something happened in the last update..I am working on it!

    2. Marye Audet

      I have restored all of the links … thank you for being patient! Let me know if you have any problems.

      1. Pey-Jing Mehrinfar

        Thanks! This is my current go-to site for cupcake recipes! The dulce de leche one is awesome, btw!

        1. Marye Audet

          Thank you! Have you checked out the other 50 Best recipes?

  15. Faye

    could you kindly tell me how to get these recipes cant seem to find them

    1. Marye Audet

      Something happened in the last update..i am working on a restore. :/

    2. Marye Audet

      Faye, the links are all back. thanks for being patient

  16. Natalie

    I’m trying to find a great recipe to make with my friend tomorrow and I can’t choose just one!!!!! They all sound delish!

  17. Courtz........

    hi I have a lovely rainbow cupcake recipe
    if u wannna try and post it

    1. restlesschipotle.com

      I will keep it in mind for the next time.

  18. Emma

    I will be hiding in my closet and eating the dulce de leche cupcakes this new years eve, thank you very much.

    1. restlesschipotle.com


  19. janet richards

    Love these recipes.

  20. Anuradha Shastry

    Literally stumbled on this! Going to try each of these. Thanks so much for putting this up. Sharing this now :)
    Happy Holidays!!

    1. restlesschipotle.com

      Happy Holidays! Thanks for stopping by

  21. janet richards

    love these cupcake recipes.

    1. thanks! They are amazing!

  22. cutie pie!!!

    cool!! deeelish!!!:)

  23. Alex

    I have to say I made the strawberry cream cheese cupcakes and they were amazing came out moist and the frosting was delicious! Thank you for posting these cupcakes because I know I will be trying them all!

    1. :) Glad you liked them. They sure are all delicious.

  24. Eunice

    Irish car bomb cupcakes??? Hugely offensive when in fact they are chocolate whiskey and beer cup cakes. Why the name change??

    1. Well Eunice, sorry you are offended. I did not name them. When I linked to the post the name was, in fact, Irish Car Bomb cupcakes. It isn’t my post so I don’t know exactly why the title was changed. However, they are delicious whatever the name…

    2. Rosemary

      That’s the name of a drink. It’s a shot of whiskey in a pint of Guinness. That’s all…

  25. Rubyrarity

    O M G

  26. Amy I.

    Thank you so much for including my dulce de leche cupcakes on your list. I’ve had quite a bit of traffic from this post over the past couple years and I appreciate being among such great company!

    1. I am glad it has brought you traffic! It was an awesome looking recipe – although I have to admit it is still on my list of to try!

  27. emma

    i love those cupcakes …. they are awesome
    #1 cupcake :)

    1. thank you. :)

  28. Cupcake Recipes

    Thank you for the great compilation! Thank you for the details.

  29. Heather@gourmet meals for less

    Wow! Thanks for including my cream soda cupcakes. I feel honored!

  30. RED

    Um… There’s only 49 recipes on here? Am I missing something or not seeing things?

  31. martha

    I made lucky # 13 and took to work for a co-workers birthday. These are the best cupcakes I have ever made. I made them exactly as stated. They were out of this world yummy. I received lots of great compliments. The cheesecake “topping” fell to the bottom when I baked them and were hardly visible. But the taste was awesome. This will be a recipe I repeat often. Thanks for sharing!

  32. jen

    What a great compilation! Thanks for including my Snickers cupcakes!

    1. maryeaudet

      They look amazing!

  33. Lina

    Since I’m clearly in a snippy mood today (blaming the cold yet again) I’d also point out that the Bomb Pop Cupcakes (#22) are actually made from a mix despite the author’s assertion that “there is no need to open a box to make a cake.” There. Bitching done I can now say that so many of these do look amazing and creative and that I especially can’t wait to try the Chunky Hubby Cupcakes (#4).

    1. maryeaudet

      Wow Lina. I hope you Feel better soon. Bless your heart. Hugs.

  34. Tara @ Smells Like Home

    What a great roundup!! Thanks so much for featuring two of my cupcakes ! (#4 and #20)

  35. Lina

    Man, I wish that stupid peach cupcake (#41) had identified itself as vegan *before* I printed out the recipe and started to make it. Normally I’d be more thorough and prepared for a recipe but because I’m sick and only had the time/energy to make one batch of cupcakes last night I didn’t realize until it was too late. As a result I’m left with kind of bland cupcakes with a muffin-like texture that no one in my house wants to eat. Not sure why that one’s on the list at all other than that it seems like a good recipe in theory. Not knocking any vegans out there but I personally could never adopt a lifestyle that forces me to omit certain foods from my diet. Baked goods just aren’t the same without butter and eggs.

    1. maryeaudet

      Sorry Lina.. As you know.. The word best is subjective. Not everyone is going to like every recipe.

  36. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    Awesome roundup! Many thanks for including a couple of my recipes!

    1. maryeaudet

      I was glad to Michelle!

  37. Laura

    Yum yum loving this list!! Glanced at the pumpkin one and now know what to make this Halloween :)


    The cupcake in the photo is number 13 – http://restlesschipotle.com/index.php/2009/06/09/red-velvetcheesecake-marbled-cupcakes/

    1. maryeaudet

      Doesn’t that pumpkin one sound amazing!?

  38. Elle

    Thank you for the link love, and the amazing cravings I have now, hehe!

    1. maryeaudet

      Elle, you know I try my best. :)

  39. the urban baker

    Hi Mary, thanks for featuring my S’mores cupcakes ( #7). I love your post and I feel honored to be included! Have a “sweet” day!

  40. Michelle

    AHhhhh…thanks so much for picking my Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes for your list. They are one of my favorites too and I was just thinking I should make some this week!

    Sending much cupcake love!


    1. maryeaudet

      Oh they look amazing Michelle!

    2. unknown

      fixing to make them for my 13th bday.. So EXCITED!

      1. Happy Birthday. Which are you going to make?

        1. Millie Morgan

          I would really like to see your post on cupcakes made with box cake mix

          1. restlesschipotle.com

            I am so sorry, Millie. I rarely, if ever use boxed mixes.

          2. Millie Morgan

            Marye do you have a recipe for white wedding cupcakes?

  41. bridget {bake at 350}

    Thank you so, so much for including my gingerbread Hostess cupcakes on your list! I want to make each and every one of these cupcakes….better get started! :)

    1. maryeaudet

      Bridget those just looked unbelievable to me..I want to try them with maybe a couple of different fillings.

  42. CDenise

    Which cupcake on this list is the one featured in the photo at the top of the page? It looks amazing and I would like to try it. Thank you!

    1. maryeaudet

      It is the red velvet cheesecake marbled cupcake..I have labeled it and linked the image to the recipe… I would have done that last night when I was writing but my brain stopped working at about 2 a.m.!

    2. vivian1D

      its #13

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