Food & Recipes

Best Birthday Cupcake Recipes

by Betty Crocker

Best Birthday Cupcake Recipes

Easy, cute birthday cupcake ideas for kids.


Applesauce Cupcakes

Cute, decorative applesauce cupcakes perfect for your kid’s birthday party treat or back-to-school snack.


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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Cupcakes

Yummy, colorful cupcakes that are the perfect treat for your child’s next birthday party.


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Sunny Summer Cupcakes

These sunny summer cupcakes of yummy vanilla cake mix and colorful gumdrops are perfect for summer parties.


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Peanut Butter Hat Cupcakes

Kids will devour these cute hat-shaped chocolate cupcakes.


Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Cute hot chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting that look—and taste—like your favorite winter drink.


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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and cream cupcakes with creamy vanilla frosting jam-packed with crushed cookies—just add a big glass of milk!


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Magical Wizard Hat Cupcakes

Peanut butter, mint and stawberry frosting make these chocolate cupcakes amazing—perfect for a Harry Potter-themed party.


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Mini Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Little cakes are the perfect bite-sized treat for kids and adults and these ones can be made with a box devil’s food cake mix.


Marshmallow S’mores Cupcakes

Easy s’mores cupcakes with gooey chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and crunchy graham crackers are perfect for the campfire and make a great summer dessert


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Pretty Sunflower Cupcake Bouquet

This pretty sunflower cupcake bouquet will amaze your guests and are a yummy Spring treat.


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Star Wars’ Princess Leia Cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes are perfect for a Star Wars-themed birthday party. May the force be with you! 


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Butterscotch Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

Got a super sweet tooth? You’ll love these mouth-watering treats.


Tres Leches Cupcakes

If you’re not a huge fan of chocolate, try these coconut cupcakes with whipped cream and almonds.



Loved these cupcakes? Check out 188 surefire crowd-pleasers in Betty Crocker’s new tome The Big Book of Cupcakes.