Celebrate National Cupcake Week with our best cupcake recipes - including simple and spectacular decorating ideas!
Whether as a gift for friends, an afternoon tea treat or a birthday cake with a difference, cupcakes are a bite-sized serving of joy. With a simple sponge recipe and some surprisingly easy decorating ideas, it doesn't take long to make your own seriously pretty cupcakes.
Chocolate cupcakes are an unbeatable indulgence, whether you prefer a rich ganache topping or our spectactular take on the Italian favourite tiramisu!
If you fancy something lighter, try a traditional fairy cake with zesty lemon icing - or our strawberries and cream cupcake for a real taste of summer.
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Girly Cupcakes recipe
Our gorgeous girly fairy cakes recipe is perfect for a special tea, gift or fundraising event. Make them even more special by trying a variety of decorations - you can buy sugar flowers and sprinkles ready-made. Find more cake recipes
Salted Peanut Caramel Cupcakes recipe
This salted peanut caramel cupcakes recipe has a thoroughly modern twist, with the salt cutting through the sweetness of the caramel. Find more cake recipes
Golden Syrup Cupcakes with Lemon Icing recipe
Chocolate Swirl Cupcake recipe
Our chocolate swirl cupcake recipe is decadent and naughty - perfect for a get-together with the girls! Find more cake recipes
Strawberries and Cream Cupcake recipe
Try our favourite fairy cake recipe for a lighter than air cake - and then decorate it with fabulous icing. To create this wow-factor look, place two or three colours in a line inside a piping bag, and then get swirling! Find more cake recipes
Party Cupcakes recipe
Three cocktail-inspired cakes that even the men will love - you can't lose with our party cupcakes recipe. Find more cake recipes
Tiramisu Cupcakes recipe
Turn the classic pud tiramisu into neat cupcakes for an after-dinner or afternoon treat - you'll love our tiramisu cupcakes recipe. Find more cake recipes
Mini Brownie Cupcakes recipe
Who could resist these luxurious little cakes, made with our best ever brownie recipe and a rich ganache topping? Spoil your guests with our mini brownie cupcakes recipe. Find more cake recipes
Christmas Fairy Cake recipe
Perfect to follow Christmas dinner as an alternative to the traditional pud - or just as a treat for friends and family who drop in. Un-iced cupcakes freeze really well so make a big batch ahead and then relax and enjoy our Christmas fairy cake recipe. Find more cake recipes
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