Top 10 Cupcake Recipes Recipe

Click to rate
(No ratings)

Chocolate and ginger cupcakes on a glass cake stand with eclairs and flowers

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.

Happy baking!

Find more cake recipes

Girly Cupcakes recipe

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

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

Golden Syrup Cupcakes with Lemon Icing recipe

A delicious cake with golden syrup in the mix and drizzled over the baked cakes - our golden syrup cupcakes with lemon icing recipe is gorgeous! Find more cake recipes

Chocolate Swirl Cupcake 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

Strawberries and Cream Cupcake recipe

Whether you use fresh or frozen, try this gorgeous strawberries and cream cupcake recipe for a taste of the English summer. Find more cake recipes

Colourful Cakes

Colourful Cakes

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

(Image credit: Laura Edwards)

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

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

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

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