There is nothing more fun to bake than charming and irresistible mini cupcakes. They are easy to make, perfect for sharing, and the ideal treat to satisfy your sweet cravings.
Best of all, you can make them for any occasion. Planning a fun-filled family gathering, birthday party, Holiday dinner, chic soiree for friends, or simply wanting to treat yourself to some self-care?
We've got you covered with these 25 delightful mini cupcake recipes. You will love the flavor combinations and creativity of these mini cupcake treats, and we made sure to include something for everybody and every season. Let's dive in!
Well, talk about adding a bit of Christmas cheer into mini cupcakes. These treats perfectly blend crushed candy cane and peppermint flavors into a white cake mix. They're such a super easy bake yet adorably festive. Make them for your next Christmas gathering or Holiday dessert table.
Nothing pairs better with white chocolate than a juicy fruit with sweet and tarty flavors. These delightful little gems are infused with fresh raspberries and have a delicious, moist, and tender base. Although perfect for any occasion, they are heavenly as a mini tea companion treat.
If you are a peanut butter lover, then these mini cupcakes are for you. They are infused with Reese's peanut butter cups, topped with a dollop of icing, and finished with a drizzle of melted peanut butter. What's not to love? Each bite is soft with a lovely balance of sweet and salty flavors. They're a peanut butter bliss.
Here's another cheerful mini cupcake recipe with a secret ingredient…ginger snap cookies. Each bite greets you with warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, and allspice, and the tiny gingerbread cookie decorations are adorably looking—a cozy treat perfect for winter gatherings.
Zesty lemon and fresh blueberries bring back all the fun of warm summer in this fruity treat. And you'll love that, to save time, this recipe starts with a boxed cake mix. Yep, it's that easy. Juicy blueberries add a burst of sweetness, while the zest of lemon brings a refreshing twist. And they are topped with the easiest vanilla icing you'll ever make.
Here's something for special occasions that will wow your guests. These intriguing little cakes are deliciously warm-spiced and filled with sweet carrots and chopped pistachios for an amazing crunch.
The unusual pairing of flavors is both surprising and satisfying. While olive oil and buttermilk create a moist and incredibly soft cake that makes these mini cupcakes worth every bite. They're definitely a conversation starter!
Can you believe these charming mini vanilla cupcakes take only 20 minutes to make from start to finish? The recipe calls for simple baking ingredients and no grand instructions. Yet, these moist treats are super elegant and timeless with their classic flavors. Vanilla-flavored fluffy cakes are decorated with a rich buttercream frosting and topped off with your favorite sprinkles—a lovely all-year-round indulgence.
If the name of these mini cupcakes doesn't have you baking yet, this will: a rum butter base topped with white chocolate rum buttercream and lime curd garnished with lime mint sugar and fresh mint leaves. They are mouthwatering, and their sweetness is perfectly balanced with fresh lime. If you love mojito flavors, these mini cupcakes are a must-bake.
These mini cupcakes are an ideal bake for those who love the indulgent taste of rich dark chocolate and tangy cream cheese filling. Black bottoms are the perfect marriage of chocolate cupcakes and cheesecakes, creating a fun twist to two classic favorites. This easy and very forgiving bake makes it perfect for those who don't want to do a lot of cupcake decorating. They also travel easily, so consider them for picnics, gatherings, or as a gift.
Aren't these the cutest green mini cupcakes? Here is something special for matcha lovers. Matcha green tea blends in a sweet, light batter, making lovely, moist base cupcakes. A buttery honey frosting gorgeously coats these mini bites once cooled, making them a delightful spring treat. Oh, and the green color is, of course, perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
We are traveling back to fall with these Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes. They are super moist with rich pumpkin and pumpkin spice notes. A beautiful cinnamon cream frosting adds a rich, velvety touch ideal for seasonal gatherings.
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Here is a lovely assortment of mini vanilla cupcakes and mini chocolate cupcakes. Each comes with its own frosting of vanilla and chocolate buttercream. We love this twinning combo for several reasons. They are a perfect mouthful of equal cake and creamy frosting, and they offer a variety of tastes to suit everyone at gatherings or parties. Simple pleasures never baked this easy.
This list wouldn't be complete without an Easter or festive springtime treat. They are a super simple bake with a cupcake mix box, and everyone can join in the decorations. The crunchy, creamy sweetness of Cadbury Mini Eggs pairs lovely with a moist cupcake base, while a colorful frosting with coconut topping adds a beautiful richness. Not to mention, they look adorable on any dessert table.
Chocolate mini cupcakes meet vanilla buttercream in these fun and whimsical ghost-themed decorations. With their fluffy base and creamy frosting sculpted into charming ghost shapes, these mini treats are also a visual delight, perfect for Halloween festivities or fun baking projects with your kids.
Calling all Oreo cookie lovers, this one is for you. Yogurt-based mini cupcakes are filled with crushed Oreos and topped with a vanilla-based frosting. And the element of surprise is a mini Oreo cookie at the bottom of each treat. You'll get that perfect balance of crunch and softness in each bite. It's a fan favorite that is perfect for parties.
Turns out, classic flavors of mint and chocolate are even more delicious when served in mini cupcake forms. Chocolate cookie cups are baked with a little indention, leaving enough room for a creamy mint buttercream frosting. Top each one with mini chocolate andes mints for the ideal presentation.
The only problem with these mini cupcakes is that they'll disappear quickly. These teeny little bites are all about the vanilla flavors. The recipe calls for extra eggs, which makes them incredibly moist. They are not just delicious but also a colorful, funfetti-speckled treat that's pretty on the eyes and a party-worthy dessert.
Perfect portion-sized cheesecake cupcakes are exactly what you need when you crave something sweet. Creamy, tangy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust leaves you with a smooth, velvety delight and a light, crunchy bottom that is simply irresistible. The best part is choosing your favorite topping because the recipe includes a salted caramel sauce and strawberry sauce.
It's chocolate on top of chocolate, and we are all for it. As if moist, decadent chocolate mini cupcakes aren't enough, these bites come with smooth condensed milk chocolate frosting that melts in your mouth. Every bite is pure chocolate bliss!
These cute bakes are bursting with zesty lemon flavor and topped with a velvety lemon buttercream. It's a citrus delight packed with a sunshine-infused sweet and tangy flavor. Talk about pure lemony bliss in a tiny package you can't get enough of.
Here is a super fun and playful twist to mini cupcakes. They are easier to make than you think with a white cake mix out of the box and frosting. Once cooled, you cut the top of the cupcakes, and then a creamy filling is sandwiched between the cupcake tops to get fun-colored mini whoopie pies. It's definitely a unique dessert suitable for any occasion.
We can't get enough of that raspberry and chocolate combo. This time, it's dark chocolate mini cupcakes paired with the tarty berries. Reel raspberry puree is cooked into a concentrated syrup, creating the most delicious raspberry frosting to garnish these mini treats. They are elegant, with a lovely fusion of flavors and a rich, moist chocolate base. It's a timeless winner of desserts.
Something about pumpkin spice and maple flavors smells like a cozy holiday time with loved ones. It's a delicious fall treat where salty meets sweet with just the right amount of spices. These mini cupcakes embody warm, comforting flavors that perfectly pair with your favorite fall latte.
Hummingbird cupcakes are like a tropical vacation in a bite-sized treat. These mini cupcakes feature banana, crushed pineapple, and pecans in a moist and fluffy bake swirled with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with chopped pecans. It's a little slice of paradise for your taste buds!
Everyone needs a showstopper dessert for celebrations like New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, a birthday, a bridal, or a baby shower. And these mini cupcakes perfectly blend sophistication and sweetness. Each cupcake infuses the light qualities of rosé champagne into a delicate, moist cake, creating a unique flavor. Topped with a rosé champagne frosting and decorated with white pearl and pink sparkle sprinkles, they are your fine petite treats for a festive experience.
25 Delightful Mini Cupcake Recipes Perfect for Parties and Treats
- 1 cup lemon cake mix I used Duncan Hines
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 3 tablespoon just egg whites
- 1.5 tablespoon apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup fresh blueberries try and use smaller blueberries to prevent a mess
- ¼ cup vanilla icing such as Betty Crocker You can also use icing sugar/water
- Yellow food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350F, spray a mini muffin tin and set aside.
- Mix your cake mix and lemon zest together, add in egg whites, apple sauce, vanilla and water.
- Very gently fold in your blueberries.
- Divide batter into 24 mini cupcakes, try and make sure your not getting too many blueberries in each cupcake or you'll have a big mess of one.
- Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Let cupcakes cool, meanwhile mix your icing with some yellow food coloring. Pipe icing from a bag onto cooled cupcake. Each cupcake is 2sp or 1pp. You can half the recipe for 12 cupcakes.
- Nutritional info (not incl berries) per cupcake.. Calories 37... Fat 0.9g.. Saturated fat 0.3g... Carbs 6.5g.. Fiber 0g.. Sugars 4.6g.. Protein 0.3g