8 delectable cupcake recipes

Who doesn't love a good cupcake? From classic to creative varieties, these treats will be the hit of any party

Strawberry Rose Cupcakes

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Strawberry Rose Cupcakes

A few scattered rose petals on a plain cupcake can add a real wow factor. But when your guests bite into these strawberry-rose jam-filled treats, you’ll really be hearing the oohs and aahs.

Recipe: Strawberry Rose Cupcakes

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling

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Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling

These chocolate cupcakes have a secret: They're loaded with marshmallow cream filling. If you grew up on store-bought snack cakes, these family-friendly desserts will blow your mind.

Recipe:  Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

These electric magenta cupcakes get their color not from the usual food coloring but from puréed roasted beets, which also add a subtle flavor. Don’t use canned or packaged steamed beets—the cupcakes’ color will be drab.

Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

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Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

The same basic ingredients that make the cupcake recipe simple also ensure that it is over-the-top delicious. Dress this cupcake recipe up or down for showers, parties, or friendly neighborhood gatherings.

Recipe: Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Make these tasty cakes that helped L.A. baker Chloe Corscarelli win first place on Cupcake Wars.

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

These treats make the perfect addition to a fall party spread. The canned pumpkin in the batter keeps these cupcakes moist, reducing the amount of oil you need to use.

Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

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Coconut Cupcakes

Chef Amber Bonny Burhans tells us these buttery cupcakes are one of her signature dishes. We think they are a safe bet to sweeten any gathering.

Recipe: Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate Espresso Cakes

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Chocolate Espresso Cakes

The batter is goofproof, so feel free to experiment with spices or extracts for other flavor combos.

Recipe: Chocolate Espresso Cakes 

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