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8 Best Cupcake Recipes

Perfectly sized, and beautifully shaped, cupcakes are a delicious dessert treat in all kinds of flavours. Give these recipes a try, and see how happy you can make someone you love.

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1. Nigella Lawson’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

The chocolate- and vanilla-flavoured beet-red cupcakes look spectacular slathered with a thick, sweet swirl of cream cheese icing. The sponge is moist and squishy, yet robust enough to hold its own under an extravagant load of full-fat frosting.

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2. Gingerbread Cupcakes

The combination of ground, fresh and crystallized ginger gives these delicious cupcakes an irresistable multi-layered flavour.

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3. Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Delicate cupcakes like these are sure to disappear at your next potluck or bake sale. Grated lemon peel and sour cream turn these from ordinary “white” cupcakes to sophisticated treats.

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4. Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

These moist cupcakes don’t even need frosting, and they’re a great way to use up zucchini. Cinnamon, chocolate chips, and pecans make these so delicious, no one will suspect they’re made with vegetables.

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5. Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Peanut butter cupcakes? You bet. They’re surprisingly delicious, and kids of all ages will love them. The mini peanut butter cups also eliminate the need to add frosting.

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6. Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

Sometimes, a cupcake is best when the icing is inside, rather than spread across the top. Your family and friends will get a happy surprise when they discover the smooth cream-cheese filling hidden within.

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7. Sunken Cherry Cupcakes

Why ask for a cherry on top when you can have a cherry in the middle? Bake these easy-to-make cupcakes outside cherry season by having a supply of cherries on standby in the freezer with the stems and pits removed.

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8. Iced Fairy Cupcakes

Fairy cakes are easy to prepare and always popular with their soft caps of icing.

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