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August 13, 2016

11 Easy Cupcake Recipes to Savour

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Are your daily cravings for yummy cupcakes taking a toll on your pocket? The best solution to save your pocket and satisfy your desire is by trying your hands on homemade cupcakes. Baking might seem like a tough job, but it is not as tedious as we all think especially when we bring to you a guide for cupcake recipes from scratch. So why not show off your baking skills in the next friends and family gathering with these 11 super easy cupcake recipes :

#1 Classic Vanilla Cupcake


Flour – 1 cup

Powdered sugar -¾ cup

Eggs – 3

Molten butter (unsalted preferably) – ½ cup

Milk – ½ cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1 teaspoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon


In a big bowl – mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Now pour in the butter folding the mixture slowly. Now mix the eggs and beat using a hand blender for about minutes. Add vanilla essence and milk. Now preheat an oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray and put paper cups in them. Alternatively, 12 cupcake mold can also be used. Pour the batter till the cups are filled not more than 2/3rd. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let the tray cool in the oven before removing the cakes.

Try this one of these yummy and easy cupcake recipes for your next kitty party.

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#2 Lemon Cupcakes


Flour – 1 cup

Softened butter – 1/3 cup

Eggs – 2

Sugar – 2/3 cup

Milk – 1/3 cup

Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon

Lemon zest (can be prepared by peeling the skin of a lemon) –  1 tablespoon

Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon


Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C and line a 12 cup muffin tray with paper. Fold sugar and flour in a bowl. Add the butter mixing slowly. Now beat the mixture while adding the eggs one by one. Finally add milk, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and juice beating it one final time. Pour the mixture into the tray and bake for 25 minutes. Your fresh homemade moist lemon cupcakes are ready!

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#3 Chocolate Cupcakes


Flour – ¾ cup

Sugar – 1 cup

Cocoa powder – ½ cup

Eggs – 2

Oil – 1/3 cup

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking soda – ½ tsp


Fold flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder together in a big round bowl. Now add the egg yolk and oil mixing slowly using a spatula. Beat the mixture using a hand blender till fluffy, but do not over mix. Line a muffin tray with paper cups and pour in the batter. In a preheated oven, bake the cupcakes at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes.

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#4 Red Velvet Cupcakes


Flour -1 cup

Drained yogurt -½ cup

Sugar – ¾ cup

Butter – 6 tablespoons

cocoa powder –  2 ½ tablespoons

Egg – 1

Baking soda – 1 teaspoon

Vanilla extract – ½ tablespoon

Red food coloring -1 tablespoon


Whisk flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a bowl. Beat butter, sugar and eggs in a separate bowl. Add yogurt, vanilla extract and food coloring to the second bowl and mix thoroughly. Now mix the ingredients of the first bowl with that of the second one and beat once again. Preheat an oven to 170 degrees C. Fill in the cupcake mold and bake for 20 minutes. Those red velvet yummy homemade cupcakes of your dream are right in front of your eyes!

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#5 Mini Cheesecakes


For crust-

Biscuits – 10

Softened butter – 1/3 cup

Powdered sugar -1/4 cup

For custard-

Sugar – ½ cup

Gelatin powder – 1 table spoon

Cream cheese – 1 pack

Whipped cream – 200 ml

Vanilla essence – 2-3 drops


Crush the biscuits into fine powder using a rolling pin or a grinder. Sift butter and sugar with the powdered biscuits to obtain a somewhat wet mixture. You can use cupcake mold for mini cheesecakes but shot glasses can come of great use here. Pour in this mixture to the base of the shot glasses so that about 1/5th of it is filled. Smoothen the base using a spoon. Now, keep them in a refrigerator.

Soak gelatin powder in some water and microwave it for 30 seconds. Now mix all the ingredients for the custard in a bowl and beat till fluffy. Add the gelatin and mix well. Now pour this into the shot glasses. Top those using jam of your choice or fresh fruits. Refrigerate overnight and serve cold. This is one of those easy cupcake recipes to surprise your friend for his or her next birthday.

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#6 Brownie Cupcakes


For Frosting-
Cream Cheese – 2 tablespoon
Butter – ½ stick
Crushed sugar – 2 cups
For Cupcakes-
Butter – 1 stick
Sweet Baking Chocolate – ½ cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoon
Eggs – 3
All – purpose flour – 2/3 cup
Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon
Baking Powder – ½ teaspoon
To prepare frosting, Beat ingredients on low speed to blend, then on high speed 2 minutes until light, fluffy and refrigerate it to firm up frosting. For Cupcakes, melt butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth and then remove it from heat. Whisk in sugar and vanilla, then eggs, 1 at a time, until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa and baking powder just to blend. Pour into muffin cups. Bake for 33 minutes and cool in pan on a wire rack.
Spoon frosting into a large ziplock bag, snip 1⁄2 inch off 1 corner and pipe swirls on top of cupcakes. Garnish each with a raspberry and proudly show off one of your easy cupcake recipes.
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#7 Twix Cupcakes


Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/2 cup

Eggs – 3

Hot water- 1/2 cup

Flour – 2 1/4 cups

Baking soda – 3/4 teaspoon

Baking powder – 3/4 teaspoon

Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

Granulated sugar – 1 2/3 cup

Vanilla – 1 tablespoon

Sour cream – 3/4 cup

Butter – 1 cup

For Frosting-

Salted Butter – 1/2 Cup

Salted Caramel Sauce – 1/2 Cup

Vanilla Extract – 1 Teaspoon

Confectioners Sugar – 2 cups

Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. In another small bowl, whisk together the unsweetened cocoa powder and the hot water. Heat butter and sugar together in a medium bowl on the stove on medium to low heat setting and whisk until they are just combined and melted together, add cocoa powder mixture and remove from heat and blend with an electric beater for 4-5 minutes until it is cool. Add in eggs one at a time mixing thoroughly between additions and mix in vanilla. Finally alternate adding in the flour and the sour cream in additions of thirds until they are completely blended in. Pour a little batter over the top of the candy, just enough to cover it. Bake the batter in the oven for 15-18 minutes.
For Frosting, Cream 1 stick of softened butter for 3-5 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Next slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix well between additions. Add the vanilla extract and mix it in. Add the Salted caramel next and thoroughly blend it into the frosting. Place in a piping bag and pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.
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#8 Blueberry Filled Cupcakes


Butter – 1/2 cup
Egg whites – 2
Eggs – 2
All- purpose flour – 2 cups
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
Buttermilk – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 1 1/2 cups
Vanilla – 1 teaspoon
Blueberry pie filling – 1 cup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcakes tins with paper liners. Whisk flour, baking powder,salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. In another bowl, beat butter on medium-high for 30 seconds and add sugar and vanilla, beat until combined. Also, add egg whites and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one is added also alternately add the flour and buttermilk mixture, beating on low speed until everything is mixed together. Fill 2/3rd of the lined cupcake tins and bake them at 350 for 20-25 minutes. After letting it cool off, make a small hole in the center of each cupcake and fill it with blueberry filling.
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#9 Mango Cupcakes


All-purpose flour – 1 2/3 cups

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

Unsalted butter – 1/2 cup

Vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon

Granulated sugar – 3/4 cup

Eggs – 2

Mango extract – 1 teaspoon

Mango puree – 3/4 cup

For frosting –

Unsalted butter – 1/2 cup

Vegetable shortening – 1/2 cup

Pureed mango – 1 cup

Mango extract – 1 teaspoon

Confectioners’ sugar – 2-3 cups

This is one of the easy cupcake recipes which happens to be my favorite during spring break. For the cupcake first, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and in a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a whisk. In another bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugar together until well combined and fluffy. In the same bowl, beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the mango extract and then add in half the flour mixture from the first bowl, then the mango puree, and then the rest of the flour mixture. Beat until the batter is smooth, pour the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and then after they cool down, top them with frosting.
Now for the frosting, in a bowl, beat the butter and shortening on medium speed for 2 minutes, until fluffy. Add the mango puree and mango extract and mix to combine and finally, add the sugar, one cup at a time, mixing on low speed until well combined.
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#10 Banana Pudding Cupcakes


Vanilla cake mix – 1 box

Instant vanilla pudding mix – 1 box

Cold milk – 1 1/2 cup

Sweetened condensed milk – 1 cup

Chopped bananas – 1/2 cup

Heavy cream – 2 cup

Powdered sugar – 1/4 cup

Vanilla – 1/2 teaspoon

Sliced bananas, for garnish

This is among the easy cupcake recipes that will even keep up your protein and carbohydrate intake.
Preheat oven to 350° and line a cupcake with cupcake lines. Bake cake mix according to cupcake package instructions and let it cool completely. To prepare pudding, in a large bowl, combine vanilla pudding, milk and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk until thickened for about 5 minutes. Fold in chopped bananas. For whipped cream, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat them until light and fluffy for about 5 minutes. Using a paring knife, cut small wells out of cooled cupcakes. Fill with banana pudding, then top with whipped cream. Garnish each cupcake with a banana slice.
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#11 Carrot Cake Cupcakes


All-purpose flour – 1 3/4 cups

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Ground cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon

Kosher salt – 1/4 teaspoon

Ground ginger – 1/4 teaspoon

Ground nutmeg – 1/8 teaspoon

Unsalted butter – 2 Sticks

Light-brown sugar – 2/3 cup

Granulated sugar – 1/2 cup

Eggs – 2

Vanilla extract – 1 1/4 teaspoon

Milk – 1/3 cup

1 1/2 c. loosely packed carrots, shredded on the small side of the box grater


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg until combined and set aside. In another bowl, beat butter and both sugars on medium-high speed, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed, until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat followed by adding milk and carrots and beating until combined. Now add flour mixture in three batches, beating until each batch is just incorporated. Continue with remaining flour in two more batches. Fill each cup 2/3 of the way with batter, and bake but rotate pans after 15 minutes, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely and serve this one of the yummilicious easy cupcake recipes.

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We wish you a very Happy baking people and we hope you will enjoy savouring these easy cupcake recipes and make your friends jealous by serving them these yummy homemade cupcakes.

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