Gallery: 12 Of Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Go for broke with these chocolate cupcakes topped with a peanut butter buttercream enrobed in a dark chocolate shell. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cake is a great choice for backyard BBQs—and these are easy to eat with lemonade in hand. Taking it inside? White chocolate always amps up an everyday cream cheese frosting into a totally decadent experience. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry shortcake is awesome, but biscuits are a pain in the butt to make, even for a seasoned pro. This variation replaces the finicky biscuits with moist, tender, fool-proof cupcakes. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Kaleidoscope Cupcakes
Kaleidoscope Cupcakes

Hosting a birthday party for your favorite kid? Here's your multicolored, frosting-stuffed solution. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Cakespy]

PB & J Cupcakes
PB & J Cupcakes

Glimmering grape jelly bursts out of the centers of these cupcakes and a smooth spread of peanut butter frosting fittingly tops everything off. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Slightly crispy on the outside with soft, sweet cake on the inside—these look like an ice cream cone, but they taste like a cupcake on awesomeness steroids. Get the Recipe!

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Yellow Squash Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Yellow Squash Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

A neat way to use the season's summer squash—turn it into an extra moist yellow cupcake. You'll love how it pairs with the chocolate frosting on top. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

These zesty cakes get a spring in their step from a vibrant lemon curd filling and a jaunty meringue bouffant. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Meringue Cupcakes with Nutella and Strawberries
Meringue Cupcakes with Nutella and Strawberries

These meringue-topped cupcakes hold a sweet surprise: sliced strawberries and gooey Nutella. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

A great way to satisfy chocolate lovers and use a pop of fresh fruit. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Cappuccino Cupcakes
Cappuccino Cupcakes

Dead simple and a coffee fiend's dream come true, these cupcakes start with a base of fragrant espresso cake and a light "foam" frosting made of Swiss meringue and subtly flavored with milk powder. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Anna Markow]

Pina Colada Cupcakes
Pina Colada Cupcakes

These fun, adult-only cupcakes have all the flavors of a pina colada: coconut, pineapple, and rum. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]