12 Of Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Last year we gave you 10 beautiful cakes to make for your spring celebrations (graduations, weddings, showers, and the like).

But sometimes you need something that's easy to eat one-handed, or you're cooking for youngins' (kids love cupcakes, always have, always will) or prospective youngins' (who questions cupcakes at a baby shower?) Or maybe you're just interested in using your CSA box to make tender Yellow Squash Cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate butter cream or you like the idea of swapping biscuits for cake to make individually portioned Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. Whatever the reason, these 12 cupcake recipes won't steer you wrong.

Check them all out in the slideshow above or go straight to the recipes below.

The Recipes

Cappuccino Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Pina Colada Cupcakes
Kaleidoscope Cupcakes
Meringue Cupcakes with Nutella and Strawberries
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
Yellow Squash Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes