Gourmet Cupcake Recipes

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Be it a child or an adult, everyone can’t say no to a delicious cupcake. These desserts are fun to look at (and take pictures of), easy to transport, and even easier to eat! And if you are hosting a birthday party or a little get-together, then baking a batch of delicious gourmet cupcakes will surely make your guests happy.

Gourmet Cupcake Recipes

With that in mind, I have here the 22 best gourmet cupcake recipes you can easily make! 

22. Best Keto Red Velvet Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

These Keto Low Carb Red Velvet Cupcakes are perfect for any occasion! They’d be great for any time, but with some super cute heart decorations, these babies are all decked out for Valentine’s Day!

Raise your hands who loves Red Velvet cupcakes? Definitely, I do and I ended up making two batches of red velvet cupcakes.

You really wouldn’t even need a mixer, if you didn’t want to bother. A big whisk would do the job just fine. A thin batter makes mixing easy.

21. Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Presenting cupcakes inspired by a popular cookie treat, adored by both the young and the young at heart.

Don’t get me wrong, I harbor no dessert discrimination; however, there’s something utterly charming about that elegant swirl of frosting and the individualized portion size that never fails to captivate me.

Now, let’s talk Oreos. My family’s affection for these delightful cookies is nothing short of an obsession. Honestly, an open package of Oreos simply doesn’t stand a chance in our household! So, when you bring together the world of cupcakes and the enchantment of Oreos, you’re in for a treat that’s nothing short of extraordinary – the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes!

20. Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Introducing Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cupcakes adorned with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, a delightful burst of zesty citrus and fruity goodness that will elevate your cupcake experience to new heights. Topped with luxurious white chocolate buttercream, these are the cupcakes you’ll find yourself yearning for!

I’m genuinely thrilled to share this recipe with all of you today. I promise it’s not just because I miraculously managed to create cupcakes that turned out beautifully.

Full disclosure: I’m probably the least skilled cake decorator on the planet, so the fact that these cupcakes actually look cute is a major triumph for me.

Lemon and raspberry, it’s a timeless combination I’ve been eager to unite in a cupcake for quite some time.

You’ve probably noticed by now that I have a thing for filling my cupcakes with a surprise. There’s just something magical about that unexpected burst of flavor when you bite into a filled cupcake.

It’s like an extra dose of delight that never fails to bring smiles to people’s faces.

19. Reese’s Stuffed Cupcakes

Now, presenting yet another incredible cocoa and peanut butter cupcake; with an extra delightful twist, a miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup baked right into its heart!

There’s hardly anything that can top this, especially if you’re as passionate about Reese’s as I am.

18. Cranberry Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Delight in the simplicity of vanilla cupcakes, secretly harboring a homemade cranberry surprise, all graced by a creamy white chocolate frosting swirl—a sublime choice for celebrating the festive holiday season!

White chocolate and cranberry, in my humble opinion, resound with the joyful melodies of Christmas.

Now, I understand if you find my enthusiasm a tad premature—thinking about Christmas around the week before Halloween might seem a touch outlandish. But you see, I have an unwavering affection for everything associated with Christmas, even the months leading up to it.

There’s the allure of pristine snow (I’ll gladly embrace the snow and skirt around the chill), those elongated evening hours, the twinkling lights, and the sheer delight of cooking and baking amid the frosty embrace of winter.

It’s also about the heartwarming gatherings (although they’ve been a bit different this year), the thoughtful gift shopping for dear ones, and the sheer delight of witnessing my toddler’s face light up at the sight of a tube of Lipsmackers or a fresh pair of socks.

These cupcakes, my friends, are the epitome of indulgence. They’re ideal for crafting and sharing, as the recipe yields a generous batch. And since they’re conveniently portioned, there’s every reason to savor each one. Even if that leads to savoring two or three… individual portions, of course.

17. Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling

These delectable cupcakes offer a delightful surprise – they’re filled with a luscious chocolate ganache and crowned with a chocolate buttercream topping! They are truly a sweet indulgence for lovers of all things chocolate.

It’s a chocolate extravaganza with these delightful cupcakes. If you’re hankering for a chocolate fix, these little wonders should hit the spot. And the good news is, they aren’t overly complicated to prepare. They do involve a few extra steps compared to your average cupcake, mainly due to the filling, but crafting chocolate ganache is a straightforward process!

I found that a bit more frosting was needed for this batch.

16. Cream Pie Coconut Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a delightful fusion of coconut cake paired with a subtly sweetened coconut mousse, all elegantly crowned with a cream cheese whipped cream.

If you’re an enthusiast of coconut flavors, prepare to be enamored by these Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes! It’s no coincidence that these treats receive glowing endorsements from readers.

Now, the cupcake foundation alone is a culinary gem, but I decided to elevate it further by incorporating the vanilla pudding filling inspired by my coconut cream pie cookies.

These coconut cream cupcakes are infused with coconut in every delectable bite. Within the cupcakes themselves, you’ll discover shredded coconut, coconut milk, and a dash of coconut extract. They’re moist, airy, and fluffy, all luxuriously crowned with a cream cheese whipped topping. And let’s not forget the toasted coconut adorning the summit, providing a delightful hint of nutty flavor and a tantalizing texture.

15. Berry-Filled Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Well, hello there delectable treat! Where have you been hiding all this time? Yep, I’m referring to these delightful Berry-Infused Vanilla Cupcakes.

To claim that I have an affection for this cupcake is an understatement. On the surface, this berry-infused vanilla cupcake may appear like your average confection. However, once you sink your teeth into it, prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the concealed treasure – a vivid and fruity berry-infused surprise. It’s no wonder I’m completely enchanted.

Considering the multitude of chocolate-themed concoctions gracing this blog, you might find it challenging to believe that I actually have a preference for vanilla. You see, vanilla serves as the perfect canvas, allowing for an array of toppings, fillings, or mix-ins to cater to your cravings. Whether it’s vanilla smoothies, vanilla extract, or vanilla cake, you can always jazz them up with berries, sprinkles, chocolate, nut spreads, coconut, confections… the possibilities are endless! However, let’s not overlook the fact that the key to all of this is commencing with a delectable base.

Moreover, the batter whips up in a jiffy. Simply whisk the dry and wet ingredients separately, then blend them harmoniously. Voilà, it’s complete!

14. Brown Butter Dirty Chai Cupcakes

Have you ever wanted a dirty chai latte in cupcake form? No, just me? Well let me convince you why you should! If you didn’t know, dirty chai just means chai mixed with espresso. These dirty chai cupcakes have a chai spiced brown butter cupcake base with an entire shot of brewed espresso. Then they’re topped with brown butter chai spice buttercream frosting. All the warming spices make them the perfect fall cupcakes!

13. Chocolate Tiramisu Cupcakes with Raspberry Mascarpone Whipped Cream Icing

This may sound fancy, but I assure you, it’s easy! I came up with this recipe because I wanted to make a quick “thank you” for a Mom who had done a lot for me and helped me out when my kids were small.

12. Strawberry Champagne Vegan Cupcakes

Strawberry Champagne Vegan Cupcakes made with soft and moist strawberry champagne cakes and topped with a sweet and sparkling champagne infused buttercream frosting. They are the perfect treat for any celebration. These easy to make sparkling champagne cupcakes take under 45 minutes to make and bake.

11. Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot chocolate cupcakes! your favorite cool weather drink made into a cupcake. rich chocolate flavored with cinnamon & topped with marshmallow frosting! gluten free & vegan recipe! a perfect dessert for winter.

10. Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Strawberries and rhubarb go together like peanut butter and jelly. These strawberry rhubarb cupcakes with coconut frosting are light, fluffy, not too sweet, and incredibly tender. They’re everything you want in a summer dessert!

9. Baileys Kiss Cupcakes

Baileys Kiss Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache are amazingly delicious with surprise KISSES inside. They are perfect any time of year, not just St. Patrick’s Day!!

8. Pink Champagne Cupcakes

The best recipe for Pink Champagne Cupcakes with bubbly sweet champagne flavor, perfect for special occasions.

These bite sized pink champagne cupcakes are the perfect baby shower dessert, and great for birthday parties and NYE as well! Champagne adds the most amazing flavor to these beautiful treats.

7. Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

I love making desserts with dulce de leche because they’re all just so tasty. If you enjoyed this dulce de leche cupcake recipe, you’ll definitely love this Air Fryer Dulce de Leche Cheesecake or this Chocolate Tres Leches Cake!

You definitely don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen making homemade Mexican dulce de leche for this recipe. I tried to make this dulce de leche cupcakes recipe as easy as possible for most beginners. For this recipe, I am using La Lechera dulce de leche in a can because it’s very thick. And that is exactly what we need for these cupcakes, thick dulce de leche. So if you don’t have time to make real Mexican dulce de leche from scratch, La Lechera’s dulce de leche in a can is the best alternative.

Combine the ingredients then pour into cupcake liners and bake.

6. Funfetti Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love to munch on some delicious Funfetti Cupcakes? They are fun, sweet, fluffy, and surprisingly easy to prepare. This plant-based recipe will please the entire family and will make for a perfect alternative to birthday cake when short on time. Let’s get our oven mitts and chef hats out and let’s do some baking!

5. Sunny Lemon Curd Cupcakes

These Sunny Lemon Curd Cupcakes are the perfect Spring or Summer dessert with a sweet tangy filling inside a light lemon vanilla sour cream cupcake. For more cupcake ideas like these try our other creative cupcake ideas.

4. Black Forest Cupcakes

I had some leftover cherry pie filling from making this cherry pie a few days ago, so naturally I had to use it to make these classic black forest cupcakes! Black forest cake is a decadent and delicious German dessert comprised of chocolate cake, cherry filling with kirsch, and whipped cream and it’s even better in cupcake form! It looks fancy but it’s actually super easy to make!

3. Raspberry Cannoli Cupcakes – Fancy Cupcake Dessert!

Raspberry cannoli cupcakes are a tasty treat! These homemade cupcakes are light and fluffy, filled with raspberry preserves, and topped with homemade cannoli frosting. For a quick overview of this recipe, check out my web story for these homemade cannoli cupcakes with raspberry!

2. Strawberry Filled Best Cupcake Recipe

I love all things strawberry and getting them into as many recipes as possible when I can. These Strawberry Filled Cupcakes are small batched and make just exactly 7 perfect cupcakes. They are made with a vanilla cupcake recipe and filled with my favorite strawberry jam. As a kid I was absolutely not a jam fan, but have grown into one as an adult. Jam on toast, in baked goods, and even in the occasional drink!

1. Small Batch Carrot Homemade Cupcakes

One of my absolute favorite cakes is a carrot cake! And these Small Batch Carrot Cupcakes are the perfect way to satisfy that craving I get for the cake without eating a whole cake by myself. Not that I couldn’t or wouldn’t…but maybe shouldn’t? These are perfect for a small celebration or for a family dessert or to treat yourself one week. Make these cupcakes and enjoy!


Gourmet Cupcake Recipes

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