When making a cupcake, you don't want just any old cupcake recipe; you want the best cupcake recipe. We pulled together our best, top-rated cupcakes that are favorites of both our Editors and users alike. Red velvet cupcakes, blueberry cupcakes, classic vanilla cupcakes, fresh peppermint cupcakes, and luscious dark chocolate cupcakes are just a few of the tasty options. Take a peek, pick your favorite, and prepare to bake the best cupcake of your life. Plus, learn how to make the perfect frosting topper for your chosen treat along with a few fun garnishing tips.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting Cupcakes
Cream cheese and peppermint candies yield a mildly sweet, tangy frosting that complements the rich, chocolaty cupcakes. Great for the holidays, the peppermint candy topping is seasonal, minty fresh, and make for a beautiful presentation. You can also go ahead and mix the candies directly into the frosting to infuse the cream cheese icing with that fresh minty flavor. The cupcakes maintain a light, airy texture but also pack an indulgent, chocolate flavor. Nobody will suspect that these cupcakes are low in fat as the texture is still moist and full of flavor.