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 Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Instant coffee intensifies the chocolate richness of these cupcakes and dense cream cheese frosting adds creamy texture and an indulgent topping. Chocolate lovers can rest assured that these cupcakes pack all of the decadent flavors of chocolate, but using calorie-saving ingredients like fat-free buttermilk, egg substitute, and fat-free cream cheese. If you're hosting a holiday or birthday party, top them off with themed candies or sprinkles. For thicker frosting, cover and chill for 10 minutes before spreading on the cupcakes. Refrigerate frosted cupcakes overnight; cover lightly with plastic wrap, or store them in an airtight container.