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.
Syrup lovers rejoice for these sweet treats, as they're not shy on the maple flavor by any means. These pint-size desserts feature maple syrup in both the cupcake and the frosting, so there's no getting around that oaky, nutty taste. The frosting gets an extra dose of maple goodness thanks to the addition of maple flavoring. Finally, a way to enjoy that unique, maple flavor without suffering through soggy pancakes and sticky fingers. Top these cuties with a walnut or, for a sweet-and-salty twist, crumbled bacon with a smear of peanut butter.