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.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
The frosting takes this red velvet cupcake recipe from great to fantastic. The secret? Use real butter and real cream cheese. The results are mouthwateringly good. Recognizable by it's vibrant hue, red velvet cupcakes carry a rich, decadent chocolate flavor that stands up perfectly with a thick cream cheese frosting. Whether the occasion is a birthday, Valentine's day, or a dire chocolate emergency, this beautiful cupcakes are the perfect indulgent treat. Make sure to let the cupcakes completely cool once taken out of the oven so that the heat does not compromise the flavor and texture of your cream cheese frosting.