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17 Drool-worthy cupcake recipes you deserve to know about

Gingerbread, soft serve, Malva pudding and more delicious flavours!

12 Mar 2019
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Hopefully we’ve all received the opportunity at one point or another to experience a good cupcake. There’s nothing quite like it. Some say the cupcake originated before muffin tins were available. The cakes were baked in small individual cups or moulds - hense the word “cupcake”.

In the last 15 years, these mini baked treats have taken on gourmet status with many a foodista brandishing bespoke boxes of cupcakes from specialty cupcake shops a la Carrie Bradshaw...

ALSO READ: The world’s most expensive cupcake 

When it comes to cupcakes, the flavour and topping options are limitless. Here are some of Food24’s top cupcake recipes you need to put on your baking bucket list!

1. Gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream


2. Soft serve cupcakes


3. Malva pudding cupcakes

4. Lemon and vanilla cupcakes


5. Vintage vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd buttercream


6. Chocolate beetroot cupcakes

chocolate and beetroot cupcakes

7. Sticky toffee vanilla cupcakes

8. Coconut cupcakes

9. Lemon and pistachio cupcakes


10. Strawberry and white chocolate cupcakes

11. Banana muffin cupcakes

12. Peanut butter choc chip cupcakes

13. Black Forest cupcakes

14. Orange and dark chocolate cupcakes

15. Mojito cupcakes

16. Rose water and raspberry ice cream cupcakes

17. Red velvet cupcakes

What’s your favourite cupcake?

ALSO READ: 5 things that can happen when your cake flops

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