Cupcakes are such a delightful treat. They’re just the right size for a little bit of decadence that you can enjoy all in one sitting. Plus, they come in so many different flavors and types that it’s almost mind-boggling. In fact, pretty much any dessert can be made into a cupcake (along with some savory options as well). Here’s some info on ten different types of cupcakes you’ve definitely got to try. Even if you already have a favorite type of cupcake in mind, you might be pleasantly surprised to discover a whole new favorite.
How to Make Different Types of Cupcakes
Your traditional chocolate or vanilla cupcake is far from the only option out there. Cupcakes are extremely versatile. Basically any dessert you can conjure up can and has been turned into a cupcake. Everything from key lime pie to tiramisu has a cupcake counterpart. The problem isn’t that there aren’t any cupcake options; it’s that there are just so many, it’s impossible to narrow down a favorite.
Luckily, you don’t have to stick to one flavor. In fact, when it comes to cupcakes, the more options, the merrier. Consider some popular options, such as red velvet cupcakes made from buttermilk, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate or carrot cake cupcakes made with real carrot and topped with cream cheese frosting. Or, pull out all the stops and settle on a cupcake that’s truly unique. Think about a s’mores cupcake topped with a real toasted marshmallow or a Nutella cupcake made with real hazelnut spread and topped with a Ferrero Rocher candy.
We’ve even joined in on the cupcake bandwagon with our Confetti Fruit Cupcake® Dipped Strawberries – With Belgian Chocolate Pop. It features cupcake-shaped pineapple covered in decadent chocolate and white chocolate and topped with sprinkles. Though a bit different than your traditional cupcake, our cupcakes make birthdays and other celebrations a whole lot sweeter.
Top 10 Types of Cupcakes
Grab your whisk and apron. These ten types of cupcakes are so delicious, you’ll want to whip them up right away:
Stuffed with fresh strawberries and topped with fluffy whipped cream, these strawberry shortcake cupcakes are simply divine. Plus, the vanilla cupcake batter couldn’t be easier to whip up.
Filled with lemon curd and topped with lemon buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are sweet, tangy, and jam-packed with flavor. They taste like lemon drop candies in cupcake form.
If you’re crazy about all things hazelnut, you’re in for a treat. Filled with Nutella, topped with Nutella buttercream, and garnished with a Ferrero Rocher candy, these chocolate cupcakes are a hazelnut lover’s dream.
These cupcakes are the ultimate chocolate and peanut butter dessert. A dollop of peanut butter frosting tops moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate drizzle and mini peanut butter cups.
Have a penchant for coconut? These cupcakes are made with a soft, fluffy vanilla cake topped with a coconut cream cheese buttercream frosting. Toasted coconut sprinkled on top makes the entire cupcake tastier.
These cupcakes are packed with cookies and cream goodness. A cup of chopped Oreos are added to the cupcake batter, which is then topped with cookies and cream frosting, and finished off with even more crushed Oreos.
With fluffy Swiss meringue buttercream, caramel, and just a pinch of sea salt, these cupcakes are to die for. The base is made with a brown sugar cake filled with salted caramel filling and topped with a generous amount of buttercream and caramel.
Red velvet cupcakes are a perennial favorite for a reason. The moist cake has a beautiful red color and tastes slightly like chocolate with a little tang of buttermilk. Rich cream cheese frosting tops it all off perfectly.
Take the campfire inside with these s’mores cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes are topped with graham cracker-flavored frosting, a mini chocolate bar, a small piece of graham cracker, and toasted marshmallows so that they’re almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.
Chocolate cupcakes are filled with a generous filling of cherry preserves and topped with cherry buttercream flavored with cherry preserves. The whole cupcake is finished off with a fresh cherry dipped in chocolate.
Anyone with a sweet tooth is sure to delight in these delicious types of cupcakes. Be sure to check out our own take on a cupcake with our Just Because Bouquet® Dipped Strawberries for a delicious indulgence made from fresh fruit, gourmet semisweet chocolate, and much more.