I need a good cupcake recipe!

So, Mr. Indie Fixx’s birthday is the weekend and I am planning on making him some cupcakes. Last year, I made red velvet beet cupcakes and they were fabulous, but I’ve got to top them with some even more delicious cupcakes.

Usually, I am on top of things and would already have a recipe picked out, the ingredients on hand and have even done a test run, but with the vacation and the fact that I seem to not be able to stop making up shit for myself to do, I am totally behind. At least I’ve already his present….an Xbox game.

So, I need your help! Do you have any recipes you can share or recommend? I’m really interested in something that highlights some of the fresh fruits that are in season now and something that is low on dairy (I’m dairy intolerant and want to be able to eat my own creation). Butter is okay, but not crazy recipes that call for butter, buttermilk, cream cheese & cream all in the same recipe!

by Sara?
star cupcake by not martha.
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Almond Cupcakes w. Guava Cream-Cheese Filling by Mrs. Jenny Ryan.
by Mrs. Jenny Ryan
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcake by missamyo.
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Peanut Butter Cupcakes by twelve22.
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15 Comments on “I need a good cupcake recipe!”

  1. one of the best cupcakes i’ve ever made was a banana cake with a chocolate-sour cream frosting. chocolate and sour cream seemed like a weird combination, but it was amazing– rich and creamy without being cloyingly sweet. pair that with banana, and it’s AMAZING.

    here’s a banana cake recipe:

    and here’s the frosting:

    good luck!

  2. I love cupcakes! As far as I’m concerned, they are the perfect dessert for any occasion. Here’s a link to a good chocolate cupcake recipe with a little butter and a little buttermilk:

    And here’s a banana cake recipe with chocolate frosting:

    And here’s a picture of the banana cake recipe made into cupcakes:

    Good Luck!!!

  3. Hey! I may have the solution! I have a couple of foolproof recipes in my vegan baking book – one for basic vanilla fairy cakes that can be jazzed up with fancy icing (also have a dairy free recipe for icing) and/or fruit, one for chocolate muffins. Seen as you need it soon I’d be happy to mail over a pdf of the recipes :)

  4. Root Beer Float cupcakes fit the bill? Not sure if you are familiar with Smitten Kitchen, but not only does she have a huge library of recipes..but they are all drool worthy.


    good luck :)

  5. Check out Ming Makes Cupcakes!

    Amazing cupcake site! I can’t wait to make #25, 17 and 11!!

  6. The golden vanilla cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World are out of control good and super versatile! You can mix in any seasonal fruit you like! I bet you could even sub out fruit juice for some of the non-dairy milk in the recipes.

  7. Check out some of my cupcakes, aside from the butter in the frosting they are completely dairy free. :)

    Almond with blackberry buttercream:
    Might be a good one if you’re looking for fruity.

    But I’ve got lots:


  8. this is my favorite chocolate cake recipe… http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=184

    you could easily sub non-dairy milk. it would be lovely with a strawberry icing or fresh fruits on top.

    i know it doesn’t seem like a fancy recipe, but i gotta say, it’s the best one i’ve tried and i always, ALWAYS get people asking for the recipe.

  9. I love this cupcake site I haven’t tried the recipes yet, but its on my to do list! http://cupcakeblog.com/

  10. I always love the baked goods recipes at Farmgirl fare, including this one for Chocolate babycakes http://foodiefarmgirl.blogspot.com/2005/10/babycakes.html

  11. wow. That first cupcake looks completely delicious!

  12. I found this amazing link awhile ago. I haven’t been able to try any of them out but they all look delicious! Some have more dairy than others… good luck! http://mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com/

  13. Last summer I made some really delicious cupcakes but the recipe is up at our cabin– the ingredients include fresh raspberries, thin sliced almonds and lemon zest. I can’t remember if I used walnut oil or butter. I topped them with whipped cream, they were light and tasty.

  14. Wow that chocolate blueberry cupcake looks amazing!!

  15. ok – this is a bit left of field, but what about… portugese custard tarts?? they are A-MAZING!! And quite easy to make. Here’s the recipe I use:

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