Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Wait till you try these filled cupcake recipes. As if piled-high icing and the delicious, tender bite-sized cake weren’t enough, you get the surprise in the middle too!
These small, sweet snacks are often favored because they can easily be carried anywhere and they promote portion control.
Cupcakes are already delicious and fulfilling as they are, but adding a filling will make them even better.
You are in for a treat every time you bite into these small desserts as different flavors burst into your mouth.
Are you now thinking of making filled cupcakes?
Then you are on the right page.
Read on as we share 30 easy-to-make and satisfying-filled cupcake recipes that you can enjoy on your own or you can share with your friends and family.
From Lemon-Filled gems, and PB&J Cupcakes to my favorite: Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes, you’ll surely find the next filled cupcake of your dreams!
Check out #13 if you love something tropical! But if you love confetti, check out #14 too!
1. Chocolate-Filled Cupcakes
Let us start with the most basic filling: chocolate.
Chocolate-Filled Cupcakes are a favorite among chocolate lovers because the sweet milk chocolate inside the moist, soft cake works so well together.
If you want to learn how to bake, it is important that you know how to properly stuff a cupcake.
You can practice that skill on this flavor because it is very easy to do.
If you are not a fan of chocolate, you can go for the next best filling: strawberry.
You can use the strawberry jam found in your pantry, or you can make the filling from scratch with fresh strawberries.
Either way, the wonderfully sweet and slightly sour taste of the fruit matches the cake perfectly.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Custard inside are perfect for those who are looking for a filling that is light, moist, and not too sweet.
The custard is delectable and the vanilla frosting gives the dessert a flavor that you won’t easily get sick of.
Peanut butter and jelly is a delicious sandwich loved by many.
Now, this sweet and salty combination can be added to your cupcakes.
The recipe consists of peanut butter cakes filled with jelly and topped with peanut butter frosting.
Banana cupcakes are moist, sweet, and have a bit of spice.
Throw in some melted marshmallows, and you will get an irresistible dessert that will definitely be your new obsession.
These satisfying cupcakes are made with chocolate-flavored cake and cream cheese filling.
These are easy to make and they can last for days in the refrigerator so you can always bake massive batches to eat anytime you want.
Celebrate your small victories by making this delicious snack from scratch.
This creme-filled, ganache-covered chocolate cupcake is ideal comfort food that is worth the effort.
Perfect for lemon lovers, the lemon curd cupcakes are made with moist lemon cake, creamy lemon-flavored buttercream frosting, and lemon curd filling.
First, bake a fresh batch of cupcakes.
Then, cut the center and fill them with the sweet lemon curd.
Finish it by covering the top with the soft lemon frosting.
These are amazing and light desserts that can be served at birthday parties or summertime get-togethers.
Looking for something that you can bake using only two ingredients?
Then you can make these mouth-watering Blueberry-Filled Cupcakes.
All you need is a can of blueberry preserves for the filling and a box of cake mix and you’ll have his yummy treat in minutes
The autumn season inspires pumpkin-flavored food and drinks, so why not apply that to this dessert as well?
Chocolate Pumpkin Cream-FIlled Cupcakes are moist and springy, plus the carrot cake-like texture and natural spice will make your taste buds tingle.
Boston cream cupcakes are fluffy, sweet, and have a fun mixture of texture and flavor.
Made with vanilla cake, cream filling, and milk chocolate ganache, it is a snack that you will want to sink your teeth into.
Looking for a fruit-filled surprise?
Then you can try these incredible fruit-filled cupcakes.
From strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more, you can decide what fruit you would want to fill the desserts with.
You can even bake each cake with a different fruit filling per batch and create a fun Russian roulette game but with cupcakes.
The coconut in these cupcakes gives it a tropical twist.
It consists of lightly sweetened coconut filling, frosting, and shredded bits.
This is a flavor that coconut fans will surely love.
14. Piñata Cupcakes
Want something to serve at a party?
There is nothing better than a cupcake with confetti inside.
Each bite is a surprise thanks to the sprinkles and candies inside.
This candy-filled snack will surely make you smile.
The combination of tangy mangos and sweet buttercream makes this flavor a top pick among fruit lovers.
Best served cold, this fruity dessert is perfect for summer.
Originated in New York City, Nutella-filled cupcakes are every chocoholic’s dream.
Filled with the famous sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread and frosted with extra creamy Nutella buttercream, this flavor will keep you reaching for more.
This pillow-like dessert is moist, deliciously sweet, and oozing with melted caramel.
The combination of the ingredients will surely make you groan with pleasure.
To enhance the taste of the caramel inside the chocolate-flavored cakelet, you can top it with sea salt.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is loved by many and is the star every Halloween.
What better way to level up your cupcakes than to fill them with Reese’s
Instead of using regular peanut butter, you can add small Reese’s pieces inside and on top to make a decadent treat.
Coffee lovers unite!
These chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream filling are the perfect treat for you.
Although it requires a lot of ingredients, it is very easy to make.
The comforting and satisfying combination of cream and coffee will give you a serotonin boost.
Indulge in this mouth-watering cookies and cream treat filled with delicious Oreos.
Not only are the Oreos added inside the cupcakes, but it is also placed on top.
This dessert is the ultimate Oreo heaven.
The sinister-looking dessert with green slime topping is perfect for Halloween.
The chocolate-flavored cake is filled with white chocolate pudding that children will absolutely go nuts for.
The cheesecake-filled cupcakes perfectly balance the sweetness of chocolate and the tangy flavor of the cheesecake filling.
The filling is gooey, luscious, and is stuffed with chocolate chips while the crumb is soft and moist.
Andes mint chocolate has a rich and smooth mint and chocolate flavor.
Adding it as a filling and as the minty green frosting will result in a beautiful and insanely good treat.
If you love minty chocolate flavors, then the Andes mint cupcake is the dessert for you.
The Tres Leches Cupcake takes the Mexican dessert to a whole new level.
The soft and fluffy vanilla cupcakes are soaked in evaporated milk, cream, and sweetened condensed milk.
What makes it even better is the creamy mascarpone frosting which is a perfect topping for this Latin American favorite.
The lemon and raspberry filling of this chocolate cupcake gives it a zesty twist.
To add a hint of sweetness, top it off with the creamy buttercream frosting.
Jelly Donut Cupcakes are one of the most fun recipes that you will ever make.
This treat has the best of both worlds and they are easy to prepare.
Don’t forget to cover them with confectioner’s sugar to give them a donut-like finish.
This is a simple, vanilla-flavored cupcake with red cherry filling.
You can use the ready-made cherry jam sold in supermarkets, or you can use fresh cherries and crush them yourself.
The cherry on top of the frosting gives them an elegant look and then drizzled honey balances the sweetness.
Rhubarb Honey Cupcakes are gorgeous, pink treats that have less often used ingredients.
The rhubarb honey sauce in this recipe is a refreshing and great change from the usual artificial sugared cakes.
The rhubarb honey sauce has a naturally sweet flavor that will not leave you feeling heavy after eating it.
Perfect for chocolate chip dough lovers, this cupcake is stuffed with delicious and sweet dough and topped with chocolate frosting.
Combining two favorites into one, this ultimate dessert can be served for any occasion.
The Banana Cream Pie cupcakes feature the amazing banana cream pie filling and the delicious and fluffy cupcake.
These adorable treats are perfect to make any time of the year.
The bottom line
Cupcakes are one of the most versatile desserts out there.
You can fill it with almost any flavor that you want.
From fruits, candies, and chocolate bars to melted caramel, jams, and buttercream, the sky’s the limit when it comes to fillings.
With the recipes listed above, you can upgrade your cupcakes into a fun, bite-sized sweet course.
30 BEST Filled Cupcakes 🧁
Just wait till you try these filled cupcake recipes. As if sweet icing and tender, bite-sized cake wasn’t enough, you get the surprise in the middle too!
- Chocolate-Filled Cupcakes
- Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes
- Vanilla Cupcakes With Custard Buttercream
- Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes
- Marshmallow-Filled Banana Cupcakes
- Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
- Heavenly Creme Filled Cupcakes
- Lemon Curd Cupcakes
- Blueberry-Filled Cupcakes
- Chocolate Pumpkin Cream-Filled Cupcakes
- Boston Cream Cupcakes
- Fruit-Filled Cupcakes
- Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes
- Piñata Cupcakes
- Mango-Filled Cupcakes
- Nutella-Filled Cupcakes
- Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes
- Reese's-Stuffed Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cupcakes With Coffee Cream Filling
- Oreo Cookies And Cream Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cupcakes With Slime Filling
- Cheesecake-Filled Cupcakes
- Andes Mint Cupcake
- Tres Leches Cupcake
- Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cupcakes
- Jelly Donut Cupcakes
- Cherry Surprise Honey Cupcakes
- Rhubarb Honey Cupcakes
- Chocolate Chip Dough Cupcakes
- Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes
- Find your favorite recipe from our Filled Cupcake Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start baking and make us proud!