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15 Certifiably Good Mini Cupcake Recipes That Will Make You Happy!

15 Certifiably Good Mini Cupcake Recipes That Will Make You Happy!

Are you trying to find the best mini cupcake recipes? We’ve rounded up 15 mini cupcake ideas that are sure to inspire you. The only question is which mini cupcake recipe you will choose to make first. 

Sometimes a little can go a long way!  

Sometimes mini cupcake recipes are what you need to serve just the right amount of sweetness. 

Sometimes it just takes two decadent bites to keep you from feeling deprived along life’s path of healthy endeavors. 
Sometimes it’s cookies, but today it’s mini cupcakes ideas! 

And boy have I found some delicious and, let’s face it, adorable little cupcakes you can make and bake in the comfort of your own home! 

These tiny cupcakes could probably be made of any type of batter but these are specifically written and tested to be baked as mini cupcakes like #15 so you know that the amount of the ingredients used and the timing of the baking are correct! 

Of course these could also be perfect for any kind of brunch or party or after school snack or surprise for a friend!

Small cupcakes such as Mini Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Buttercream Icing and Cannoli Cupcakes do take some patience, as does anything when creating miniature versions. 

But, there is room for originality when decorating, so keep that in mind and do not feel like you have to strictly follow the recipe toppings! 

Let’s grab our mini cupcake baking tins and let’s see what we can whip up to brighten someone’s day!  

These small cupcakes are for the peppermint lovers among us! 

The cheesecake filling has peppermint extract and crunchy peppermint chocolate beautifully and tastefully sandwiched between the Oreo crust and chocolate ganache with whipped cream toppings! 

The secret ingredient is Andes Peppermint Crunch candy! 

These are lovely at holiday times but certainly can be made any time of year!

If you want light and fluffy strawberry vanilla mini cupcakes with a hint of lemon and topped with a soft pink strawberry cream cheese frosting, then this recipe is for you!

So bright and colorful and cute! 

I love that it actually uses fresh strawberries and the pictures are so helpful to follow along with when making the recipe!

This small cupcake recipe is for the cookies and cream folks out there! 

These mini vanilla cupcakes have a mini Oreo on the bottom and the top, crushed 

Oreos in the filling topped off with vanilla buttercream icing! 

Seriously, no one can have too many Oreos, right? 

Instructions given for standard size cupcakes too.

A decadent tiny cupcake is coming your way with this recipe! 

Chocolate lovers unite! 

This recipe is fabulous and the tip is to not overmix the batter. 

Speaking of batter, lots of swaps are given to accommodate your dietary needs, for both the batter and the icing. 

Be sure to add the sprinkles mostly because they are fun! 

Mini cupcake ideas all begin with the original vanilla cupcake recipe! 

This recipe is the perfection from which creativity is born! 

These soft and fluffy vanilla mini cupcakes (from flour and cornstarch) are topped with a swirl of buttercream of different colors, if you so wish. 

They would look beautiful at a baby or wedding shower! 

Lemon can brighten up any day, and these little cupcakes will also because of the double dose of lemon in the cake and in the icing! 

If you do not want the basic chocolate or vanilla but want something stunning, lemon is an excellent choice! 

They may as well be bursting with sunshine! 

Simple yet stunning!

So these small cupcakes are a very interesting addition to this list as they cross the line between cheesecake and cupcake. 

(Wait, is cheesecake actually a cake? Hum…) 

Anyway, it combines chocolate cupcake and cheesecake for a decadently rich mini cupcake! 

Fantastic pictures and the best part is no need for icing!

When it is hot outside, no one wants to work hard at making a fun dessert! 

Thankfully these mini cupcakes start with a boxed cake mix which is fantastic when you want to get in and out of the kitchen quickly. 

The best part is that you can choose the color sprinkles to match your holiday or event! 


When easy, chocolate and mini are words you want in the same sentence to describe your cupcake, then look no further than this small cupcake recipe! 

Red velvet is one of the most popular cake flavors and the mini ones are just as extravagant tasting. 

Love that there is a bit more cocoa powder and the cream cheese frosting matches the richness perfectly.

This tiny cupcake recipe is perfect for Christmas! 

It starts with a milk chocolate cake boxed mix with the recipe including instant pudding, eggs, oil water, sour cream, and vanilla! 

Make or buy your favorite vanilla buttercream icing, black frosting and of course, mini M&Ms! 

Not wanting chocolate? 

Just use vanilla box mix and vanilla pudding!

These mini cupcake ideas are absolutely hysterical and adorable all at the same time! 

The basic gist here is that after the white cupcake batter is made, various food coloring dye is added and then the batter is cooked into mini cupcakes.  

After cooling, the tops are sliced off, frosting added and then, two tops are put together making mini whoopie pies!

Cannoli are well loved Italian desserts of a tube shaped dough filled with a sweet ricotta cheese filling. 

These little cupcakes take that luscious treat and turn it into a cupcake! 

The icing is made of mascarpone, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla and it is amazing! 

A few mini chocolate chips on top finish the look!

Maybe you are looking for green small cupcakes or you love matcha tea and were wondering if matcha was used in any other ways. 

Whatever brought you here, these little fluffs of cake will surprise you with the frosting which has honey and powdered sugar for just the right amount of sweetness.

Every so often I get a craving for a dense, moist, spiced to perfection carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! 

This mini cupcakes recipe is going to be the one I turn to from now on! 

Lots of healthy subs made like whole wheat or gluten free flour, low calorie sweetener, 

Greek yogurt and fresh carrots! 

Use a fork for combining so the batter doesn’t get gummy. 

Two different icing options depending on if you want to pipe it!

Everyone knows how comforting a slice of banana bread can be. 

This small cupcake recipe puts that luscious cozy taste in a bite size portion. 

Very traditional recipe with a surprise on top with mini chocolate chips sprinkled on the cream cheese icing. 

The perfect comfort food really. 

Any time of day! 

The bottom line

Mini cupcake recipes are super handy for different celebrations and get-togethers as well as regular run-of-the-mill days. 

A small cupcake is a wonderful way to share a quiet moment with a friend, decorate a table or complete a meal. 

No guilt involved, so enjoy!

15 YUMMY Mini Cupcakes

15 YUMMY Mini Cupcakes

Are you up for mini cupcakes? Try these 15 amazing mini cupcake recipes that will make you giddy while eating.


  • Mini Peppermint Bark Cheesecakes
  • Mini Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
  • Mini Cookies & Cream Cupcakes
  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes With Chocolate Buttercream
  • Mini Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Buttercream Icing
  • Mini Black Bottom Cupcakes
  • Red White & Blue Mini-Cupcakes
  • Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Christmas Light Cupcakes With Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • Mini Whoopie Pies With Homemade Frosting
  • Cannoli Cupcakes
  • Mini Matcha Cupcakes
  • Healthy Mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes
  • Mini Banana Cupcakes


  1. Check out our list of mini cupcake recipes for your next recipe! 
  2. Gather the ingredients. 
  3. Start cooking your new dish! 
  4. Enjoy and share your insights on our Facebook page!

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