These easy cupcake recipes are perfect for anyone wanting to make a kickass cupcake without a lot of fuss.
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It’s times like this when having a lovely distraction is essential. And baking? Baking is a wonderful pastime that both results in tasty treats and takes your mind off other things — if only for a bit.
It’s like meditation with a bowl.
These easy cupcake recipes are the perfect way to harness that meditation. They aren’t terribly complicated. You don’t need a degree from culinary school to decorate them. They are just good, easy cupcake recipes.
When I started gathering these recipes for this roundup, I thought I was just looking for easy recipes for beginners. Ones that both my daughter, who is 12, and my mom, who doesn’t bake, could make with confidence. As it turns out though, this is a recipe roundup for all of us.
It’s for the devoted bakers.
It’s for the baker wannabes.
It’s for the beginners
It’s for the experienced.
It’s for anyone who needs a sweet treat.
It’s for anyone who needs a little distraction.
Truly, these easy cupcake recipes are for everyone. I am confident you’ll find one you want to make.
Do you like to bake?
So enjoy. Happy baking. I hope these easy cupcake recipes are just what you were looking for.
These homemade cupcakes are as simple and basic as they come — and that’s part of the charm. You can literally whip up a batch using only pantry ingredients and frost them without any mixing or purchasing.
These light, extra moist Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes are the perfect treat. Baked in just 20 minutes using a basic cupcake recipe, made even more delicious with the simple addition of a lemon juice drizzle, lemon buttercream and finished with some lemon curd.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, writer, editor and recipe developer who loves fresh tomatoes from the garden, juicy burgers and tacos every day of the week. She is an expert on quick and easy cooking from scratch who loves to help others discover their own cooking prowess. She lives in Maine with her two kids.