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15 Delicious Small Cake Cupcakes You’ll Love To Make!

Sometimes we feel as though we’d like to indulge in a sweet snack, but don’t want to eat a whole tray of muffins.

This is where miniature cupcakes come in. A delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth, without going over your calorie limit for the day. 

15 Delicious Small Cake Cupcakes You'll Love To Make!

If you’ve been on the hunt for some deliciously moreish mini cupcake recipes, then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

To find some super easy and fun recipes that you can make this weekend, simply keep reading below. 

1. Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

If you’re in the mood for something deliciously sweet and refreshing, then we recommend that you try these strawberry lemon cupcakes (see also ‘10 Of The Best Graduation Cupcakes You Have To Make Right Now‘). The lemon acts as the perfectly tangy counterbalance to the sweetness provided by the strawberry. 

They’re incredibly light and fluffy, and topped with a generous helping of cream cheese frosting. The best thing about this cupcake recipe is that it uses real strawberries! A great way to make the most of this fruit while they’re in season. 

We love how bright these cupcakes are, making them the perfect summer treat (see also ‘10 Of The Best Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes You Have To Make Right Now‘). 

2. Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

Calling all chocolate lovers! We’ve got the perfect chocolate cupcake (see also ‘15 Remarkable German Chocolate Cupcakes You Have To Make!‘) recipe for you. That’s right, if you want something deliciously rich and indulgent, then we recommend that you try this recipe.

It’s incredibly quick and easy to make, and is full of chocolatey goodness. 

It’s topped with a super thick, creamy, chocolate buttercream, which is honestly so hard to beat. When you feel yourself getting chocolate based cravings (which let’s face it, is all the time), pick up one of these little morsels of goodness.

The great thing is that they’re so tiny you won’t feel like you’re overindulging either. 

3. Mini Cookies And Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and cream is one of those delicious combinations that are simply made in heaven. If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect cookies and cream based cupcake recipe, then we’ve got the one for you. 

They consist of a vanilla based cupcake recipe, that have a crushed up mini oreo layered at the bottom and the top. After they’ve been layered with mini cookies, they’re then topped with a delicious vanilla buttercream frosting. 

These are a great option for all the oreo cookie lovers out there, as they take the classic cookie to a whole new level.

They also provide instructions on how to make standard sized versions of these cupcakes too, so it’s totally up to you if you want a larger sized batch. 

4. Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you’re like us, red velvet will be one of your favorite cakes in the entire world. It’s incredibly rich, indulgent, and full of flavor.

The frustrating thing about this cake is that it can be quite calorie dense, but we’ve found the perfect solution for you, mini cupcake sized versions (see also ‘10 Tasty Mini Cupcakes To Make This Weekend‘). 

These mini cupcakes are perfect for satisfying your red velvet cupcake cravings without overindulging. They look so aesthetically pleasing too, with their rich, deep, red color, which is contrasted with the pure white cream cheese frosting. 

5. Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

If you want something a little plainer and classic, why not try this mini vanilla cupcake recipe. All good cupcake recipes begin with vanilla, and this one is the perfect level of sweet and light. 

They’re made from a combination of flour and cornstarch, which guarantees that they’ll be incredibly soft to bite into. They’re topped with a perfect vanilla swirl, that you can make any color you desire.

We personally think that these would be the perfect snack for a baby shower. Just top the cupcakes with a pretty pastel blue or pink frosting for the perfect finish. 

6. Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

On the lookout for something fun to make this upcoming fall season? We’ve got the perfect pumpkin cupcake recipe for you. There’s honestly nothing we love more than fall baking, and these cupcakes are an absolute dream to whip up. 

They have the classic combination of fall spices that we all know and love, with plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. This incredibly warming selection makes us feel super cozy inside. 

They’re then topped with a delicious cinnamon flavored cream cheese frosting that’s absolutely to die for. The only issue with these little cupcakes is that you’ll want to make them all year round. 

7. Mini Lemon Cupcakes

If you want something super tangy and refreshing, then let us present you with a delicious mini lemon cupcake recipe. They’re super moreish and delicious, and perfect for when you’re in the mood for something light. 

They’re a great twist on the traditional vanilla cupcake recipe, with a double dose of tangy lemon in both the cupcake base, and the buttercream frosting. 

These would make a great snack for when you’re having friends over for an afternoon tea, as they’re incredibly elegant and dainty. 

8. Mini Chocolate And Peanut Butter Cupcakes

If you’re a lover of that delicious sweet and savory combination, then we recommend that you try these peanut butter cup based cupcakes.

Truly, we can think of no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter, but put that on a cupcake? Even better. 

They’re completely guilt free because of their miniature size, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t taste deliciously indulgent.

They’re filled with a peanut butter cup that’s melted in the oven, and then topped with a super moreish peanut based cream cheese frosting. Honestly, we can think of nothing better. 

9. Mini Black Bottom Cupcakes

What if you’re craving cheesecake (see also ‘15 Delicious Cheesecake Cupcakes You’ll Love To Make!‘) and cupcakes at the same time?

This mini black bottom cupcake recipe takes both of these desserts and meshes them together. With a deliciously rich, chocolate cupcake base, this recipe is super indulgent. 

After the chocolate batter has been made and filled the cases, a cream cheese frosting mixture is then swirled into the center. The result is a super tasty chocolate cheesecake recipe that’s absolutely to die for. 

The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to worry about the piping at the end. Because the frosting is actually combined into these cupcakes, you don’t need to spend any time decorating them. Just sit back and enjoy. 

10. Christmas Light Cupcakes

If you want to make something super fun and easy this holiday season, then we recommend these amazing Christmas light cupcakes.

Even though they look slightly more elaborate than the others on the list, they’re actually incredibly easy to make. 

They start off with a simple cake box mixture, which means that you don’t even need to fuss over the batter.

Once they’re baked, they’re topped with a simple buttercream frosting, then you can enjoy decorating them with multicolored sweets that look just like Christmas lights. 

11. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

If you’re a lover of cookie dough, then you simply have to try this cupcake recipe. It actually has real cookie dough, which is frozen, then baked into the center of these cupcakes. 

It’s then topped with an amazingly rich chocolate buttercream frosting that simply can’t be beat. Thank you later!

12. Mini Mimosa Cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is perfect for ladies who like to lunch, as it mimics our favorite alcoholic beverage, mimosas! If you feel like making a cupcake recipe that’s a little different, why not try this mini mimosa cupcake recipe. 

These mini cupcakes have a zesty and tangy orange flavor that we absolutely adore, and tasted super refreshing on warm summer days. 

The best thing about this cupcake recipe though? It’s topped with a special buttercream frosting that’s been infused with champagne. Honestly, when you take a bite into these cupcakes, they taste just like the real deal. 

13. Key Lime Cupcakes

If you want to find the perfect cupcake recipe that mimics your favorite dessert, then you won’t beat this key lime cupcake recipe. 

The zest is perfectly counterbalanced with the whipped cream topping, which is incredibly light and refreshing. 

14. Gluten Free Cupcakes

If you’re somebody who loves cupcakes but likes to keep gluten (see also ‘10 Tasty Gluten Free Cupcakes To Make This Weekend‘) out of your diet, then we’ve got you covered . 

This gluten free cupcake recipe is absolutely to die for, and you can make two different varieties, either vanilla or chocolate. 

15. Mini Matcha Cupcakes

If you’re a lover of matcha tea, then make sure that you try this delicious matcha cupcake recipe. 

It tastes just like the real beverage, and is perfect for sitting down with a nice cup of coffee to accompany it. 

Final Thoughts 

To sum up, there are so many great mini cupcake recipes out there for you to try. When you’re in the mood to indulge in something sweet, but don’t want to overeat, simply whip up one of the ones found above for the perfect midday snack. 

Anna Ingham