Who doesn’t love biting into a sweet, frosted cupcake decorated like a work of edible art? From classic vanilla cakes to decadent chocolate, these easy and impressive cupcake recipes from Anna Olson are sure to delight everyone — and quickly disappear! Find the perfect cupcake recipe for birthday parties, bridal showers, bake sales or just because — complete with irresistible icing recipes.
Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes
Who says vanilla is boring? Light and moist, a batch of these airy cupcakes will surely please any crowd. The trick to getting a silky batter that bakes into a fluffy cupcake is to start and end with adding the dry ingredients.
Potato Chocolate Mini Cupcakes
Potatoes as a dessert? Yes indeed. Mashed potato makes these bite-sized treats extra moist. Coat them in a rich ganache glaze for the ultimate chocolate cupcake and serve as a small dessert or pass around at your next party.
London Fog Tea Party Cupcakes
Perfect for a brunch or bridal party, these elegant tea time-inspired treats have a London Fog milk chocolate truffle center that will delight guests (and have them coming back for seconds).
Lemon Cupcake Tops
The best part of a cupcake is obviously the top and frosting, and this tender lemon cake-cookie recipe celebrates that!
Chocolate Spice Cupcakes With Chocolate "Swirl" Frosting
There’s nothing basic about cupcakes baked with warm spices and topped with mile-high chocolate-vanilla frosting. Such a fancy façade conceals Anna Olson’s secret weapon: a decadent cinnamon-chocolate truffle injection inside the cake.
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Traditional ice cream cones inspired Anna Olson to create these one-of-a-kind dulce de leche cupcakes with South American flare. Make these hand-held desserts by baking the batter inside the cone and swirling on the caramel frosting.
Anna Olson’s Lemon Coconut Cupcakes
Fuse a tropical twist into an ordinary dessert with a batch these lemon- and coconut-flavoured cupcakes. They have a delicate, citrusy cake base, each stacked with dense coconut buttercream frosting. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top and say aloha!
Earl Grey Sweetie Cakes With Meyer Lemon Frosting
Bergamot-infused Earl Grey tea adds subtle hints of citrus to these dainty cakes. The crowning glory is the fluffy frosting, flavoured with sweet Meyer lemon juice.
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
No need to sacrifice on rich flavour or moist texture with these vegan cupcakes. This egg-free recipe swaps dairy for virgin coconut oil and almond milk, but leaves in all that chocolate flavour. It will be a guaranteed hit for everyone. Watch this video for more of Anna Olson’s vegan baking hacks.
I Want My Mummy Mini Chocolate Cupcakes
Spooky candy eyes peep out from beneath Swiss buttercream bandages in these dark and delicious chocolate cupcakes that are perfect for Halloween.
Mini Cappuccino Cakes
These cute little cappuccino-flavoured cakes not only look amazing but are also amazingly delicious!
Vanilla Cupcakes With Floral Frostings
Boasting beautifully iced flowers, these gorgeous spring-themed desserts will be the ultimate centrepiece at your table.
Rocky Road Cinema Tortes
These sensational cupcakes get their name from the cinema-inspired combination of popcorn, peanuts and chocolate. Chocolate brownies hold a marshmallow topped with chocolate-covered popcorn and peanuts.