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60+ Homemade Cake and Cupcake Recipes

The cake and cupcake section of the site is my favorite. Packed with cake recipes for beginners and easy cupcake recipes that will blow your mind. Wondering where to start? Stick with the classics like my fluffy vanilla cupcake recipe or chocolate cake recipe. No matter the occasion, I’ve got you covered with dozens of delicious flavors!

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Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

This Pumpkin Dump Cake with spice cake mix has ALL of the fall flavors. Incredibly easy recipe that will quickly become your go-to fall dessert! Made with minimal ingredients with bakery worthy results. Love dump cakes? Us too! Check out some of our other favorite flavors like our peach cobbler and classic cherry. Recipe Features: …

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Marshmallow Spider Web Cupcakes

These Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes are an easy spooky treat everyone will love! The spider webs are made from melted marshmallow and topped onto a double chocolate cake! Perfect served with chocolate spiders for that Halloween recipe finishing touch. Recipe Features Festive and Fun: These cupcakes are the perfect Halloween dessert recipe. Festive and fun …

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No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These super simple no-bake cheesecake bars are a summer staple! Light, fluffy, and full of flavor. Made with a buttery graham cracker crust and perfect when paired with your favorite fruit topping. This recipe was originally published July 15, 2020. It has since been updated to include helpful information and new photos. Recipe Features: No-Bake: …

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Five Minute Strawberry Dessert

Whip up this incredibly simple Five Minute Strawberry Dessert for any spring or summer celebration! Fresh strawberries and ladyfingers combine to make this a no-fail dessert recipe. This recipe was originally published April 11, 2018. It has since been updated to include new images and tips. Easy Minute Strawberry Dessert I am a fixer. When …

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Mint Chocolate Cupcakes With Mint Filling

This easy recipe from mint chocolate cupcakes is the perfect from-scratch cake recipe! Filled with mint ganache and topped with chocolate mint buttercream. Ready for the perfect pairing of mint and chocolate? The flavor of this cupcake reminds me so much of a Thin Mint cookie. Be prepared to have your mind blown! This from-scratch …

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The BEST Red Velvet Cake Recipe

This Easy Red Velvet cake is made with buttermilk and topped with a rich and creamy cream cheese frosting. Delicious and beautiful!  This recipe was originally published 2014/01/15. It has since been updated to include clear instructions and new photos. I once made this recipe in a baking competition. It was a Cupcake Wars style …

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Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe

This easy Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe will be the hit of the holidays! Bold ginger with the perfect balance of molasses. I love gingerbread. Something about the bold spices and sticky molasses flavor just screams “Holiday” to me. And these cupcakes are no exception. Packed with flavor, moist, and delicious no matter what type of frosting …

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S’more Cupcakes Recipe

This rich S’more Cupcakes have a graham cracker crust, moist and rich chocolate cupcake, and sweet marshmallow buttercream. The perfect summer treat! Hold the phone, this just became my favorite cupcake of all time. I am not even kidding.  The mix of graham cracker, rich and moist chocolate cake, and soft and silky marshmallow frosting …

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German Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

German Chocolate Cupcakes. Easy homemade dulce de leche combines with shredded coconut, pecans, and chocolate cupcakes for a fun and classic dessert recipe!  This recipe was originally published June 18, 2012. It has since been updated to include clearer instructions and new photos.  This is on the top of my top cupcake recipes. My husband …

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Blackberry Lemonade Cupcakes- Cake Mix Hack!

Blackberry Lemonade Cupcakes start with a modified box mix and are topped with the most incredible fresh blackberry frosting. Quick. Easy. Delicious. This recipe was originally published Apr 30, 2013. It has since been updated with new photos and more helpful tips. This lemon cupcake is my ALL-TIME favorite cupcake recipe. It is incredibly easy …

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Coconut Cupcakes Recipe with Coconut Buttercream

These homemade coconut cupcakes with coconut buttercream are my favorite cupcake. Perfected over years, this recipe is a family favorite and the most requested! Even coconut naysayers request the recipe!   I hope you love the products I recommend! Just so you know, One Sweet Appetite may collect a share of sales or other compensation from …

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How to Make Whipped Cream From Scratch

All you need are three simple ingredients and you are ready to make whipped cream from scratch! Whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla quickly transform into the perfect topping to every dessert!  Making whipped cream has been a big part of running a dessert blog. It tops almost every sweet treat and gives it that …

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