Cupcakes, Roundups Crazy Cupcakes: One Easy Cupcake Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations! 4.55 from 1097 votes Create a Profile! × Please sign up to save your favorite recipes Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe My Crazy Cupcakes recipe is so easy! Make classic flavors like a delicious Chocolate Cupcake recipe, Birthday Cake, even Red Velvet Cupcakes, or create your own: it's my best-ever cupcake recipe with endless possibilities. By Gemma Stafford | February 18, 2020 | 1176 Last updated on April 27, 2022 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! Amazing, over-the-top cupcakes have been popular for years but my Crazy Cupcakes recipe is a real game changer! Why search for separate cupcake recipes when you can use this one to make delicious homemade cupcakes filled with your favorite flavors? Not only will I show you how to make cupcakes, but this easy recipe will allow you to use your favorite flavors. Just like my Crazy Cookie Dough and Crazy Dough Recipes, this recipe is an easy recipe with endless possibilities. What Are Crazy Cupcakes? Crazy Cupcakes are made from one — yes, one — base cupcake batter that you can then turn into any flavor cupcake you want! I created this recipe to make it easier on everyone when you reach for a cupcake recipe — you can even make a batch of all different flavors for a picky crowd. The possibilities are truly endless. What You’ll Need To Make Crazy Cupcakes Cupcake Tray and Liners Stand mixer with a whisk attachment Measuring cups Bowl How To Make My Crazy Cupcake Recipe My Crazy Cupcake recipe starts with a classic sweet sponge cake. This will act as your master recipe, your Best Cupcake recipe from now on! This cake is fluffy, moist, and sweet, making it the perfect canvas for whatever flavors you and your family crave. And the end product is perfect for birthdays, special events, and so much more (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below)! Preheat your oven and line a cupcake tray. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat your butter. Add sugar, and cream the sugar and butter together in the stand mixer. One at a time, add your eggs before adding the milk. Add your dry ingredients. Add in extra flavor. Scoop in the batter in a bowl and add your mix-ins. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes before taking out and allowing to cool completely. What Flavors Can You Make? After you prepare the sponge batter you simply add in your choice of mix-ins. From classics like a vanilla cupcake recipe to fun flavors like Chocolate and Peanut Butter, I have you covered. My personal favorite is the Birthday Cake flavor! What Flavor Frosting Can You Make? All of these flavors are topped off with everyone’s favorite part: loads of frosting and extra toppings. If you want to see all the flavors of frosting you can use, you have to check out my Crazy Frosting Recipe! I have a recipe for all your favorite frosting flavors from mint chip or coffee, to strawberry and of course chocolate! Below are just a few of my flavor ideas but you can make so many more. Let me know in the comments below what you make! Our Recipe Flavor Suggestions The written recipe includes the master batter ingredients and instructions plus suggestions for 6 of my favorite flavors. Get creative and make your own as well! Here are some cupcakes I suggest you try making: Red Velvet Cupcakes Red Velvet Cupcakes are a classic, combining moist cake, a hint of cocoa powder, and cream or cream cheese-based frosting. The result not only looks so delicious and decadent with rich red color but tastes like chocolate heaven! Lemon And Blueberry Cupcakes Tangy lemon and sweet berries are one of my favorite combinations in this recipe! With its sweet lemon flavor, this easy recipe is a great one to make when berries are in season. However, if they aren’t you can always use frozen berries. Carrot Cake Cupcakes This happens to be one of my personal favorite flavors! I love the lightly spiced cake combined with the sweet grated fresh carrot. This carrot cake cupcake recipe is a great way to get in those extra veggies! Cookies And Cream Cupcakes The only thing better than a cupcake is one combined with an Oreo! That is exactly what these Oreo cupcakes are! Using crushed Oreos, they are rich, creamy and have a delicious chocolate flavor! Birthday Cake Cupcakes Another classic, these birthday cupcakes are so festive! I love to go crazy with the sprinkles here. There’s no such thing as too many sprinkles! Chocolate And Peanut Butter Cupcakes My husband, Kevin, loves chocolate and peanut butter, so this one was a must. These are a little salty, sweet, and pack that chocolate punch. How To Store Them After they’re decorated you can cover them in an airtight container and store them for up to 3 days. If you’d like you can freeze the baked and un-frosted ones for up to 3 weeks. To thaw, allow them to sit at room temperature until soft and fully defrosted. Once defrosted you can frost and enjoy! Check Out These Other Recipes! Pink Velvet Cupcakes Toaster Oven Cupcakes Pizza Cupcakes And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook! Full (and printable) recipe below! Get More Articles! One-Bowl Lemon CupcakesHomemade Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream FrostingIncredible Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge FrostingUltra-Moist Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Best-Ever Cream Cheese Frosting Watch The Recipe Video! Play Crazy Cupcakes 4.55 from 1097 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… My Crazy Cupcakes recipe is so easy! Make flavors like Birthday Cake & Red Velvet or create your own: it's my best-ever cupcake recipe with endless possibilities. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 12 Cupcakes Dessert Chocolate Sprinkles Red Velvet Birthdays Baking Pans Prep Time 25 minsCook Time 16 minsTotal Time 41 mins My Crazy Cupcakes recipe is so easy! Make flavors like Birthday Cake & Red Velvet or create your own: it's my best-ever cupcake recipe with endless possibilities. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 12 Cupcakes Ingredients Crazy Cupcake Batter1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar1 cup (8oz/225g) butter (softened)4 eggs1 ⅔ cup (8oz/225g) all purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder2 tablespoons milkCarrot Cake Cupcakes1/2 tablespoons grated carrot1 teaspoon raisins (chopped)1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon walnuts (chopped)Cream cheese frosting for toppingChocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes1 -2 teaspoons cocoa powder (sifted, depending on taste)1 tablespoon peanut butterPeanut butter frosting for toppingReeses peanut butter cups for garnish (optional)Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes1 teaspoon of lemon zest per cupcake2 tablespoons fresh blueberries1 teaspoons vanilla extractButtercream frosting for toppingLemon zest for garnishBirthday CakeCupcakes1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon almond extract1 teaspoon sprinklesButtercream frosting for toppingSprinkles for garnishRed Velvet Cupcakes1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder (sifted)Red food coloringCream cheese frosting for toppingCookies and Cream Cupcakes2 Oreo cookies (crushed)Extra Oreo cookie for garnishButtercream frosting for topping Instructions Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners.In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment beat your butter until fluffy.Add your sugar and cream together the sugar and butter until light and pale in color.Add your eggs one at a time, being sure they are fully incorporated between each one. Then add in the milk.Add the dry ingredients and mix until a smooth batter is formed. Do not over-mix.To flavor your cupcakes (This recipe makes 12 cupcakes with 1/4 c or 4 Tbsp of the base batter for each. The measurement for each flavor variation is for 1 cupcake. ) : Scoop a 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of crazy cupcake batter in a bowl.Next, depending on which flavor you'd like to make, mix in your add-ins.Bake for 16 to 18 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool fully before frosting.Enjoy! Recipe Notes 1. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes with 1/4 c (4 Tbsp) of the base batter for each. The measurement for each flavor variation is for 1 cupcake. 2. For peanut butter frosting: One tablespoon of peanut butter should flavor 4ozs/125g of buttercream frosting, but this depends on your taste. I suggest you taste as you go.This amount should frost 4 cupcakes depending on how you use it.