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Crazy Cupcakes: One Easy Cupcake Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!

4.36 from 537 votes
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.
Crazy Cupcake recipe!!! See how this one magic batter makes all these different cupcakes

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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 cupcakes piled high with frosting and filled with your favorite flavors. Not only will I show you how to make cupcakes, but this easy cupcake recipe will allow you unbelievable customization with your favorite flavors. Just like my Crazy Cookie Dough and Crazy Dough Recipes, this recipe for Crazy Cupcakes is one easy recipe with endless possibilities.

How to make my Crazy Cupcakes recipe

My Crazy Cupcake recipe starts with a classic sweet sponge cake. This recipe acts as your Master Cupcake recipe, your Best Cupcake recipe from now on! No matter what flavor you are making you will never need another cupcake recipe again. This cake is fluffy, moist, and sweet, making it the perfect canvas for whatever flavors you and your family crave. And they’re perfect for birthday cupcakes, special events, and so much more!

What cupcake flavors can you make?

After you prepare the sponge batter you simply add in your choice of mix-ins. From classics like Vanilla Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes, and Carrot Cake Cupcakes to fun flavors like Chocolate and Peanut Butter, I have you covered.  My personal favorite is the Birthday Cake Cupcake!

[ Speaking of Birthday Cake, here’s a recipe for my big vanilla one! ]

What flavor frosting can you make?

All of these flavors are topped off with everyone’s favorite part, loads of cupcake frosting and extra toppings.

These Crazy Cupcakes are a sight to behold, and perfect for any party or just to bring to a friend. If you want to see all the flavors of frosting you can pair with your cupcakes you have got 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!

Crazy Cupcake Recipe Flavor Suggestions

The written recipe includes the master Crazy Cupcake batter ingredients and instructions plus suggestions for 6 of my favorite flavors. Get creative and make your own as well!

How to make Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes are a classic combining moist cake, a hint of cocoa powder, and cream — usually a cream cheese — based frosting. The result not only looks so delicious and decadent but tastes like chocolate heaven!

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How to make Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes

Tangy lemon and sweet berries are one of my favorite combinations in these Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes! This is a great one to make when berries are in season, but if they aren’t you can always use frozen berries.

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How to make Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes happen to be one of my personal favorite flavors! I love the lightly spiced cake combined with the sweet grated fresh carrot. This is a great way to get in those extra veggies!

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How to make Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Do you know what’s better than a cupcake? A cupcake combined with an Oreo! That is exactly what these Cookies & Cream Cupcakes are and they’re divine! They are RICH, creamy and of course chocolatey!

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How to make Birthday Cake Cupcakes

Another classic, these Birthday Cake Cupcakes are so festive! I love to go crazy with the sprinkles here, there’s no such thing as too much!

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How to make Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

This has to be one of the Biggest and Boldest cupcakes I’ve made. 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.

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How to store cupcakes

After the cupcakes are decorated you can cover them in an airtight container and store cupcakes for up to 3 days. If you’d like you can freeze the baked and un-frosted cupcakes 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!

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Crazy Cupcakes

4.36 from 537 votes
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.
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total 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.
Servings: 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Crazy Cupcake Batter

  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ⅔ cup (8oz/225g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  • 1/2 tablespoons grated carrot
  • 1 teaspoon raisins , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon walnuts , chopped
  • Cream cheese frosting for topping

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  • 1 -2 teaspoons cocoa powder , sifted (depending on taste)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Peanut butter frosting for topping
  • Reeses peanut butter cups for garnish (optional)

Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

  • 1 Teaspoon of lemon zest percupcake
  • 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Buttercream frosting for topping
  • Lemon zest for garnish

Birthday CakeCupcakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon sprinkles
  • Buttercream frosting for topping
  • Sprinkles for garnish

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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:

  • 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

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.

 

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Ann
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Ann
1 month ago

I want to make the birthday cake cupcakes but if the recipe is to flavor one cupcake, to flavor all 12 I should need three teaspoons of vanilla and almond? Would that be right?

Sara
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Sara
1 month ago

Hi Gemma, this recipe saves so much time. Thank you! Could you kindly help with a coffee flavoured cupcake? Also, if I add vanilla essence to the basic batter, would this make plain vanilla cupcakes? And chocolate flavour?

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Your cupcake recipe requires all purpose flour, and beating the butter and adding the sugar to that. Your vanilla cake recipe calls for cake flour, combining the dry ingredients and then beating the butter into that to make it crumbly. I was just wondering why the difference in the methods and ingredients when they are sort of the same thing? Thank you!

Bee Aun
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Bee Aun
8 days ago

Hi Gemma, I wish to know if the recipe can be used to make chocolate cupcakes. How much flour n cocoa powder should I use?

Jocelyn
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Jocelyn
15 days ago

If I wanted to do a straight vanilla, would I just add vanilla extract and how much?

Jeri Ronk
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Jeri Ronk
16 days ago

How do you store the cupcake batter?

Vale
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Vale
18 days ago

Dear Gemma i don’t have enough butter what can i do!

chefwannabe
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chefwannabe
25 days ago

Hi Gemma. I’m always an avid fan of your recipes. I am curious if you are using a 3oz liners for your crazy cupcake?

Fey
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Fey
29 days ago

Hi there. CAn the batter be made in advance and store in the fridge?

David
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David
1 month ago

Enjoyed the recipe, but they seemed dense. Any suggestions on what I did wrong or how to make them fluffy and airy?

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