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Pizza Cupcakes

4.57 from 142 votes
Create savory Pizza Cupcakes packed with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, pepperoni or any pizza flavors you love with my simple recipe!
Pizza Cupcakes - everything you love about pizza but in a cupcake!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

As you have seen on Bigger Bolder Baking before, pizza comes in all different shapes and sizes around here. This recipe might actually blow your mind because these are Pizza Cupcakes! Yes, you read that right. It’s a pizza masquerading as a cupcake but it’s still a pizza.

It has all the components that you love about pizza: sauce, mozzarella, herbs and pepperoni. All of these ingredients are held together by a savory cupcake. It’s a very basic dough that is soft and almost spongy, which is perfect to soak up tomato sauce. Imagine what a biscuit would be like with all of those toppings and that’s pretty much what you are getting.

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If pepperoni isn’t your jam then feel free to add in your favorite pizza toppings like olives, mushrooms, or pesto. Think of these cupcakes as a blank canvas on which you have creative license to go nuts!

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Pizza Cupcakes

4.57 from 142 votes
Create savory Pizza Cupcakes packed with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, pepperoni or any pizza flavors you love with my simple recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Create savory Pizza Cupcakes packed with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, pepperoni or any pizza flavors you love with my simple recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 oz/225g) Plain/AP flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz/360ml) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120g) store-bought pizza sauce or my homemade pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (8oz/240g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/60g) mini pepperoni or cooked sausage

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F (190oC) and liberally grease a muffin time with olive oil.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, herbs and salt
  • Next whisk in the milk and eggs until combined
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of batter to each cupcake then add a layer of cheese followed by sauce, then cheese again. This will insure the sauce staying in the center the cupcake.
  • Lastly top with a few mini pepperonis. Repeat the process until you've filled all 12 cupcakes
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the remaining batter on the top of each pizza cupcake
  • Top each pizza cupcake with as much additional cheese and pepperoni as you'd like
  • Bake until lightly browned and puffed, about 20-25 minutes. Enjoy immediately!

Do you love pizza as much as I do? If so you might also like my Pizza Pop Tarts, my Pizza Scones or of course just a regular but amazing Pizza Dough recipe.

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Karen
Karen
1 year ago

Absolutely amazing these were soo yum but would u know the calories in each ?

1 year ago

Definitely will make again!

2 years ago

Hi Gemma,
I’m wondering if I can leave out the salt. I felt they were a little too salty. I used regular coarse salt. I will try again probably with no salt and use my bigger pan so i can add more toppings.

2 years ago

Hi Gemma,
I made these today and felt that there was too much salt. I try to avoid salt and used local regular salt(my city sits on a salt mine). Since the recipe only needs 2 tsps can I leave it out. I did it in the 12 cup pan that i have at home but next time I’m going to use the 6 cup so I can add more toppings. I submitted pictures just hoping they get approved. I also posted to IG.

Patti
Patti
5 months ago

Gemma, how would I make a margherita version of this?

Ayan08
Ayan08
7 months ago

Hi. Gemma, can I use oregano powder instead of dried oregano? Thank you.

Poojani Weerakkody
7 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Is there anything that we can substitute for Italian seasoning ? Also love your puppy. It is soooo cute. Love your recipes and thank you for sharing them with us.

Nan
Nan
8 months ago

Can these be frozen after they are baked…thawed and reheated…or can this recipe be cut down for one or two people?

Sekanayake
1 year ago

Thank you so much for the recipe, it came out so lovely though i had to replaced swiss cheese, for mozzarella 🙂 i love to follow your recipes❤

Reema
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
Just baked them. Taste awesome. My son absolutely loved them .
Thanks

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for my FREE weekly emails and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!