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Pizza Cupcakes

4.5 from 97 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

4.5 from 97 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
2 months ago

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

6 months ago

Definitely will make again!

Claire0511
26 days ago

Help everything sunk to the bottom?

Florinda
Florinda
1 month ago

Hi Gemma. Been watching a lot of your videos. I love them all, especially your improvisations on basic baking ingredients like pizza sauce, sour cream,extracts, etc.. I’ll try this pizza cupcake for Father’s Day on Sunday. Is the milk at room temp? Will it make a difference if the milk comes straight from the refrigerator?Thanks.

Gloriande
Gloriande
1 month ago

Hi Gemma can I replace by wholewheat flour or should I use 1/2 wholewheat flour + 1/2 plain flour ? thks

Shubhangi Borker
Shubhangi Borker
2 months ago

Super bake….Thank you Gemma…

Arlene Cruz
4 months ago

Can I use thyme instead of Italian seasoning? Thanks gemma

Desiree
Desiree
5 months ago

Has anyone packed these in lunchboxes (without a thermos)? And if so, how do you? I would love to pack/freeze these for my kid’s lunches. TIA

Jane
Jane
6 months ago

I loved this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Cisca
7 months ago

Tried it, winner winner Pizza dinner!!!!

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