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Pizza Cupcakes - everything you love about pizza but in a cupcake!!
Easy Pizza Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Make Easy Pizza Cupcakes in 20 minutes with mozzarella, pizza sauce, and your favorite toppings. Perfect for parties and kid-friendly meals.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 ½ cups (7 ½ oz/213 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups (12 fl oz/360 ml) whole milk
  • ½ cup (4 oz/120 g) Pizza Sauce
  • 2 cups (8 oz/225 g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup (2 oz/57 g) mini pepperonis
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and liberally grease a 12 well muffin tin with olive oil. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning and salt.

  3. In a medium jug, whisk the eggs and milk until until blended, then mix into the dry ingredients until just combined but with a few small lumps remaining.

  4. For the bottom layer of the cupcake, fill each muffin cup with about 2 tablespoons of batter.

  5. Next sprinkle some cheese in each cup followed by 2 teaspoons of sauce then another sprinkle of cheese. Finally, layer on a few mini pepperonis.

  6. Top each cupcake with 2 tablespoons of the remaining batter, and a final sprinkle of cheese and pepperonis.

  7. Bake until lightly browned and puffed, about 20-25 minutes.

  8. Enjoy while still hot! Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 day or in the freezer for up to 4 weeks. Reheat when ready to eat.

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Recipe Notes
  • Instead of tomato sauce, you can use pesto, olive tapenade or any other sauce you normally like on your pizza.
  • If you like pizza with a little kick of heat, add about a ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to either the sauce or the cupcake batter.
  • Pay careful attention to the layering order for the cupcake filling. The cheese layered around the sauce helps keep it suspended in the center of the cupcake.
  • You can replace some of the mozzarella with another cheese like goat or feta.
  • Make dessert pizza cupcakes: First, use cupcake liners instead of greasing the tin. Then, for the batter, leave out the Italian seasoning and reduce the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. Add your first layer of batter to the cups. For the filling, cut a large marshmallow in half. Layer on one marshmallow half, 2 teaspoons of Nutella, two slices of banana and the remaining marshmallow half. Top with the remaining batter and bake until set.