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The Best Tasting Easy Cupcake Recipes for Kids

As someone obsessed with cupcakes, I have tested and perfected so many cupcake recipes. After years of it, I’m happy to say: I found the best (really) easy cupcake recipes for kids!

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Check out these easy cupcake recipes for kids that taste amazing!

What Makes a Cupcake Recipe Easy?

Listen, I get it. In the times of Pinterest, Facebook groups, and your well-meaning Aunt Sue, I’m sure everyone is touting their recipe as the easiest. But… have you tasted them!? Some are so dry or cook up past the tin so much that they look like aliens escaping from a crashed spaceship!

Psst: that last sentence was written by my 8-year-old.

Speaking of 8-year-olds, mine makes these cupcakes on her own. Oh yes, her OWN! And here’s the thing: I’ve made them so that they can make a small batch cupcake recipe. Let that soak in… And well, let’s just get started.

No Time to Make This Now? Pin it for Later

If you need to gather some supplies (they are all standard, I promise), pin this to your favorite recipes for kids or cupcakes board on Pinterest.

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Get these two recipes STAT: vanilla and chocolate cupcakes the kids can whip up on their own.

Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe for Kids

If you need a basic vanilla cupcake recipe (for yourself or the kids), let me introduce you to the most popular vanilla cupcake recipe on Pinterest: the lazy gal’s vanilla cupcake recipe. It is cupcake perfection, friends, and can be made in small batches for small ones.

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Easy vanilla cupcake recipe the kids can make on their own!

I have a ton of cupcakes on ruffles and rain boots that use this recipe. It works as a base for fruit additions, sprinkles (birthday cake cupcakes, anyone), and so much more. Go hog wild and let the kids use their own toppings.

A simple buttercream frosting is my favorite topper for cupcakes and can be easily whipped up (let the butter thaw on the counter while they are making the cupcakes). It’s also great for additions like flavorings, fruit, cookies, and well, anything they can think of!

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe for Kids

Most chocolate cupcakes come out too dense… I mean, I’d like to eat a cupcake, not a brick, even when the kids make it! So, I perfected this chocolate cupcake recipe for kids.

My little one has “adjusted” it to try out new flavors and well, let’s just say adding pineapple to the batter doesn’t do much for it! :) But I’m glad she tests new combinations and I hope you and your children have as much fun with it as we do.

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Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe the kids can make from Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Apple Pie Cupcakes for Kids

These apple pie cupcakes for kids are fun, easy, and perfect for cooler weather when we’re soaking in all the Fall season has to offer. These cupcakes are more sponge-cake like, so quite airy and a different texture.

Apple Pie Cupcakes from Rainy Day Mum

Gluten-Free (and Vegan) Cupcake Recipe Kids Can Make

First, these are adorable! Second, the kids will read the instructions and scream, “YEAH! Let’s do this!” If you need a vegan or gluten-free cupcake, grab the ingredients and let them mix, measure, and decorate their own with no worries.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Cupcake Recipe from Nerdy Mamma

More Cupcake Ideas for Kids

Open this up on the computer, grab the little ones, and look through a few of these other cupcake recipes. They are going to get so many creative ideas.

Thank You and Please Share This

I know it’s weird asking, but when you share to Facebook or Pinterest, it really helps out so much. Please save this to a kid’s activities or an easy recipe board on Pinterest. If Facebook is more your thing, use the buttons to share on your feed. Thank you – sincerely.

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