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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Easy Fruit Idea: Pineapple Cupcakes Recipe
- If They are Adventurous: Dragonfruit Cupcake Recipe - These are a crowd-pleaser!
- Surprise Cupcake Recipe - This cupcake recipe is so versatile that the kids use anything for the treat.
- More cupcake recipes the kids can make...
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