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Unique Cupcake Recipes for Birthdays, Showers, Weddings, Christmas and More

Unique cupcake recipes perfect for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and more. From creative flavour combinations to the most luxurious buttercream recipes to unexpected cupcake fillings, get ready to indulge in the wonderful world of little cakes.

(If you’re looking for the classics, check out this recipe for delicious easy vanilla cupcakes — everyone’s childhood favourite! Or this recipe for chocolate peanut butter cupcakes if you’re craving something chocolatey. In the mood for salted caramel? These salted caramel cupcakes will do the trick.)

Unique Cupcake Recipes

Hello everyone! Just like that, summer is over and fall is upon us.

Which also means Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and everything in between is right around the corner…baking season has begun!

To kick things off, I have a collection of delicious cupcake recipes for you. But not just any cupcake recipe, what we have here are the most creative, the most unique and the tastiest cupcake recipes around.

So hold on to your whisks and your aprons, this is going to be one fun and scrumptious cupcake ride.

Unique Cupcake Recipes

Unique cupcake recipes perfect for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and more. From the most creative flavour combinations to the most luxurious buttercream recipes.

Unique cupcake recipes that need no frosting

These cupcakes are so delicious on their own they don’t need icing on top!

Boozy cupcake recipes

Fun and boozy cupcakes to enjoy with friends! Perfect for New Year’s Eve, bridal showers, parties and other shenanigans.

Delicious cupcake flavour combinations

These cupcake flavour combinations are so delicious and work together so well you wonder why you’ve never paired them before.

Wonderfully unexpected cupcake frosting recipes

Do you go for the cupcake frosting first? You will love these. From imaginative cream cheese frosting to scrumptious buttercream flavours.

Easy cupcake recipes inspired by our favourite drinks

These cupcake recipes are inspired by our favourite drinks, from lattes to cocktails!

The best cupcake recipes with the most unique flavours

Sometimes the tastiest flavours come from the most unexpected ingredients and recipes.

Cupcakes are great because not only are they individual-sized (no sharing lol), they’re also easier to bake than regular-sized cakes.

So this holiday season (or any time of the year), bake some wonderfully unique cupcakes and make someone’s day (including your own!) a little brighter.

Happy baking!

Did you make any of these unique cupcake recipes? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Marisa F. Stewart

Friday 27th of September 2019

What a fantastic collection! I love the variety - make a few different recipes with the frosting and you'd surely please everyone. I think I'll practice a bit more on my frosting techniques. My mouth is watering just looking at them.


Thursday 26th of September 2019

I love this post. You have such a great and unique variety of cupcakes here! There is something for everyone.

Veena Azmanov

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

Cute and delicious. Amazing presentation.

Amy Treasure

Monday 23rd of September 2019

Incredible collection. I don’t know where I’ll start first!


Monday 23rd of September 2019

I love all of these fabulous cupcakes. I wish we could have a tasting party and try them all!


Friday 27th of September 2019

A tasting party is a fantastic idea! :)