Show your mom how much you love her with these Mother’s Day cupcakes and a giant hug.
I don’t know about you, but I think making something from scratch for a loved one is more special than buying them a gift.
They might not cost as much, but you can tell they come straight from the heart.
Whether you’re throwing your mom a big bash or a simple lunch or dinner, be sure to end it with a sweet surprise.
This round-up comes with a wide variety of cupcake flavors – from lavender to chocolate to sangria – so I’m sure, there’s something for everybody.
So, what are you waiting for? Treat your mom like the queen that she is with these delectable homemade cupcakes.
1. Mother’s Day Vanilla Cupcakes With Rose Petal Buttercream Icing
These cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat! That light pink frosting makes it looks so dainty and delicate – ideal for a feminine mom.
The cupcakes are super light and airy and buttery with a hint of vanilla.
They’re mild in flavor, which is why sweet American buttercream is the perfect frosting to go with it.
2. Mother’s Day Floral Cupcakes
These floral cupcakes are next-level gorgeous. They’re Insta-worthy, but more importantly, incredibly delicious.
With a strawberry jam center and a sweet buttercream frosting, these cupcakes will leave you wanting more.
The balance of flavors from the mildly sweet cupcake, tart jam, and the buttery frosting is utter perfection.
3. Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Red velvet cupcakes give me so much joy. There’s something about these crimson delights that I just can’t get enough of.
Is it their insanely light and airy texture? Or the combination of vanilla and chocolate? Or perhaps it’s the decadent cream cheese frosting on top?
It’s hard to decide what to love most about them, but one thing’s for sure: they’re absolutely amazing.
4. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
These cupcakes taste just like the refreshing summer beverage, but in cupcake form.
If you love sipping on pink lemonade, I guarantee you’ll also enjoy snacking on this dessert.
The cupcakes are light and fluffy, with a sweet, tart, and fruity lemonade flavor.
Finished off with lemon buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are like summer in a bite.
5. Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
These vanilla cupcakes are nothing short of awesome.
Some might consider a vanilla cupcake too, well, vanilla. But wait until you try this one. Sure, the flavor is plain, but it’s still delicious.
What makes it extraordinary, though, is the texture. My goodness, these cupcakes are so light and airy, they almost melt in your mouth.
6. Lemon Lavender Cupcakes
If your mom is a fan of floral flavors, these cupcakes are the way to go.
Soft and moist lemon cupcakes are frosted with lavender buttercream and dolled up with lavender flowers and lemon slices.
Just the thought of these heavenly treats makes me feel so light – as if I’m floating on air.
7. Fresh-Squeeze Mimosa Cupcakes
Are mimosas your mom’s jam? Turn the refreshing cocktail into a delicious dessert – she’ll thank you for it.
Both the cupcakes and the frosting contain champagne, so the mimosa flavor is undeniable.
These are alcoholic cupcakes, so as addictive as they are, consume responsibly.
8. Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
One look at these cupcakes and you can already tell they won’t last long. Give it 3 to 5 minutes and they’ll disappear.
Moist and tender vanilla cupcakes are filled with pastry cream and frosted with chocolate ganache. This is a dessert lover’s dream come true.
9. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Yellow fluffy cupcakes are filled with sweetened strawberries and finished off with vanilla buttercream. What a sensational summer sweet, am I right?
Think of this dessert as a strawberry shortcake in bite-size form. With this version, who needs a fork?
10. Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Cupcakes
If your mom doesn’t like overly sweet frostings, she’ll absolutely enjoy these cupcakes.
In this recipe, both cupcakes and frosting are spiced with a bit of cinnamon, creating a wonderful balance of flavors.
The cupcakes are finished with cinnamon sugar, adding a nice layer of crunch and flavor.
11. Rose Cupcakes
Let’s take a moment to appreciate just how stinkin’ pretty these rose cupcakes are.
Also, I know what you’re thinking: these must require some baking expertise. But trust me, you can do this.
Sure, you’ll need to practice a few times to perfect piping those buttercream roses, but they’re a lot easier than you think.
12. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
These carrot cake cupcakes are phenomenal.
They’re moist, tender, and fluffy. They’re wonderfully sweet and kissed with cinnamon and nutmeg.
The cream cheese frosting provides the light cupcakes with a perfect contrast of richness and decadence. Together, they’re a match made in heaven.
13. Dole Whip Cupcakes
Give your mom a Disneyland-at-home experience with these Dole whip cupcakes.
Light and airy pineapple cupcakes are frosted with pineapple buttercream icing. This is as refreshing as it gets.
14. Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
Just like an orange creamsicle, these cupcakes are impossible to resist. From the look to the flavor to the texture, they get a perfect 10.
Flavored with orange zest, juice, and extract, these cupcakes are undoubtedly citrusy and refreshing.
The sweet vanilla buttercream frosting balances out the tartness, resulting in a wonderful harmony of flavors.
15. Key Lime Cupcakes
These Key lime cupcakes are outrageously moist and fluffy. They’re so good, you’ll want to take one bite after another.
Key lime juice is the key to their bright and refreshing flavor. With its citrus goodness, the cupcakes are not overly sweet.
The frosting contains both cream cheese and Key lime, so it also has that wonderful balance of sweet and tart.
16. Cannoli Cupcakes
Everything you love in a cannoli is stuffed in these epic cupcakes. To say they’re addictive is an understatement.
The cupcakes themselves are flavored with ricotta cheese and orange zest, so they’re delicious even on their own. But it gets better.
They’re filled with a mixture of ricotta, chocolate chips, and orange zest, and topped with ricotta pistachio buttercream frosting. One word: mindblown.
17. Sangria Cupcakes
These sangria cupcakes are gorgeous, to say the least. Look how pretty that purple frosting is!
Flavored with chopped strawberries, blueberries, and orange zest, these cupcakes have that lovely combination of citrus and berry.
The frosting contains red wine, so it has just that right amount of sweetness. If you’re not a fan of overly sugary desserts, this one has you covered.
18. Churro Cupcakes
What if I told you you don’t need to deep-fry dough to enjoy homemade churros? All you’ll need is to turn it into cupcakes.
Vanilla cupcakes are frosted with cinnamon cream cheese buttercream and finished off with cinnamon sugar.
They’re just as tasty as you imagine them to be, but are easier to make than you think.
19. Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
Light and moist cupcakes studded with fresh raspberries and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting. It’s the ultimate summer dessert!
The burst of flavor from the raspberries makes these cupcakes so enjoyable.
You’ll also love the flavor combo the tart raspberries and decadent cream cheese frosting create.
They balance each other out beautifully, resulting in such a mouthwatering confection.
20. Pina Colada Cupcakes
One bite of these pina colada cupcakes will take you straight to the beach. This dessert is a tropical paradise.
The cupcakes are super tender, fluffy, and wonderfully flavored with pineapple and coconut.
Frosted with coconut buttercream and garnished with shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry, the cupcakes really do look and taste just like the popular cocktail.
21. Margarita Cupcakes
Here’s another cocktail turned dessert your mom will surely enjoy. These margarita cupcakes are the perfect way to get the party started!
They’re soft and buttery with a fresh, tangy flavor. The frosting is spiked with rum, giving you a light and relaxing buzz.
Pro-tip: give the cupcakes more oomph by spiking the batter with rum as well.
22. Tiramisu Cupcakes
Tiramisu in cupcake form: this idea is genius!
The cupcake base may be vanilla, but this is more than just your average cupcake, folks.
Filled with a mascarpone espresso center and topped with mascarpone espresso frosting, it tastes exactly like a tiramisu, only better.
23. Moscato Cupcakes
These cupcakes are as delicious as they are beautiful.
Vanilla cupcakes are made extra with sweet pink Moscato. The wine adds a unique sweetness that makes the cupcakes one of a kind.
The frosting is flavored with pink Moscato as well for maximum flavor.
24. Cheesecake Cupcakes
If you’re on a diet, I suggest you skip ahead. These mini cheesecakes are the stuff of legends, and no matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to resist.
With a buttery graham cracker crust, a smooth and velvety cheesecake filling, these bite-sized wonders are a certified hit.
25. Creme Brulee Cupcakes
Basic vanilla cupcakes are made extra-special with a pastry cream frosting and a crunchy, hardened sugar topping.
It’s a creme brulee in the shape of a cupcake, and it is awesome.
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