One Cupcake - Many Variations
One Cupcake - Many Variations
This Crazy Cupcakes recipe is so easy! Make flavors like Birthday Cake & Red Velvet or create your own: it's my best-ever cupcake recipe with endless possibilities.


  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter (softened)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ⅔ cup (8oz/225g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment beat your butter until fluffy.
  3. Add your sugar and cream together the sugar and butter until light and pale in color.
  4. Add your eggs one at a time, being sure they are fully incorporated between each one. Then add in the milk.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until a smooth batter is formed. Do not over-mix.

To flavor your cupcakes (This recipe makes 12 cupcakes with 1/4 c or 4 Tbsp of the base batter for each. The measurement for each flavor variation is for 1 cupcake.):

  1. Scoop a 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of crazy cupcake batter in a bowl.
  2. Next, depending on which flavor you'd like to make, mix in your add-ins.
  3. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool fully before
  4. frosting.


Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  • 1/2 tablespoons grated carrot
  • 1 teaspoon raisins (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon walnuts (chopped)
  • Cream cheese frosting for topping

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  • 1 -2 teaspoons cocoa powder (sifted, depending on taste)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Peanut butter frosting for topping
  • Reeses peanut butter cups for garnish (optional)

Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest per cupcake
  • 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Buttercream frosting for topping
  • Lemon zest for garnish

Birthday CakeCupcakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon sprinkles
  • Buttercream frosting for topping
  • Sprinkles for garnish

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder (sifted)
  • Red food coloring
  • Cream cheese frosting for topping

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

  • 2 Oreo cookies (crushed)
  • Extra Oreo cookie for garnish
  • Buttercream frosting for topping
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