Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? The best part about cupcakes is that you can make whatever flavor you would like!
I’ll always have a soft spot for cupcakes because of my many years of pumping out hundreds of cupcakes every morning when I was working in bakeries. Even after all these years, I will always love baking cupcakes because they’re cute and a perfect portion of cake and frosting.
Cupcakes are really festive and infinitely adaptable. These cupcake flavors in this post go beyond your traditional flavors. All 14 recipes are inspired by delicious desserts that you didn’t know you could make into a cupcake! How cool is that?!
If you have a sweet tooth and love desserts then you must try this dessert inspired cupcakes. Here’s 14 Cupcakes Inspired by Delicious Desserts!
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1. Creme Brûlée Cupcakes
Found from Cooking Classy
Creme brulee is an egg custard typically in a shallow dish that gets a crunchy caramelized crust on top. My favorite part of a creme brulee is the breaking into that sugary top and this cupcake has that caramelized crust! This vanilla cupcake is soft with a creamy pastry cream layer and caramelized sugar on top!
2. Banana Split Cupcakes
Found from Handle the Heat
This cupcake totally tastes like a Banana Split except this one won’t melt. Light and fluffy banana cake with creamy frosting and silky smooth ganache!
3. Key Lime Cupcakes
Found from The Cake Blog
I love a good Key Lime pie the crunchy crust with a tart lime curd and cool whipped cream on top is my idea of perfection. And this cupcake doesn’t disappoint! The fluffy lime cake with a zesty lime buttercream is simple and insanely good. When you close your eyes you’ll fall in love with Key Lime Pie all over again!
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4. Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
Found from Life Love and Sugar
These full flavored peach cobbler cupcakes are a fun twist on a classic dessert. The cupcakes are full of cinnamon and peaches and topped with whipped cream like the traditional southern cobbler!
5. Snickers Cupcakes
Found from Six Sisters Stuff
It’s hard not to love a Snickers bar but this cupcake believe it or not is seriously so good you’ll want this every time! The combination of caramel sauce, peanuts and chocolate chips is one that will never go out of style!
6. Banoffee Cupcakes
Found from Life Love and Sugar
A Banoffee Pie is a classic English dessert that has a crushed biscuit crust with a caramel filling topped with fresh banana slices and whipped cream. It’s a silky smooth pie with so many delicious layers of yummy goodness. This cupcake is a rich banana cake with a layer of thick caramel topped with a creamy caramel frosting and banana chip; its next-level stuff!
7. Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
Found from Baking a Moment
I remember having orange creamsicles (or 50/50 bars) in Elementary school and once I had these cupcakes those memories came flooding back. This classic ice cream is easily transformed into a light and fluffy bite! With fresh orange zest in every bite you can’t go wrong!
8. Apple Pie Cupcakes
Found from The Cake Blog
Who doesn’t love apple pie?! This cupcake reminds me of Thanksgiving. Since it is one of my favorite pies I am so pumped to try this cupcake. It’s so simple yet perfect for transforming an all-american dessert into perfectly portioned bites!
9. Thin Mint Cupcakes
Found from My Baking Addiction
Between January-March the Girl Scouts come out with their famous boxes of cookies and one of my personal favorites is Thin Mints. When I was a Girl Scout I learned how to keep the boxes of cookies in my home longer so I could enjoy them throughout the year. Since it’s a long time in between cookie sales so I would stick the a few boxes in my freezer and enjoy them longer without feeling that guilty eating them all at once.The fresh mint and chocolate combination is a classic that will never go out of style and the bonus is you don’t have to wait for the Girl Scouts to enjoy this cookie cupcake!
10. Churro Cupcakes
Found from The Domestic Rebel
Nothing wrong with fried dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar. This churro cupcake is crispy and has the perfect cinnamon sugar blend on top of it. Luckily you don’t have to wait until the next country fair to enjoy a hot churro!
11. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes
Found from Half Baked Harvest
I don’t have to say much about this cupcake because its ingredients do all the talking! Chocolate, Bourbon and Butter Pecan Frosting, I mean you seriously can’t go wrong with these flavors.
12. Tres Leche Cupcakes
Found from Tastemade
Tres Leche is a rich and decadent cake that is incredibly moist. This recipes takes all the traditional Tres Leche flavors and molds them into melt in your mouth cupcakes!
13. Cheesecake Cupcakes
Found from the Domestic Rebel
There’s nothing wrong with a classic cheesecake and there’s something right about thses cheesecake cupcakes I’m really excited about! These cupcakes have the graham crackers crust we all love with the creamy cheesecake on top! You can add fruit in the middle to make it a Stuffed Cheesecake Cupcake!
14. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Found from Lady Behind the Curtain
Strawberry Shortcake is probably one of my most popular cake flavors for my clients. I’m happy to have this classic dessert in this list to show you have simple it is to make this into a cupcake. Start with a fluffy vanilla cake, creamy vanilla frosting and a whole strawberry in the middle you have a simply delicious cupcake!
And that is what happens when a cupcake and another dessert love each other very much; you get an insanely good combinations that is hard to resist!
Pin your favorites, and you’ll be all set on the inspiration-front the next time a celebration rolls around.
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