“Crazy Cupcakes: One Easy Cupcake Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!”

My Crazy Cupcakes recipe is the only Cupcake recipe you will ever need to make endless flavor variations.

Make my best-ever Birthday Cake Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Cookies & Cream Cupcakes and any flavor you like with this one batter.

So let’s get baking!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Amazing, over-the-top cupcakes have been popular for years but my Crazy Cupcakes recipe is a real game changer! Why search for separate cupcake recipes when you can use this one to make delicious homemade cupcakes filled with your favorite flavors?

Not only will I show you how to make cupcakes, but this easy recipe will allow you to use your favorite flavors. Just like my Crazy Cookie Dough and Crazy Dough Recipes, this recipe is an easy recipe with endless possibilities.

What Flavors Can You Make?

After you prepare the sponge batter you simply add in your choice of mix-ins. From classics like a vanilla cupcake recipe to fun flavors like Chocolate and Peanut Butter, I have you covered. My personal favorite is the Birthday Cake flavor!

What Flavor Frosting Can You Make?

All of these flavors are topped off with everyone’s favorite part: loads of frosting and extra toppings.

If you want to see all the flavors of frosting you can use, you have to check out my Crazy Frosting Recipe! I have a recipe for all your favorite frosting flavors from mint chip or coffee, to strawberry and of course chocolate!

Below are just a few of my flavor ideas but you can make so many more. Let me know in the comments below what you make!

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time41 mins
My 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.
Servings: 12 Cupcakes


Crazy Cupcake Batter

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

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

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes


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

To flavor your cupcakes:

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

Recipe Notes

For peanut butter frosting: 
 One tablespoon of peanut butter should flavor…
4 oz./125g of buttercream frosting, but this depends on your taste.
I suggest you taste as you go.
This amount should frost 4 cupcakes depending on how you use it.

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