3 Easy Fruity Cupcake Recipes

Do you have a craving for something fruity and sweet? You don’t need to be good at baking to make these easy cupcake recipes.

Banana Cupcakes

Ingredients: ¼ cup sugar, 2 eggs, ¾ cup mashed banana, ½ cup sour cream, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter, 1 ½ cups flour, and ½ teaspoon baking soda

Pudding and Frosting: 1 cup milk, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 ½ teaspoons butter, 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 cup whipping cream

Preparation: To make the cupcakes, preheat oven to 350°F and prepare lined muffin pans. Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl, then beat sugar and butter in another bowl with a mixer. Gradually add eggs, vanilla, banana, and sour cream to the second bowl until combined. Then, add dry ingredients to the wet until combined.

Pour batter into the liners and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, make a pudding by heating milk in a saucepan over medium heat. In a bowl, combine sugar with cornstarch, then gradually add to the milk until combined. Remove from heat so it thickens then add butter and vanilla. Let cool. Make a frosting by mixing cream with a mixer until soft peaks form. Then add powdered sugar. Spoon 1 tablespoon of pudding on top of a cupcake then top with frosting to serve.

Mimosa Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3 eggs, 2 teaspoons orange zest, 1 box vanilla cake mix, 1 ¼ cups champagne, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 cups powdered sugar, salt, gold sanding sugar, and orange wedges

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°F and line cupcake pans with cupcake liners. In a bowl, combine cake mix with 1 cup champagne, eggs, 1 teaspoon zest, and vegetable oil. Bake according to instructions in the cake mix box. While waiting, make the frosting by beating butter until fluffy and light.

Gradually add 3 cups powdered sugar, making sure no lumps remain then add ¼ cup champagne, orange zest, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Add remaining powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Top cupcakes with frosting and a garnishing of gold sanding sugar and orange wedges.

Blueberry Vanilla Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3 eggs, 1 ¼ pints blueberries, 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup oil, 1 box French vanilla cake mix, 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/8 cup flour, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons heavy cream, and ½ cup butter

Preparation: In a mixer, combine cake mix with flour, eggs, water, condensed milk, and oil for 3 minutes. Fold in 1 pint of blueberries. Distribute batter in cake liners and bake for 20 minutes at 325°F.

Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by creaming butter until light and fluffy with a mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla until combined. Beat for 3 minutes. When the cupcakes are done, top with frosting and remaining blueberries.