These days, cupcakes are the dessert that’s all the rage. Cupcake food trucks are cropping up everywhere, there are television shows built around baking cupcakes, and New York City has even gotten its first cupcake vending machine. Of course, cupcakes are delicious on their own, but if you want to add another layer of tasty goodness, why not try making stuffed cupcakes? Stuffed cupcakes can be a daunting project to take on in the kitchen, but hopefully this post will help you get started. Check out these seven stuffed cupcake recipes!
Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcake
This first stuffed cupcake recipe combines two of everyone’s favorite desserts: cupcakes and cookies. You thought eating raw cookie dough was a delicious snack? Try wrapping a cupcake around that cookie dough. This recipe calls for regular old yellow cake mix for your cupcakes, and some refrigerated cookie dough for the center.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Cupcake
Cheesecake, a classic dessert, is combined with your mother’s delicious cupcakes in this stuffed cupcake recipe. The recipe calls for chocolate cupcakes and, though these particular directions tell you to make cupcakes from scratch, I’m sure a cupcake mix will do fine. The filling consists of cream cheese and white chocolate, and it’s all topped off with a cream cheese frosting and some raspberry sauce.
For full directions for this stuffed cupcake, visit yumsugar.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Cupcake
Are you a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Why not try this new spin on the chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination, the peanut butter stuffed cupcake? This recipe has simple chocolate cupcakes filled with a peanut butter mixture, and topped off with chocolate ganache frosting and some crushed peanuts. It’s the classic combo presented in a whole new way!
Salted Caramel Stuffed Cupcake
At first glance, it might seem like a strange combination: salt and caramel? Trust me, it’s a delicious mixture of sweet and salty that will add a punch to your otherwise regular cupcake. This recipe actually calls for brown sugar cupcakes, which are already pretty interesting. When you add in the caramel filling, they become positively delicious. The salted caramel theme is even incorporated into the frosting. These are sure to be a hit with those who have a sweet tooth and also appreciate a salty snack.
Strawberry Filled Cupcake
Strawberries and cream are a partnership made in culinary heaven and these strawberry filled cupcakes are a spin on that mixture. The cupcakes are a sweet vanilla with a fruity strawberry center, all topped off with strawberry buttercream to bring the dessert together.
Check out the full recipe for these stuffed cupcakes at Strawberry Sue.
Nutella Stuffed Cupcake
One of my personal favorite snacks is a bit of Nutella spread on French bread, so these Nutella stuffed cupcakes sound scrumptious! In this recipe, moist chocolate cupcakes are filled to the brim with that tasty, creamy hazelnut spread and topped off with some chocolate buttercream frosting. Anyone else interested in falling into a chocolate coma?
Ice Cream Filled Cupcake
This stuffed cupcake recipe is perfect for fans of ice cream cake who would like a more bite-sized treat. The cupcake can be your opportunity to personalize and mix and match the flavors you like best. Choose your favorite flavor of ice cream and then pick a complementary cupcake to fill. For this recipe, you’ll need to cook the cupcakes, of course, then fill them with your ice cream and freeze them so you don’t have a soggy mess on your hands!
Photo credits: The Girl Who Ate Everything, yumsugar, Handle the Heat, 52 Kitchen Adventures, Strawberry Sue, My Baking Addiction, and Prepared Pantry.