Is there anything better than a lazy weekend where the only decision you have to make is what kind of cake to bake? Baking offers all sorts of therapeutic benefits beyond the obvious spoon-licking opportunities and there is nothing quite as satisfying as having a kitchen stocked with homemade baked gooodies.
Cupcakes are the ideal weekend bake – they can be as simple or as complicated as you like, you can make a double batch that (possibly!) will last long enough to get you through the Monday blues and they are perfectly portable if you have weekend adventures planned.
With our round up of irresistible cupcake recipes for weekend baking, what are you waiting for? Get out those sieves, spatulas and scales and get cracking on a delicious weekend!
If you’re after a sophisticated bake, this Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Cupcake Recipe by Cove Cake Design adds a spicy kick to the traditional chocolate and raspberry pairing.
Who doesn’t love a custard cream? Make the ultimate crowd-pleaser cupcake with this Custard Cream Cupcakes Recipe by Karyn Ryan.
Cupcakes needn’t be sinful – with this Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Avocado Chocolate Frosting by Niamh Browne you can have your cake and smug face too!
Another one for those looking for more nutritious bakes, this Passionfruit Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Cream Icing Recipe from The Low FODMAP Kitchen Cookbook strikes the perfect balance.
If you have a celebration to bake for this weekend, this Double Champagne Cupcakes Recipe by Carmel Hall is the perfect bake for you – luxury cupcakes!
Another one for the kiddies, this Striking Piñata Cupcakes Recipe by Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio is fun to make and fun to eat, with sprinkles bursting out from within.
Nobody can deny the allure of Nutella-dipped strawberries, and this Nutella and Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe by Karyn Ryan gives you an excuse to indulge in both, all piled on top of a cupcake!