Some recipes for quick and easy cupcakes include a basic vanilla cupcake recipe found on Food.com and a chocolate cupcake recipe on Allrecipes.com. Cupcakes are an easy dessert to make with kids, according to Food.com.
To make a basic vanilla cupcake recipe, place all of the ingredients in a bowl, and beat them until smooth. Line a muffin pan with batter, and then bake the cupcakes for 18 to 20 minutes. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, frost the cupcakes as desired, according to Food.com.
To make a chocolate cupcake, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, and then beat in vanilla and eggs. Finally, beat in a flour mixture, according to Allrecipes.com. This recipe calls for pre-made frosting. Allrecipes.com describes chocolate cupcakes as an ideal party food. Reviews state that this recipe is simple to follow and tasty.
Some tips for baking cupcakes include measuring ingredients out correctly, placing cupcake cups in a muffin tin to create even shapes and using the correct temperature, according to Wilton.com. Some ways to have fun while baking cupcakes include adding a filing to the cupcake, using color effects and placing surprise treats inside of cupcakes, such as pieces of candy bars.