Delicious baking ideas for National Cupcake Day

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Did you know that, in the United States, 15th December is National Cupcake Day?

If you’re looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained, why not get creative in the kitchen with some baking?

Here are some quick and easy ideas for tasty treats the whole family can enjoy.

Cupcakes are really adaptable, so you’re sure to find a recipe to suit your family’s tastes and dietary requirements.

Vanilla Cupcakes

This Vanilla Cupcake recipe from BBC Good Food is the perfect base for a surefire cupcake winner. Light, sweet, and fluffy, they’re great for parties and special occasions or just an afternoon treat!

You can add food colouring to the buttercream icing for a bit of vibrancy. You can also let your little one get imaginative with a range of toppings, from rainbow sprinkles and silver balls to chocolate chips and edible glitter.

Reindeer Cupcakes

For a festive twist this December, why not give this recipe from Delicious Magazine a go? 

Chocolatey and decadent, these are definitely a bit more of an indulgent cupcake. But using pretzels, chocolate buttons and mini marshmallows — along with any other nibbles you fancy — you and your child can have a blast creating adorable reindeer characters.

They also make great gifts, and you can freeze the undecorated cupcakes to use at a later date!

Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes

These fun cupcakes from Minimalist Baker are filled with colourful sprinkles, inside and out!

Whether your child is vegan, or has an intolerance to milk or eggs — and 2% of children have an egg allergy — this recipe shows how easy it is to whip up dairy-free cakes that are sweet, fluffy and delicious.

You could even swap the plain flour for a gluten-free alternative.

If you have any other delicious cupcake recipes, we’d love to hear them! Feel free to comment down below or send us your thoughts via our social media:

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Happy Cupcake Day, have fun baking!

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