We've rounded up some of our top summer cupcake recipes which are perfect for enjoying in the sunshine. From ice cream cone cupcakes to raspberry cream cupcakes, we have plenty of seasonal treats for you to make...
We’ve rounded up some of our top summer cupcake recipes which are perfect for enjoying in the sunshine. From ice cream cone cupcakes to raspberry cream cupcakes, we have plenty of seasonal treats for you to make.
Summer is a great time to get experimenting in the kitchen. The evenings feel longer and the weekends are spent with family and friends – the perfect excuse to show off your cupcake baking and decorating skills.
We’ve got fancy cupcakes, like our brightly coloured rainbow cupcakes, and some summer classics like our Eton mess cupcakes.
Click through our favourite summer cupcake recipes and get baking…
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A sweet vanilla buttercream piped just like a classic Mr Whippy ice cream and a cone packed full of soft, moist vanilla sponge, these cupcakes are sure to impress at a summer party.
Get the recipe: Ice cream cone cupcakes
These cupcakes are perfect for enjoying in the sunshine with a cuppa. Each cupcake is topped with a thick strawberry jelly compote and filled with a squirt of cream in the middle – irresistible.
Get the recipe: Strawberry cream cupcakes
A creamy Swiss meringue buttercream, a light moist sponge and a tangy lime twist – just like the dessert but better!
Get the recipe: Key lime cupcakes
A moist, sweet cupcake packed with fizzy coke and topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream – the kids are going to love them! Eat them quickly before the ice cream melts!
Get the recipe: Coke float cupcakes
Fresh and fruity! These cupcakes combine two summery seasonal fruits to make one delicious cupcake.
Get the recipe: Peach and raspberry cupcakes
Bite into these tasty cupcakes to reveal a brightly-coloured rainbow sponge, they’ll brighten up any grey summer day!
Get the recipe: Rainbow cupcakes
Eton mess is the perfect dessert to enjoy in the summer months so why not bake the classic flavours into a sponge? A creamy, gooey meringue topping with a drizzle of strawberry sauce transforms a simple vanilla sponge into a mouth-watering treat.
Get the recipe: Eton Mess cupcakes
Give your friends and family a surprise this summer with these hidden shape cupcakes – bright pink butterflies brighten up a plain old vanilla sponge. Once you’ve mastered these, you can experiment with colours, flavours and shapes.
Get the recipe: Hidden shape cupcakes
Enjoy these cupcakes with afternoon tea – they look fancy but it really doesn’t take much to make these raspberry treats.
Get the recipe: Raspberry cream cupcakes
In season during the summer, beetroot is an interesting veg to use in your baking. If you’ve never had chocolate and beetroot cupcakes before then you’re missing out! It produces a lovely rich sponge.
Get the recipe: Chocolate and beetroot cupcakes
If you can’t get to a tropical island, then make your own by topping cupcakes with crumbled Digestives sand and chocolate wafer palm trees. Genius!
Get the recipe: Tropical island cupcakes
Give classic red velvet cupcakes a summertime twist by topping them with in-season raspberries. They look so pretty, no-one will be able to resist!
Get the recipe: Raspberry red velvet cupcakes
The unusual combination of fragrant basil and slices of ripe strawberries will make these cupcakes a winner with any foodie friends.
Get the recipe: Strawberry and basil cupcakes
We love a day at the seaside, eating fish and chips and building sandcastles. Get the kids to help recreate that holiday feeling by making these bucket and spade cupcakes together during the holidays.
Get the recipe: Bucket and spade cupcakes
Summer is peak wedding season. Make these if you’re going to a wedding and give as a heartfelt present. Or, if you’re the bride – wouldn’t these make perfect favours for your guests?
Get the recipe: Bride and groom cupcakes