Cupcakes are adorable and delicious! There is no denying that no matter what time of day, season or mood you are in … it’s always a good time for a cupcake. Being that December 15th is National Cupcake Day, why not use that as your excuse to go for a yummy cupcake.

If you’re looking for amazing cupcake recipes, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these 10 Creative Cupcake Ideas for Every Dessert Lover and Celebrate Cupcake Lovers Day With These 10 Amazing Vegan Cupcakes.

So now you’re asking, “how will we celebrate National Cupcake Day any differently?” Good question and we have the answer. Now that there’s a chill in the air, the days are shorter, and the holidays are approaching, we need the warm flavors and aromas of the colder seasons to make us feel all warm, cozy and festive – pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, maple, and chai. The holidays practically demand gingerbread and chocolate? Well, let’s just say chocolate is always in season. Let’s celebrate National Cupcake Day with these 10 cupcake recipes that speak to the season – and what they’re saying is “Eat me.”

1. Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

The smell of pumpkin pie spices is simply intoxicating. When you make these Pumpkin Cupcakes, your whole house will be filled with the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. That’s reason enough to make them, but the delicious ginger-infused whipped cream really seals the deal.

2. Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Swirl

Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Swirl Frosting [Vegan]

Can anything be better than a chocolate cupcake with frosting? Yes, a chocolate cupcake with two frostings! These Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Swirl would be delicious with any frosting, but here it is topped with both a chocolate swirl frosting and a peanut butter swirl frosting. This is chocolatey peanut butter bliss.

3. Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes

Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes [Vegan]

If you like the gingerbread lattes from specialty coffee houses, you’ll love these Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes. They have all the flavors of gingerbread cookies plus espresso in both the cupcakes and the frosting. These really taste like gingerbread-flavored coffee!

4. Castle Black Forest Cupcakes

Castle Black Forest Cupcakes [Vegan]

You don’t have to be a fan of Game of Thrones to enjoy these Castle Black Forest Cupcakes although they were inspired by the show. They are made with dark beer, or you can use coffee. This vegan version of the traditional cake still has all the chocolate, whipped cream, and cherries you expect from Black Forest cake.

5. No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Cupcakes

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Cupcakes [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

The next time someone asks you where you get your protein from, tell them you get it from cupcakes. Seriously! These Pumpkin Protein Cupcakes are filled with good-for-you ingredients. They’re also easy to make (no oven!) and have warm pumpkin pie spices for the season.

6. Vegan Cinnamon Latte Cupcakes

Cinnamon Latte Cupcakes

Would you like a cinnamon latte with your cupcake or maybe would you prefer it in your cupcake? These Vegan Cinnamon Latte Cupcakes bring two favorite flavors together in one incredible treat. The coffee-flavored cinnamon icing is just icing on the cake … literally.

7. Vanilla Chai Truffle Cupcakes


Chai is a popular seasoning in the colder months because the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, anise, and cardamom are so warming. These moist Vanilla Chai Truffle Cupcakes have a truffle filling of vanilla-infused chai, pecans, and chocolate that’s decadent and delicious.

8. Vegan Mocha Spice Cupcakes with Maple Crème Ganache

Vegan Mocha Spice Cupcakes with Maple Crème Ganache

These Vegan Mocha Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Ganache really speak to the season. The warm spices of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice meld perfectly with the chocolate and coffee flavors. The maple crème ganache makes these incredibly decadent as a cupcake should be.

9. Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting

Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

The combination of sweet and salty is heaven. The salt actually enhances the sweetness. These Sweet and Salty Cupcakes with Caramel and Pretzel Frosting prove that theory deliciously. Plus, the pretzels add a crunchy texture to the soft and moist dark chocolate cupcakes.

10. Carrot Collective Cupcakes

Carrot Collective Cupcakes [Vegan]

These raw Carrot Collective Cupcakes dare to skip the cream cheese frosting. Instead, they have a delicious frosting made with sweet coconut milk and tangy lemon. The cupcakes themselves are made with cashews, macadamia nuts, and pecans. It’s no wonder we’re nuts about this recipe.

The flavors of the holiday season are so warm and comforting. With recipes like these, it’s no wonder we need to celebrate cupcakes in every season.

Lead image source: Vegan Cinnamon Latte Cupcakes