15 spring cupcakes

Looking for some new cupcake recipes this spring? We've got 15 delicious and pretty cupcakes to help you welcome in the new season in style, including Mother's Day and Easter ideas...

Spring cupcakes

We've got 15 delicious and pretty spring cupcakes to help you welcome the new season in with style, including Mother's Day and Easter ideas.

From lavender-infused buttercream (opens in new tab) to chocolate-covered treats, we've got lots of tasty cupcakes to choose from whether you're planning on making them as a gift or you're hosting an afternoon tea party - we're sure you'll find the perfect cupcake for you. And if you like these, you're going to love our summer cupcakes (opens in new tab) too.

These are our favourite spring cupcakes, not only because they look good, but because they taste good too and that's a rather important factor in a cupcake recipe (opens in new tab), don't you think?

Browse to see our best spring cupcakes...

Spring cupcakes

A raspberry ripple sponge topped with lemon icing and flowers - these fresh and zesty spring cupcakes are perfect for sunny afternoons sat in the garden (even if you still need a cardie. And a scarf).

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Rose and pistachio cupcakes

Rose and pistachio cupcakes

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If you're bored of the same old cupcakes, it's time to try something new! These elegant rose and pistachio cupcakes can be ready in 35 mins and eaten in seconds.

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Blueberry and white chocolate cupcakes

Blueberry and white chocolate cupcakes

Blueberry and white chocolate work really well together in this cupcake recipe. Each bite of these cupcakes is filled with a sweet, fruity and creamy flavour. Serve with a cuppa!

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Chocolate marshmallow cupcakes

Chocolate marshmallow cupcakes

The whole family are going to love these chocolate flavoured cupcakes with a gooey marshmallow topping. They're perfect for enjoying in the spring sunshine.

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Daffodil cupcakes

Daffodil cupcakes

Nothing says spring better than daffodils. These fun cupcakes are really easy to make. Once you're perfected your fondant daffodil making technique, you can decorate other cakes with them too.

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Mother's Day cupcakes

Mother's Day cupcakes

A homemade Mother's Day gift will mean the world to your mum - show you care by making these beautiful cupcakes topped with butterflies and spring flowers.

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Lavender and honey cupcakes

Lavender and honey cupcakes

These fancy lavender and honey cupcakes are the perfect treat if you're hosting an afternoon tea party or have your friends over for a cuppa. They're much easier to make than they may look.

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Violet cream cupcakes

Violet cream cupcakes

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Remember eating Parma Violet sweeties as a kid? Recapture their delicate floral taste in these lovely violet cream cupcakes.

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Yogurt cupcakes

Yogurt cupcakes

If you love yogurt, you really must try these cupcakes. The yogurt in the sponge makes these cupcakes extra moist and delicious. Top with buttercream and enjoy!

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Mango and coconut cupcakes

Mango and coconut cupcakes

With the sun starting to make more of an appearance in the spring months, it's time to start experimenting with summer fruit in your bakes including delicious, tangy mango. These cupcakes are bursting with flavour.

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Fairy cupcakes

Fairy cupcakes

The kids are just going to love these cute and easy to make fairy cakes. Each fairy is made with a different coloured fondant. Pop on top of your favourite cupcake sponge including chocolate, lemon or good old vanilla.

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Easter vanilla cupcakes

Easter vanilla cupcakes

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Pastels are in fashion this spring so use them to colour your icing, like the delicious swirls of mint green, pale pink and duck egg blue buttercream icing on top of Primrose Bakery's Easter cupcakes

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Victoria Threader's Mother's Day cupcakes

Victoria Threader's Mother's Day cupcakes

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Fancy a cake decorating challenge? Have a go at making Victoria Threader's impressive Mother's Day flower cupcakes with marshmallow petals.

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Hydrangea cupcakes

Hydrangea cupcakes

Believe it or not, these incredibly realistic hydrangeas are actually cupcakes. Hydrangeas come into bloom in spring, so what better time to master our step-by-step cupcakes. Just think how impressed your friends will be!

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Afternoon tea cupcakes

Afternoon tea cupcakes

Goodtoknow's cupcake queen Victoria Threader originally created these afternoon tea cupcakes for the Royal Wedding, but the vanilla sponges filled with fresh cream

and topped with a strawberry work for any spring celebration.

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Where to next?

Easter cakes and bakes (opens in new tab)

Spring Sunday lunches (opens in new tab)

Spring pasta recipes (opens in new tab)