Winter is the perfect excuse to stay at home and bake. What better treat to bake than these winter cupcakes.
We’ve got lots of delicious winter cupcakes to choose from including Christmas cupcakes, romantic Valentine’s Day treats as well as New Year cupcakes too.
It really doesn’t take much to transform your favourite cupcake recipe into a winter wonder. Think white buttercream, think snowflake sprinkles and edible silver glitter.
Most of these cupcakes are ideal baking recipes for kids as they have really simple methods and quick step-by-step instructions.
See all of our winter cupcakes below…
How do you build a snowman if it's not actually snowing outside? Easy - just help the kids to make these snowmen cupcakes from Annabel Karmel. Use fizzy laces for the scarves.
Get the recipe: Snowmen cupcakes
Most of us try to cut back on indulgences after Christmas, but that doesn't mean months without cupcakes. Try our lower-calorie red velvets: there's 218 fewer cals in them than a regular red velvet cupcake.
Get the recipe: Lower-calorie red velvets
Goodtoknow's cupcake queen Victoria Threader created these celebration cupcakes topped with golden decorations for New Year's. They also work perfectly for weddings or other special occasions.
Get the recipe: New year cupcakes
The rich, spicy taste of gingerbread is just the ticket on cold, grey winter days. We love the buttercream swirl and cute little gingerbread man topper on these gingerbread cupcakes.
Get the recipe: Gingerbread cupcakes.
The kids are going to love these! Follow Victoria Threader's step-by-step recipe to create your very own penguin cupcakes.
Get the recipe: Penguin cupcakes.
The classic wintery British pud has been given a modern twist in this easy cupcake recipe. We love the creamy, crunchy topping when combined with the sweet flavour of apples.
Get the recipe: Apple crumble cupcakes
Celebrating Burns Night at the end of January? Your guests will love these Burns Night cupcakes with tartan icing and whiskey buttercream.
Get the recipe: Burns Night cupcakes
Earthy beetroot is in season until late January and makes a suprisingly good addition to cakes and bakes - its natural moisture helps cut the fat content, too as you need less butter or oil. Try these pretty beetroot and vanilla cupcakes and see for yourself!
Get the recipe: Beetroot and vanilla cupcakes
The taste of fire-roasted marshmallows, rich chocolate and naughty biscuit give these cupcakes that classic campfire taste. We love the clever trick to get the icing looking and tasting exactly like delicious singed marshmallows.
Get the recipe: S'mores cupcakes
Here's another impressive Valentine's cupcake idea. But with their rich chocolate sponge and peppermint buttercream, the grown ups will be after these dark chocolate cupcakes as much as the kids!
Get the recipe: Dark chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream
Yorkshire rhubarb starts appearing in the shops in January. Use some to make these stunning rhubarb and ginger cupcakes - how delicious does that cream cheese frosting look?
Get the recipe: Rhubarb and ginger cupcakes
Everyone's Nan loves a little glass of Baileys come Christmas time, don't they? Include the delicious tipple in a batch of cupcakes to make these moreish, indulgent chocolate bakes.
Get the recipe: Baileys cupcakes
Give your cupcakes a welcome boost of vitamins in the depths of winter by grating some carrots into Primrose Bakery's classic carrot cupcakes.
Get the recipe: Carrot cupcakes.
Sticky toffee pudding has to be one of our favourite winter comfort foods, so when Royal Wedding cake designer Fiona Cairns gave us the recipe for her sticky toffee cupcakes, we were hooked!
Get the recipe: Sticky toffee cupcakes