Whether you like your cupcakes buttery, gluten free or vegan, you can celebrate National Cupcake Day with any number of flavors.
Beyond vanilla, chocolate and red velvet, bakeries all over the world are turning out cupcakes in flavors from lemon meringue to Margarita.
But this list, adapted from the Carolina Cupcakery in Norfolk, Virginia, tops them all..
Truth to tell, we haven’t seen such a long list of flavors from any cupcakery—and this is just a selection. See all 250 flavors.
A thought: Can there be too many cupcake flavors? (Not if your goal is to eat a different flavor every day of the year.)
We present this list as inspiration for everyone who would like to bake some cupcakes on this food holiday…or any other day of the year.
Almond Joy: Coconut cake with almond buttercream, slivered almonds, chopped coconut and fudge drizzles.
Amaretto Joy: Coconut cake infused with Amaretto flavor and topped with almond buttercream, coconut and fudge drizzles.
Apple Walnut: Fresh apple-walnut cake with apple-walnut buttercream.
Black Forest: Chocolate cake with a ring of chocolate buttercream, filled with cherry pie filling, topped with fudge ribbons.
Black and White: Dark chocolate cake frosted with Vanilla Bean buttercream and chocolate drops.
Brown Sugar Praline: Chocolate cake with old-fashioned brown sugar frosting.
Cherry Bomb: Dark chocolate cake w/ a cherry in the center, cherry frosting and dark chocolate ganache drizzled over the top.
Chocolate Guinness: German-style chocolate stout cake, frosted with chocolate stout frosting.
Chocolate cake filled with pecan pie and a dollop of semi sweet whipped ganache.
Chocolate Razmatazz: Chocolate cake soaked with raspberry flavor topped with fudge and a dollop of raspberry frosting.
Chocolate Salted-Caramel: Chocolate cake filled with caramel, chocolate frosting edged in light sea salt.
Choco-Mint Grasshopper: Chocolate mint cake frosted with minty green buttercream.
Cookie Dough: Chocolate cake topped with a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough instead of icing.
Cookies ‘n Cream: Chocolate cake topped with chunky whipped Oreo frosting and an Oreo cookie on top.
German Chocolate: Chocolate cake filled with classic toasted coconut-pecan filling, topped with chocolate buttercream and garnished with toasted coconut.
Gran Marnier: Chocolate cake soaked with Gran Marnier frosted w chocolate buttercream, ganache ribbons.
Habanero Hottie: Dark chocolate cake infused with habanero-cinnamon spice, topped with tinted red buttercream and garnished with hot Habanero or Red Hots candy.
Heath Bar: Chocolate cake filled with butterscotch mousse, frosted with creamy chocolate frosting and garnished with toffee bits.
Ho-Ho Heaven: Dark chocolate cake filled with marshmallow cream, coated with dark Callebaut ganache and a classic swirl.
Irish Patty: Chocolate cake soaked with Irish Cream and Creme de Menthe, minty chocolate buttercream and ganache
Jaina’s Raspberry: Chocolate cake filled with raspberry mousse, frosted with dark chocolate frosting.
Junior Mint: Fudgy chocolate cake frosted with white mint buttercream and a layer of fudge on top.
Kylie’s Cookie Dough: Marble cake with a ring of chocolate buttercream, a scoop of cookie dough and chocolate ganache.
Lady Godiva: Dark chocolate cake soaked with chocolate liquor frosted w chocolate buttercream and fudge drizzles.
Messed up Monkey: Dark chocolate cake frosted with a banana liquor flavored buttercream.
Midnight Pomegranate: Dark chocolate cake infused with pomegranate flavor frosted with a pomegranate-chocolate swirl.
Mike’s Peppermint: Crushed peppermint chocolate cake with buttercream swirl of red peppermint and white chocolate.
Molten Lava: Rich, dark chocolate cake with a rich chocolate center and a dollop of chocolate buttercream.
Mudslide: Chocolate cake infused with Kahlua and Baileys, frosted with a dollop of chocolate frosting.
Nutella Truffle: Nutella-filled (hazelnut) chocolate cake topped with chocolate-hazelnut buttercream.
A lavender cupcake from Hey Little Cupcake.
Chocolate Maple Bacon from Tee and Cakes.
 Grasshopper, from Carolina Cupcakery.
Root Beer Float, from Yummy Cupcakes.
Sweetened Goat Cheese & Caramelized Tomato from More Cupcakes.
Orange You Cocoa?: Dark chocolate cake infused with orange flavor, orange buttercream and a chocolate chunk.
Peanut Butter Oreo: Chocolate cake, whipped peanut butter buttercream and Oreo cookies.
Pretzel Twist: Chocolate cake with pretzel M&M’s baked inside and salted-chocolate buttercream.
Reese’s Cup Remix: Dark chocolate cake frosted with rich peanut butter frosting, Reese’s pieces.
Rocky Road: Chocolate cake frosted with creamy chocolate frosting, peanuts, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Snowball: Chocolate cake with whipped topping and coconut.
Tipsy Butterfinger: Chocolate cake infused with butterscotch flavor, frosted with creamy chocolate frosting and Butterfinger bits.
White Chocolate Blizzard: White chocolate cake, frosted with white chocolate buttercream and topped with Callebaut white chocolate.
White Chocolate Peppermint: White chocolate cake frosted with white chocolate peppermint buttercream and a peppermint candy cane.
Cappuccino Kick: Vanilla bean cake blended with coffee, java-buttercream.
Caramel Macchiato: Coffee cake filled with vanilla pudding, topped with caramel buttercream and a caramel drizzle
French Vanilla Latte: Espresso cake infused with French Kiss flavor and topped with vanilla-java buttercream.
Java Chip: Dark chocolate cake swirled with coffee and Callebaut java-buttercream.
Kahlua and Cream: Dark chocolate cake infused with Kahlua and frosted with whipped java-buttercream.
Morgan’s Mocha: Chocolate cake frosted with coffee buttercream and topped with fudge.
Pumpkin Spice Latte: Java cake topped with pumpkin spice buttercream.
Too Tiramisu: White cake infused with Kahlua, layered with mascarpone filling, dusted with sweet Ghiradelli cocoa.
White Russian: White cake, infused with Kahlua and frosted with swirled espresso and french vanilla buttercream.