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FOOD HOLIDAY: Cupcake Flavors For National Cupcake Day

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.

    Lavender Cupcake
    A lavender cupcake from Hey Little Cupcake.

    Chocolate Maple Bacon
    Chocolate Maple Bacon from Tee and Cakes.

    Grasshopper Cupcake
    [3] Grasshopper, from Carolina Cupcakery.

    Root Beer Cupcake
    Root Beer Float, from Yummy Cupcakes.

    Goat Cheese Cupcake
    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.

    Cannoli Cupcake
    Cannoli Cupcake from Crumbs Bake Shop.

    Pancakes, Maple, Bacon Cupcake
    Pancakes & Bacon Cupcake With Maple Buttercream Frosting, from Yummy Cupcakes.

    S'mores Cupcake
    S’mores Cupcake from Treat Cupcake Bar.

    Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
    Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes from Baked By An Introvert.



  • Annabelle: Lemon-lavender cake with light fluffy frosting.
  • Andy’s Key Lime: White cake with lime zest, frosted with Key-lime buttercream.
  • Amaretto Rose: Lime cake infused with Amaretto, topped with pink amaretto buttercream.
  • Apple Crisp: Apple oatmeal cake, with applesauce glaze and butterscotch buttercream.
  • Apple Crumb: Fresh apple-cinnamon cake with streusel crumb topping and vanilla bean frosting.
  • Caramel Apple Crumb: Apple-cinnamon cake with streusel crumb topping and caramel drizzled on top.
  • Apple-tini: Light green fresh apple cake, frosted with Apple Schnapps buttercream.
  • Apple-Walnut: Vanilla cake with fresh apple, cinnamon, and walnuts with cinnamon apple frosting garnished with walnuts.
  • Arnie Palmer: Limoncello-infused sweet tea cupcake frosted with lemonade buttercream.
  • Banana Puddin’: Fresh banana cake filled with banana pudding topped off with a dollop of fluff and a Nilla wafer.
  • Bahama Mama: Orange-pineapple cake infused with rum, swirled with cranberry-orange buttercream.
  • Baybreeze: Pineapple-cranberry cake soaked with pomegranate schnapps, frosted with cranberry buttercream.
  • Berry Martini: Mixed berry cake frosted with pomegranate schnapps buttercream.
  • Big Blue: Blueberry cake frosted with swirled white and blue champagne buttercream, infused with blueberry vodka.
  • Blueberry Heaven: Blueberry cake with white chocolate buttercream and blueberry drizzle.
  • Blueberry Pancake: Blueberry cake with maple buttercream and syrup drizzle.
  • Blueberry Pie-Oh-My: Vanilla cake stuffed with blueberry pie filling and vanilla buttercream.
  • Caramel Apple: Apple cake frosted with soft caramel, dipped in peanuts or sprinkles.
  • Caramelized Pear: Cinnamon-pear cake with a dollop of cream cheese buttercream and caramel drizzle.
  • Champagne Strawberry: Strawberry cake with champagne-strawberry buttercream.
  • Cherries Jubilee Flambé: Pink cake topped with maraschino-mandarin buttercream and an optional flaming cherry.
  • Cherry Limeade: Bright green lime cake with pink maraschino-cherry buttercream.
  • Cherry Pie-Oh-My: Vanilla cake stuffed with cherry pie filling and vanilla buttercream.
  • Chocolate-covered Strawberry: Chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream topped with ganache, fresh strawberry garnish .
  • Cranberry White Chocolate: Pink white cake with real cranberries and white chocolate buttercream.
  • Cosmo: Pink white cake with infused cranberries, frosted with cranberry-lime buttercream.
  • Dirty Pirate: Pineapple cake infused with spiced rum topped with maple frosting and toasted coconut.
  • Drive Me Bananas: Banana cake with caramel buttercream and caramel drizzles.
  • Excellent Carrot Cake: Amazingly moist carrot cake with pineapple, coconut and real cream cheese buttercream.
  • Freckled Lemonade: Lemon cake studded with strawberries and strawberry/lemon buttercream.
  • Fuzzy Navel: Peach Schnapps flavored orange cake frosted with orange-peach buttercream.
  • Hard Lemonade: Lemon-zest cake infused with Limoncello, and lemon frosting.
  • Hawaiian: Mandarin orange butter cake topped with pineapple whipped topping and finished off with a cherry.
  • Honey Lavender: Lavender-infused cake with clover honey buttercream.
  • Hummingbird: Moist pineapple-pecan banana cake, frosted with cream cheese frosting.
  • Hurricane: Rum punch cake infused with rum and pineapple-cherry frosting.
  • Lemon Meringue: White cake filled with lemon curd frosted with a whipped vanilla topping.
  • Lemon Drop: Tangy lemon-zest cake with fresh lemon-infused buttercream frosting and a candy lemon drop.
  • Lemon Lush: Sweet lemon cake with lemony cream cheese buttercream.
    Exhausted yet?

    This is only 1/3 of the list at Carolina Cupcakery.

    The real challenge, we think, is figuring out what selection to bake in any given week.

    You, however, need to pick only one or two to bake right now.


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