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Fun Fruity Cupcake Ideas

Take advantage of fresh fruit when you bake your next batch of cupcakes for a dessert that's as cute and delicious as any you've ever made.

We rounded up our favorite ways to incorporate fruit into our cupcakes - from layered looks to jam-stuffed.

  • Inspired by the all-American dessert, strawberry shortcake cupcake is super simple to make and layered with lots of fresh fruit.

  • Infused with orange juice with tops sprinkled with orange zest, these creamy cupcakes in a jar are downright delightful.

  • Basic vanilla cupcakes topped with a thin layer of cream cheese frosting and fruity embellishments like pineapple, cherry and coconut are transformed into sweet pizza-like desserts.

  • Chocolate cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with a basic chocolate buttercream and whole strawberry give new meaning to chocolate covered strawberries. Uber-decadent, you won't be able to eat just one.

  • Baked in all their blueberry goodness, these cupcakes are sure to make a fan out of any fruit lover.

  • Part crumb cake, part cupcake and topped with caramel apples, this is no ordinary cupcake recipe. Though it may lack of frosting, it's certainly sweet enough to satisfy any craving.

  • We love the deep red swirl of these chocolate cupcakes topped with a simple strawberry buttercream. They're also easy enough to whip up for a special dinner party dessert on a weeknight.

  • We're including this red wine cupcake on a bit of a grape technicality. Wine is a form of grapes, right? Well, top them with a grape and they definitely qualify.

  • While the rosewater cupcakes are tasty, it's the raspberry buttercream frosting that steals the spotlight in this cupcake recipe. 

  • Watermelon slice cupcakes have no cake at all in them - nor are they frosted with any sugary icing. Topped instead with a sweet yogurt mixture, these "cupcakes" are all watermelon!

  • Another of our blueberry cupcake creations, this stuffed version is a bit simpler to bake up, but just as delicious.

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