28 Filled Cupcakes You’ll Flip For

Filled cupcakes aren’t something a lot of people think of making. Yet, they are a delicious twist on a normal cupcake, as your normal cake is filled with something else.

28 Filled Cupcakes You’ll Flip For

It can be a surprise, biting into what you think is a normal cupcake and finding a tasty stuffing. 

We have put together 28 filled cupcakes that we know you will love and want to try for yourself next time you fancy making a batch of cupcakes.

1. Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

These stunning cupcakes (see also ‘16 Mini Cupcake Recipes That You Just Have To Make‘) look like they were just picked up from a chic New York bakery.

Yet, really they can be made in your home kitchen in about an hour.

From the Nutella filling to the smooth, creamy Nutella icing on top. These filled cupcakes are wonderful and packed with chocolate and Nutella delight.

Why not add a luxurious Ferrero Roche on top for an extra special, and nutty treat.

2. Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

In less than an hour, you can whip up 15 of these straightforward, tasteful vanilla cupcakes.

Then you can top them with delicious whipped buttercream icing. These cakes are incredibly easy to create.

Being both attractive and plain makes the moment when someone bites into one and experiences the mushy strawberry filling all the more pleasing.

3. Cookies And Cream Filled Cupcakes

It’s hard to know where to begin with these decadent cookies and cream cupcakes because they have so much going on!

Each one has an Oreo at the bottom, and you can even place an Oreo on the top for an extra special finishing touch.

There is also an incredibly sweet and delicious icing. Although that’s not all, there is a secret marshmallow crème, vanilla, cream and sugar filling that is hidden in each cupcake.

4. Ganache Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

The timing is right to reveal one of the list’s most decadent cupcakes, since they are triple threats themselves.

A delicious chocolate ganache filling and chocolate buttercream icing are found inside and on top of these delicate, light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes. 

This recipe allows you to make everything from scratch. You may be put off making your own ganache, yet it is really easy to make.

5. Slime Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Don’t panic; these cupcakes, which resemble toxic waste a bit, are actually dark chocolate cupcakes stuffed with lovely white chocolate pudding.

Naturally, they appear to be something much more evil, but that is exactly what you want from creepy Halloween cupcakes (see also ‘27 Simple But Yummy Halloween Desserts‘).

The decorating of these cakes is the most fun part, and the part that your children will enjoy helping you to do.

6. Coffee Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes will wow you if you adore the rich, toasty flavors of coffee and cream.

Although they have a long ingredient list, they are quite simple to create and will quickly become your new favorites to enjoy.

Chocolate cupcakes are filled with a cream cheese and coffee filling that is thick and smooth.

Then these cakes can be topped off with your frosting of choice, or you can make the coffee frosting that is provided in the recipe.

7. Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

The tastiest foods don’t require that much of an extra flourish as others on the list.

Hence, even if these pumpkin cupcakes may not be as visually appealing or intricately decorated, they still taste amazingly.

These cupcakes are really easy to make and will only take you 30 minutes. 

Pumpkin cakes are filled with a cream cheese filling (see also ‘28 Delicious Cake Filling Recipes‘) .

You can top them off with a crumble topping, or you can leave out the crumble and add a vanilla frosting.

8. Andes Mint Cupcakes

The deep black cakes that are made with chocolate and the minty green frosting on these Andes mint cupcakes are both exquisitely gorgeous.

However, what makes them even more fantastic than how they appear, is how simply gorgeous they taste.

The chocolate buttercream frosting is outstanding, the mint chocolate filling is insanely tasty, and the cake element itself is moist. Also, these cakes take less than an hour to produce.

9. Vanilla And Cranberry Cupcakes

These are the perfect choice if you’re searching for a delicious treat that will look lovely on your breakfast table or the Christmas dessert platter.

The vanilla cupcakes, combined with a sweet and tart cranberry filling, and delicious white chocolate frosting are baked in just over an hour.

To make them extra special, why not add a dusted cranberry on top of your sweet frosting.

The cranberry adds a sour note to the cakes that helps to cut through all the sugar and sweetness.

10. Lemon And Raspberry Filled Cupcakes

Most of the time, cupcakes are extremely sweet and extremely rich, these lemon cupcakes have a raspberry filling (check out our favorite raspberry dessert ideas).

They are loved for their zestier and sour flavor.

Each cupcake will be topped with a delicious, fluffy white chocolate buttercream frosting, to help balance out the sourness from the lemon. 

These cupcakes have everything that you are looking for in a stuffed cupcake and only takes an hour to create.

11. Vanilla And Elderflower Cupcakes Filled With Gooseberry Jam

These elegant cupcakes would be at home at a classic English garden party, however they also work nicely for less formal gatherings.

You’ll savor every last taste of these sweet, fragrant, floral, and fruity treats.

Vanilla cake and frosting can be served as a base to any seasonal jams that you may have in your cupboards that need using up.

12. Key Lime Pie Stuffed Cupcakes

If you love the flavors of Key Lime Pies, then you need to try these cupcakes.

The cakes and buttercream icing both taste of key lime. In fact, the only component of this recipe where you won’t find Key lime zest is the graham cracker crumble.

The filling inside the cupcakes helps to create a delightfully light and fluffy texture by adding even more acidity and moisture. While also providing a powerful key lime flavor.

13. Apple Pie Cupcakes With Cinnamon Buttercream

Vanilla cupcakes, a spicy apple filling and topping with a cinnamon frosting.

These apple pie cupcakes are quite simple to make, and the taste absolutely screams autumn.

Of course, they taste just as good at other times of the year. 

You can make your own cake mix or use a yellow cake mix as they do in their recipe.

Additionally, you can add spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon to add extra warmth to these cakes.

14. Cherry And Honey Filled Cupcakes

The cherry on top adds a touch of color and elegance to these more basic vanilla cupcakes with a simple vanilla frosting.

However, these cakes may look plain on the outside, yet inside there are juicy, sweet and tart cherries (see also ‘27 Easy Cherry Desserts You’ll Love‘) .

In this recipe, you can use honey as a substitute for sugar, but you are given the measurements for sugar if you’d prefer to use that instead. 

These cakes take under an hour to create, and are a great dessert to serve to your family and friends.

15. Reese’s Filled Cupcakes

Everyone loves the chocolate and peanut butter pairing.

Deep chocolate cakes with peanut butter frosting are stuffed with Reese’s peanut butter pieces.

To create a rich and delicious peanut and chocolate treat.

Alongside that, they only take 35 minutes to create, making them simple and ideal for anyone to make.

16. Piñata Cupcakes

Another deceptively straightforward-looking cupcake with a pleasant surprise inside are piñata cupcakes.

These cupcakes are made up of vanilla cakes and a sweet, vanilla icing.

Each cupcake will have a hollow center that you can fill tiny edible decorations such as colorful sprinkles of your choice.  

Just watch people’s faces as they bite into them and a waterfall of delights spills out onto the plate.

17. Chocolate And Caramel Filled Cupcakes

These cupcakes made with Ghirardelli chocolate are moist, delicate, and pleasantly rich.

Each one will have smooth vanilla buttercream on top, and within will be a thick, gooey caramel sauce that is simple to make.

However, if you want to save yourself some time, you could always buy a pre-made caramel sauce. 

In addition to that, you could easily turn these into salted caramel filled cupcakes, and they will still taste just as good!

18. Tres Leches Cupcakes

Three rich and creamy milks are combined to make the light and airy cupcake known as “tres leches,” which is then topped with fluffy whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

These Tres Leches Cupcakes are perfectly sweet, creamy, with a real cinnamon flavor.

They are made more colorful and flavorful by the addition of strawberry slices, which gives them a vibrant burst of berry taste.

19. Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes

You can make these miniature cakes or make standard size cupcakes, the choice is your.

The cakes are a simple vanilla and orange batter, and filled with your favorite marmalade.

Then these cupcakes are topped with a simple, ultra thick and sweet vanilla frosting.

Overall, these cakes are extremely easy to make and great to make with little ones.

20. Cheesecake Stuffed Cupcakes

You’ll never have cupcakes like these, which are among one of the fluffiest, and moistest cakes you will ever make or eat.

Although these are merely chocolate cupcakes in principle, the delicious and sour cream cheese filling found inside each cake will elevate the cakes from  mundane to fantastic.

Since they are already so sweet and tasty, you really don’t even need to frost them. However, a simple chocolate frosting works well with these cakes.

21. Rhubarb Filled Cupcakes

With this recipe, you will use ingredients that are less commonly used together.

However, you will create a fresh and sweet flavored cupcake that is a good contrast to some of the more fake and sugary treats you may be used to consuming.

A honey and rhubarb sauce is created which will satisfy your sweet desire without making you feel sluggish or full afterward. 

Also, this sauce is a great contrast to the sweet and rich buttercream frosting.

22. Jelly Donut Cupcakes

These jelly donut cupcakes are simple to prepare and taste delicious.

In addition to that, you only need a handful of ingredients to be able to create these donut-like cupcakes.

A vanilla flavored cake is ten filled with strawberry jam, whether that is store bought or homemade.

Then the cakes can be dusted with powdered sugar for a finishing touch.

23. Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes

You’ll adore these coconut cream pie cupcakes if you prefer the more tropical flavor of coconut.

Every element of these cupcakes contains coconut, from the cake itself, the frosting and the filling.

Additionally, the coconut cream filling makes your cupcakes incredibly moist and tender to eat.

If you are a coconut lover, then you don’t need to think twice about these filled cupcakes.

24. Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

In many people’s minds, peanut butter and chocolate are a fantastic pairing.

These soft, moist cupcakes make the most of that reality.

A nearly overpoweringly sweet peanut butter, milk, and icing sugar filling will be added to a rich and delicious dark chocolate cupcake base.

Then, add even more peanut butter by icing each one with a silky-smooth peanut butter glaze.

These amazing treats are sure to be a huge hit for everyone who loves peanuts and can be made within an hour.

25. Mango Filled Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes with a tart mango buttercream on top.

Once you bite into the cake, a yellow ooze will emerge, which is a rich and sweet homemade mango curd.

These are very tasty, a little messy, and have a distinctive aesthetic that makes them a fantastic treat for brunch.

26. Vanilla Cupcakes With A Berry Filling

These cupcakes resemble the cherry-filled ones that we have been through already above in the article.

We still have plain vanilla cupcakes and a cream cheese frosting, but instead this time we have a berry filling.

The filling is made from frozen mixed berries that have been combined with lemon juice, water, sugar and cornstarch.

You can use any frozen berries that you have in the freezer. 

Sour berries and sweet vanilla work really well together. Additionally, these cakes are gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

27. Chocolate Pudding Filled Cupcakes

This is another great option for chocolate lovers out there.

These chocolate cupcakes are this time filled with warm chocolate pudding and a chocolate frosting.

Making this a much simpler recipe which takes less time to create, but is still just as delicious.

Everyone will enjoy eating these filled cupcakes.

28. Blueberry Angel Cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes, like angel food cake (see also ‘Can You Freeze Angel Food Cake?‘), will not last long in your house.

They dissolve in your mouth because they are so light and airy.

The cake has a souffle-like texture and is filled with tart blueberries that cut through the richness and sweetness of the cake.

These cakes are incredibly simple to make. With only a handful of ingredients and only 4 steps to follow in the instructions.


There you have 28 filled cupcakes that will impress all our friends and family.

Each cake is different, and the filling always complements or balances out the richness of the cake.

We hope you have found a filled cake that you want to try for yourself. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How Do You Add A Filling Inside A Cupcake?

To add a filling, you can either poke a piping bag fitted with a nose into your cake and push your filling through.

Or you can cut a small whole into your cake and spoon in your filling and put your cut-out cake back in place.

Then your frosting will cover up where you can insert your filling. 

Can You Fill Your Cake Before Baking?

Cupcakes can be filled either before or after baking.  It is important that you choose a filling that won’t degrade or melt in the oven.

This is normally because your filling will have a different texture to your cake.

Although, usually, you will find that a recipe will ask you to fill your cake after it has been baked and cooled down. 

28 Filled Cupcakes You’ll Flip For

28 Filled Cupcakes You’ll Flip For

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