36 Fun Fall Cupcakes

It’s that time of year when everything is apple crisp, caramel macchiatos, pumpkin spice lattes, snickerdoodle, and apple cider. You’ll find all of your favorite fall flavors here!

Some of these fall cupcake ideas are flavored with warm cinnamon spices and caramel flavor. While others are tutorials that show you how to make fall cupcake toppers.

You’ll find the perfect fall-themed cupcake to give your sweet tooth craving!

Check out my cupcake baking guide that answers all of your questions about baking, ingredient substitutes, and decorating the perfect cupcakes!

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Caramel Cupcakes with Caramel Filling
Caramel Cupcakes with Caramel Filling
Caramel cupcakes with caramel filling are so sweet and tasty. They're made with a brown sugar cake filled with caramel sauce and topped with caramel buttercream frosting.
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S’mores Cupcakes

Who doesn't love s'mores? Get ready to make them in these tasty cupcakes! They're baked with a graham cracker bottom, filled with chocolate cake, frosted with marshmallow frosting, and topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate. Yum!
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Apple Butter Cupcakes
Apple Butter Cupcakes
Apple butter cupcakes are made with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and apple butter topped with an apple butter buttercream frosting.
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Maple Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream
Maple Cupcakes
Get ready for fall with these maple cupcakes! The cupcakes are made of a brown sugar cake sweetened with maple syrup and then topped with maple syrup frosting.
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Apple Shaped Cupcakes
Apple-Shaped Cupcakes
These apple-shaped cupcakes are perfect for fall and back-to-school! This tutorial will show you how to make the cutest apples sitting atop delicious cupcakes.
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Pumpkin Cupcakes
Pumpkin Cupcakes
Pumpkin cupcakes are made with moist, pumpkin cake and topped with homemade cream cheese frosting. They taste just like pumpkin bars, but in a cupcake!
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Black Velvet Cupcakes
Black Velvet Cupcakes
These cupcakes are naturally dyed with black cocoa powder, giving you this intense black color and delicious chocolate taste. It’s frosted with a creamy black cocoa buttercream. Plus – the whole recipe only takes 20 minutes to prep!
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Three Red Velvet cupcakes on a white plate
The Best Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
This recipe will show you how to make the best red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from scratch that melts in your mouth. Yields: 24 cupcakes
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Pancake Waffle Cupcakes
Pancake Waffle Cupcake with Maple Frosting
Pancake waffle cupcakes with maple frosting are a fun and delicious twist on breakfast, using some simple ingredients and frozen waffles!
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Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes
Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes
Texas sheet cake cupcakes are a twist on the decadent and chocolatey Texas sheet cake. They're rich, sweet, and have gooey chocolate fudge icing on top.
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Apple Pie Cupcakes
Apple Pie Cupcakes
My Apple Pie cupcake recipe is so easy to make that you might just skip making Apple Pie this Thanksgiving! The Apple Pie cupcake features a brown sugar cupcake base that is enhanced with spices you love, topped with apple pie filling and decorated to perfection with a super easy and whipped mascarpone frosting!
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Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
These caramel apple cupcakes are made with brown butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon then topped with a rich caramel buttercream frosting. For a little extra flair, finish them with a salted caramel drizzle and apple garnish.
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Chocolate Almond Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Vanilla Buttercream
Chocolate Almond Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Vanilla Buttercream
Chocolate almond cupcakes with salted caramel vanilla buttercream recipe. These cupcakes are really easy to make from a chocolate cake mix and topped with sea salt caramel topping.
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Irish Cream Tiramisu Cupcakes
Irish Cream Tiramisu Cupcakes
Irish cream tiramisu cupcakes made with a coffee cake topped with a coffee and Bailey's Irish cream frosting. Top with chopped hazelnuts for a crunchy bite!
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Cranberry Bliss Cupcakes
Cranberry Bliss Cupcakes
Cranberry cupcakes made with yellow cake filled with cranberry sauce and topped with cream cheese icing. This easy cranberry cupcake recipe is inspired by the delicious cranberry bliss bars. This recipe is also low-carb, keto, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
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Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Maple Bacon Cupcakes
These maple bacon cupcakes have maple-flavored cake topped with maple buttercream frosting and pieces of bacon for a sweet and salty flavor.
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Chocolate Stout Pretzel Cupcakes
Chocolate Stout Pretzel Cupcakes
This easy chocolate cupcake recipe has a salty, sweet twist! With rich stout undertones, a salty pretzel crunch, and a sweet caramel drizzle, these chocolaty bad boys are the ultimate decadent treat.
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Candy Corn Turkey Thanksgiving Cupcakes
Candy Corn Turkey Thanksgiving Cupcakes
This recipe will show you how to make candy corn Turkey Thanksgiving cupcakes made with chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, and candy corn. They're so fun to make with kids!
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Double Caramel Macchiato Cupcakes
Double Caramel Macchiato Cupcakes
These double caramel macchiato cupcakes are flavored with coffee and dulce de leche to give a smooth delicious bite. They're then topped with a cinnamon-flavored frosting.
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Spice Cupcakes
Spice Cupcakes
Soft, fluffy, and sweet spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are easy to make and even easier to eat!
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Apple Crisp Cupcakes
Apple Crisp Cupcakes
These apple crisp cupcakes are made up of a fluffy vanilla cupcake, apple pie filling, a caramel cream cheese frosting, and a buttery, cinnamon crumble on top. Every bite screams autumn!
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Campfire Cupcakes
Campfire Cupcakes
This recipe shows you how to make easy cupcakes using a vanilla cake mix and has a tutorial for how to make mini campfire toppers with mini marshmallows.
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Cinnamon Sugar Cupcakes
Cinnamon Sugar Cupcakes
These sweet and moist cinnamon sugar cupcakes are filled with cinnamon and sugar and topped with cream cheese frosting. Plus, they're gluten-free!
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Bananas Foster Upside Down Cupcakes
Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cupcakes
Bananas foster upside-down cupcakes are easy to make upside-down cupcakes made with bananas instead of pineapple and are a perfect mini dessert for Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday) or any party.
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
Pumpkin spice lattes are such a delicious drink, why not bake those same flavors into a cupcake? This recipe will show you how to make moist pumpkin spice latte cupcakes topped with a pumpkin buttercream frosting.
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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Enjoy this hot chocolate cupcake recipe made with a moist cocoa cake with velvety texture topped with a pillowy marshmallow frosting and mini marshmallows.
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Fall Tree Cupcakes
Fall Tree Cupcakes
These fall tree cupcakes are so easy and fun to make! They can be placed flat on the cupcake or made vertical to look like a real tree with all of the beautiful fall leaves.
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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
Traditional Boston Cream Pie is buttery yellow cake, filled with custard or pastry cream, and smothered in chocolate ganache.
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Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes With Bourbon Caramel Frosting and Filling
Soft, ultra moist, and full of warm spice, these brown butter-pumpkin cupcakes are filled with gooey, rich bourbon caramel for an extra decadent treat.
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
This chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting recipe feature a rich chocolate cake, creamy frosting, cute sprinkles, and Reese’s cup.
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Football Cupcakes
Football Cupcakes
Fall is all about tailgating and football parties. That means you need a football cupcake to bring and impress the guests! These cute cupcakes are made with chocolate cupcakes and chocolate buttercream frosting that's shaped into footballs.
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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
These tasty snickerdoodle cupcakes are a spin on the classic snickerdoodle cookie. The cake is made with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cinnamon sugar buttercream frosting. They're so good!
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Jaffa Cupcakes
Jaffa Cupcakes
These jaffa cake cupcakes are, of course, a celebration of the humble store-bought jaffa cake. For these cakes, the chocolate sponge is topped with a layer of orange jelly and sealed in by a generous slather of rich chocolate ganache.
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Fireball Whiskey Cupcakes
Fireball Cupcakes With Cinnamon Whisky Buttercream Frosting
These easy fireball cupcakes pack a punch! Full of cinnamon flavor and a few shots of Fireball Whisky; they’re a surefire way to get the party started. And don’t let the pretty buttercream frosting fool you. It has a little cinnamon whisky in it too!
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Scarecrow Cupcakes
Scarecrow Cupcakes
These delicious scarecrow cupcakes are totally cute, but not too cute to eat! Perfect fall cupcakes or great for a class party!
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Cinnamon Cupcakes
Cinnamon Cupcakes
These spiced cinnamon cupcakes are so moist, light, and fluffy, and full of cinnamon flavor! They’re topped with a heavenly maple cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are guaranteed to be a hit!
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