50 Delicious Summer Cupcakes

Looking for summer cupcake decorating ideas? Look no further!

These summer cupcakes are so fun and festive to celebrate warmer days with family and friends.

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All of the great things about summer like root beer floats, orange creamsicles, rainbow sherbet, raspberry lemonade, peach cobbler, s’mores, pina colada, and key lime can be found in these delicious cupcakes below.

There are also plenty of summer cupcake recipes to inspire you to make creative cupcake toppers.

These cupcakes are perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day – every holiday in the US that’s celebrated in the summer as well as those with birthdays.

From refreshing citrus flavors to vibrant berries, these summer cupcakes will brighten up your dessert table and satisfy your sweet tooth. Get ready to indulge in these scrumptious treats that capture the essence of the season!

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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Lemon Cupcakes
Lemon Cupcakes
How to make lemon cupcakes from scratch with a moist and zesty lemon cake from fresh lemon peel and a lemon buttercream frosting. It's a light and sweet cupcake.
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Beach Birthday Cupcakes
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Easy Beach Birthday Cupcakes
Want to know how to make a fun beach-themed cupcake? This recipe will show you how to decorate your favorite vanilla cupcakes so it feels like you're at the beach!
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Dole Whip Cupcakes
Dole Whip Cupcakes with Pineapple Filling
Learn how to make the best rainbow cupcakes in no time! Celebrate any occasion with these fun tie-dye cupcakes that are delicious & pretty!
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4
Mermaid Tail Cupcakes
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Easy Mermaid Cupcakes
Easy mermaid cupcakes made with frosted vanilla cupcakes dipped in sprinkles and hot pink mermaid tails made from fondant decorated with gold.
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5
4th of July Firework Cupcakes
4th of July Firework Cupcakes
This is a 4th of July red, white, and blue cupcakes recipe made with 3 colorful layers. The vanilla cake base topped with simple but smooth frosting and fireworks decorations makes for an excellent patriotic dessert.
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Watermelon Cupcakes
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Easy Watermelon Cupcakes
Watermelon cupcakes are so cute for summer! They are made with a green-colored vanilla cupcake and pink frosting with mini chocolate chips on top to represent watermelon seeds.
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
This is a recipe for carrot cake cupcakes made with pureed carrot baby food, to take the work out of grating and blending, seasoned with cinnamon and allspice and topped with cream cheese frosting.
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Melting Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
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Melting Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Melting ice cream cone cupcakes are so fun and look like ice cream cones melting. They're great for summer or kids' birthday parties!
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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
These fluffy orange creamsicle cupcakes are moist and flavored with orange juice and orange extract then topped with an orange creamsicle buttercream frosting.
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Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes
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Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes
Strawberry coconut cupcakes are made with fresh strawberries and coconut blended into a vanilla cake and topped with pink vanilla buttercream frosting and strawberries.
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The Best Cherry Chip Cupcakes
Cherry chip cupcakes with maraschino cherries and cherry juice mixed into the cupcakes and maraschino cherry juice whipped into pink buttercream frosting.
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12
Grill Cupcakes
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Summer Grill Cupcakes
Whether you're celebrating a barbecue, backyard party, or Father's Day, these cute grill cupcakes will not disappoint! This recipe shows you to make mini grill grates and edible mini kabobs on chocolate cupcakes.
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Raspberry Cupcakes
Raspberry Cupcakes
Raspberry cupcakes made with vanilla cupcakes that have Raspberry Jell-O swirled into the batter topped with raspberry buttercream frosting.
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14
Smores Cupcakes
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The Best S’mores Cupcakes
What could be more perfect than a s'mores cupcake in the summer? Kids and adults alike love these cupcakes because they're made with chocolate cake, crushed graham crackers, and marshmallow frosting, then topped with a Hershey's square.
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15
Berry Wine Cupcakes
Berry Wine Cupcakes
Berry wine cupcakes are moist, delicious cupcakes made with Moscato white wine and topped with a mixed berry buttercream frosting.
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16
Campfire Cupcakes
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Campfire Cupcakes
This is a tutorial to show you how to make amazing campfire cupcakes! They're perfect for those campfire summer nights with a red, orange, and yellow frosting to make a fiery topping with roasted mini marshmallows.
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17
Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino Cupcakes
Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino Cupcakes
Starbucks strawberries and cream frappuccino cupcakes are made with strawberry purée and half & half cream mixed into the cupcake batter then topped with strawberry buttercream frosting. It's inspired by the delicious drink!
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Lavender Honey Cupcakes
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Lavender Honey Cupcakes
Sweet lavender honey cupcakes made with real honey and lavender baked into the cake and whipped into the buttercream frosting on top.
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Banana Pudding Cupcakes
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Moist Banana Pudding Cupcakes
These are delicious banana pudding cupcakes with a banana cake filled with banana pudding and topped with whipped cream. Garnish with a Nilla wafer cookie just like banana cream pie!
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Mango Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream
Mango Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream
Mango cupcakes with mango buttercream frosting and mango syrup topping – a lovely tropical treat. They are a great way to use up overripe mango and taste so good you don’t need a special occasion to bake them.
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Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
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Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes are perfect for celebrating Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or Labor Day. They're incredibly easy to put together with this tutorial and you'll have red, white, and blue cupcakes in no time!
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Blueberry Cupcakes
Blueberry Cupcakes
Blueberry cupcakes made with fresh blueberries, vanilla cake, and topped with vanilla buttercream frosting are the perfect bite. If you love blueberry you will love these cupcakes!
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Root Beer Float Cupcakes
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Root Beer Float Cupcakes
Root beer float cupcakes taste just like the real thing and are made with actual root beer! Everyone will love these fluffy, moist cupcakes and the sweet root beer buttercream topping.
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Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
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Strawberry Filled Cupcakes – Small Batch
This is a small batch recipe for strawberry-filled cupcakes. It's a vanilla cupcake filled with strawberry jam and topped with a strawberry buttercream frosting.
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25
Peach Cupcakes
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Fresh Peach Cupcakes with Brown Butter Maple Frosting
These are fresh peach cupcakes that are light, moist, and topped with a brown butter maple frosting. They're deliciously sweet!
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26
Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes
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Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Raspberry lemonade cupcakes feature lemon cake filled with raspberry jam and a lemon and raspberry buttercream frosting swirled on top. They're perfect for those hot summer days!
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Neapolitan Cupcakes
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Neapolitan Cupcakes
Neapolitan cupcakes combine a chocolate and vanilla layer in this moist, fluffy cupcake topped with strawberry frosting. They're perfect for summertime!
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Key Lime Cupcakes
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Key Lime Cupcakes
Key lime cupcakes are light and fluffy cupcakes to enjoy during the summer months that taste just like the pie! They're made with a vanilla lime cake topped with lime buttercream frosting.
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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
These pink lemonade cupcakes are charming and scrumptious! They're made with a gluten-free lemonade-flavored cake and topped with a creamy pink lemonade buttercream. There's also a tutorial on how to make a white chocolate dragonfly to top off the cupcake!
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30
Peach Rose Cupcakes
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Peach Rose Cupcakes
Fluffy peach rose cupcakes are full of fruity flavors for a small summer celebration. They're made with a rose water cupcake, peach filling, and peach buttercream.
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31
Pisco Cocktail Cupcakes
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Pisco Cocktail Cupcakes
These cupcakes are inspired by the iconic Peruvian Pisco Sour cocktail. They are a perfect zesty cake with a hint of boozy cocktail mixed right in!
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Sunflower Cupcakes
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Sunflower Cupcakes
What could be more pretty than sunflower cupcakes? These joyful cupcakes are made with moist chocolate cake and decorated with yellow buttercream frosting.
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33
Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes
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Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes
Rainbow sherbet cupcakes have all of the sweet fruity flavors and pretty colors of rainbow sherbet. They're made with raspberry, orange, and lime flavors in both the cake and buttercream frosting.
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34
Rainbow Cupcakes
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Easy Rainbow Cupcakes
Learn how to make fun rainbow cupcakes with layers of moist, brightly colored cake topped with fluffy buttercream frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
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35
Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes
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Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes
Marshmallow flower cupcakes have a funfetti cake with sprinkled marshmallow topping in the shape of pretty flowers, perfect for summer!
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36
Chocolate Oreo Dirt Cupcakes
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Chocolate Oreo Dirt Cupcakes
Nothing says summer like chocolate Oreo dirt cupcakes made with a chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream frosting, and finely ground Oreo cookie crumbs for the "dirt."
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37
Tropical Fruit Punch Soda Cupcakes
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Tropical Fruit Punch Soda Cupcakes with Fruit Punch Buttercream Frosting
Tropical fruit punch soda cupcakes is actually made with real fruit punch soda! It packs a punch and gives these cupcakes a nice pink color. The buttercream frosting is also flavored with tasty fruit punch that will bring you back to your childhood!
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38
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
No summer is complete without a strawberry shortcake cupcake filled with strawberry filling, whipped cream frosting, and strawberry topping!
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39
Confetti Sprinkle Cupcakes
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Confetti Sprinkle Cupcakes
Confetti sprinkle cupcakes made from scratch with a soft bite and rainbow sprinkles baked throughout this delicious cake. It's topped with fluffy pink buttercream frosting and confetti sprinkles to make this a cute cupcake everyone will love.
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40
Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes
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Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes
These chocolate blackberry cupcakes are gluten-free and full of flavor! They're made with a rich gluten-free chocolate cake and topped with blackberry honey buttercream.
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41
Butterfly Cupcakes
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Butterfly Cupcakes
These British butterfly cupcakes are cute fairy cakes that are a true delight! It's made with a white cake, filled with raspberry jam and whipped cream, and sprinkled with powdered sugar to give it a light yet sweet finish.
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Flamingo Cupcakes
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Easy Flamingo Cupcakes with Printable Toppers
These cute flamingo cupcakes are bright, colorful, and easy to make! Make your favorite cupcake, top it with pink frosting, and use this printable to add the flamingo topper!
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43
Carrot Patch Cupcakes
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Carrot Patch Cupcakes
What could be cuter than these carrot patch cupcakes? They're sweet, full of chocolate, and topped with an orange chocolate-covered strawberry made to look like a carrot!
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44
Apple Pie Cupcakes
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Apple Pie Cupcakes
Apple pie cupcakes are delicious fruit-filled cupcake that has all the great flavor of apple pie! The cupcakes are seasoned with cinnamon, filled with apple pie filling, and then topped with a cinnamon vanilla frosting. Yum!
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45
Fruit Tart Vanilla Cupcakes
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Fruit Tart Vanilla Cupcakes
Fruit tart vanilla cupcakes are made with a vanilla cupcake filled with cream and topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit pieces. They're light and flavorful for summer!
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46
Matcha Cupcakes
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Matcha Cupcakes
Matcha cupcakes are all the rave right now! They're made with matcha baked in a moist cupcake and topped with raspberry buttercream for a delightful treat.
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47
Butterfly Cupcakes
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3D Monarch Butterfly Cupcakes
3D monarch butterfly cupcakes are absolutely beautiful works of art for all butterfly lovers out there! This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to create butterfly toppers that top these deliciously moist cupcakes.
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Pineapple Cupcakes
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Pineapple Cupcakes
Pineapple cupcakes are fun summer cupcakes that are perfect for a luau! They're made with a yellow cake mixed with pineapple, topped with yellow frosting, and a printable homemade pineapple topper.
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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cupcakes
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Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
Pineapple upside-down cupcakes are quick and easy to put together using yellow cake mix. They're incredibly moist and have delicious pineapple and caramel flavors with the classic pineapple and cherry baked into the cake.
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Jam Filled Cupcakes
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Jam Filled Cupcakes
These fluffy vanilla cupcakes are made from scratch and filled with strawberry jam to give the perfect bite. Top them with buttercream frosting and a slice of fresh strawberry to give it the perfect finish.
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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
This lemon meringue cupcake recipe is made with tender butter cake filled with lemon curd and topped with meringue that's lightly toasted just like the pie!
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These summer cupcakes are not only delicious but also capture the vibrant and refreshing spirit of the season. Whether you’re hosting a summer party or simply want to enjoy a delightful treat, these cupcakes will bring a smile to your face.

Explore the flavors of lemon, berries, tropical fruits, and citrus with these easy and impressive recipes. Embrace the sweetness of summer and create memorable moments with these scrumptious summer cupcakes.

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