Nutella cupcakes

7 delicious ways to celebrate National Cupcake Week

Including carrot cupcakes, zesty lemon bakes and Nutella creations

By Rebecca Shepherd, 20 September 2017
7 delicious ways to celebrate National Cupcake Week

It's time to whip out your hundred and thousands, dust off your apron and get weighing your ingredients as National Cupcake Week is here. 

If you needed another excuse to put your whisk into action then there's no time like the present, as the celebratory week, which runs from September 18 until September 24, honours the humble cupcake in all its guises. 

From chocolate-flavoured sponges, alcohol-infused bakes and colourful sugary topped creations - we've rounded up some of the most finger-licking, bowl-scraping and heavenly-tasting cupcake recipes in town. 

Original iced Cupcakes

Once you've mastered the basic cupcake recipe it's easy to add in different flavours and toppings. The basic sponge is created by mixing self-raising flour, baking powder, butter, caster sugar and eggs, before topping with a classic buttercream. Remember to get yourself a nice piping bag and nozzle to create that pretty swirl effect.

Pimm's cupcakes 

Pimm's isn't just for drinking! Try including some of the tasty tipple in your cupcakes for a sophisticated, grown-up twist. Plus, they have a surprise strawberry syrup middle.

Pimm's cupcakes

Jaffa cake cupcakes

Is it a cake or a biscuit? Well, with our recipe it's most certainly a cake. The delicious treats come with a zesty orange centre and a dark chocolate topping. 


Zesty lemon cupcakes

Who doesn't love a zesty lemon treat? These pretty treats are easy and fun for the kids to make and once they've mastered the basic recipe, they can try different variations.

Lemon cupcakes

Raspberry & dark chocolate cupcakes

Raspberry and dark chocolate are a match made in heaven. In this recipe you get fresh bursts of the berry in between bites of scrumptious dark chocolate sponge. Mmm...

Carrot cupcakes

This recipe for carrot cupcakes makes 12 moist, sweet and delicious buns that are great for parties or picnics. Topped with a mixture of icing sugar and orange juice, they're perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea. 

carrot cupcakes

Nutella cupcakes

Just when you thought cupcakes couldn't get any better. Get a double hit of the classic choc’n’nut spread in the sponge and the icing with these sweet treats. 

Nutella cupcakes

Feeling inspired to create some tasty treats? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store.