Introducing King Cake Cupcakes – The Perfect Treat for Any Occasion

If you’re looking for something extra special to serve at your next party or gathering, look no further than King Cake Cupcakes! This decadent treat has the perfect balance of sweet and savory, with enough flair to serve as the star of the show or as a colorful dessert. With its unique shape, brightly colored confections, and traditionally inspired flavors, these cupcakes are an inventive way to add a unique twist to any event.

These King Cake Cupcakes feature rich and moist chocolate cake topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting that’s infused with fragrant cinnamon and nutmeg, making the cupcakes remarkably flavorful. Decorated with purple, yellow, and green sprinkles, these cupcakes correspond with the traditional colors of a king cake, adding a festive touch to any event.


For the cupcakes:
– 2 cups of all-purpose flour
– 3/4 cups of cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– Pinch of salt
– 1 cup of vegetable oil
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup of granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup of packed light brown sugar
– 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
– 1 1/4 cups of buttermilk

For the cream cheese frosting:
– 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
– 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
– 5 cups of powdered sugar
– 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
– 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
– Sprinkles for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, sugars, and vanilla until combined.

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk.

5. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

7. Gradually add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, beating until all ingredients are incorporated.

8. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with sprinkles.


These King Cake Cupcakes are the perfect combination of old and new, borrowing from the classic king cake tradition and reinventing it into a modern dish. They are an irresistible treat that will bring an air of festivity to any gathering, while pleasing the palate with light, spiced flavors and beautiful decorations. So, the next time you’re looking to impress your guests with a unique dessert, try these King Cake Cupcakes – you won’t be disappointed!