Small batch cupcakes recipes! 28 recipes for small batch vanilla cupcakes, small batch chocolate cupcakes, lemon cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes, and more!

small batch cupcakes recipes

As the year 2020 progresses, we are baking a lot more with our kids. It’s a fun activity that keep the whole family occupied. I have a whole recipe collection of easy baking recipes for kids!

In my opinion, baking requires low-level math skills and fine motor skills for kids. My daughter is 5, and can crack an egg like nobody’s business. As for my youngest, he’s content to take the cupcake liners in and out of the cupcake pan repeatedly.

In short, everyone is happy the entire time it takes to bake a small batch cupcake recipe. We enjoy our frosted cupcakes during the ‘witching hour’ on the porch, and as such, we no longer call it the witching hour. We call it sweet treat time while we rock in the rocking chairs and watch the mail lady make her rounds. Everyone is happy while we eat, well, except for my youngest who is not allowed to have sugar at his age. He’s content with a jar of sprinkles to shake, however.

Why I bake just 4 cupcakes:

I gathered up my favorite recipes for cupcakes that make only 4 to 6 cupcakes! When baking with kids, small batch desserts are the best for them. I’ve found that you don’t lose their attention as easily, plus there’s only one round of things to bake in the oven instead of Mom finishing scooping the 4th dozen of cookies.

The lack of leftovers when baking small batch cupcakes is just icing on the cupcake. Now, we can bake a new batch every day!

Before we start, these are the cupcake liners that we use and love in our kitchen.

Small Batch Cupcakes Recipes:

Small Batch Cupcakes Recipes:

All of these recipes make a small batch of 4 to 6 cupcakes!