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You know from experience that baking cupcakes is as fun as eating them. And when Hershey candy joins the party, it’s even better! Try these delicious Hershey cupcake recipes for your next celebration or baking session.

Try our best Hershey cupcake recipes today.

Cupcakes are like the fun little sibling of cake. You can take them with you anywhere, and they’re always ready for a party. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a big win or just the fact that it’s Friday, these cupcake recipes are easy to customize and make your own. Add in some Hershey candy and you can achieve bakery-level results at home!

Discover our seven best cupcake recipes here:

1. Chocolate Bar-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Bar-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Who needs frosting when you have HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bars? A from-scratch cocoa cupcake base is filled with a decadent cream cheese filling with chocolate bar pieces. Top your finished cupcake with another pip to take it over the top.


2. REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Crumble Cupcakes

REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Crumble Cupcakes

Crumbled REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups rest upon pillows of peanut butter creme. The result is the dreamiest cupcake we’ve ever seen. The secret is to add REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter to premade vanilla frosting! Try using white cake mix with pudding for an extra yummy texture.


3. HERSHEY’S “Especially Dark” Chocolate Cupcakes

HERSHEY’S “Especially Dark” Chocolate Cupcakes

The dark chocolate-lover in your life will love you forever if you make them a batch of these cupcakes! With the richness of HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa in the frosting and the batter, this recipe is for the true chocolate connoisseur. And, of course, it makes a great cake, too!


4. Double KISSES Chocolate Cupcakes

Double KISSES Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes each have two HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate Candies: one on top, and one in the middle! It’s a simple way to try the “filled cupcake” trend without all the work of making a piping bag and carving out the center. Try with vanilla frosting for a delicious contrast.


5. All-Star Team Cupcakes

All-Star Team Cupcakes

This recipe will have everyone cheering. HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips give these chocolate cupcakes an edge over the competition. REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup toppers take them to the finish line. Use royal icing to give your peanut butter people a jersey and a face!


6. Double Chocolate Cocoa Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cocoa Cupcakes

Double the chocolate, double the fun! These spectacular cupcakes have two kinds of chocolate in the batter: HERSHEY’S Cocoa and HERSHEY’S Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Use any extra chocolate chips to make a dazzling chocolate drizzle.


7. Cookies ‘N Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Cookies ‘N Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

With a rich chocolate cake and fluffy white frosting, these cupcakes are an ode to cookies and cream. But it doesn’t stop there! They each have a HERSHEY’S KISSES Cookies ‘n’ Creme Candy on top and a decadent Cookies ‘n’ Creme center.


Have fun baking Hershey cupcakes together.

Cupcakes are pretty much the perfect single-serving dessert. They’re easy to bake, easy to decorate and even easier to enjoy. Baking them makes a great activity for sleepovers and afternoons in. They’re a quick treat for birthdays, bake sales and even the wedding dessert table. But these recipes are just the start: Have fun experimenting and making them your own! With Hershey it’s easy to start your own baking tradition. 

For more delicious ideas, check out our complete collection of cake and cupcake recipes.