08/10/2014 14:44 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Cupcakes: 3 Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Whether you're a domestic goddess or not, cupcakes never fail to impress. They tick both boxes on the taste and appearance front plus they're easy to whip up on a rainy afternoon at home.

If series five of the Great British Bake Off has inspired you to experiment in the kitchen, we've found three delicious sweet treat recipes all as delicious as they look. Happy baking!

Vanilla cupcakes decorated with a pink rose on a wooden table.

1. Nutella cupcakes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

How to Make Nutella Cupcakes

You will need:
100g dark chocolate
250ml boiling water
260g brown sugar
3 eggs
220g self-raising flour
75g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
250g butter, softened
250g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
100g nutella milk chocolate bar
Roasted hazlenuts without skins for decoration

2. Pumpkin cupcakes with maple syrup
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

How to Make Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
You will need:
256g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp course salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
¼ tsp ground allspice
220g packed brown sugar
200g white sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
220 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 can pumpkin puree
220g cream cheese, room temperature
4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups (250g) icing sugar

3. Gluten free strawberry and cream cupcakes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Gluten Free Strawberry and Cream Cupcake Recipe
You will need:
200g strawberries, plus a few extra to decorate
100ml sunflower oil
100g golden caster sugar
4 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6tbsp water
180g Doves Farm gluten free self raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
55g dairy-free sunflower margarine
30ml rice milk or other dairy-free milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
250g golden icing sugar

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