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Want to bake up something sweet (and cute) this summer? Try one of these summer themed cupcakes! The recipes are easy, and the cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous, but you don’t need serious cake decorating skills to make them.

From pina cola flavored cupcakes to strawberry shortcake, you’re sure to find something irresistible to whip up for your family and friends. These summer cupcake recipes are perfect for all types of gatherings, from birthday parties to barbecues and potlucks.

Which one will you make first?

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

pink lemonade cupcakes

Photo by Easy Family Recipe Ideas

On a hot summer day, nothing beats a cold, tart glass of lemonade. This recipe brings the fun of a summertime staple to cupcake form, complete with the prettiest pink and yellow swirled lemonade frosting. You’ll want to take these along to a BBQ or serve them poolside with friends to share the flavor of summer with everyone.

Get the recipe: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes

pina colada cupcake with umbrella, maraschino cherry, and pineapple wedge

Photo by Taste of Lizzy T

If you like drinking pina coladas, you are going to get caught up in this recipe! It is loaded with tropical pina colada flavor, minus the alcohol, so you can share them with everyone. With pineapple and coconut in the cupcake, and the best pineapple cream cheese frosting, you will want to bake these all summer long. Don’t forget to garnish with a cherry and a little drink umbrella.

Get the recipe: Pina Colada Cupcakes

S’mores Cupcakes

s'more cupcake with toasted marshmallow frosting

Photo by Bakerella

Get your s’mores fix without becoming a sticky mess this summer. This recipe has a graham cracker crust, chocolate cupcakes and the tastiest marshmallow frosting. S’mores cupcakes are perfect to take to a summer celebration or to bake at home for a fun and flavorful dessert.

Get the recipe: S’mores Cupcakes

Watermelon Mojito Cupcakes

watermelon mojito cupcakes on wood background

Photo by A Spicy Southern Kitchen

Grab a cake mix and get ready to make the most flavorful summer cupcakes! They look like watermelons and taste like them too! All you need to do is add some watermelon puree and mini chocolate chips to a cake mix. Add rum and peppermint extract to the frosting for a distinctly delicious mojito flavor that is the perfect complement to watermelon and chocolate.

Get the recipe: Watermelon Mojito Cupcakes

Shark-Themed Cupcakes

shark fin cupcakes

If you want to do a fun get-together for Shark Week, you don’t want to miss our cute and easy shark cupcakes! They look like a shark fin peeking out of the water near the beach and are perfect for summer birthday parties (like a Baby Shark party) as well. Use any boxed cake mix you like along with graham cracker crumbs to make the sand, blue food dye to color the icing, and shark fins made with candy melts.

Get the recipe: Shark Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

strawberry shortcake cupcakes with crumb topping and pink frosting

Photo by Ruffles and Rainboots

This recipe is perfect for summer. It has all of the flavor of the iconic strawberry scooter crunch ice cream bars we all know and love, but in a non melting form. Bake these cupcakes for all of your summer parties and events as they are so easy you can whip them up in no time, and everyone will love the fruity flavors paired with the crunch coating.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

root beer float cupcakes

Photo by Cincy Shopper

Combine a favorite summer drink and cupcakes with this easy and tasty root beer float cupcake recipe. The cupcakes are homemade and use root beer in the batter, and the homemade frosting is loaded with buttery, creamy root beer infused flavors. Pile the frosting high on the cupcakes and garnish with a straw and a cherry for the full effect.

Get the recipe: Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Snow Cone Cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes with spoons

Photo by Frugal Coupon Living

This might be the most fun cupcake recipe ever. These look just like snow cones, but you won’t have to worry about them melting. You can make cupcakes from scratch or buy some from the store and decorate them with sanding sugars. Serve them with a spoon for a mess free dessert.

Get the recipe: Snow Cone Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

orange creamsicle cupcakes with orange slice candy on top

Photo by Just is a Four Letter Word

Vanilla cupcakes with a sweet citrus frosting makes a great summer sweet to share. This recipe tastes like an orange creamsicle, but won’t melt in the summer heat. Garnish the frosting with an orange candy slice or an orange segment if you like.

Get the recipe: Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Peach Cobbler Cupcakes

peach cobbler cupcake on gray background

Photo by Two Kids and a Coupon

Grab a boxed mix to make this cupcake recipe. They taste like they came from the bakery, but are made with shortcut ingredients for a dessert that is so easy anyone can recreate them at home. With so much decadent flavor of peach cobbler and pie wrapped up in one little package, no one will suspect you didn’t spend all day baking them.

Get the recipe: Peach Cobbler Cupcakes

Blueberry Cupcakes

blueberry cupcakes with drizzle

Photo by Cupcake Project

This gorgeous cupcake recipe is bursting with blueberry flavor, lemon and vanilla flavors. The cupcakes are moist, fruity and are topped with the best blueberry vanilla frosting. While these take more time than a boxed option, you will agree they are well worth the effort in presentation and taste.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Cupcakes

There you have it — 11 fun summery cupcakes that are sure to be a splash this season. Don’t forget to pin this post to come back to it next summer!

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