Filling cupcakes adds an extra layer of flavor and surprise to your baked treats. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fill cupcakes:


  • Prepared cupcakes (baked and cooled)
  • Filling of your choice (e.g., fruit preserves, chocolate ganache, pudding, cream cheese filling)


  • Piping bag or plastic squeeze bottle with a narrow tip
  • Cupcake corer (optional) or small knife


  1. Prepare Cupcakes: Bake your cupcakes according to your favorite recipe and let them cool completely before filling. You can use any flavor of cupcakes you like, but make sure they are fully cooled to prevent the filling from melting.

  2. Choose Your Filling: Decide on the type of filling you want to use. Fruit preserves, chocolate ganache, pudding, and cream cheese filling are all popular options. Prepare your filling ahead of time and make sure it’s at room temperature for easy piping.

  3. Core the Cupcakes (Optional): If you have a cupcake corer, use it to remove the center of each cupcake. Alternatively, you can use a small knife to carefully cut a hole in the center of each cupcake, making sure not to cut through the bottom.

  4. Fill the Cupcakes: Transfer your filling to a piping bag fitted with a narrow tip. Insert the tip of the piping bag into the center of each cupcake and gently squeeze to fill it with your desired amount of filling. If you prefer, you can also use a plastic squeeze bottle with a narrow tip for easy filling.

  5. Replace the Tops: Once filled, replace the tops of the cupcakes, pressing down gently to secure them in place. If you’ve removed the centers of the cupcakes, you can trim off the excess cake from the cores and place the tops back on.

  6. Frost as Desired: After filling, you can frost your cupcakes as usual with your favorite frosting. The filled centers will add an extra burst of flavor and moisture to each bite.

  7. Serve and Enjoy: Your filled cupcakes are now ready to be served and enjoyed! Be sure to store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep the filling fresh.

That’s it! With these simple steps, you can easily fill your cupcakes with delicious fillings to surprise and delight your family and friends. Experiment with different flavor combinations and get creative with your fillings to take your cupcakes to the next level.