Pizza cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes

These easy-to-make pizza cupcakes are a fun appetizer for parties or as a game-day snack. For an updated version of this recipe be sure to check out my Pizza (Muffin) Cupcakes post.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup +2 tbsp low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperonis
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

For the Topping

  • 1/3 cup mini pepperonis
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 12 cupcake pan with liners (see note).

  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add in vegetable oil, egg, and 1/3 cup milk into flour mixture and stir until batter is smooth. It will be sticky. (Add in another 2 tbsp milk if desired.) Fold/stir in cheese and pepperoni. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.

  3. Bake for about 18 minutes until muffins turn out golden and a knife inserted comes out clean. Right before eating, top muffins with more cheese and about five slices of mini pepperoni and bake for 4-5 minutes at 350°F until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


Some commenters have suggested it's better to grease and bake the cupcakes directly in the pan because they will stick to the liners. It's less messy with the liners but the exterior of the batter does stick to the liners, so if you don't want that I would suggest baking directly into the muffin pan.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.4g22%
Saturated Fat 8.7g54%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8g
Cholesterol 35.7mg12%
Sodium 371.9mg16%
Carbohydrates 16.3g5%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 3.1g3%
Protein 7.9g16%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Net Carbs 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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