cupcake recipes

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berry marscapone cupcakes
 berry mascarpone cupcakesthese cupcakes are a crowd pleaser. they are simple, perfectly moist and so good. i added some sugar decorations to the tops to pretty them up even more. Read More
buttermilk chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream
buttermilk chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream i am not a huge fan of chocolate - i like it but don't love it but these cupcakes have converted me to a chocolate lover. my biggest complaint with chocolate desserts is the chocolate is never vibrant enough for me. to bring out the chocolate flavor more - i always add espresso to any chocolate dessert i make and this recipe, with its large addition of espresso, is simply amazing.

the cupcakes are so moist and chocolaty and the vanilla bean buttercream is the perfect frosting. there is nothing more classic than a really great chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. both of these recipes take that classic cupcake to a whole new level. you will never look at another chocolate cupcake the same way again. Read More
carrot cake cupcakes with vanilla mascarpone frosting
 carrot cake cupcakes with vanilla mascarpone frostingthis carrot cake recipe is alex's absolute favorite. i made it into cupcakes for a change of pace. Read More
pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting
pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frostingthe pumpkin cupcake itself was moist with an excellent crumb and had just the right spice. i was a bit freaked out by the addition of black pepper in the cupcake - but it added that extra spice that make these cupcakes a favorite of mine. the maple cream cheese frosting was the perfect finishing touch - not too sweet. i sprinkled the tops with a bit of cinnamon for decoration but it was a nice flavor addition as well. a vanilla buttercream would be equally wonderful but would probably up the sweet factor. Read More
red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frostingthe cupcakes are RED! bright, vivid and beautiful red. i have seen many red velvet cupcakes that look kinda red but really they were brown with a hint of red. not the case with these. the texture is lovely and the cream cheese frosting is the perfect companion to the little cakes. it provides just the right amount of tang and sweetness. Read More
sprinkles strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting
 sprinkles' strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frostingi have heard about the great Sprinkles' cupcakes but have never actually had one myself - but if they are anything like this recipe - i might have to move that trip higher up on my list. the strawberry flavor of these cupcakes is vivid and fresh. i am glad i upped the vanilla a bit and the addition of lemon zest gave them a nice brightness. i hope you enjoy.... Read More
vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercream
vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercreamthese vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd filling were super easy to make, exactly what Jeff wanted and delicious. the cake itself was moist and the lemon curd filling worked more perfectly than i could have hoped! it was tart and had the right consistency for a cupcake filling. the buttercream was very good as well - not too sweet and a good vanilla flavor. i upped the amount of vanilla in the frosting and the cupcake and added vanilla bean seeds to the cupcake. i don't know about you but i want to see vanilla bean specks in vanilla desserts. Read More

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