These vanilla snowman cupcakes are rather healthy, that is, until you add in the “snowman” decorations! The cupcakes are made from a boxed mix that has yogurt, water and egg whites added to it. This keep the low-fat factor fairly high. The frosting is made from vanilla extract, sugar, water and unsalted butter. Once the cupcakes are baked and iced, the fun begins – the mini-marshmallows and other candies that go on top aren’t exactly low in fat, but they sure taste great and make these treats look adorable!
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Sure, you can add sprinkles to a vanilla cupcake mix (this turns them into Funfetti cupcakes) or chocolate chips (which makes them chocolate chip cupcakes), but crushed up chocolate? Yes, it is possible – if you follow this recipe. Rather than adding cocoa powder to the mix, the crushed up chocolate remains suspended in the batter, turning these treats into vanilla cupcakes with chocolate, hence the name. Top off with some buttercream frosting and few sprinkles before serving them!
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The classic red velvet cupcake contains just a hint of unsweetened cocoa powder, as well as buttermilk, white vinegar and vanilla extract. Once you have those in the batter, the cupcakes can be tinted any color – including the classic red, which is where the cupcakes get their name. However, you can also combine blue and violet gel food coloring to get these unabashedly patriotic blue velvet cupcakes. Once they have been coated in white vanilla buttercream frosting and some colorful sprinkles, they are ready to be enjoyed!
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A perfect, classic vanilla cupcake is something worth snacking on. This particular recipe for them “take the cake” – pun fully intended. The batter consists of classic ingredients like flour, vanilla extract, buttermilk, eggs, sugar, salt, butter and baking powder. After they’ve baked, top them with some homemade vanilla buttercream frosting, and a sprinkle or two. Or, if you’re feeling daring, add on some fresh fruit, a few gummy candies, or anything else that strikes your fancy!
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With so many different potential cupcake flavor combinations, sometimes the simple ones get overlooked and taken for granted. For example, look at these golden vanilla dream cupcakes. They don’t have any unusual ingredients (no fruit, no tea powder, no herb infused butters). Just simple flour, buttermilk, vanilla extract and the like. They are topped with vanilla buttercream frosting and a few round sprinkles. Place them (liner and all) in an outer paper cupcake holder and serve. They’ll look just like presents!
Snickerdoodles are delightfully cinnamon-y cookies that can be enjoyed year-round. These snickerdoodle cupcakes follow suit, and are flavored with cinnamon, a tiny bit of nutmeg, and vanilla extract. The rest of the batter is made from a mixture of flour, cornstarch, salt, vegetable oil and several other things. Once these cupcakes have had the chance to bake and cool, top them off with a homemade vanilla buttercream frosting, just to add a little more sweetness to go with all of the cinnamon.
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What’s better than a vanilla cupcake? One with a surprise inside, of course! These homemade vanilla cupcakes (made from vanilla extract, eggs, flour, unsalted butter and sugar, among other things) are baked in festive cupcake liners. Once they have a chance to cool, the fun begins – slice out a hole in the center and pour in a batch of mini m&m’s, before replacing the top of the cupcake and frosting like normal.
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Are you ready for a vanilla cupcake that tastes like a sugar cookie? If so, then this is the recipe for you. It is hard to beat these tasty, sugar-y, soft, yet dense cupcakes that can be topped with just about anything — although the cupcake baker recommends a Swiss meringue buttercream and some gumdrops for color. The batter is simple to make, bakes quickly, and contains standard ingredients that are probably already lurking in your kitchen. So, make them already!
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Vanilla, vanilla, and more vanilla. Vanilla is what these cupcakes are all about. Itís a chocolate lovers world out there, but itís about time the vanilla lovers unite and start making some truly tasty desserts. I was getting a bit of a chocolate overload recently. It seems that most people just canít make a dessert without adding chocolate somewhere. Well you wonít find a hint of chocolate in these Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing. They are light and airy, yet somehow still super moist. They are also super versatile and can be topped with anything from nuts to sprinkles to fruit.
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A new innovation in the cupcake world is the cupcake cone. They are a great way to give children the joy of having a sweet and tasty looking ice cream cone dessert without all the mess and fuss of melting ice cream. These vanilla cheesecake cupcake cones will not only impress the kids at the next birthday party, but you will have a lot of grateful parents as well. The crunchy cone is the perfect contrast to the moist cupcake and delicate cream cheese frosting.