Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Ultimate Chocolate CupcakesWith Valentine’s Day on the horizon, any one of us is generally at risk for overdosing on chocolate, but that shouldn’t keep you from giving this delicious recipe a try. Notably baked with double the chocolate, both milk and dark, and topped with even more mouth-watering chocolate, these cupcakes were literally created to cater to your sweetest craving. What’s more, they make a perfect gift for that other sweet treat in your life and an excellent addition to Valentine’s Day party dessert tables. It’s tough to ask for more from a cupcake!

Source: What Jessica Baked Next…

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Butterfinger Blizzard Cupcakes

Butterfinger Blizzard Cupcakes

Snowmageddon 2016 may be dying down, but that’s not the type of blizzard on our minds. Unfortunately, it’s a bit cold to indulge in the cold cups of candied ice cream we’re now salivating for, but these cupcakes can ease the pain. Created with Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzards in mind, these yummies place homemade Butterfinger blizzard frosting atop a delicious chocolate cake for a sweet treat sure to start your Friday off right. What are you waiting for?

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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Chai Cupcakes with Brown Butter Chai Icing

Chai Cupcakes with Brown Butter Chai Icing

Even if you’ve never been much of a tea person, you’ll want to take a stab at these chai cupcakes before you rule out the flavor forever. Not hot and watery, but certainly warm and perfectly spiced, these treats consist of an ingredient list that’s almost all spice and definitely all yummy. Top them with a buttercream icing, but not just any buttercream. This recipe uses brown butter and tops all that luscious flavor off with a crunchy sugar and spice sprinkle. Are you sold yet? We certainly are!

Source: How Sweet It Is

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

If you’re already in the market for a chocolatey sweet treat this week, these chocolate cupcakes will hit the spot like no other. Based on a rich, buttermilk cake recipe, these babies are loaded with chunks of chocolate, and if that’s not enough decadence for you, wait until you see the frosting recipe. Powdered sugar, butter and salted caramel are the only ingredients you’ll need to whip up this tasty, creamy topping. Still not satisfied? Pop a chocolate truffle atop the frosting, and call 911, because you’re in for a chocolate overdose.

Source: The Little Loaf

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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink lemonade may not be a typical “winter” flavor, but it’s a delicious one! The greatest thing about this recipe, besides the little taste of summer during otherwise chilly months, is that these guys are so easy to make. A little bit of lemon zest, a little bit of food coloring, a dash of love and perhaps some pink sprinkles are all they take. Convinced yet? We’d also like to point out they’re perfect for Valentine’s Day. Go ahead, get romantic.

Source: Blahnik Baker

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Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes

Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes

We’ve been all about warming comfort cakes here at The Cupcake Blog lately, but light snacking is important too. It’s January, and we’ve all made resolutions for the new year, some involving shedding a few pounds. If that’s the case, these cupcakes fit the bill. Based on angel food cake with a light coconut flavor infusion, these cupcakes are light, airy and perfect for a sweet treat without that overwhelming full feeling. Plus, they look charmingly similar to the snow piles from last weekend’s #Blizzard2016! Not a huge fan of coconut? Keep in mind the taste is very light here, but if coconut turns you all the way off, substitute vanilla flavor instead, and enjoy these cakes just the same!

Source: Blahnik Baker

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Ghirardelli Cherry Cupcakes

Ghirardelli Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered cherries are a staple in many holiday scenes, from Christmas baskets to Valentine’s Day hauls, but what if you could make that yummy combination in cake form? Thanks to this recipe and a few special ingredients, you can! Gather baking necessities for a basic chocolate cake, then grab a jar of black cherry jam and a few vanilla beans, and you’re on your way to stuffing your face with these chocolate delights. When you’re ready to decorate, chocolate buttercream, ganache or store bought chocolate sauce and Ghirardelli minis will boost these babies from chocolate goodies to elegant favors for any occasion.

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

What better way to start off the week than with a tart and tangy taste of sugary sweet goodness? These raspberry lemon cupcakes offer the perfect combination of sweet and sour, blending sugar, lemon and raspberry together for an all-over delectable flavor. Inject a bit of tart, raspberry curd into these expertly crafted lemon cupcakes, add a bit of raspberry buttercream and enjoy a delicious blend of flavors fit for a breezy summer afternoon, even if it’s the middle of winter.

Source: Blahnik Baker

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Homemade Hostess-Inspired Cupcakes

Homemade Hostess-Inspired Cupcakes

Hostess is practically a household name in America, but as many move toward less processed, more homemade goods, you don’t have to say goodbye to these signature cakes! In fact, with this recipe, you may have to work to convince others they’re homemade! Complete with the same white frosting and creamy surprise inside, these make-at-home “Hostess” cupcakes may cross the boxed goodies off your grocery list for good!

Source: Cakespy

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Chocolate Cupcakes with M&M Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with M&M Frosting

Blizzards, Blasts, McFlurries and the like have taught us that Americans love to mix candy in their already-sweet treats, which explains the inspiration for these cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes, especially this recipe featuring coffee and dark chocolate cocoa powder, are luscious enough on their own, but top them with “PILES” of vanilla frosting laden with M&M candy, and we can’t think of one person who’d say no. Can you?

Source: Shugary Sweets

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