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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Apple Spice Cupcakes

Apple Spice Cupcakes

This one’s for the apple lovers. Surprisingly, this apple spice cupcake recipe starts with a classic vanilla recipe, but that’s where the simple ends. By subbing milk and white sugar for a few seasonal flavors including apple cider, brown sugar and various warming spices, the recipe transforms these no-frills white cupcakes into idyllic apple cider treats. Top the delicious recipe off with chopped apples in homemade caramel sauce, and you’ve got a dessert fit for royalty on your hands!

Source: Baked by an Introvert

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread is most thought of around the Christmas season, but we’re milking this chilly weather flavor for everything we can with these gingerbread cupcakes. The cakes are a retake on classic sponge cake, enhanced by a little brown sugar, caramel and yummy spices. Top this combination with a cream cheese frosting to die for, and there’s no doubt friends and family will forget all about gingerbread’s Christmas connotation.

Source: What Jessica Baked Next…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

There’s something incredibly comforting and scrumptious about throwing bananas and chocolate chips into a baking bowl together, which makes this cupcake recipe a sure bet for winding down after a busy Monday. The perfect combination of mashed bananas and semi-sweet chocolate, all topped with the cream cheese frosting so many of us love, these cupcakes are an easy route to making coffee-shop-caliber sweets in the your very own kitchen, because we know you’d rather be at home.

Source: Cooking Classy

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Christmas may have come and gone, but as long as chilly weather remains, the season for gingerbread lives on. As it gets colder and we look for more filling treats, gingerbread cupcakes fit the bill pretty darn well. These cupcakes include a delightful blend of warm, winter spices and a heavy dose of molasses for a treat that promises to be as soft and warm as your favorite cozy blanket. If you’re up for topping them with tiny gingerbread people, we absolutely will not judge you, but if you’re not into gingerbread shapes after the holidays, these cupcakes can still provide a delicious treat for colder months.

Source: Cooking Classy

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Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes

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On a cold chilly day, nothing tastes better than something delectable and comforting with warming spices. These cinnamon spice cupcakes are perfect thing for just those days. The super moist batter includes the perfect blend of warming spices for a winter day, and topped with homemade cinnamon buttercream frosting, these treats become something more delightful altogether: heaven.

Source: Shugary Sweets

 

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Classic Pumpkin Cupcakes

Classic Pumpkin Cupcakes

The “pumpkin spice season” may be over, but for events and gatherings during colder months, you can always rely on pumpkin to come to the rescue (without the toppers, of course). This easy-to-make, classic pumpkin cupcake will never fail you, especially if you top it with the smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting included in the recipe. Autumn, schmautumn. These cupcakes are delectable any time of year, especially…now!

Source: Your Cup of Cake

 

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Vanilla Ginger Spice Cupcakes with Brandy Buttercream

Vanilla Ginger Spice Cupcakes with Brandy Buttercream

One of the best parts of winter is cuddling up with a warm, hearty meal. These cupcakes make not be quite a meal, but they do feature a warming blend of spices and ginger sure to melt through the ice and snow, no matter where you find yourself. Based on a vanilla cake recipe with a few touches of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and molasses, then topped with homemade brandy buttercream, these cozy winter treats are as good a reason as any to snuggle up on the couch and get to know Netflix a little better.

Source: Cup of Sugar :: Pinch of Salt

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Apple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Apple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Apple is another ingredient that pairs well with most things, but its union with peanut butter is especially mouthwatering. With a batter including real shredded apple, topped with yummy peanut butter frosting, this is likely to be one of those instantly popular recipes you’ll end up making over and over again. Thankfully, it’s easy to pretend they’re a healthier snack option for kids, friends and sweet connoisseurs alike.

Source: My Baking Addiction

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Chocolate goes with just about anything, and as this recipe proves, that includes pumpkin. We don’t think dark chocolate gets enough attention, but these cupcakes are out to change that, pairing the slightly bitter taste with pumpkin spice buttercream for a treat beyond your imagination. Even sweet-eaters who don’t like pumpkin should give this one a try, as the pumpkin spice is just a final touch on an already delectable chocolate cupcake. The perfect treat to welcome winter and warm up your closest friends, this cupcake may just change your mind about pumpkin and its place in the holiday season.

Source: I am Baker.

 

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