What turns a simple, homemade chocolate cupcake into one deserving of the title “black tie?” Look at it this way – a black tie event is a fancy, dressed up event. And these black tie cupcakes are as well. The cupcakes themselves contain cocoa powder, espresso granules and buttermilk. The combination of the three turns them into something sweet and rich. Once they’re baked, part of the top and middle is cut off and they are filled with chocolate ganache before they are topped with cream cheese frosting. Black Tie indeed!
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These decadent and rich black forest cupcakes are a chocolate lovers dream. The moist and delicate cupcake is made with cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate which gives it a sweet yet slightly bitter flavor with a luscious gooey inside. Cherry jam and Kirscht Liqueur are used to enhance the chocolate flavor with a deep cheery taste. Finished with chocolate shavings for that extra chocolaty flavor. What a wonderful way to end the day.
Gingerbread cookies and cupcakes make a great snack no matter the time of year, however, they seem to go best with a nice mug of spiced cider or hot chocolate on a cold winter morning. These Festive Gingerbread Cupcakes are no exception. “What makes them so festive,” you ask? Is it the combination of the gingerbread batter and the swiss meringue buttercream frosting? Partially. But the true “festiveness” comes in the form of the tiny gingerbread houses perched atop each of these tasty treats. Two goodies in one, as they say.
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Who says you can only see Rudolph during Christmas season? With these delicious red velvet cupcakes, you will surely get to see Rudolph quite so often. These cupcakes are made out of egg whites and Chobani that is fat free. The top of the cupcake is made out of that all-time favorite chocolate and butter. Rudolph’s face is made out of M&Ms chocolate candy and wafers; some yummy pretzels for his ears. Rudolph red velvet cupcake is perfect with a warm cup of cocoa.
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A basic vanilla cupcake recipe is carried to new heights of flavor with addition of heaps of fresh blueberries. Try making these Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting when blueberries are in season and full of flavor for the best results. The creamy cream cheese frosting mixes well with the tart blueberry flavor and just melts in your mouth. Dropping a single blueberry on top of the frosting gives them a sleek and attractive look.
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Chocolate and cookie dough is a no brainier. Just ask Chips Ahoy. Eating one of these delectable treats is like eating a giant chocolate chip cookie made into a cake. After taking a bite of one of these white chocolate cupcakes with cookie dough frosting you’ll be hooked. Stick a mini chocolate chip cookie in the top at the end for a beautiful presentation. Don’t tell but I put a big one in mine.
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Some people may think that pumpkins only exist during Halloween and Thanksgiving, but with these pumpkin cupcakes you will surely want to see them more often. People who are not fond of eating pumpkins may see pumpkins in another light once they taste these cupcakes, because they don’t taste like pumpkins that much due to other spices and additional flavors that are added in these mouth-watering cupcakes. The top part of these cupcakes is made out of cream cheese and maple frosting, which will give these amazing pumpkin cupcakes a heavenly aroma. Match these cupcakes with your favorite cup of tea.
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Pumpkin cupcakes are an aromatic and full flavored cupcake. Whether featured on a Thanksgiving Dinner table or at a summer time barbeque, these are the perfect dessert. They are not too sweet and they are most definitely not boring with all those rich and flavorful spices. An afternoon tea would be perfectly accompanied by these, as well as a dessert table, a birthday, or just a glass of milk for an afternoon snack.
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Why let the Irish have all the fun? These delicious Irish Cream cupcakes can be enjoyed by any adult (they do contain a fair amount of alcohol), at any time of year! Baileys, or any other brand of Irish Cream liqueur, is an excellent ingredient for sweet treats (Bailey’s cheesecake is a popular favourite), and makes for a prefect addition in this cupcake recipe. With minimal frosting and a sprinkling of green edible glitter, they’re sure to bring you the luck of the Irish.
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If you are a lover of pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, you certainly will find these pumpkin cupcakes absolutely divine to munch on at any time of the day. Filled with ingredients that include cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, your taste buds immediately begin to water when you spy some maple frosted pumpkin cupcakes. The frosting spread flavored with maple syrup and vanilla extract on to which there is added, sprinkled chopped toffee bits. What more could anybody want in a cupcake?