What do you do when you have to choose between your two favorites: a doughnut and a cupcake? You don’t. Deep-fried cupcakes allow you the best of both worlds. So get yourself in line and in no time you can take that endless bite – through the top layer of chocolate and hot chocolate cake, then the mouthwatering ring of hot dough, and finally the spray of powdered sugar. Try it with a chocolate frosting, or a butter cream or cream cheese one. The possibilities are endless.
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Cupcakes do not need to be sweet. Some, like these Blue Moon Bacon Cheddar Cupcakes, fall into the savory category. These consist of eggs, flour, baking soda, sour cream, vanilla extract, Blue Moon beer (which should bake out while in the oven, but makes these for adults-only nonetheless), butter, cheese and brown sugar. The frosting is a mixture of cream cheese, butter, cheddar cheese and powdered sugar. Bake, frost and top with bacon bits before serving as an appetizer!
What’s better than a Key Lime Pie cupcake? An upside-down Key Lime Pie cupcake, of course. Yes, these tasty treats took a traditional dessert and turned it on its head. The cupcake batter contains Key Lime juice, cake flour, eggs, salt, baking powder, sugar, sweetened condensed milk and several other ingredients. The upside-down part? The graham cracker crumbles in the buttercream frosting. They make it seem like you’re eating a Key Lime pie – only backwards!
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What’s better than a gingerbread cookie? Easy – a gingerbread cupcake, of course! These cupcakes contain both molasses and fresh ginger, as well as cinnamon, cloves and black pepper, as well as the usual traditional cupcake ingredients like flour and sugar. However, the part that makes these cupcakes truly tasty is the homemade whipped cream cheese frosting. Once you’ve baked and frosted these treats, top them off with a little candied ginger, just to give them that extra bit of deliciousness.
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.
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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Cupcakes are a great treat that can be served at everything from parties to family dinners — and they are made even better when they are served (and baked) in ice cream cones. Yes, you read that right, ice cream cones. Thanks to a handy new baking pan, you can fill either small or full-size cones with cupcake batter and simply pop them in the oven. When they are done, add some frosting and a few other creative toppings, and the serve. Simple and unique – it does not get any better than this!
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Calzone cupcakes are proof positive that cupcakes are not just for dessert anymore. These cute cupcake looking creations are actually little calzones or pocket pizzas that are baked in cupcake tins and take on the shape of the dessert but the taste of the yummy Italian entrée. Encased in pizza dough, fillings are limited only by one’s imagination. Veggie, meat lovers, or cheese calzones are then “frosted” with pizza sauce and topped with a cherry tomato for the perfect on the go meal.
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The most important part of these cupcakes is the buttercream frosting. The cupcakes are made of a basic vanilla batter, consisting of milk, vanilla extract, salt, eggs, sugar, butter, flour and baking powder. After they have baked and cooled, the fun begins — piping on the buttercream frosting so that it resembles flower petals. Put a chocolate candy in the center of each and voila! You have a pretty springtime treat to serve to your guests.
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For an interesting twist on healthy junk food, check out these apple cupcakes. Instead of mixing together flour, butter, salt and all of the “classic” ingredients, these treats consist of whole apples, nut butter, breakfast cobbler, unsweetened coconut and pudding. Yes, pudding. (Use a healthy version like chocolate carob pumpkin pudding to make these the ultimate healthy snack.) Serve the apples raw, sliced and topped with these goodies. The results are healthy, tasty and amaziningly good for you!
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