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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Milky Way Bar Cupcakes

Milky Way Bar Cupcakes

We’ve posted plenty of recipes for candy bars posing as cupcakes, but this recipe has a little something new. These Milky Way cupcakes aren’t just topped with pieces of Milky Way or baked with a little candy bar goodness inside. Instead, this recipe tops simple, but delicious, yellow cupcakes with Milky Way frosting. Yes, you read that right. You won’t need one single candy bar for the cupcakes themselves, but the frosting recipe calls for 12 ounces of Milky Way. Whether you opt for a few large bars or 12 small ones, this frosting is sure to hit that chocolate sweet tooth in all the right spots.

Source: Taste and Tell

 

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Black, White and Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Spiced Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Black, White and Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Spiced Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla bean and chocolate spice. Can you think of a better, more wintery combination? We can’t. These cupcakes meld the combo perfectly with real vanilla bean and a touch of chili pepper. The recipe even wraps up these yummy packages with beautiful orange sugar flowers. If orange doesn’t capture your emotions about these cupcakes, opt for another color and make this recipe work for any occasion.

Source: Cup of Sugar :: Pinch of Salt

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Sweet and salty is all the rage these days, and these salted caramel cupcakes are a sure winner anywhere you take them. They’re based on a vanilla cake recipe, but tasty, homemade salted caramel sauce kicks these treats to another level. Top them with salted caramel buttercream and a final drizzle of caramel for a collection of cupcakes capable of causing salted caramel overload, which is totally a good thing, right?

Source: Tide & Thyme

 

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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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Pineapple Whip Cupcakes

Pineapple Whip Cupcakes

Pineapple is good any way you want to eat it, but if you’re growing weary of the juicy, sliced version, these pineapple whip cupcakes can save the day, even if the day is cold. Light, yet filling and not too sweet, these babies are easy to whip up for a party or just for a solo treat, meaning you won’t spend any more long hours in the kitchen. The holidays are over, after all. Just one catch: you may want to make a few batches, since they’re bound to be a hit.

Source: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

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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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Parkin Cupcakes with Toffee Buttercream

Parkin Cupcakes with Toffee Buttercream

Something about the savory hint in toffee makes it the perfect flavor for cooler weather, especially snuggled up in front of a warm fire. Since these yummy cupcakes are made with parkin, a sticky, moist cake at its best when it is a few days old, they’re the perfect treats to make ahead and warm up for snuggle time. Whip them up a few days before you plan to eat them, then ice them with wonderful toffee and buttercream and enjoy their perfect flavor with some much deserved relaxation.

Source: The Baking Explorer

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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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