Zucchini Cupcakes with Tangy Buttercream Frosting


Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes with Tangy Cream Cheese Frosting are a moist and rich cupcake similar in flavor to a carrot cake. The cake is filled with savory, full bodied ingredients including ginger, fresh grated orange zest, honey, olive oil, and vanilla bean. Grated zucchini give the cake a moist and full texture. The frosting consists of cream cheese, sugar and vanilla as well as ginger, cinnamon, and freshly grated orange zest.
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Savory Hoppin Cupcakes


While Hoppin’ John cupcakes might not be a go-to dessert cupcake, they can be a hit as a spicy dinner complement. This cupcake includes such non-dessert ingredients as black-eyed peas, peppercorn, chipotle pepper, chicken broth, and bacon. The flavors merge to create a zesty cupcake that offers appetizingly different tastes wrapped in a cupcake liner and frosted with a salt and pepper buttercream. Bring these to a potluck dinner and you will surely make an impression.
Source Cupcake Project

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Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes


Are you ready for this? The perfect football tailgate treat – or even Super Bowl party appetizer – has been found. Yes, a cupcake made from hot sauce, butter, crumbled blue cheese, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, sour cream and an egg. They come out more savory than sugary, which is fitting considering the fact that they are topped with blue cheese buttercream frosting (literally blue cheese, butter and powdered sugar) and an entire boneless hot wing!
Source Best Friends for Frosting

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Champagne Cupcakes


Looking for something sweet to serve at your next dinner or holiday party? These adults-only champagne cupcakes should fit the bill nicely. The champagne (or sparking wine) in the batter makes them light and fluffy, and the extra addition champagne in the frosting simply adds to the effect. Adding a few edible sparkles or beads to the top of each of these frosted beauties makes them perfect for parties. Non-drinkers will do well with a sparkling apple cider instead of champagne, so consider making a batch of both.

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