Butterfinger Blizzard Cupcakes

Butterfinger Blizzard Cupcakes

Snowmageddon 2016 may be dying down, but that’s not the type of blizzard on our minds. Unfortunately, it’s a bit cold to indulge in the cold cups of candied ice cream we’re now salivating for, but these cupcakes can ease the pain. Created with Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzards in mind, these yummies place homemade Butterfinger blizzard frosting atop a delicious chocolate cake for a sweet treat sure to start your Friday off right. What are you waiting for?

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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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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Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

If you’re already in the market for a chocolatey sweet treat this week, these chocolate cupcakes will hit the spot like no other. Based on a rich, buttermilk cake recipe, these babies are loaded with chunks of chocolate, and if that’s not enough decadence for you, wait until you see the frosting recipe. Powdered sugar, butter and salted caramel are the only ingredients you’ll need to whip up this tasty, creamy topping. Still not satisfied? Pop a chocolate truffle atop the frosting, and call 911, because you’re in for a chocolate overdose.

Source: The Little Loaf

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Ghirardelli Cherry Cupcakes

Ghirardelli Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered cherries are a staple in many holiday scenes, from Christmas baskets to Valentine’s Day hauls, but what if you could make that yummy combination in cake form? Thanks to this recipe and a few special ingredients, you can! Gather baking necessities for a basic chocolate cake, then grab a jar of black cherry jam and a few vanilla beans, and you’re on your way to stuffing your face with these chocolate delights. When you’re ready to decorate, chocolate buttercream, ganache or store bought chocolate sauce and Ghirardelli minis will boost these babies from chocolate goodies to elegant favors for any occasion.

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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Homemade Hostess-Inspired Cupcakes

Homemade Hostess-Inspired Cupcakes

Hostess is practically a household name in America, but as many move toward less processed, more homemade goods, you don’t have to say goodbye to these signature cakes! In fact, with this recipe, you may have to work to convince others they’re homemade! Complete with the same white frosting and creamy surprise inside, these make-at-home “Hostess” cupcakes may cross the boxed goodies off your grocery list for good!

Source: Cakespy

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Chocolate Cupcakes with M&M Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with M&M Frosting

Blizzards, Blasts, McFlurries and the like have taught us that Americans love to mix candy in their already-sweet treats, which explains the inspiration for these cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes, especially this recipe featuring coffee and dark chocolate cocoa powder, are luscious enough on their own, but top them with “PILES” of vanilla frosting laden with M&M candy, and we can’t think of one person who’d say no. Can you?

Source: Shugary Sweets

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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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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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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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Butterfinger Cupcakes

Butterfinger Cupcakes

No matter how much you love Butterfinger, it’s impossible to deny the sticky, almost painful mess that is Butterfinger in teeth. If only there were some way to get the delicious flavor of that luscious peanut butter and chocolate combination without the inability to open your mouth for the rest of the day. These Butterfinger cupcakes are the perfect combination of that flavor, without the pain and suffering of Butterfinger aftermath. Topped with a delicious, crunchy Butterfinger frosting to offset the very strong (but delicate) chocolate cake underneath, these are simply a must-make (and a must-eat) for any chocolate / peanut butter lover.

Source: Erica’s Sweet Tooth

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