Olive oil cupcakes are a newer trend, and put an interesting spin on classic yellow (or white) cakes. This particular recipes contains olive oil, spelt flour, golden caster sugar and plain yogurt as well as vanilla bean paste to create tasty, airy cupcakes. The frosting is a meringue buttercream that also contains balsamic vinegar and roasted strawberries, both of which pair perfectly with the cupcakes themselves. This unique combination is both memorable and addictive – try one and you’ll see!
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These Raffaello cupcakes get their name from the Rafaello pralines in the frosting. The cupcakes themselves are flavored with almonds, as well as coconut. Once they have been baked and have had a chance to cool off, they are topped with a nutty frosting made from combining whipping cream and Nutella. A little coconut is sprinkled on top, as well as one of the aforementioned pralines. The results are a nutty, coconut-y, cupcake!
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Caramel and coconut go hand in hand, much like peanut butter and chocolate. In order to make these double flavored cupcakes, you will need a tool that holds one side of the batter in place while you pour in the other. It sounds far more complicated than it really is. After these coconut on one side and caramel on the other cupcakes have baked, top them with a layer of caramel sauce, another of coconut flavored buttercream, and then some caramel drizzles. You really do get the best of both worlds!
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Pumpkin and mocha do indeed go together. This is proven by this tasty cupcake recipe, in which the cupcakes are flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice and brewed hot pumpkin spice coffee. The frosting fits the theme perfectly, as it contains pureed pumpkin, more pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, confectioners sugar and butter. These cupcakes can be served with some sprinkles on top, or baked in festive autumn-themed cupcake liners. Enjoy!
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Angel food cake is light, airy and reminiscent of its namesake. These angel food cupcakes are right up there as well. The fluffy cupcakes (made from a mix of granulated sugar, egg whites, cake flour, warm water, salt, coconut extract and cream of tartar) are baked and then topped with an equally light frosting – cream cheese whipped cream. Bake, frost, top with a sliced strawberry and then serve. These treats will be a hit with practically everyone!
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It’s amazing what you can do with a little cake mix. This recipe for raspberry lemonade cupcakes starts with a box of vanilla or white cake mix (your choice.) The raspberry extract, lemon zest, sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, eggs and canola oil are added to it, in lieu of the instructions on the back of the box. Once these have baked – use festive cupcake liners for an extra touch of whimsy – frost the cupcakes with homemade raspberry buttercream and enjoy!
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These Old Fashioned Cupcake with Orange Buttercream Frosting are made for adults only. This is due to the whisky in the frosting and soaked over the cupcakes. Basically, the addition of alcohol turns these treats into the perfect thing to serve on New Years’ Eve, a football tailgate, or BBQ. The cupcakes are flavored with orange zest, orange juice, and orange extract. The frosting contains more orange zest and extract, and once these are frosting, they are coated in orange sawdust, making them extra citrus-y as well!
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Carrot cakes can be made even better, thanks to the substitutions and changes seen here. These contain a whopping 13 ingredients, including buttermilk, applesauce, eggs, flour, ground cloves, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and, of course, grated carrots. The resulting cupcakes are very moist, and quite tasty, making the work worthwhile. The frosting is a cream cheese buttercream to which cinnamon and meringue powder have been added. Are you sure that you only want to eat one?
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These blueberry cupcakes (or baby cakes, as this recipe calls them) are made from a combination of different gluten-free flours, including sorghum, rice, buckwheat and tapioca starch. The flavor comes from the fresh – or frozen, your choice – blueberries, some nutmeg, brown sugar and bourbon vanilla extract. Once these blueberry cupcakes have baked, drizzle their tops with some lemon glaze and then serve. Of course, you can always forego the lemon glaze, they are just as delectable without it!
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For the life of me, I canít figure out why pumpkin pies are the go to Thanksgiving dessert. Lately a number of pumpkin pie flavored cupcakes have been making the rounds and they are worlds above a boring old pumpkin pie. These Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting were inspired by the classic pumpkin pie, but with a tasty, bite-sized twist. The cake is airy and moist, but packed with flavor.
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