Lemon blueberry cupcakes sound like a magnificent summer treat – and they are, but they can also be enjoyed year-round. The batter of these cupcakes includes whole blueberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, cake flour, vanilla extract, milk and several other ingredients. Once they have baked, top them off with some lemon cream cheese frosting, a few whole blueberries, and serve. The best part about making these cupcakes it getting to eat them afterwards!
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Putting fruit and vegetables into cupcakes creates more than just a tasty snack – they provide a way to get healthy foods into picky kids. These cupcakes start off with a basic batter that consists of three different types of flour (all purpose, whole wheat and soy) and oats, flax seed, brown sugar, cinnamon and several other things. Then, the fruit – fresh or dried – and vegetables are added in. The results are a tasty cupcakes with all of the health benefits and very little of the sweetness.
Banana cream pie is a classic dessert that can easily be translated into other formats, like these cupcakes, for example. The batter consists of cake flour, lime zest, graham cracker crumbs, buttermilk and other things. It is meant to evoke pie crust. The homemade banana cream is added to the center of each cupcake after they have baked and cooled. Top with whipped cream frosting that has been flavored with banana extract, and a banana chip before serving.
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Strawberry lemonade is the perfect summer beverage, since it combines the tartness of the lemonade with the sugary goodness of the strawberries. The two balance out each very well. The same is true of these cupcakes, which pair up lemon cakes with strawberry buttercream frosting. All that you need is a lemon cake mix and the required ingredients listed on the back of the box. For the frosting, combine pureed strawberries with butter, sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Bake, frost, and enjoy!
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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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