These lip-smacking goodies look like they’ve popped up out of a 1950’s Technicolor fantasy flick and they taste as fine as their classical looks. Sweet and scrumptious, with a slightly caramelized top, the bright and shiny glazing with its grenadine and lemon extract mix, is a sensation. And then of course, it’s up to you to choose whether you want to keep the iconic maraschino cherry for last or gobble it up before you commence the mini-feast.
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These cupcakes are the perfect things to serve at your little princess’ next birthday party. The batter is pink (thus making the cupcakes themselves pink), the frosting is pink, and most of the edible decorations on top of them are as well. The cupcakes themselves are vanilla (a mixture of cake flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter, milk, eggs and vanilla extract) that have been tinted with gel food coloring, just like the frosting. The end results are perfectly pink!
Who says you can only see Rudolph during Christmas season? With these delicious red velvet cupcakes, you will surely get to see Rudolph quite so often. These cupcakes are made out of egg whites and Chobani that is fat free. The top of the cupcake is made out of that all-time favorite chocolate and butter. Rudolph’s face is made out of M&Ms chocolate candy and wafers; some yummy pretzels for his ears. Rudolph red velvet cupcake is perfect with a warm cup of cocoa.
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What’s better than a chocolate cupcake? A chocolate cupcake with a chocolate truffle stuffed in it of course! These somewhat traditional chocolate cupcakes (the recipe uses bittersweet chocolate, buttermilk, cake flour, vanilla and a bunch of other more-standard ingredients) have chocolate truffles in the center. Simply place some of the batter in the cupcake liner, place a truffle (or two) in it, and then cover with more batter. Top with chocolate buttercream frosting and another truffle. Decadent and tasty!
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Calzone cupcakes are proof positive that cupcakes are not just for dessert anymore. These cute cupcake looking creations are actually little calzones or pocket pizzas that are baked in cupcake tins and take on the shape of the dessert but the taste of the yummy Italian entrée. Encased in pizza dough, fillings are limited only by one’s imagination. Veggie, meat lovers, or cheese calzones are then “frosted” with pizza sauce and topped with a cherry tomato for the perfect on the go meal.
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What do Coca-cola (yes, the drink), buttermilk, vanilla extract and cocoa powder have in common? Yes, you guessed right: these cupcakes. The batter also contains butter, sugar, flour, baking soda and eggs, so don’t be too put off by the addition of soda (or pop, depending on where you’re from) in the recipe. Add in the toasted meringue frosting (sugar, water, corn syrup, egg whites and sugar) and you have quite a tasty treat on your hands!
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Red Beet Cupcakes with Red Beet frosting is a delightfully flavored reddish cupcake that kids of all ages can enjoy without the chemical colors and dyes in some other brightly colored desserts. These tasty and naturally colored treats get their lovely color, texture, and flavor from roasted beets. Even the cream cheese frosting can be colored with the pureed beet. Most will eat this lovely cupcake without ever knowing vegetables are involved unless you tell them.
Looking for a fresh, fruity, original cupcake recipe? Then this could be the one for you. Raspberries give a sweet zing and bursts of colour, with rosewater providing a wonderfully subtle floral scent. The decoration on these cupcakes is undeniably beautiful. Using actual rose petals sprinkled with sugar is a lovely touch which lends itself brilliantly to a themed tea party, and positioned on a tiered cupcake stand, would make a stunning substitute for a traditional wedding cake.
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Cupcakes should be two things: edible and pretty. These rainbow cupcake fulfill both of those requirements. The cupcakes themselves are made from a simple vanilla batter (although you can use chocolate if you so desire.) Once they are baked and frosted with vanilla buttercream, the fun begins. Fill small spray bottles with food coloring (one color per bottle) and spray on top of the frosting. You’ll end up with a pretty (and tasty) rainbow!
These Jello Tie-Dye Fruity cupcakes are perfect for when standard “boring” cupcakes simply will not do. They are easy to make — take a box of vanilla cake mix (or make some batter from scratch, it is up to you) and divide it into three bowls. Add some dry Jello mix to each bowl, one type of mix per bowl, making sure to use three different flavors, and then alternately add it to cupcake liners. Bake and then frost for a simple, colorful and tasty treat!
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