Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries

Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries

Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me.  Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal.

The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb – the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. I’ve been looking for something different to serve for Valentine’s dessert, and this is definitely different.

Source: Sprinkle Bakes

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One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

Let’s face it: sometimes we all need a dessert that only makes two servings. Haven’t you always wished you could make just enough dessert for yourself? Or yourself and one other person?

These are definitely your typical white cake; fluffy and soft, full of vanilla flavor, and the perfect vehicle for some fluffy white frosting. And it only takes one bowl! Not creaming, no mixer, no folding… just you, a bowl and a spoon.

Source: How Sweet It Is

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Deep, Dark and Rosy Red Velvet Cupcakes

Deep, Dark and Rosy Red Velvet Cupcakes

I know that a lot of people only associate red velvet with Christmas, but for me, red velvet is definitely a February thing. And for some reason this year, I really went full force with the V-Day eats.

These cupcakes were just the start, I loved them. I haven’t said that yet, but I really did love them. The chocolate flavor is awesome and subtle light flavors of the roses balance the chocolate out. AND that cream cheese frosting. Whoa.

That’s maybe the best thing ever. Seriously, so good.

Source: Half Baked Harvest

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Skinny Cherry Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

Skinny Cherry Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

I am not a big “skinny” dessert fan. If I’m going to eat dessert, I prefer it to be quite satisfying. And usually, skinny desserts leave me wanting more.

But not this time. Although, really, I’m not sure how YOU qualify a dessert as skinny. So we will call these skinny-ish, or skinnier cupcakes. If you’re looking for a skinnier dessert recipe this New Year, give these cupcakes a try!

Source: Shugary Sweets

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Pink Rose Cupcakes for your Sweet Valentine

Pink Rose Cupcakes for your Sweet Valentine

Nothing says Valentines Day more than roses and chocolate! This is the kind of rose I’d like to receive on Valentines Day. How about you?

Chocolate and raspberry together are a great combination, topped off with Buttercream Frosting and tinted pink with Americolor soft pink. Either vanilla extract or raspberry would make these super delicious.

Source: Created by Diane

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Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing and Custom Colored Sprinkles

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing & Custom Colored Sprinkles

Soft, bursting with banana flavour and heavenly paired with cream cheese icing, these are the kind of cupcake which even make picky eaters close their eyes to savour every bite.

There’s something so whimsical and endearing about sprinkles…  such a simple and easy way to decorate cupcakes too. These cupcakes are topped with cream cheese icing and white sprinkles…unless you’re up for coloring them yourself. Crafty Sunday, anyone?

Source: Sweetopia

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Every Saturday is a day of celebration, and this one is no different. We’ve settled on these strawberry chocolate chip cupcakes, originally created for a proposal, to sweeten up this Saturday morning, afternoon, evening or all three…in case you need a little extra today.

Bitter dark chocolate is perfectly balanced with strawberry flavor, including fresh strawberry puree in the cake, which also makes it extra moist. And it’s even better when you eat them straight out of the oven while the chocolate is still gooey! We won’t judge you.

Source: Raspberri Cupcakes

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Candy Heart Cupcakes

Candy Heart Cupcakes

It’s easy to underestimate the impact of small gestures, so put yourself out there, and declare all the love you have for your friends and family. Make them your Valentines, and make them these cupcakes as a sweet gesture to remember you by.

Because nothing says love like an incredibly moist chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy, soft meringue and a candy heart reading “PUGS & KITTENS”. They deserve it. And YOU deserve it.

Source: Hummingbird High

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Cranberry Mimosa Cupcakes

Cranberry Mimosa Cupcakes

These Cranberry Mimosa Cupcakes are made with a moist cupcake filled with orange and champagne flavor, then topped with cranberry frosting that’s flavored with a bit more champagne! They are a classic Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail in cupcake form.

These cupcakes begin with the a moist and fluffy base, then flavored with both fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest and champagne, and topped with cranberry frosting. The final combination of orange, cranberry and champagne is delightful!

Source: Life, Love and Sugar

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Strawberries and Champagne Cupcakes

Strawberries and Champagne Cupcakes

Who says your New Year’s bubbly has to be in a tall, clear glass? This cupcake twist on strawberries and champagne may just be the perfect addition to your New Year’s party!

These fancy treats combine strawberries and sparkling wine into one scrumptious cake, topped off with strawberry frosting for an ideal way to say “Welcome” to 2017!

Source: Completely Delicious

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