Vanilla Almond Cupcakes

Vanilla Almond Cupcakes

These cupcakes are light and subtly sweet. The vanilla almond cupcake has vanilla tones with sliced almonds right in the mix. The cake is barely sweet to allow the almond to shine.

The frosting is a basic vanilla frosting with a hint of almond extract to cut the sweetness. The flavors in this cupcake really shine—neither the vanilla or almond outshine each other. These cupcakes are perfect for afternoon tea (or a small sweet treat for your love).

Source: Pastry Affair

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Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes

These Champagne Cupcakes are super moist and full of champagne flavor! They’d be perfect For New Year’s Eve, or another special occasion, like Valentine’s Day!

This is a very moist cupcake. It’s not super dense, but it’s not super fluffy either. Kind of right down the middle. There’s just more than 1/2 a cup of champagne in the recipe, which gives it plenty of champagne flavor! The icing also has champagne. Hey, if you’re going to celebrate, go all out right?

Source: Life, Love and Sugar

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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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