The Cupcake Blog http://thecupcakeblog.com Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 Coconut Bird Nest Cupcakes http://thecupcakeblog.com/coconut-bird-nest-cupcakes/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/coconut-bird-nest-cupcakes/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:00:01 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40337

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Coconut Bird Nest Cupcakes

Hi guys! I am re-doing another recipe from the archives again and bringing it some new life. These coconut cupcakes were made in March 2013 (that’s three years ago!!!) when I just started blogging and they have remained a favorite over time.

I’ve of course played with the recipe since then as I develop as a baker and the version below is the current awesome state of a soft coconut cupcake topped with sweet coconut whipped frosting. I love how the coconut flavor is intense in these because of coconut cream (instead of coconut milk) and it makes my coconut-loving heart happy!

Source: Blahnik Baker

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Happy Friday! There’s nothing more popular in desserts these days than bacon, and this one takes the (cup)cake. Start the weekend right with the perfect combination of sweet and salty!

Fluffy maple cupcakes with a hint of cinnamon, topped off with a swirly of sweet, creamy maple frosting and a piece of thick, salty bacon!

Source: Lindsay Ann Bakes

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Vegan Banana Blueberry Cupcakes http://thecupcakeblog.com/vegan-banana-blueberry-cupcakes/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/vegan-banana-blueberry-cupcakes/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00:15 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40334

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Vegan Banana Blueberry Cupcakes

Spring is here and these Vegan Banana Blueberry Cupcakes are just what you need!  A banana cake with a hint of cinnamon, bursting with warm blueberries and topped with frosting!  Yum!

I just couldn’t help myself when these came hot out of the oven!  I had to eat one…or two.  Even without the frosting they make great muffins perfect for lunch boxes or picnics. But let’s be honest, adding frosting just makes every better.

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes http://thecupcakeblog.com/chocolate-cherry-cupcakes-5/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/chocolate-cherry-cupcakes-5/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40330

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

If you like chocolate covered cherries, you are going to love these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. A delicate spongy cupcake filled with cherry preserves and topped with cherry buttercream frosting. These are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes recipe highlights:

This recipe was inspired by my favorite candy, chocolate covered cherries.

The cupcake is full of chocolate flavor and kept moist with the help of oil and butter.

The frosting is a simple buttercream that is flavored with cherry preserves. Each cupcake gets a generous filling of cherry preserves and then topped with the cherry buttercream. There is no shortage of cherry flavor in this recipe.

Source: Baked by an Introvert

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A Dozen Rose Cupcakes http://thecupcakeblog.com/a-dozen-rose-cupcakes/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/a-dozen-rose-cupcakes/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:00:06 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40323

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A Dozen Rose Cupcakes
Even if you don’t make the sugar roses for these cupcakes, they are absolutely delicious and a chocolate lover’s dream come true. The centers are filled with rich chocolate ganache and the vanilla bean frosting swirl on top is a nice counter to all the chocolate. The recipe makes two dozen cupcakes, so you can keep one dozen and gift another (if you’re feeling generous).
Learning a new skill is exciting, and if you take the plunge into sugar flower-making, then be patient with yourself. The first flower may take a little longer to make than the rest, but that’s just a part of the learning process.
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Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting http://thecupcakeblog.com/pink-velvet-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/pink-velvet-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting/#respond Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:00:13 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40313

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Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m a huge chocolate cake fan, but I also love vanilla. So what’s a vanilla loving girl or guy to do around the holidays that are full of red velvet…aka chocolate cake?

Pink velvet!

The perfect festive treat when you really crave a moist vanilla cupcake.

This small batch moist pink velvet cupcake recipe is an absolute perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day…or any day! Top them off with whipped cream cheese frosting and festive heart sprinkles for an extra special and flavorful treat!

Source: Baked by Rachel

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes http://thecupcakeblog.com/chocolate-mint-cupcakes-5/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/chocolate-mint-cupcakes-5/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:00:09 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40317

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Celebrate Earth Day with us with these yummy Chocolate Mint Cupcakes from Taste and Tell!

Mint lovers will go crazy for these Chocolate Mint Cupcakes that are topped with a smooth and creamy mint Swiss meringue buttercream frosting.

Here are some delicious Chocolate Mint Cupcakes that I made from the wonderful blog – How to Eat a Cupcake (update 2016 – sadly, this blog is no longer online). The only change I made to them was to leave out the chocolate chips, because I didn’t have any mini ones, and since I made mini sized cupcakes (see note at the top of the post), I knew regular chocolate chips would be just too big. These Chocolate Mint Cupcakes were awesome – and really – food bloggers rarely let me down!!

Source: Taste and Tell

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Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting http://thecupcakeblog.com/mocha-cupcakes-with-espresso-buttercream-frosting-2/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/mocha-cupcakes-with-espresso-buttercream-frosting-2/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:51 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40320

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Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

These mocha cupcakes are a chocolate and coffee lover’s dream come true. If you can’t get your day going without your favorite cup of coffee, you’re in luck.

 I might even go so far as to suggest that you should just skip your morning cup of coffee or trip to Starbucks and have one of these instead. The cake part itself strikes a subtle balance between light chocolate and a hint of creamy coffee. Not overwhelming on either end of the spectrum, and the combination results in a smooth, clean flavor, which is perfect for topping with espresso-spiked buttercream.

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Spring is in the air! So what does that mean for me?? Time to start making all things carrot cake, like these Carrot Cake Cookies, this Carrot Cake Cheesecake, a layered Carrot Cake (one of my all time favorite cakes), these Carrot Cake Bars, and why not some Carrot Cake Pancakes, and of course these perfectly fun and irresistible Carrot Cake Cupcakes!

Don’t you just love these tiny gold bunnies? They are one of my new favorite Easter decoration and they are actually a toy :). I just spray painted them gold.

Source: Cooking Classy

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Blood Orange Chocolate Cupcakes http://thecupcakeblog.com/blood-orange-chocolate-cupcakes/ http://thecupcakeblog.com/blood-orange-chocolate-cupcakes/#respond Sun, 17 Apr 2016 16:00:46 +0000 http://thecupcakeblog.com/?p=40305

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Blood Orange Chocolate Cupcakes

There’s something just wonderful about the bold, sweet flavors of blood oranges. Make sure you grab some before they are out of season and make some baked goods!

These cupcakes use my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe as a base and it’s boasting with sweet orange zest and dark chocolate made richer with a hint of coffee. Topped with a blood orange frosting (isn’t the color gorgeous??), they are finished with decorative edible candied blood oranges dipped in chocolate.

Source: Blahnik Baker

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