Overripe bananas are nothing to cry over. Instead of throwing them out, turn them into cupcakes! These banana chocolate chip coffee cupcakes contain mashed bananas and chocolate chips, like the name implies. However, they also have chopped walnuts, cinnamon, sour cream, flour, sugar, and several other things. Since they are “coffee cupcakes” (similar to coffee cake) they aren’t frosted. A light sprinkling of sugar on top is all that is needed!
Source Framed Cooks
It may sound strange, but vegan cupcakes are quite delicious, especially when they are topped with fluffy vanilla almond frosting and a light drizzle of raspberry glaze. These cupcakes contain a number of substitutes that make them just as tasty as regular ones, only vegan. For example, vanilla almond milk takes the places of standard dairy milk, and extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar fill in for the eggs. Don’t forget the cocoa powder!
Source Oh She Glows
There’s no such thing as too much coconut. These cupcakes contain coconut extract and cream of coconut, while the frosting has coconut extract as well. To top it all off, they are sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes. Besides the coconut extract, the frosting contains cream cheese and other ingredients, and the batter is also flavored with vanilla extract and buttermilk. The resulting cupcakes are rich, moist and coconut-ty. How will you be able to eat just one?
Source Tide and Thyme
Lavender and honey collide in order to make a perfectly sweet cupcake with just a hint lavender (courtesy of the dried lavender mixed into the batter.) Yes, lavender can be used for more than making scented sachets and potpourri. These also contain flour, butter, eggs, sugar, honey, and several other more traditional ingredients. The frosting is a mixture of mascarpone, butter, honey, vanilla and powdered sugar. After frosting, sprinkle on a few bits of dried lavender for both color and flavor.
Source Bakers Royale
Just because something is gluten free, that does not mean that it will not taste good. These sweet cupcakes are flavored with coconut (both coconut juice and shredded coconut are in the batter), and contain sorghum flour, cornstarch and guar gum instead of cake flour. The rest of the ingredients, including buttermilk, almond extract and vanilla extract, are identical to those in “standard” gluten-filled cupcakes. The frosting is a homemade cream cheese that is topped with almonds – and little more shredded coconut, if you so desire.
Many people have heard of The Hokey Pokey – the song that is played (and danced to) at many weddings and other events. Few have heard of the candy that is made of sugar, dark golden corn syrup and baking soda. Combine the candy with coffee syrup (for the top), homemade caramel, flour and other ingredients to make a hokey pokey cupcake. Top with cinnamon mascarpone frosting and a drizzle of the coffee syrup and serve these complex cupcakes!
Source Cupcake Project
These chocolate cherry blossom cupcakes are much simpler than their title implies. The batter consists of a mere seven ingredients (flour, eggs, chocolate, butter, two kinds of sugar, and vanilla extract.) They are filled with a cherry whipped cream, which contains pureed pitted sour cherries, and topped with a chocolate ganache frosting. For color and some additional flavor, place several sugar cherry blossoms on top of each frosted cupcake before serving.
Source A Cup Of Sugar, A Pinch Of Salt
Cookie butter can be compared to Nutella – only it is flavored like sugar cookies, not hazelnuts and chocolate. Either way, it is just as tasty, and just as versatile. Take these cookie butter filled cupcakes for example. They are made from a simple vanilla cake recipe (turned into cupcakes, of course). Once they have been baked and have had a chance to cool, they are filled with a special cookie butter filling and topped off with cookie butter frosting. There is no such thing as too much cookie butter!
Source The Art of the Cookie
The “camo” part of these cupcakes has more to do with the wrappers (the outside liners) that they are placed in and less to do with the cupcakes themselves. However, don’t discount the cupcakes just yet – these tasty strawberry cupcakes are quite irresistible. They consist of strawberry puree, pink food coloring, vanilla, almond extract, flour, and several other ingredients. They are topped with a strawberry buttercream frosting, red sprinkles, and some fresh, sliced strawberries.
Source Java Cupcake
While the thought of flourless cupcakes may be a turn off, when you hear that they are made almost entirely of ground up chocolate and almonds, you may change your mind. These chocolate cupcakes also consist of eggs, grapeseed oil, agave nectar, Celtic sea salt and vanilla extract. Once they are baked, let them cool before topping them with homemade vegan chocolate icing. You can also toss on a whole almond or two for extra flavor, if you’d like.
Source Elana’s Pantry