These cupcakes kick things up a notch, thanks to the addition of cherry pie filling. The red velvet batter is made via a classic combination of cocoa powder, flour, eggs, white vinegar, buttermilk, vanilla extract, red food coloring and several other items. Once they have baked and have had a chance to cool, a core is cut out of the center of each and cherry pie filling is added. Replace the top, frost with cream cheese icing and enjoy!
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Red Velvet cupcakes are a classic treat that can easily be served at any function, big or small, fancy or casual. These are flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder, and also contain cake flour, kosher salt, an egg, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, buttermilk, baking soda, white vinegar, and of course, red food coloring (otherwise they would just be chocolate cupcakes.) In order to follow tradition, top them with cream cheese frosting. If you prefer, you can toss on a few sprinkles as well!
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Donít live up north, but still want to build a snowman? Nowís your chance. Snowman Cupcakes are fun and easy to make for the whole family. The base of this recipe is an uncomplicated chocolate cupcake. After topping them with an equally easy-to-make butter cream frosting, then itís time for the fun. Making the snowmen. Marshmallows are used for the snowmenís bodies and orange or red gummy fish for the noses. Topping them with a chocolate covered mint candy gives them a cute little hat to finish of the look.
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Lemon blueberry cupcakes sound like a magnificent summer treat – and they are, but they can also be enjoyed year-round. The batter of these cupcakes includes whole blueberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, cake flour, vanilla extract, milk and several other ingredients. Once they have baked, top them off with some lemon cream cheese frosting, a few whole blueberries, and serve. The best part about making these cupcakes it getting to eat them afterwards!
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Putting fruit and vegetables into cupcakes creates more than just a tasty snack – they provide a way to get healthy foods into picky kids. These cupcakes start off with a basic batter that consists of three different types of flour (all purpose, whole wheat and soy) and oats, flax seed, brown sugar, cinnamon and several other things. Then, the fruit – fresh or dried – and vegetables are added in. The results are a tasty cupcakes with all of the health benefits and very little of the sweetness.
Banana cream pie is a classic dessert that can easily be translated into other formats, like these cupcakes, for example. The batter consists of cake flour, lime zest, graham cracker crumbs, buttermilk and other things. It is meant to evoke pie crust. The homemade banana cream is added to the center of each cupcake after they have baked and cooled. Top with whipped cream frosting that has been flavored with banana extract, and a banana chip before serving.
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It is fairly easy to make your own Funfetti cupcakes from scratch – just combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter, vanilla extract, sour cream and several other ingredients in a bowl. Then dump in one half cup of rainbow sprinkles and stir so that the sprinkles are distributed throughout the batter. Once these treats have baked, you can turn them into sundae cupcakes with the addition of a scoop of vanilla buttercream frosting, a drizzle of chocolate ganache, and some sprinkles.
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Strawberry lemonade is the perfect summer beverage, since it combines the tartness of the lemonade with the sugary goodness of the strawberries. The two balance out each very well. The same is true of these cupcakes, which pair up lemon cakes with strawberry buttercream frosting. All that you need is a lemon cake mix and the required ingredients listed on the back of the box. For the frosting, combine pureed strawberries with butter, sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Bake, frost, and enjoy!
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Olive oil cupcakes are a newer trend, and put an interesting spin on classic yellow (or white) cakes. This particular recipes contains olive oil, spelt flour, golden caster sugar and plain yogurt as well as vanilla bean paste to create tasty, airy cupcakes. The frosting is a meringue buttercream that also contains balsamic vinegar and roasted strawberries, both of which pair perfectly with the cupcakes themselves. This unique combination is both memorable and addictive – try one and you’ll see!
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Father’s Day cupcakes need to fulfills two very important criteria: they should be somewhat “manly” as far as decorations and ingredients go, and they need to be tasty. These Father’s Day cupcakes fit that perfectly. They are decorated with edible Royal Icing beer mugs and chocolate frosted “dad’s.” They are also made of chocolate, with a can of Guinness thrown in. This turns them into an adults only treat, but elevates the level of flavor. The special “dad” in your life won’t be able to resist!
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