The classic red velvet cupcake contains just a hint of unsweetened cocoa powder, as well as buttermilk, white vinegar and vanilla extract. Once you have those in the batter, the cupcakes can be tinted any color – including the classic red, which is where the cupcakes get their name. However, you can also combine blue and violet gel food coloring to get these unabashedly patriotic blue velvet cupcakes. Once they have been coated in white vanilla buttercream frosting and some colorful sprinkles, they are ready to be enjoyed!
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There is no such thing as too much Biscoff. This recipe uses the cookie based spread both in the cupcakes and in the frosting. The cupcake batter also contains flour, sugar, sour cream, cinnamon, salt, canola oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Once they have baked and had a chance to cool, top them with the homemade Biscoff buttercream frosting that is described here. The results will be unforgettably tasty and quite delicious!
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You could argue that these cupcakes are good for you, since they are vegan and are made with whole wheat flour. The substitutions are easy to handle – vanilla almond milk takes the place of cows milk and apple cider vinegar fills in for butter. The cupcakes are also flavored with cocoa powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Once you’ve baked these cupcakes, it’s time to top them with cinnamon spice “buttercream” frosting, which is made vegan as well. Tasty!
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The traditional wedding cake is no more. The new “in” thing has become wedding cupcakes. They look beautiful and are easily eaten by you and your guests. Cupcakes allow you to give your wedding a modern feel and add a splash of color to an otherwise dull white wedding cake. This recipe for wedding cupcake buttercream frosting can be made in any color you want and it can be used to top anything from cupcakes, to cakes, and cookies.
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Rose hips may sound like a strange thing to put into cupcakes, but they result in a spice-cake-like treat. Combine the rose hip syrup with the other ingredients, in this case, cinnamon, almond butter, Greek yogurt, vanilla bean paste, sugar, flour and a few other things. Bake, and then top generously with rose hip buttercream (more rose hip syrup, powdered sugar, butter and salt) before serving. The rose hips make these the perfect treats to serve in springtime!
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No matter what the occasion is you will surely love these colorful mini chocolate cupcakes on your table. These cute cupcakes are made out of one bowl chocolate cupcakes, with butter cream for frosting. Make the frosting more interesting by adding some coloring to your butter cream frosting. Then make several cupcakes with different colors of frosting. Match these delicious cupcakes with a cup of espresso to enhance the chocolatey taste of the cupcake.
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These raspberry cupcakes with pink butter cream and lacy chocolate hearts are definitely perfect for not just valentines, but for any other occasions as well. The cupcakes are made out of vanilla and milk. The insides of these sumptuous cupcakes consist of tiny raspberries. These raspberries will surely compliment the pink butter cream that is places on top of these amazing cupcakes. For the final touch, a heart shaped chocolate is placed carefully in between the pink butter cream frosting.
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Want to bring a taste of the legendary Sprinkles Bakery home, but don’t live nearby? Try this strawberry cupcake recipe provided by its founder. The batter contains pureed strawberries, salt, milk, baking powder, flour, vanilla extract, butter, sugar and eggs. Simple, right? Top with Sprinkles’ strawberry frosting, which contains even more strawberries, along with the standard buttercream base ingredients, like butter, salt, sugar and vanilla extract. Then serve these summery treats with a smile!
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Caramel, chocolate and vanilla go together very well, especially when they are in the form of these Rolo cupcakes. The chocolate cupcake batter contains a secret ingredient: a frozen Rolo shoved into the middle. The batter also has chocolate pudding, which makes these into a very moist, flavorful treat. Each cupcake is topped with homemade vanilla and caramel buttercream, and before chocolate ganache is drizzled over it. Add on another Rolo, just for kicks, and serve!
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Who’s up for a coconut cupcake topped with vanilla frosting and even more coconut? Exactly: everybody. The batter on these tasty treats is made from flour, salt, baking powder, yogurt, shredded coconut, vanilla, sugar, and a whole host of other ingredients. The frosting consisted of homemade vanilla buttercream that is just sweet enough to complement the coconut in the batter, as well as the shredded coconut that goes on top of the frosting.