There are so many different cupcake flavors in the world that it can be tricky to choose one to bake. However, if you’re tired of the more traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, these lavender and matcha ones might do the trick. Matcha is a finely ground (or milled) green tea powder that is normally used to make tea, but works just as well in baking. These cupcakes contain matcha, as well as many other, more “traditional” ingredients. What about the lavender, you ask? Well that’s placed on top of the cream cheese frosting!
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It can be tricky to come up with a recipe for vegan cupcakes that are so tasty they will disappear shortly after being served. Thankfully, you won’t have to look much longer, because that recipe is right here. These chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter cream cheese frosting are completely vegan. The frosting is made from combining vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. The cupcakes are equally dairy free, making them great for those with food allergies as well!
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Itís not often that you find pumpkin and chocolate mixed together in a dessert and after eating these cupcakes I can honestly say, I have no idea why. The sweet pumpkin pairs perfectly with the bitter cocoa. Then the addition of some orange zest and food coloring brightens the flavor and look. These orange and black chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting will have the kids going wild at your next Halloween party.
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For the life of me, I canít figure out why pumpkin pies are the go to Thanksgiving dessert. Lately a number of pumpkin pie flavored cupcakes have been making the rounds and they are worlds above a boring old pumpkin pie. These Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting were inspired by the classic pumpkin pie, but with a tasty, bite-sized twist. The cake is airy and moist, but packed with flavor.
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If you’ve been looking for a great lemon cupcake recipe, but found most of them to be too complicated, then look no further than these ombre lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting. The batter is made from a white cake mix, which is prepared according to the instructions – except for the addition of lemon extract and yellow food coloring. The frosting is a lemon cream cheese, with more lemon extract and yellow food coloring. Top with a few candied lemon slices and enjoy!
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These cupcakes were designed with coconut lovers in mind. The batter consists of softened coconut oil (substituted for butter), unsweetened shredded coconut, and coconut milk. If you like limes, then you’ll enjoy the lime zest and lime juice that are in the cupcakes as well. The frosting for these treats contains more of both of these ingredients – most notably, coconut oil, coconut milk, and lime juice. When you combine them with all of the other ingredients, you end up with a very tasty cupcake!
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The richness of sweet potatoes makes them a perfect autumn and winter treat. The ones in this particular recipe have maple cream cheese frosting that is topped with a dash of cinnamon, for both color and flavor. The cupcakes themselves are made from a mixture of sweet potatoes (of course), flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, sour cream, vanilla extract and several other ingredients. Altogether, these treats are great on a cool winter day!
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Pumpkin can be used to flavor everything – lattes, cookies, bread, pie and especially, cupcakes. These pumpkin cupcakes are flavored will allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla extract, as well as pumpkin puree. They are topped with a homemade “Dreamy Cream Cheese” frosting that consists of unsalted butter, marshmallow fluff, cream cheese, confectioners sugar and more vanilla extract. Feel free to top with some colored sprinkles as well. The hard part is eating just one!
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Few things make a better snack than tiny, bite sized cupcakes. These ginger ones are flavored with ground ginger (hence the name), grated nutmeg, lemon zest, vanilla extract and fresh ginger. The frosting is a homemade lemon cream cheese, that perfectly compliments the cupcakes without overpowering them. Bake these treats, let them cool, frost them, and then top off with some sliced, candied ginger to give them a little extra kick. You’ll find these hard to resist!
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Chocolate Stout cupcakes can easily become a delectable adults-only treat, especially if they are coated in a homemade vanilla cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes, which consist of room-temperature Guinness, eggs, yogurt, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, sugar, flour, melted butter, ground cinnamon and baking powder, are fairly easy to make, once all of the ingredients have been gathered. Once they are baked and covered in luscious vanilla cream cheese frosting, you won’t be able to resist them!
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