Cupcakes can be savory instead of sweet, as this recipe for Mini Bacon Herb Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting proves. These cupcakes are made from a mixture of sour cream, crumbled bacon, butter, chopped onions, pepper, self-rising flour and chopped herbs, likes parsley, sage, and thyme, although you can use whichever ones you please. Once these have baked in a mini muffin tin, top them with softened cream cheese and garnish with some herbs or more crumbled bacon. They make a perfect appetizer!
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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!
Source Good Life Eats
This sumptuous chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream filling will surely make you crave for more. The coffee cream filling will give you an illusion as if you’re drinking real coffee, only with a twist of the mouthwatering chocolate cupcake. Every cupcake comes with three coffee beans that are perfectly covered with chocolate. Pair this cupcake with a warm cup of coffee to enhance the taste even more and to add an awakening aroma.
Source Food Network
An easier way of describing these is with the phrase “vanilla cupcakes filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate” but that takes some of the character out of them. This offshoot of the the official state dessert of Masachusetts (which is Boston Cream Pie, in case you were wondering) consists of a straight-up (non-fancy) vanilla cupcake base, which is then filled with a homemase vanilla pastry cream. The dark chocolate and whipped cream ganache frosting is the perfect topping and adds a bit of contrast.
Source Bashful Bao
Nothing says holidays like gingerbread. This holiday staple is always a hit at parties and celebrations and this recipe, with an optional substitution of crystalized ginger for ground ginger is sure to spice up any gathering. The frosting, a creamy sweet compliment to the spiced cake, can be dressed up for the party, or arrive simply adorned and be perfectly received either way. Adding holiday sprinkles, printed cupcake wraps, or fancy decorating techniques, while not necessary, will be the creative icing on the cake.
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Oreo cookies are just what you need to turn your next baking spree into a cookies and cream bash. Simply make traditional vanilla cupcakes and add a cup and half of crushed Oreo cookies to turn them into something resembling the ice cream flavor. Once you’ve baked them, add more ground Oreo cookies to the frosting mix (along with standard ingredients like butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and milk.) After frosting each treat, add a mini Oreo cookie to the top in order to make them even more delectable.
Source Lauren’s Latest
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