Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Moist cupcakes, packed with that nostalgic cotton candy flavor and pieces of real cotton candy in the batter! The are topped off with a swirl of sweet, melt-in-your-mouth, cotton candy frosting, and finished with a pinch of fluffy cotton candy or one of my cotton candy lollipops!

My favorite part is the specks of real cotton candy throughout the fluffy cupcakes. These are perfect for serving at a birthday party, carnival, or any special occasion!

Source: Lindsay Ann Bakes

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Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

These Fluffy Coconut Cupcakes can be counted among the good ones because they are some of the best coconut cupcakes that I’ve ever eaten. The cupcakes a light and fluffy, with a soft, tender crumb that almost melts in your mouth.

I topped these with a vanilla cream cheese frosting that is dipped in shredded coconut. The cupcakes will keep well for a couple of days after baking when stored in an airtight container, so they can be baked a day or so ahead.

Source: Baking Bites

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Mango Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream

Mango Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream

Mango Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream are perfect for spring! They are super easy to make. Made with fresh mango puree, mango extract, and topped with mango buttercream, these cupcakes are chock full of mango flavor. These cupcakes are perfect for a spring picnic or cookout!

If you are a fan of mango then you are going to love these cupcakes!

Source: Baked by an Introvert

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Celebrate Earth Day with us with these yummy Chocolate Mint Cupcakes from Taste and Tell!

Mint lovers will go crazy for these Chocolate Mint Cupcakes that are topped with a smooth and creamy mint Swiss meringue buttercream frosting.

Here are some delicious Chocolate Mint Cupcakes that I made from the wonderful blog – How to Eat a Cupcake (update 2016 – sadly, this blog is no longer online). The only change I made to them was to leave out the chocolate chips, because I didn’t have any mini ones, and since I made mini sized cupcakes (see note at the top of the post), I knew regular chocolate chips would be just too big. These Chocolate Mint Cupcakes were awesome – and really – food bloggers rarely let me down!!

Source: Taste and Tell

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spring is in the air! So what does that mean for me?? Time to start making all things carrot cake, like these Carrot Cake Cookies, this Carrot Cake Cheesecake, a layered Carrot Cake (one of my all time favorite cakes), these Carrot Cake Bars, and why not some Carrot Cake Pancakes, and of course these perfectly fun and irresistible Carrot Cake Cupcakes!

Don’t you just love these tiny gold bunnies? They are one of my new favorite Easter decoration and they are actually a toy :). I just spray painted them gold.

Source: Cooking Classy

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Blood Orange Chocolate Cupcakes

Blood Orange Chocolate Cupcakes

There’s something just wonderful about the bold, sweet flavors of blood oranges. Make sure you grab some before they are out of season and make some baked goods!

These cupcakes use my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe as a base and it’s boasting with sweet orange zest and dark chocolate made richer with a hint of coffee. Topped with a blood orange frosting (isn’t the color gorgeous??), they are finished with decorative edible candied blood oranges dipped in chocolate.

Source: Blahnik Baker

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Rainbow Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Rainbow Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Two words: rainbow cupcakes.

While the festive colors may have been what caught your eye, I guarantee it’s the sugar cookie-esque taste that will grab your taste buds’ attention. Cupcakes that taste like sugar cookies? Yes indeed!

These light, buttery, impossibly moist cupcakes star six layers of rainbow colors that bake up into a centerpiece-worthy treat perfect for birthdays, St. Patrick’s Day, and any other ordinary or extraordinary occasion in need of a little color and a whole lot of flavor.

Source: Just a Taste

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry shortcake is the classic summertime and springtime dessert.  I grew up eating this classic dessert and look forward to baking it when it starts to heat up outside. Every year, our family would get together and strawberry pick in the farm fields of Wisconsin.  After our gigantic strawberry haul, mom would make a batch of strawberry shortcake and homemade strawberry jam.

This recipe is actually adapted from my Strawberry Shortcake recipe I made last year.  Because that recipe is such a hit, I wanted to extend it to cupcakes.  Because it gets so hot out in the summer, I wanted to make a frosting that would withstand the summer heat of New Orleans.  Even with the air at 66 degrees in the house, traditional whipped cream frosting melts into a big hot mess.

Source: Swanky Recipes

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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

These are some of the most decadent cupcakes I’ve ever made – and in such a good way! They are rich and luscious and oh so irresistibly chocolatey! This is definitely one of my new favorite chocolate cupcake recipes (and if you want to make it more of a milder milk chocolate cupcake just reduce the cocoa 2 Tbsp and up the flour 2 more Tbsp, I tested them out both ways but definitely preferred the darker version here paired with the sweetness of the raspberry frosting). They are somewhat dense and deliciously fudgy and you’ll want to make them again and again.

Source: Cooking Classy

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Thin Mint Fudge Cupcakes

Thin Mint Fudge Cupcakes

Thin Mint Fudge Cupcakes with chocolate minty cookie frosting and a layer of hot fudge sauce, yum!  These are a dream come true!  My friend ate one last night and she said “This was the best thing I’ve ever had.”

Since I only used the really fine cookie crumbs for the frosting, I used the larger pieces as “sprinkles” after I piped out the frosting.  No crumb left behind :)

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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