Serve up something sweet and light at your next St. Patrick’s Day party – these Guiness Stout Cupcakes! Yes, the batter contains 1 and a half cups of Guiness Stout, as well as more traditional staples like flour, sugar, cocoa powder and eggs, among other things. Following the theme, the frosting contains alcohol as well — Irish Cream — made into a buttercream frosting, thanks to the addition of butter and sugar. Top each with a sprinkle of sugar (or green sprinkles) and a plastic four-leaf clover to set the mood.
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Although Zebra Cupcakes sound complicated, they are far simpler to make than you would think. When filling the cupcake tins or pan liners, simply alternate between a simple vanilla cake batter and a deep, dark chocolate one. Keep them in separate pans, and fill the tins by alternating between spoonfuls of each until they are ready to go into the oven. You will end up with an almost-marbled cake.The frosting on these beauties consists of homemade vanilla buttercream topped with zebra-striped sugar sheets to add to the effect.
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Peanut Butter Biscoff Oreo Brownie Cupcake is the assemblage of four dessert favorites resulting in one special treat. This over the top sweet treat is more than enough for any sweet tooth. The base is a boxed fudge brownie mix layered with Oreo Cookie slathered in a Biscoff and peanut butter concoction then topped with another Oreo. Topping it all with buttercream frosting makes this one of the sweetest treats around.
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Black and White Cupcakes are a perfect party dessert because they are so beautiful and taste so yummy. The rich chocolate flavor and color contrasted with the white on white frosting and sprinkles creates a striking plate. Whether you believe the best part of this dessert is the colors, the chocolate flavors, the ganache, or the creamy frosting you are sure to find the whole is more than just the sum of its parts, but instead a symphony of goodness.
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These rich Chocolate Cupcakes made from scratch with a homemade Vanilla Swiss Merengue Buttercream Frosting and a sweet frosting rose are aptly named the Valentine’s Rose Cupcake. The cake recipe is straightforward, and while the Swiss merengue requires some finesse it is said to be easy to follow as well. This blog features a link to a tutorial for the construction of the beautiful rose embellishment. Tasty, pretty, and easy are the perfect cupcake combination.
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Perfect for the 4th of July, these Berry Stuffed cupcakes are gorgeous in red, white and blue. More than this, the vegan cool whip that is combined with the blueberry stuffing and topped with a strawberry is healthier than many other alternatives, making it great to serve health-conscious guests. Looking quite ordinary from their exterior, the moment you bite one, you will quickly change your mind about these delectable, light, healthy, scrumptious cupcakes.
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This cupcake recipe is sinfully moist and added to this is an equally sinful rich cream cheese frosting. You can also use chocolate cream cheese frosting for extra decadence or even chocolate ganache. The point is these chocolate cupcakes are just so rich, dark, moist and packed with chocolatey goodness, it is going to be hard to decide which tastes better, the ganache, the cream cheese or the chocolate cream cheese. Better yet, create all three and let your guests decide.
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This is one muffin that brings images of pineapple, hula skirts and warm beaches that closing your eyes as you take a bite may even cause you to mistakenly believe you are actually in Hawaii. The coconut butter that tops each delectable warm, sunny cupcake underneath is just hard to match. This pina colada recipe is for one single woman and contains both chopped pineapples and pineapple juice combined with virgin coconut oil. One taste and you may just lose your need to pack and leave for Hawaii, as Hawaii has now arrived in your kitchen.
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The pink fondant pig – with white fondant wings! – attached to the top of each of these cupcakes makes quite a statement. Whether you want something whimsical to serve at your next party, or if people doubt your baking skills and you want to show off what you can do (“when pigs fly” – get it?) then these tasty treats are exactly what you have been looking for. Choose your own cupcake base, then top it with a layer of the frosting of your choice before attaching these cute and edible pigs to the top!
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These orange creamsicle cupcakes are citrus, sweet, light and bright. They look like the perfect sunny day, making them perfect for summer. The citrus cream cheese frosting is free of egg and dairy, vegan and gluten-free as well. The pulp from one orange is added into the cupcake along with orange soda, making this cupcake as orangey as can be. You will love the light citrus cake topped by cream cheese that has been flavored with real orange juice, making this the perfect fruity zesty dessert.
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