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Have you ever tried eating your latte instead of drinking it? No? Then you obviously haven’t made any of these Americano cupcakes. These adults-only treats contain instant coffee for a little extra “zing.” With their chocolate based frosting (also with a little instant coffee tossed into the mix for good measure) and whipped cream and vanilla filling, the combination of sugar and caffeine in these cupcakes will keep you going for a while.
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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.
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These Tahitian vanilla bean cupcakes are a perfect dessert to serve at your next island (or Hawaiian) themed party. On top of the festive and colorful cupcake tins and toppers, the Tahitian vanilla bean, sour cream and vanilla extract in the batter results in a cupcake that is a vanilla-lovers dream come true. Add to the fun with the heavy cream-based Tahitian vanilla bean, powdered sugar and vanilla extract frosting. Follow with some sprinkles and a colorful topper.
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Add a little something extra to your dessert offerings with these Mayan chocolate cupcakes topped with cocoa cinnamon buttercream. Whether you serve them for dessert following a traditional Mexican dinner, or simply want something sweet and with a little “kick” to follow your meal, these cupcakes are just what you’ve been looking for. The chili powder and cayenne pepper in the batter is contradicted by the sweetness of the cocoa powder and cinnamon in the frosting — just what your tastebuds have been missing.
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For cupcakes so cute that you almost don’t want to eat them, or a treat that will be the hit of your next Halloween party, look no further than these ghost-topped goodies. The cupcake underneath of these festive fondant ghosts is unremarkable. You can go with chocolate cupcakes, vanilla ones, or any exotic (or Halloween-related flavors). It’s the frosting that counts most, and makes the biggest impact: white ghosts with black eyes made out of standard fondant icing.
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Nothing pairs up like chocolate and caramel. It’s the holy grail of snack food combinations, which makes these devil’s food chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel frosting something akin to royalty in the bakery world. The frosting it the key to making these treats work: salted butter, dark brown sugar, heavy cream, salt and powdered sugar are all that it contains, but the results are simply marvelous. The cupcake batter itself is the perfect complement to this awesome frosting!
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These coconut vanilla bean cupcakes are the ideal thing to make for the coconut lovers in your family — not only does the batter contain vanilla beans and coconut milk, but the frosting does as well. Consider them to be coconut overload! Topped with brightly colored coconut flakes (ah – the fun that you can have with food coloring and a little patience) these cupcakes truly live up the “coconut” in their name. Looking for a place to serve them? Really? Like you need an excuse!
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A chocolate cupcake with choco and caramel frosting topped with a very cute little turtle. This cupcakes go well with milk; definitely a cupcake that kids and adults alike will love. Good for an afternoon snack after kiddo’s soccer game or after a long day from work. The cute little turtle toppers are a winner where they are intricately made to make these cupcakes not your ordinary chocolate ones. Decadent cups to make a tiring or boring day a more interesting one.