Having a moniker like Salted Caramel Cupcakes is a tall order for a cupcake as just the name makes most mouths begin to water. These vanilla cupcakes with a hint of almond flavoring are the perfect canvas for the headliner of this show; the homemade salted caramel. This simple cupcake can be dressed up or down as the occasion demands. Fondants leaves adorn the ones featured here, but were used for decoration over taste. There are many flavorful fondant recipes that will result in layers of flavorful beauty that is hard to resist.
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Dulce De Leche literally means “candy of milk” and these cupcakes deliver on their sweet name. Whether you use the prepared version of Dulce De Leche as the author of Java Cupcake did, or you prepare your own homemade version, the result is certain; sweet creamy goodness in a cupcake. Topped off with a frosting that incorporates cream cheese and a Dulce de Leche sauce, this treat is rich and luxurious. Those with a passion for both salty and sweet treats, adding a light sprinkling of sea salt to the top finishes this cupcake perfectly.
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For those of you who were not a big fan of beer, you might see beer in a different light after trying these cupcakes. These chocolate and Guinness cupcake combination can definitely hit the spot for any cupcake or beer lover. The base has yogurt as well which makes the cupcakes incredibly moist. This is definitely a winner and beer lover or not, you would definitely love these delightful cups. Frosted with homemade vanilla cream cheese frosting, your ensemble is complete!
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Loving marshmallows? Just look at these Smores cupcake that is to die for! The sponge is made of dark chocolate; just right for a sweet melted marshmallow on top. Very exciting dessert for the marshmallow lover so make sure you’re generous with frosting. You can grill the top of the icing so that it becomes a little brown. That makes it look more mouthwatering. Add some chocolate on top and you’re done.
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This Carrot Cake Cupcake recipe is just in time for fall baking, fund raiser bake sales, and holiday celebrations. While carrot cake is not just an autumn favorite, the spices in this beauty lend themselves well to this time of year. The aroma of baking carrot cake is a fall favorite as well with the nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar flowing through the house on the cool autumn breeze.
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From the outset, birds nest cupcakes sound like some horrible experiment gone wrong, but once you see that the “birds nest” in the title refers to how these treats are decorated, it all makes sense. Without the creative decorating, these vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting seem pretty basic. But, once the sweetened coconut flakes (for the nest) and decorated blue chocolate Cadbury mini eggs have been added, complete with orange buttercream beaks and melted chocolate eyes, these cupcakes become a tasty masterpiece.
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If you love apple pie, then you’ll love these apple cinnamon cupcakes. The cupcake batter itself contains swirls of cinnamon and tiny bits of chopped apples. That alone would be enough to satify any apple lover, but these cupcakes take it to the extreme thanks to the addition of a sugar-y apple filling that is similar to – you guessed it! – apple pie filling. The frosting is an apple and cinnamon flavored buttercream, making these the perfect treats for fall!
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This Ice Cream Cupcake Peanut Butter Cups recipe has a lot of steps. It looks daunting. You may be tempted to move on, but don’t. The amazing end result makes all the effort, which really isn’t that much, worth it. This multi-layered indulgence is worth the “oohs” and “ahs” that will ensue at any gathering. The combined flavors of chocolate, peanut butter flavored ice cream, and chocolate cupcake are a consistent fan favorite and you will be too for making them.
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Are you looking for cupcake recipes for Australia day? Try this mouthwatering Australia day cupcake coated with coconut crumbs. The cupcakes are vanilla based then dipped on chocolate sauce. It is coated with coconut crumbs then frosted with whipped cream topped with cherries. The cupcakes are delectable with flavors really bursting in your mouth. You don’t have to wait for Australia day to try it out, take a bite on the next occasion!
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These polka-dot cupcakes are vanilla based and flavored with orange zest. You can make it ahead of time and can last up to one week but make sure that you keep in the freezer; it can last overnight at room temperature. Once you have decorated them with the cream cheese icing, you can keep them at room temperature for only up to three hours. Surely these delicious cupcakes won’t last long on tray and once your visitors won’t stop at one as soon as they taste these polka-dot cupcakes.
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