When you want an instant reaction about how delicious your cupcakes is, this is the recipe to try. The carrot cupcake with carrot bits and raisins has just the right amount of bite and although you know they are healthy, these certainly don’t taste like health food. The cream cheese icing has just the right amount of tanginess to balance out the cupcake underneath in both taste and texture. Tangy, sweet and delicious; just the way you like it.
The farthest thing from subtle, this is one seriously good cupcake. Bite into the perfectly baked cappucchino cupcake and you will find salted caramel pudding within. The combination of the salted caramel inside and the sweet caramel topping may put your taste buds in a frenzy. If that isn’t enough, the combination of the rich, creamy icing and the firm cupcake underneath makes the burst of salted caramel inside an even bigger surprise.
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Banana and Blueberry Cupcakes sounds like a tasty summer treat, but when you factor in that these are also vegan and gluten free, you have some seriously healthy delicacies here. Most of the ingredients are available at the grocery store, but even if they aren’t a trip to your health food store will have what you need. The fresh taste and healthy feeling of these cupcakes leave you wanting more, and feeling good about it.
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The Dark and Stormy Cupcake is a sweet twist on the cocktail by the same name and this made-from-scratch treat is sure to be as big a hit as its namesake at your next party. The cream cheese frosting is rich and decadent with enough rum added for a robust flavor, but not so much that you need a designated driver. Embellished with crystallized ginger, the mild but distinctive flavor perfectly complements the moist cupcake and creamy frosting.
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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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