Strawberry lemonade is the perfect summer beverage, since it combines the tartness of the lemonade with the sugary goodness of the strawberries. The two balance out each very well. The same is true of these cupcakes, which pair up lemon cakes with strawberry buttercream frosting. All that you need is a lemon cake mix and the required ingredients listed on the back of the box. For the frosting, combine pureed strawberries with butter, sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Bake, frost, and enjoy!
Source A Pumpkin And A Princess
Winter weather calls for rich, deeply flavored cupcakes – like these chocolate ones. They contain flour, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, dark brown sugar (yes, two different types), salt, baking powder, baking soda, butter, cocoa powder and hot brewed coffee. The latter two give the cupcakes that luscious flavor that works well when the weather is cold. The frosting is a peanut butter buttercream that’s applied over chocolate ganache. The perfect topping to an unforgettable cupcake!
When it comes to unusual cupcake ingredients, dried lavender (the edible variety from a spice shop) and honey are probably at the top of most people’s lists. However, these lavender cupcakes – complete with purple-tinted vanilla bean frosting – are quite tasty. The batter is made from standard yellow cupcake dough, with the addition of the aforementioned honey and dried lavender, plus whole milk. Once they bake, top them with gel-tinted vanilla frosting and enjoy!
Source Cooking Classy
These cupcakes were designed with coconut lovers in mind. The batter consists of softened coconut oil (substituted for butter), unsweetened shredded coconut, and coconut milk. If you like limes, then you’ll enjoy the lime zest and lime juice that are in the cupcakes as well. The frosting for these treats contains more of both of these ingredients – most notably, coconut oil, coconut milk, and lime juice. When you combine them with all of the other ingredients, you end up with a very tasty cupcake!
Source Good Life Eats
Cookie butter can be compared to Nutella – only it is flavored like sugar cookies, not hazelnuts and chocolate. Either way, it is just as tasty, and just as versatile. Take these cookie butter filled cupcakes for example. They are made from a simple vanilla cake recipe (turned into cupcakes, of course). Once they have been baked and have had a chance to cool, they are filled with a special cookie butter filling and topped off with cookie butter frosting. There is no such thing as too much cookie butter!
Source The Art of the Cookie
What’s better than a tasty chocolate cupcake? One covered in raspberry buttercream frosting, of course. These sweet cupcakes are made with cocoa powder, sour cream, sugar, butter, eggs and several other important ingredients. After the batter is poured into a cupcake liner, baker and has time to cool, it’s time to decorate it with the frosting. Fresh raspberries, butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream are all that is needed to make these already yummy cupcakes even better!
Source PDX Food Love
Red velvet cupcakes are a holiday classic, although they can be made (and enjoyed) any time of the year. These are made with standard red velvet cake ingredients, including cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, flour, vanilla extract and red gel food coloring. The main difference is that they are made in a mini cupcake pan instead of a standard one, and that they are topped with orange cream cheese frosting and candied blueberries.
Source Sprinkle Charms
The richness of sweet potatoes makes them a perfect autumn and winter treat. The ones in this particular recipe have maple cream cheese frosting that is topped with a dash of cinnamon, for both color and flavor. The cupcakes themselves are made from a mixture of sweet potatoes (of course), flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, sour cream, vanilla extract and several other ingredients. Altogether, these treats are great on a cool winter day!
Source Fine Cooking
Vanilla is an all-time favorite of everyone. Use it for your cupcakes and you will taste heaven. These Vanilla Cupcakes are delicious just as they are. But when you top it with orange and lemon frosting, you are in for a treat that has a twist. The zing of orange and lemon complements the sweetness of the cupcakes. Whether you have it as an afternoon snack or as a dessert, you are guaranteed to have a taste of these divine Vanilla Cupcakes.
Source Cupcake Project
No matter what the occasion is you will surely love these colorful mini chocolate cupcakes on your table. These cute cupcakes are made out of one bowl chocolate cupcakes, with butter cream for frosting. Make the frosting more interesting by adding some coloring to your butter cream frosting. Then make several cupcakes with different colors of frosting. Match these delicious cupcakes with a cup of espresso to enhance the chocolatey taste of the cupcake.
Source Martha Stewart