If you truly want a different kind of snack, consider making a batch (or two – you may have a hard time resisting them!) of these mini cinnamon chocolate cupcakes. They are made from, of course, cocoa powder and cinnamon, as well as nutmeg, balsamic vinegar, flour, and a number of other ingredients. The frosting is a spiced buttercream, complete with almond milk and pumpkin pie spice. On top of that are the candied walnuts. All three work together to make an unforgettable combination!
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Mini chocolate chips, maple syrup and vanilla extract are what give these mini chocolate chip maple pancake cupcakes their flavor. The cupcakes also contain cake flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, salt, milk and eggs. The results are a series of tiny, mini cupcakes that practically melt in your mouth – especially once they have been frosted with maple buttercream frosting made from the recipe featured on this site. Who can resist the combination of maple, chocolate and vanilla? Practically no one!
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Cupcakes don’t have to be sweet. When made from savory ingredients, these mini chicken parmesan meatloaf cupcakes are more like appetizers, or can be used as a dish at the dinner table, alongside other things. The best part of these chicken cupcakes may not be the seasonings or even the chicken. Instead, the mozzarella cheese filling, the panko and parmesan topping and the warmed marinara sauce (for dipping!) take the cake – almost literally.
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There is no shortage of things that you can do with butterscotch – baking-wise, that is. These mini butterscotch come dip cupcakes are just what their name implies. They are cupcakes made with a white cake mix that are baked in ice cream cones. The next step involves frosting them with homemade buttercream frosting and placing them in the freezer for a bit so that the frosting can harden. Next, dip the tops in melted butterscotch and let them harden before serving. What a delectable treat!
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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.
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There is no rule stating that cupcakes have to be sweet, sugary confections coating in frosting. In fact, these mini chicken parmesan meatloaf cupcakes are baked in a cupcake tin – just like “regular” cupcakes, and there is no sugar anywhere in the recipe! Instead, they consist of ground chicken, cheese, eggs and some vegetables. When mixed together, sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked in the aforementioned cupcake tin, they are just as tasty as “regular” cupcakes, just in a different, healthier way!
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Sometimes simple is best. Take these mini vanilla cupcakes, for example. Baked in a mini-cupcake pan, they can be eaten in one bite — unless you want to savor them by eating them slower. The batter consists of flour, salt, baking powder, milk, vanilla, butter, sugar and eggs, nothing shocking there, right? The frosting is equally simple and tasty – tinted vanilla buttercream. Break it into batches and add some food coloring in order to make these treats slightly more colorful.
Nothing pairs together as perfectly as chocolate and peanut butter — and this recipe has plenty of both in an easy to make format. Take chocolate cake mix and follow the directions on the box, only add this twist when pouring the mix into the cupcake liners: alternate the mix with spoonfuls of the peanut butter filling (peanut butter, an egg, cream cheese and powdered sugar). Toss a few chocolate chips onto the center of each and bake. These are so good that you don’t even need frosting!
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Looking for a memorable holiday treat? It doesn’t get any more unforgettable than these whimsical holiday mini cupcakes. Picture a square (yes, Square) cupcake decorated to look like a chimney with Santa Claus’ legs sticking out. Not enough? How about a fondant-covered “gift” cupcake, complete with an edible fondant “ribbon”, “bow” and “gift tag?” Or one decorated to look like a festive snowflake? Nothing says Happy Holidays more than these cheerful mini cupcakes!
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These mini pumpkin cupcakes combine pumpkin cupcakes with spiced cream cheese frosting and chocolate ganache. Perfect for Thanksgiving or a Halloween party, these make the perfect pumpkin dessert. On the other hand they are healthy enough to eat for breakfast as well since without the icing they are perfect pumpkin muffins packed with nutrients. The perfect size for sharing, the versatility of these healthy cupcakes makes them great for every day and not just the holidays.
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