Forget peanut butter and chocolate – the new combination that everyone is raving about is pumpkin and chocolate. These cupcakes take the best of both worlds by combining something delicious (chocolate) with something delicious and healthy (pumpkin.) The rest of the batter is easy to make, as it consists of yellow cake mix, brownie mix, and several additional ingredients. While these treats are baking, whip up some vanilla bean buttercream frosting to make them complete.
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Beer and cupcake? This might not be a good combination for you. But, if you are game for a little experiment, try the Guinness Cupcake and you will surely be surprised with its unique taste. The Guinness Beer is usually used in the kitchen to bring out fabulous tastes in dishes. This time, it is used to bring out the best cupcake ever! These Guinness Cupcakes have a delightful taste that you could not believe it is flavored with a beer. To experience a very rare cupcake flavor, try the Guinness Cupcakes and you will not regret it!
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These cannoli cupcakes are the perfect finish to an Italian dinner, or similarly themed party. The trick to make them cannoli-like lies in the ricotta cheese and marsala wine mixed into the otherwise traditional (flour, vanilla, milk, sugar, orange zest, eggs, salt and baking powder) cupcake batter. The cannoli filling is made from more ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, sugar and orange zest, and then the whole thing is topped off with a homemade vanilla bean buttercream frosting — and a few chopped pistachios for good measure.
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Make Mother’s Day – or any holiday – special, by serving these yummy raspberry swirled cupcakes. Topped with pink vanilla bean buttercream, complete with piped-on rosettes and other designs, these cupcakes will show how much you care, without actually having to say the words. The trick to making these lovely beauties is in the batter — while it starts with a standard vanilla cupcake batter, by swirling in raspberry jam before baking them, these emerge from the oven both tasty and pretty!
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