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!
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Youíre in a hammock in the tropics, gently swinging between two palms with a banana daiquiri in hand – what would you have with it as an ideal snack? Something equally exotic surely, equally suited to tropical splendor, equally titillating. Yes, thatís correct – a vanilla bean cupcake. The secret ingredient of this tempting tidbit is the salted caramel frosting which you can smilingly sink your teeth into as the salty sea breeze ruffles your hair.
With the tangy taste of vanilla bean, these sour cream cupcakes are certainly awesome tasters and ideal for serving on any occasion. Or else, when feeling the need for an extra burst of energy, just nibbling these cupcakes well give you a necessary quick fix of sugar. When making them for childrenís parties, a special effect is twirling the frosting with the same colors as the cupcake liners and then decorating them with sprinkles or smarties.
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Lavender is not a common ingredient in the cupcake world, but this interesting blend poses an argument in its favour. With its strong, distinctive scent, combined with the familiar sweetness of vanilla, and a sharp lemon frosting, this is a flavour combination to surprise and delight. The frosting and decoration is undeniably enticing, and could be easily adapted to create a beautiful gift for a baby shower or wedding. Everyone should invite a little adventure into their lives, and what better way than with one of these delicious lavender and vanilla bean cupcakes.
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These simple looking vanilla cupcakes will surely make you crave for more. These cupcakes are made out of vanilla bean extract with milk which allows the vanilla flavor to standout. The filling on top is made out of vanilla as well, which is why vanilla lovers out there will surely drool over these insanely yummy cupcakes. To add colors, bright candy liners are added on top. You may partner a warm glass of chocolate milk with these delicious vanilla cupcakes.
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Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes with Tangy Cream Cheese Frosting are a moist and rich cupcake similar in flavor to a carrot cake. The cake is filled with savory, full bodied ingredients including ginger, fresh grated orange zest, honey, olive oil, and vanilla bean. Grated zucchini give the cake a moist and full texture. The frosting consists of cream cheese, sugar and vanilla as well as ginger, cinnamon, and freshly grated orange zest.
These Vanilla White Cupcakes are a wonderfully rich homemade vanilla cupcake with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting. The white on white creates a beautiful scene especially when adorned with silver or pearl sprinkles or candied gems. The vanilla flavor is complimentary to any dinner or celebration and the snowy appearance adds grace and elegance to any party or gathering whether it is winter related or simply a sophisticated black tie event.
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Are you a die-hard fan of vanilla flavor? If yes, then Vanilla Cupcakes are for you. These cupcakes seem to be an ordinary kind of cupcake but, after tasting them, you would not believe how delicious they are! The vanilla bean ricotta frosting of these cupcakes will also give you an unforgettable taste that would make you ask for more. It is simple in appearance but extraordinary when it comes to the taste.
When you find yourself in a mood to indulge in everything vanilla, this is the cupcake to create. This cupcake stands out among the rest both in appearance and in flavor. The pure vanilla cupcake is perfectly moist and crumbles as you bite into the rich cocoa-flavored frosting the covers it. Perfect for a late night snack, this cupcake is also great for when you have guests over for coffee or tea on afternoons with a wind chill factor.
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Classic Italian Tiramisu with a twist – made into cupcake form – these tasty treats will be a hit at your next party. Although the cupcake itself is simple, with vanilla bean paste, cake flour, sugar and eggs forming the majority of the cake itself, the topping are what make it special. The coffee syrup (made from brewed coffee mixed to a thick consistency with plenty of sugar) and the marscapone frosting differentiate these treats from the norm. Adding a light dusting of coffee and several chocolate-covered coffee beans to the top just makes them that much more memorable!
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