Archive for the 'Cupcakes' Category

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Mother’s Day Almond Raspberry Financiers

First…..Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there. Hopefully it is a wonderfully sunny relaxing day. Now how about making something for that special mom of yours that is easy, fancy and just lovely? This is it. Make these for your mom or for that special “mom” in your life. They are sure to love them and they are quick to
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Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

These cupcakes came out of the fact that we love chocolate and caramel together. OK, who doesn’t? This recipe was adapted from a few different recipes we found while looking through many. The sour cream adds moisture however, plain yogurt (or flavored if you’re feeling adventurous!) would do the same trick. These are a bit messy but oh so good
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Apple Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

Happy October all! We’re officially into Fall! Fall is by far my favorite season. Sure, I’m cold all the time and love summer, but nothing beats New England in the Fall. Fall also means more pumpkins, more leaves, fewer thunderstorms, and more candy! I created this recipe last month, but I think it works really well for all of fall.
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Daring Bakers’ Challenge – Hidden Veggies

Hello all! It’s another Daring Bakers’ Challenge!   Ruth from Makey-Cakey was our March 2013 Daring Bakers’ challenge host. She encouraged us all to get experimental in the kitchen and sneak some hidden veggies into our baking, with surprising and delicious results!   For this challenge, I decided to use carrots, but to not go the traditional carrot cake route.
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Becky’s Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes

  So yes, it was Becky’s birthday and Becky is sugar free and we like Becky and thought she needed a special treat for her special day…..thus, this sugar free version of the proverbial birthday cupcake. They were good but could have been a bit more moist. Adding a 1/2 cup sour cream or non-fat yogurt might be a nice
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Orange Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Kumquats

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a great Christmas and/or holidays! We did, and of course, we baked something (ok, lots of things).   Recently, my husband and I bought a box of kumquats and a ton of clementines. I knew I wanted to bake something with them and for some reason, candied kumquats seemed like the place to
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Petite Chocolate and Vanilla Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes

Hello all and happy holidays! Susie was in Boston this weekend, which is always delightful! So, of course, we couldn’t let the opportunity to bake something go to waste. Since I (Rebekkah) LOVE holiday baking, we went with a holiday theme. The recipe for Petite Chocolate and Vanilla Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes is below.   However, something else very exciting happened this
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Spice Cupcakes with Cranberry Filling

Hello all! I love Autumn. My husband and I have been attempting to take advantage of living somewhere with lovely trees by taking trips around the New England Area. Before getting to the very fall-appropriate recipe for today, here are a few pictures!     Now, back to food! Here’s the deal: I tend to get ideas for recipes in
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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

So….I was looking through my new favorite cookbook (again!), Joy the Baker, feeling like chocolate (again!) and came across this recipe. It looked intriguing and to be honest, a little like I wouldn’t like it. As much as I love avocado’s having them in my chocolate seemed dubious at best. I had the avocado, always have the chocolate so in
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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes!

I had a brilliant idea the other day while making pumpkin bread – why not make pumpkin cupcakes with a graham cracker crust, aka pumpkin pie cupcakes? I’m sure I’m not the first one to think of this, but I’m still pretty excited about it! It’s a great seasonal recipe (and I LOVE seasonal recipes). Here’s the recipe!  Pumpkin Pie
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