cupcakes

Even though I’ve heard time and again that cupcakes are a dying trend, I still think loads of people think otherwise.  For some reason a large decorated cake is just not as cute or creative as little cupcakes can be.

Take for example these 12 cupcake recipes I have listed below.  There are so many great cupcake ideas out there that just wouldn’t translate as well in a layered cake form.  And I’m gonna keep sharing them with my readers until they scream, Stop!

So to heck with the cupcake haters!  I say we keep on making these little gems until some smarty comes up with the next great baking trend.  Until then, I’m going to keep bookmarking the cool ones and compiling lists just like this to share with you!

peach bourbon cupcakes Peach Bourbon Cupcakes – Yes, I did say bourbon!  And yes there is bourbon in both the frosting and the cupcake batter, yum!  The marzipan peaches on top add the perfect finishing touch.  Adorable!

apple pie cupcakes Apple Pie Cupcakes – These cupcakes sound like the perfect fall dessert idea!  Caramelized apples are added to the top of the cupcake batter before baking.  A simple whipped cinnamon icing tops them off.

kool-aid cupcakes Kool-Aid Cupcakes – These kooky cupcakes sound like fun for all ages!  Dress up a simple boxed cake mix with your favorite kool-aid flavored powder.  Add more to the homemade icing for an added punch of flavor.

pina colada cupcakes Pina Colada Cupcakes – These cupcakes make my mouth water!  Simple vanilla and coconut cupcakes are topped off with a fresh pineapple frosting complete with crushed pineapple pieces.  Oh yeah!

cannoli cupcakes Cannoli Cupcakes – Holy crap, you can make cupcakes that taste like cannolis?!  Sounds too good to be true but I may just have to give this cupcake recipe a try!  They look delish, especially the topping!

pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes – I love me some pumpkin so I had to at least include one pumpkin cupcake recipe and this one is a doozy!  It’s like two yummy desserts in one, what could be better?

lemon poppyseed cupcakes Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes – These cupcakes look so fresh and perfect for spring.  Cooled poppy seed cupcakes get filled with a dollop of lemon curd and then are topped with cream cheese frosting.

french toast cupcakes French Toast Cupcakes – Breakfast for dessert anyone?  Sounds good to me!  A boxed cake mix is doctored up with some cinnamon and a vanilla pudding mix.  Finish it off with maple cream cheese frosting.  Perfection!

pistachio cupcakes Pistachio Cupcakes – Add pistachio pudding mix to a white boxed cake mix and the easy icing recipe for a quick, tasty treat.  The green frosting makes these cupcakes the perfect sweet treat for St Patty’s day!

root beer float cupcakes Root Beer Float Cupcakes – What a fun and simple treat!  Your favorite root beer gets added to this cupcake batter along with a touch of root beer extract in the buttercream icing.  Sounds very interesting.

snickers cupcakes Snickers Cupcakes – OMG, these cupcakes will make you drool for sure!  Each cupcake has a mini Snickers bar hidden in the middle like a secret surprise!  And the caramel frosting looks to die for!

caramel popcorn cupcakes Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes – Say what!?  That’s right, apparently you can turn boring old creamed corn into delicious cupcakes!  Who would have thought you could make creamed corn look so good.

Want even more awesome cupcake recipes?  Check out my other two lists:

20 Unique Cupcake Recipes

10 Interesting Cupcake Recipes

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Top 10 Recipes of 2010

January 11, 2011

top 10 recipes of 2010 Since my kitchen is still under construction, I thought I’d take a moment to remind you of some of my most popular recipes of 2010.  I posted a whopping 121 recipes last year!  I can’t believe there was that many.

Choosing to list only my top 10 was a tough decision.  There were so many great recipes in 2010 that I just wanted to re-list them all!  So here are the top 10 recipes that got the most traffic last year.

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swiss meringue buttercream

As I promised in my Confetti Cake post, I’m going to share with you the best frosting recipe I have ever tasted.  Yes, it takes a little extra time and effort but believe me it is well worth it!

I’ve never been a fan of sugary icings.  I can’t enjoy a good piece of cake when the icing is so sweet.  This buttercream recipe produces a creamy vanilla frosting that does not make your teeth hurt from sugar overload.  It’s just smooth, buttery goodness.  I can’t wait to make it again and try the chocolate version!

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pumpkin recipes Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons. I can’t seem to decide if I like fall or spring better though.  They seem pretty equal to me but fall brings my favorite flavor and scent, pumpkin!

I love pretty much all things pumpkin; baked goods, decorations, candles, etc.  In preparation for fall, I’ve saved a lot of pumpkin recipes over the past few months.  But I thought it was pretty selfish of me just to keep them all to myself. :)

Here are 20 interesting pumpkin recipes that make my mouth water just looking at them:

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