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red velvet cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes (or cakes) are traditionally red, crimson, or scarlet-colored colored cakes, with fluffy white ermine icing. And aside from my classic coconut layer cake, red velvet has become a recent obsession of my older son. The deep red hue of this popular flavor is visually striking and immediately draws attention. For my kid, […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Fluffy, moist pumpkin cupcakes with creamy cinnamon cream cheese frosting that are totally dreamy. This is the ultimate seasonal dessert, and one you should baking all season long. If you’re a pumpkin spice lover like I am, you truly can’t go wrong with these incredibly simple, yet flavorful pumpkin cakes. Cupcakes in History Technically speaking, […]

strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

I gotta say, I’m a sucker for fresh strawberry cupcakes. The fresh strawberry buttercream frosting on top is just a bonus. These light, flavorful strawberry cupcakes represent summer in all its glory. You can’t make them in winter, you need beautiful, juicy, summer berries to make them as fantastic as they are intended to be. […]

chocolate mocha cupcakes

Chocolate Mocha Countdown Cupcakes

You survived the holiday season but you have one more celebration to come. But this one is easier. Much easier. New Year’s Eve is a bit more celebrated than New Year’s Day. And let’s call New Year’s Day what it is: a recovery day for the night before. But New Year’s Eve is a fun, […]

Ovaltine cupcakes

Chocolate Malted Ovaltine Cupcakes

Who remembers Ovaltine?  If you remember Tang, you may also remember Ovaltine. Ovaltine is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract, sugar, and whey that can be used with hot or cold milk.  Introduced in 1904, Ovaltine was created in Switzerland where it was known as “Ovomaline“. The name is derived from […]

mummy cakes

Vanilla Mummy Cakes

To me, Halloween and cupcakes just go together.  Maybe that’s because I’m a mom, maybe that’s because cupcakes are easy, or maybe that’s because these individual cakes fill the need for a small(ish) sweet treat when you’re the parent responsible for snacks at the school class party. Whatever the case, I like cupcakes and I […]

chocolate cupcake

Incredibly Easy (Easter) Cupcakes, Made With Olive Oil

It’s almost Easter and this is a treat for all ages.  This is not my recipe, but I have been making it for years and had to share it.  The original cake recipe is called “Umbrian Chocolate Cake“, or in Italian Torta di Cioccolato di Olio di Oliva, and comes from the cookbook Ciao Italia in Umbria.  The author, Mary […]

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