Once fall hits I get on a pumpkin baking kick! I crave sweet pumpkin desserts and what better way to satisfy that craving than with cupcakes? How Sweet It Is shared a recipe for pumpkin s’more cupcakes. The pictures of these cupcakes look amazing! The cupcakes are made up of a graham cracker crust, pumpkin cupcake, fudge ganache filling, and marshmallow icing! I’m tempted to bake these cupcakes in place of pumpkin pie which no one in our house eats anyway.
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Here is yet another take on the Oreo-cupcake combo. And I bet this is one rich combination!
Visit Things that Make You Say Mmm for recipe and instructions. Then let us know how they taste!
Imagine a rich chocolate cupcake with a coconut ricotta filling! Mmm … Visit Taste of Home for the recipe. Use applesauce and fat-free ricotta and you can have two!
Maple Nut Goodies are an important food group in this household, so I’m not sure why I haven’t put them in cupcakes before now. But now that I have, there’s no going back, because these cupcakes were a HIT! I’m not sure I’ve ever received such rave reviews.
Here’s what I did:
I used a white cake mix (don’t tell!). The mix called for 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, which I replaced with real maple syrup, straight out of the tree. (Okay, not straight out of the tree.) This made the cupcakes a bit sticky, but the stickiness is well worth it.
I also plopped a Maple Nut Goodie right into each cupcake before baking. However, these sank to the bottom and caused the cupcakes to stick to their wrappers, so next time, I will cut the goodies into bits before putting them into the mix.
I baked as directed. In the meantime, I crushed up some salted peanuts and purchased some bottled caramel. For the frosting, I beat together 1 stick of butter, about 2 cups of powdered sugar, about a half cup of maple syrup, and a splash of half and half.
After the cupcakes cooled, I piped on some frosting. Then I sprinkled on some crushed peanuts. Then I drizzled on some caramel. Then I plopped another Maple Nut Goodie on top. And voila! The perfect sweet and salty Maple Nut Goodie cupcakes. Trust me. These are worth the effort!
Since it’s October and the weather is starting to feel like fall, I think now is the perfect time to make caramel apple cupcakes! When I think of fair food I think of caramel apples along with anything fried so these caramel apple cupcakes are the perfect cupcake to make! If you live in North Carolina and are getting excited for the North Carolina State Fair, which is just 10 days away, these cupcakes will definitely help get you in the fair food mood!
If you have gone to a Pampered Chef party you know the best part of the party is getting to try their recipes. I saw this recipe for White Chocolate Cupcakes with Truffle Filling on their website. I’m sure you could substitute the white chocolate base for any cupcake recipe and you can add your favorite truffle flavor to the center. I have not tried this recipe but I think the already liquid chocolate center of the truffle would result in a liquid chocoalte center in your cupcake. My guess is that it would work better than the Hershey’s Kiss recommendation I blogged about back in June. Have you tried putting truffles or kisses into cupcakes, if so did either work?