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Almond Cupcakes with Chocolate Coconut Buttercream

By on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

For a few years now I have been reading The Little Red House’s blog but I somehow didn’t realize these Almond Cupcakes with Chocolate Coconut Buttercream were from her blog when I repinned the cupcakes on Pinterest.  I  have been trying to eat more almonds since the fall when I learned some of the latest research about almonds which help keep you full longer and keep blood sugars steady hours after consuming them.  Almond cupcakes would count as eating almonds, right?  Even if they don’t count, I still think these cupcakes sound and look great based on The Little Red House’s picture shown above.

Beet & Kale Chocolate Cupcakes

By on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

This time of year is when everyone is on a healthy kick, my local whole foods is crowded with those looking to eat healthy.  My local gym is crowded with those looking to be physically fit.  With that in mind I’m sure a lot of people are avoiding cupcakes right now.  But what if you chose a “healthy cupcakes”?  I spotted these Beet & Kale Chocolate Cupcakes on The Realistic Nutritionist’s blog.

A little side note, I’m really excited to have found this blog, it means there are other nutritionists and dietitians who love cupcakes as much as I do.  Continuing with the cupcakes, the realistic nutritionist claims that these cupcakes are a dream come true because they have vegetables in them but do not taste like vegetables!  There are only 191 calories per serving and low in fat, so all of the resolutioners out there can enjoy a little “healthy” cupcake.

Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes

By on Monday, December 24th, 2012

If your house is anything like mine I’m sure your spending today baking and cooking!  We already have three types of cookies made and a fourth cookie dough chilling.  I have a feeling we wont have time to make cupcakes but if we were going to I would bake these skinny gingerbread cupcakes with sweet cinnamon glaze by The Scrumptious Pumpkin.  Gingerbread and cinnamon are two flavors and smells that remind me of Christmas and these cupcakes are supposed to be healthy!  What kind of cupcakes does your family bake for the holidays?

Pear and Cranberry Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Too pretty to eat, right? These pear and cranberry cupcakes were created by The Baking Pan,where you’ll find complete recipe and instructions. Mmm … just the idea of sweet pears and cranberries alongside the warmth of cloves and nutmeg … gotta go!

Happy Thanksgiving

By on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all had lots to be thankful for! Image via Sweetopia for Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Icing.

Pumpkin S’more Cupcakes

By on Monday, November 19th, 2012

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.

Mulled Wine Cupcakes

By on Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Mulled Wine Cupcakes

My mouth is watering for these mulled wine cupcakes from Good to Know Recipes. Imagine a soft spiced sponge, with a warming mulled wine center, and a sweet buttercream topping! What a perfect combination! Click here for recipe and instructions.