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Oreo Cookie Cupcakes

By on Monday, October 29th, 2012



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!

Chocolate Macaroon Cupcakes

By on Thursday, October 11th, 2012

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 Cupcakes

By on Sunday, October 7th, 2012

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!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

By on Monday, October 1st, 2012

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!

Truffle Filled Cupcakes

By on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

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?

Peach Cobbler Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The end of summer is quickly approaching, before it gets here I recommend everyone gets their fill of peaches.  I spotted this peach cobbler cupcake recipe on Une-Duex Senses and am tempted to combine two delicious desserts into one awesome cupcake!

Yellow Cupcake Comparison

By on Sunday, August 19th, 2012

With so many recipes available to us through the internet, cookbooks, and magazines, sometimes I have a difficult time choosing the best recipe.  I want the recipe that will give me the best looking and tasting cupcakes but not all cupcake recipes are the same.  I found this yellow cake comparison on The Way The Cookie Crumbles website.  The blog post compares three yellow cake recipes from Cooks Illustrated, Martha Stewart, and Smitten Kitchen to see which is the best.  The Cooks Illustrated recipe was the winner, for the recipe and to read more about the comparison check out The Way The Cookie Crumbles.  There’s also a chocolate frosting comparison if you need help choosing a frosting for your cupcakes!