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Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Silver Peanut Butter Frosting

The recipe in the previous post makes enough batter for three round cake pans yet I only have two.  Rather than wash, cool, and reuse one of the cake pans to make a sky high cake, I decided to use the remaining batter to make […]

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

My friend hosted a costume Halloween Party and I couldn’t have been more excited!  I love getting dressed up and it is so much fun to see how creative others can be with their costumes.  I wanted to bring a little treat so I made […]

Carnival Cupcakes Galore

As you know, I baked clown cakes for my nephew’s carnival-themed first birthday party.  Because I have never baked for such a large crowd, I worried that the cake would not be enough so I decided to also make some cupcakes.  Compared to the cakes these cupcakes were easy breezy!  I baked […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Rich Chocolate Frosting

These cupcakes are rich and delicious! Chocolate Cupcakes:  (I used the Flour Bakery recipe.) 2 ounces chocolate (you can use unsweetened or semisweet) 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter 1/3 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla […]

Oatmeal Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these cupcakes for a cookout and they were a huge hit!  All of the children at the party found them and ravaged them before dinner was even served.  Then the adults followed suit!  I had to snag one for myself in order to […]

Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes

HAPPY EASTER!  I hope the Easter Bunny left you a basket overflowing with Cadburys and peanut butter filled chocolate eggs! —– For Christmas my brother-in-law and sister-in-law gave me this book called Hello, Cupcake!  If you haven’t seen it yet, you must check it out.  The cupcakes in […]

Mini Pina Colada Easter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spring is in the air here in Boston (and Easter is less than a weak away!) so I wanted to make some festive cupcakes.  I  still love my mini cupcake pan so I decided to make a mini version of these Pina Colada cupcakes.  I was […]

Mini Strawberry Cupcakes

Why is that all things mini are just so cute?  Baby shoes, teacup dogs, doll house furniture, cocktail weiners, tartlets…things that are shrunken down are just so appealing that we can’t help but use words like adorable to describe them!  The same goes for these tiny cupcakes—they are […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

 HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I have only made a red velvet cake once before.  It was Paula Deen’s red velvet cake recipe (it was before my blogging days) and though it looked impressive and the frosting was delicious, the cake was just…red.  I don’t remember much flavor.    These […]

White Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I have had a thing for white chocolate lately—ever since I made those Orange White Chip cookies I have re-discovered my love for it—certainly not as a replacement for traditional milk or dark chocolate, just as a new and interesting flavor.  It is both light […]