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Mini Funfetti Cupcakes with Whipped Marshmallow Frosting

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes with Whipped Marshmallow Frosting

It’s always nice to have a go-to recipe that is both simple to make and a crowd pleaser. These mini cupcakes are very easy to whip up (only require one bowl) and are appealing to both children and adults–though mostly children. ūüôā  My girls especially […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Happy New Year! Hard to believe we are already THREE weeks in to 2016. I have no idea how that happened. It’s almost every day that I think, “Man, I wish I had a pause button.” The time seems¬†to¬†FLY¬†by these days. Anyone else feel that […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes

    Pumpkin cupcakes! Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful season! Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe found here: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/11/pumpkin-cupcakes/ P.S. I hope One-Pie never changes their can label. I love the nostalgia it evokes and choose it over Libby’s every time because […]

Coconut Cupcakes with Easter Eggs and Chicks

I made these really cute coconut cupcakes for Easter! I was very happy with how they looked on the table and very sad when I took a bite and realized I over baked them a bit. I will pay very close attention next time! I […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! This is probably my favorite holiday. I have wonderful¬†childhood memories of this holiday, some of which I have discussed on the blog in¬†years past. This year¬†the pumpkin cupcakes made a reappearance, this time with Smitten’s Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. No fancy decorating, just […]

Sunflower and Ladybug Cupcakes

We had a little birthday celebration for our precious girl! The theme was a “ladybug picnic.” I made these chocolate cupcakes. I used my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe and a Wilton icing recipe. While Wilton icing is not really my favorite flavor-wise, I believe¬†there is […]

Pumpkin for my Pumpkin (Pumpkin Cupcakes)

I tend to become very sappy when it comes to first birthdays.¬†My nephews turned me into puddles¬†on each of¬†their birthdays (Clown Cake, ¬†Fire Engine Cake, Monkey Cake).¬† And now it’s time to be nostalgic all over again on an even¬†more personal¬†level because today is¬†the one […]

Oatmeal Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Again)

We have here another favorite and crowd pleaser: Oatmeal cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are great for fall because the cinnamon and nutmeg capture the warmth and essence of the season. These are a grown up cupcake that kids love too. If you’d […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

In addition to the red velvet cupcakes, I also made these chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting for¬†the party. I¬†used this batter recipe.¬† (It is a perfect chocolate cake recipe, as well.)¬† The cupcakes are moist, rich, and a bit sticky on top. Know ahead of […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I made these red velvet cupcakes for a party last weekend. I have made them several times before, but for some reason I have¬†only blogged about them once. I love this recipe because it offers¬†a very unique cupcake. The texture is dense and crumbly and […]