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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

A sweet mint alternative to tangy holiday peppermint - these rich and decadent chocolate mint cupcakes have a present, but not overpowering, festive feel. The best part? The sweet, smooth, and light peppermint Swiss meringue buttercream. They may take a lot of dedication in the kitchen, but they are worth it completely.

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Cinnamon Buttercream Bundt Cake

Cinnamon Buttercream Bundt Cake

An impressive festive bundt cake that's rich, buttery, cinnamony, and easy to make. Take a break, and enjoy a slice with a fresh cup of coffee while gazing out the window at the snowy winter wonderland. Sounds lovely doesn't it?

Recipe: Cinnamon Buttercream Bundt Cake

Devil's Food Cupcakes

Devil's Food Cupcakes

In honor of Black Friday, these decadent, rich, buttery, and sinful Devil's Food Cupcakes were a perfect substitute for retail therapy. Who needs shopping with cupcakes like these?

Recipe: Devil's Food Cupcakes

French Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes

French Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes

How girly and fun are these? Little known fact: to this day, Cinderella is my all-time favorite movie, so I have a special place in my heart for all things Disney. 

Joelen made these adorable Tinkerbelle-inspired cupcakes for a 9-year-old's birthday party this weekend. Sweet vanilla cake, topped with classic vanilla buttercream and pink and purple sprinkles...a perfect complement to any fairy party!

Recipe: French Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Sometimes in life you just need a big slice of rich chocolate cake that's filled and frosted with luscious chocolate buttercream icing. This cake is all that plus more!

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Triple Butterscotch Cake

Triple Butterscotch Cake

Shanon made this decadent butterscotch cake to celebrate her 30th birthday: butterscotch cake batter dappled with pecans, thick butterscotch buttercream icing and a butterscotch drizzle on top. She admits that it's a bit of a splurge, but it's her birthday - she's allowed!!

Happy 30th Birthday Shanon! I hope your day was fabulous (and sweet)!

Recipe: Triple Butterscotch Cake

Quick and Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

Quick and Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

Buttery vanilla cupcakes topped with a dreamy vanilla buttercream frosting. A classic combo that's quick and super easy to whip together.

Recipe: Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Cupcakes

These cupcakes remind me of the holidays - Snickerdoodles always grace the cookie tins around our house! The simple cinnamon sugar combination is a family fave, and these cupcakes are a fun way to prepare for all of the holiday cookie madness...without getting into it just yet. 

Recipe: Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

For these beautiful cupcakes,  Joelen takes a regular spice cake recipe and makes it even more season appropriate by adding pumpkin pie filling. They are topped with just a tiny swirl of vanilla bean buttercream as to not take away from the delicious pumpkin flavor. Lovely!

Recipe: What's Cookin, Chicago: Joelen's Culinary Adventures

Apple Walnut Cupcakes

Apple Walnut Cupcakes

As if apple cupcakes aren't delicious enough, Joelen adds brown butter and an array of spices to these cupcakes to make them even better. They are topped with a decadent vanilla bean buttercream and finished with a sprinkling of walnuts.

Recipe: What's Cooking, Chicago: Joelen's Culinary Adventures