cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Thanks to a wonderful Christmas present from her sister (Martha Stewart's cupcake book!), Shawnda's favorite Italian dessert gets cupcake-ified. "Moist" cake and "rich and fluffy" frosting combine for all the flavor of the real thing. Here's to making our cake and eating it, too!

Recipe: Tiramisu Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

"Moist snickerdoodle cupcakes swirled with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and topped with a soft, chewy and delicious snickerdoodle cookie."

What a gorgeous winter cupcake. I think that snickerdoodle cupcakes are now officially a classic cupcake flavor - and with good reason!

Recipe: Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

You really can't go wrong with a classic like these vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. So pretty and so delicious!

 

Recipe: Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Buttermilk Cakes with Spiced Vanilla Icing

Buttermilk Cakes with Spiced Vanilla Icing

These little cakes walk a fine line between muffin and cupcake, but they do it so well that you can serve them as either. Thanks to the buttermilk and a secret ingredient (butternut squash!), they're savory enough to serve with brunch (we did!) but sweet enough to enjoy again after dinner. Twice as nice. 

Recipe: Buttermilk Cakes with Spiced Vanilla Icing

Chocolate Cream Cheese Filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cheese Filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes

I love how creative folks are getting with their cupcakes, and this is a perfect example of classic flavors recombined into something deliciously exciting!

"Chocolate cream cheese filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes!! How does that grab you? These cupcakes were filled with a cream cheese filling and frosted with a coconut buttercream frosting… The pairing is out of this world delicious."

Recipe: Chocolate Cream Cheese Filled Coconut Buttercream Cupcakes

Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Joelen takes a classic yellow cupcake and makes it festive by swirling in gingersnap crumbs - then garnishes it with a cute little floret of cream cheese frosting and gingersnap cookie - so deliciously cute!

Recipe: Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Light and airy cupcakes with a subtle hint of pink champagne...topped with a thick and creamy champagne buttercream.  This buttercream is one of the best I have ever tasted!  And to be completely off-the-wall, the whole cupcake is garnished with a spun sugar New Year's "firework"!  Happy New Year from The Curvy Carrot!

Recipe: Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

The perfect holiday cupcake: rich, spicy, sweet, and fun! And the little gingerbread man topper is just adorable. :)

Recipe: Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

from Sweet Life

Bonnie at Sweet Life tells a hilarious story about baking for friends for the holidays, and shares with us this lovely chocolate cupcake with peppermint cream cheese frosting. She talks about daydreaming about sugar, butter, and chocolate... and after seeing these cupcakes, I think we'll all be doing the same.  

RecipeMini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

Mince Pie Cupcakes with Brandy Butter Icing

Mince Pie Cupcakes with Brandy Butter Icing

These cupcakes are incredibly tender and moist, one of the most delicious cupcakes I have made so far - perfect for the holidays!

Recipe: Mince pie cupcakes with brandy butter icing