Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes 1

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

One of the questions I am most asked as a food blogger is what my recommendations are for desserts to serve at an event.  You know, those crowd-pleasing, guaranteed-to-disappear-quickly, everyone-asks-you-for-the-recipe, “winning” sort of recipes?  Well, when it comes to dessert, I’ve learned that you pretty much can’t go wrong...

Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes |

Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m not usually a recipe dedicator, but I wanted to give a big shout out with this recipe to my friends Monica and Eric who just tied the knot this weekend.  Their wedding gift from me was a super-cool cupcake carrier, and I’m pretty sure these would be the...

Homemade Caramel Corn |

Caramel Corn Cupcakes

When my friend Maux emailed to invite a big group of friends over to watch the Golden Globes, I wrote back that I would happily bring some treats.  As I was sitting there munching away on the homemade caramel corn (that I can’t seem to stop making), the idea...

Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes |

Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes

I love coming up with creative new cupcake flavors.  And I love being served creative new cupcake flavors.  But at the end of the day, if given a choice between, well, pretty much any kind of cupcake and a vanilla cupcake, that delicious little white cupcake almost always wins....

Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting (

Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes w/ Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

What to do with leftover butternut squash? Why, make cupcakes of course! (Of course!) And I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get any better than this recipe for Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes, topped with a heav-en-ly maple cream cheese frosting.  Really, I was blown away by how these little desserts...

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Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Cookie Dough “Frosting”

Calling all cookie dough lovers!!! Today is a super-exciting day, as food blogger Lindsay Landis is releasing her first cookbook — The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.  Yep.  An entire cookbook dedicated to “anyone who’s ever been caught with a finger in the mixing bowl”.  Brilliant.  To celebrate, a bunch...

PIna Colada Cupcakes |

Piña Colada Cupcakes

Happy National Rum Day! Before I even found out that such a “holiday” existed, my friends commented that I have been on a bit of a rum-baking kick this month.  It’s true.  After making my favorite rum cake, and an improvised version of pineapple foster (improvised with some pineapple...

rainbow mum cupcakes

“Mum” Flower Cupcakes

Happy May Day!  I’ve had this “mum” cupcake decorating technique bookmarked for months, so was excited to finally give it a try for one of my favorite flower days this year (which also happens to by my birthday eve)!  :) I’m happy to announce that this technique requires no...

chai cupcakes

Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

I absolutely love chai.  Ever since college, it is still hands-down my favorite drink to order at coffee shops. (And even lately – I’ve been experimenting with recipes making it at home!)  Whether it’s cool and iced in the summer, or warm and cozy in the winter, a good...

Blueberries & Cream Cupcakes

Blueberries & Cream Cupcakes

I’ve made cupcakes with all sorts of icings on my cupcakes over the years.  But until now, I’ve never tried this fun idea from Martha Stewart — using whipped cream as icing!  :) I’ve had this recipe bookmarked ever since I first saw Martha Stewart’s Cupcake Book (which I...

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

And….voila!  Here is the final recipe from the Cupcake-A-Thon! In addition to being “pretty in pink” (love those cute wrappers!), these strawberry lemonade cupcakes turned out to be oh-so-berry delicious.  The cupcakes were perfectly light and moist, with a great balance of the sweet strawberries and oh-so-slight tang of...

Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Hello…chocolate!! For Valentine’s Day this year, thought I’d post a classic favorite from my kitchen — these adorable little chocolate molten lava cakes!  Little did I know when I first tried them years ago (at Chili’s…yes….) that they are so simple to whip up.  Just 7 minutes of prep,...

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