Category Archives: Cupcake Recipes

Chocolate Sundae Cupcakes and a Soda Fountain Theme Brings Back Memories

Today is my birthday and these adorable Chocolate Sundae birthday cupcakes were part of the soda fountain theme for my recent party. We had the most amazing grilled cheese and mini root beer floats and  a special cocktail I can’t … Continue reading

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A Tiny Maple Cake or Maple Cupcakes with Maple Frosting, Candied Bacon

I read a thing on facebook that claimed that if a friendship lasts seven years, it will last a life time. I tend to think that’s true, because I have friendships that are very long, some since high school. Although … Continue reading

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How to Color Sugar, A Recipe Fail for Cupcakes

It’s time again to bake from another blog for the Secret Recipe Club and I stopped looking when I saw Margarita Cupcakes, which led me to learning how to color sugar. It’s just as easy as coloring coconut. The Secret … Continue reading

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Best Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes and Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Can I really say this is the best homemade chocolate fudge cake and best chocolate fudge frosting? Yes, I think I can stand by it. And, the good news is, this recipe make a lot of cake. If you want … Continue reading

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Pineapple Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut in a Jar or No Jar

My love for carrara marble led me to make these cupcakes, which, of course, has nothing to do with marble, but everything to do with my seeking out a solution to get that marble look. I used to live in … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes and the Romantic Properties of Vanilla

Someone asked me yesterday if there was any food I didn’t eat. “Not too many, I’ll eat almost anything.” I replied. I did turn down chicken hearts a few weeks ago, but what most gets to me are food combinations. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Cupcakes

I’ll just say it.  Blackberries are my favorite berry and this cupcake has gone to the top of the list of our favorite.  When the last cupcake was fought over, I wanted to make a new batch right away and … Continue reading

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How to Color Coconut for the Prettiest Coconut Cupcakes

I just finished making 180 mini cupcakes for Cupcake Palooza. My blog is not a baking blog or a cupcake blog, but I do my share of baking from scratch, and I thought it would be fun to join the … Continue reading

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Two Perfect Recipes for the Best Cream Cheese Frosting

There is a magical taste and texture to cream cheese frosting. I like it so much more than plain vanilla butter cream because it’s not so sweet. It also captures flavors exquisitely. Add in some nutmeg and coconut for the … Continue reading

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Finally, Strawberry Cupcakes using only Fresh Strawberries

Some years ago, a friend, named Vickie would come to our home with a strawberry cake that might as well have been a crown for the stomach, something so coveted, we couldn’t wait to rush through dinner. Even, I, who … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Orange Basil Cream Cheese Frosting

Watching Cupcake Wars on the Food Network Channel is like rubbernecking an accident. I shouldn’t watch, but I can’t help myself. As I follow the progression, I get nervous and I get a headache. I like to cook and bake … Continue reading

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Wedding Memoirs, Moments of Truth, and Coconut Cupcakes

I didn’t time it this way, but today is my 11th wedding anniversary, as well as my 200th post. Happy Anniversary, Mr. Spinach TIger. We will be celebrating coincidentally at a friend’s birthday party at Arrington Vineyards. We loved our … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Red Velvet Cake Cups and Heart Pops

It’s a busy week with Valentines, Mardi Gras, Olympics and Chinese New Year. . I wish I could take the time to cook food and celebrate all of these things at once, but alas, for me, for us, it’s mostly … Continue reading

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