These chocolate sour cream cupcakes are a chocolate (and cupcake!) lovers dream come true. They are flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder, sour cream, vanilla extract, and brewed coffee. They also contain standard items like flour, sugar, salt, eggs, vegetable oil, baking soda and baking powder. The frosting is an nontraditional ganache, made from heavy cream, bittersweet chocolate and coffee liquor. Top with a few sprinkles before serving, and enjoy! You won’t be able to eat just one!
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Cupcakes don’t have to be sweet. When made from savory ingredients, these mini chicken parmesan meatloaf cupcakes are more like appetizers, or can be used as a dish at the dinner table, alongside other things. The best part of these chicken cupcakes may not be the seasonings or even the chicken. Instead, the mozzarella cheese filling, the panko and parmesan topping and the warmed marinara sauce (for dipping!) take the cake – almost literally.
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Maple and walnut are classic flavor combinations for a reason. They taste awesome together! Whether you are making maple walnut bread, pancakes, or cakes just one whiff of the maple and toasted walnuts together and you know that you are on the right path. These Maple Walnut Cupcakes are simply scrumptious. The cupcake batter is a simple vanilla cupcake recipe, but with the addition of chopped walnuts. The highlight of the day though has to be the creamy maple buttercream frosting. I could just lick the bowl and be happy all day. Try topping with some candied walnuts for a touch of class.
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Picture caramel apple pie, only in cupcake form. No, make that upside down cupcake form. Yes, you read that right. These caramel apple cupcakes start off with a yellow cake mix that is prepared according to its included instructions. Once you have that base, the fun begins. Butter, brown sugar and canned fried apples (yes, they do exist!) are placed on the bottom of each cupcake liner. The batter is poured over them. Bake, let cool, remove the liners and serve apple side up. No frosting required.
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Sure, you can add sprinkles to a vanilla cupcake mix (this turns them into Funfetti cupcakes) or chocolate chips (which makes them chocolate chip cupcakes), but crushed up chocolate? Yes, it is possible – if you follow this recipe. Rather than adding cocoa powder to the mix, the crushed up chocolate remains suspended in the batter, turning these treats into vanilla cupcakes with chocolate, hence the name. Top off with some buttercream frosting and few sprinkles before serving them!
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A standard vanilla cupcake can be transformed into something not-so-standard thanks to a little creativity, some sprinkles, and frosting in a few different colors. These particular ones have a spring theme that starts with green tinted buttercream frosting. A colorful flower (purple, blue, pink – your choice) made of royal icing is added to the top. Next, add on the sprinkles! The ones that you see here are colorful sugar sprinkles, but you can use whichever ones you choose.
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Nothing says “summer!” like a fruit flavored beverage, whether it contains alcohol or not. These strawberry daiquiri cupcakes fall into the first category, since the batter has actual strawberry daiquiri mix and rum in it. (The addition of these things turns them into an adults-only treat as well.) Red food coloring is used in order to carry out the theme, as are the umbrella toppers. However, what really gives these cupcakes a kick is the rum buttercream frosting!
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The classic red velvet cupcake contains just a hint of unsweetened cocoa powder, as well as buttermilk, white vinegar and vanilla extract. Once you have those in the batter, the cupcakes can be tinted any color – including the classic red, which is where the cupcakes get their name. However, you can also combine blue and violet gel food coloring to get these unabashedly patriotic blue velvet cupcakes. Once they have been coated in white vanilla buttercream frosting and some colorful sprinkles, they are ready to be enjoyed!
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