A Funfetti cupcake is a special cupcake, perfect for making at Easter as it has mini eggs set in the twirled vanilla frosting. With a regular cupcake when out of the oven, cut out a hole in the center and fill it with a surprise of your favorite instant pudding mix. Twirl on a vanilla topping and then arrange at least three mini eggs on it. You now have the perfect Funfetti cupcake, which will delight and please the whole family.
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Few things make a better snack than tiny, bite sized cupcakes. These ginger ones are flavored with ground ginger (hence the name), grated nutmeg, lemon zest, vanilla extract and fresh ginger. The frosting is a homemade lemon cream cheese, that perfectly compliments the cupcakes without overpowering them. Bake these treats, let them cool, frost them, and then top off with some sliced, candied ginger to give them a little extra kick. You’ll find these hard to resist!
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Chocolate Stout cupcakes can easily become a delectable adults-only treat, especially if they are coated in a homemade vanilla cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes, which consist of room-temperature Guinness, eggs, yogurt, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, sugar, flour, melted butter, ground cinnamon and baking powder, are fairly easy to make, once all of the ingredients have been gathered. Once they are baked and covered in luscious vanilla cream cheese frosting, you won’t be able to resist them!
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The color of red velvet cupcakes automatically make them a candidate for classic Christmas treats. When you add in some green tinted cream cheese frosting (or leave it alone and take advantage of its natural white color) and possibly some sprinkles or colorful edible decorations, you are left with a Christmas-themed cupcake that can be served all December-long. These particular cupcakes are baked in standard cupcake liners, although you can substitute holiday ones to amp up their level of fun!
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This is the time of the year when pumpkins are out in force. Pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pies, and of course, pumpkin lattes, take over the palettes of most people. These pumpkin spice cupcakes are no exception to the rule. They contain spice cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, among other things. In order to up the tastiness factor, don’t forget to top these off with some homemade cream cheese frosting. These treats will quickly become your favorite way to use pumpkin!
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Sometimes all that you need is a light, airy cupcakes. These angel food cupcakes (complete with meringue icing) are quite different than the thicker, heavier variety. The batter contains cake flour, salt, water, egg whites, vanilla extract, cream of tartar and two different types of sugar. Once they’re baked and have cooled, then it’s time to top these treats with homemade pink meringue icing, although you can tint it a different color if you prefer. Serve and devour!
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Easter egg turned cupcake is what you will think of when you see these bright and colorful little treats. Using chocolate Easter egg candies as toppings is easy and gives them a beautiful pastel color scheme which matches perfectly with the classic colors of Easter. These Coconut Nest Cupcakes are made with a scrumptious vanilla cupcake recipe and then topped with toasted coconut shreds. It is a simple but elegant recipe.
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Chocolate and cherries combine with spectacular results in this Black Forest Cupcake recipe. The batter contains cocoa powder, coffee extract, buttermilk, sugar, flour and a number of other ingredients. Basically, it starts off as a traditional chocolate cake. Then the fun begins. Once they’re baked, fill the cupcakes with homemade fresh cherry pie filling (cherries, water and sugar), soak them in cherry liquor, and then top with a whipped cream frosting that includes more cherry liquor. The results are beautiful and dark, just like these cupcake’s namesake.
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The best way to make spring chick cupcakes is also the easiest. These are made from chocolate cupcakes. This particular recipe is vegan (meaning that they’re free of meat and animal-by products) but you can always use standard dairy-filled cupcakes. Bake them, let them cool and then remove the cupcake liners before flipping them upside down, frosting them, and then covering them in toasted coconut. Use almonds and cacao nibs for the eyes, feet and beaks to make these cute and tasty at the same time.
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Simple buttermilk cupcakes become Fourth of July themed in a flash, thanks to the addition of homemade cream cheese icing, some red, white and blue sprinkles, and a single red or blue star shaped marshmallow. The cupcakes themselves are easy to make, and are a mix of buttermilk, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar, eggs, butter, cake flour and baking soda. Once they have baked and cooled, the fun begins as you apply the toppings before serving these treats!
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