If you have food allergies, your options for dessert (let alone standard meals) are extremely limited. After all, baking a tasty egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and rice-free dessert can be tricky. Thankfully there are plenty of recipes like this one that fit that mold. These cupcakes taste like an orange creamsicle, only without all of the harmful things that a real creamsicle contains. Instead, enjoy this allergen-free cupcake with orange zest on top.
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What’s better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup on Halloween (or any time of year, for that matter)? Give up? The answer is: a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup hidden inside of a rich, dark chocolate cupcake that’s also topped with peanut butter frosting! These dark chocolate cupcakes consist of two different types of chocolate: bittersweet chunks and Dutch processed cocoa. The frosting is an unforgettable combination of peanut butter, sugar, butter and heavy cream. The results are heavenly!
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Chocolate and marshmallow go together like peas in a pod. Whether you are making snores or simply making chocolate dipped marshmallows, it’s a great flavor profile that both kids and adults will enjoy. Mix up a batch of these Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow frosting for your next event and you will be the hit of the ball. The creamy marshmallow flavor enhances the chocolaty cupcakes in just the right way, just try not to eat them all before you get to the party.
Source Not Without Salt
Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Maple Butter cream Frosting are the perfect way to celebrate the coming of autumn. Try baking a batch of these and enjoying them on your front porch or in the garden while watching the sun set amid a dazzling display or orange and red leaves. It will be a day you won’t soon forget. Gala apples are the best for this recipe because of their perfect balance of sweet and sour. They are like a bite-sized apple pie that has been elevated to a whole to new level.
The standard carrot cake or cupcake has been elevated to a new level of sophistication. Brown butter has been added to the cream cheese frosting and a dash of curry powder and cinnamon to the cupcake batter for a unique flavor that will really blow your taste buds away. Mix up a batch of these Carrot Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting for your next event and impress your friends.
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These chocolate cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting easily fit any Halloween, October, or Autumn themed parties that you’re planning on throwing or attending. However, their lack of anything overtly Halloween-y (besides the color combo and the orange zest in the frosting) means that you can bake and serve them any time of the year. After all, there’s nothing better than a chocolate cupcake topped with some delectable orange flavored cream cheese frosting, right? Right!
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Healthy cupcakes are one thing, but tasty ones are another. These pineapple zucchini cupcakes contain two things (obviously, pineapple and zucchini) that you would think wouldn’t go together at all. However, they do, especially when they are combined with flaked coconut, 2 types of flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, coconut oil, vanilla, and several other ingredients. Bake and then top with a vanilla cream cheese frosting before serving. What a combination – tasty and low in calories!
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Are you ready for a vanilla cupcake that tastes like a sugar cookie? If so, then this is the recipe for you. It is hard to beat these tasty, sugar-y, soft, yet dense cupcakes that can be topped with just about anything — although the cupcake baker recommends a Swiss meringue buttercream and some gumdrops for color. The batter is simple to make, bakes quickly, and contains standard ingredients that are probably already lurking in your kitchen. So, make them already!
Source Martha Stewart
Vanilla, vanilla, and more vanilla. Vanilla is what these cupcakes are all about. It’s a chocolate lovers world out there, but it’s about time the vanilla lovers unite and start making some truly tasty desserts. I was getting a bit of a chocolate overload recently. It seems that most people just can’t make a dessert without adding chocolate somewhere. Well you won’t find a hint of chocolate in these Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing. They are light and airy, yet somehow still super moist. They are also super versatile and can be topped with anything from nuts to sprinkles to fruit.
Source The Pioneer Woman
What’s better than a Key Lime Pie cupcake? An upside-down Key Lime Pie cupcake, of course. Yes, these tasty treats took a traditional dessert and turned it on its head. The cupcake batter contains Key Lime juice, cake flour, eggs, salt, baking powder, sugar, sweetened condensed milk and several other ingredients. The upside-down part? The graham cracker crumbles in the buttercream frosting. They make it seem like you’re eating a Key Lime pie – only backwards!
Source Cupcake Project