Dark chocolate cupcakes topped with minty green cookies and cream frosting, then drizzled with melted chocolate and crushed oreos. These Mint Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are a mouthful, but so worth it!
I know just six days ago I posted a recipe for Hummingbird Coffee Cake, and I was totally going to wait to post these cupcakes. You know, to let you guys breathe a little. Well, get ready. I’m going to smother you some more with my latest Hummingbird cake obsession. You can thank Southern Living circa 1978.
This post is taking much longer to write than expected. I probably should have been done an hour ago, but I’m watching a guilty pleasure on Bravo. My usual go to trash tv program is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I’m caught up on that, so I’m on to Vanderpump Rules right now. It’s a train wreck! I. Can’t. Stop. Watching.
A gorgeous retro cake made of banana, pineapple, walnuts, a crunchy cinnamon sugar streusal, and topped with a cream cheese glaze. Make this Hummingbird Coffee Cake the perfect excuse to have cake for breakfast!
You know how I know it’s time to bake with bananas? By the colony of fruit flies that have migrated to my kitchen. They hit the mecca every week. I think they’ve finally made it into the iron age, because I swear they’re wielding swords now. I want to tell them they don’t need to fight! The bananas are coming every Thursday so they can party until I get to them. I know….Ew. Guys, I swear this Hummingbird Coffee Cake is fruit fly free.
Extra dark chocolate cupcakes frosted with creamy peanut butter frosting and topped with melted dark chocolate. What else would top these Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes than a miniature peanut butter buckeye! Peanut butter and chocolate lovers rejoice!
If you can believe it, I’ve only posted a couple of peanut butter desserts on this blog. This will make magical number three. Total blasphemy, right? How can I call this a dessert blog and only have three peanut butter treats. Just have patience my friends. There is more coming…I promise! With peanut butter on top!
I hate to start this post out with a rant, but I’m kind of grumpy. Everything I’ve put in my oven apparently is suicidal, it’s raining like freaking Vancouver, and I stepped on a Lego about five minutes ago. Seriously, the Lego peeps need to round down the edges of their treacherous little building blocks. I’m going to write a strongly worded letter after I furiously compose this post about these Red Velvet Oreo Brownies. I know everyone envisions their favorite red velvet desserts drenched in cream cheese frosting. Well, forget about that junk. I’m taking red velvet to the dark side.
Romantic Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day! Divine devil’s food cake cupcakes frosted with bright pink raspberry champagne frosting and topped with fresh raspberries and a raspberry champagne glaze.
Let’s talk about romance for a minute. In my tweens, I pictured love to be just like the movies. You know, the romantic comedies where the female lead accidentally runs into the handsome man. She spills her coffee on his shirt while their dogs get tangled in each others leashes. They laugh. He whisks her off to Paris for a shopping spree. Then it’s candles, chocolate, and Barry White 24/7. Oh, and these Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes. Definitely these cupcakes. Because these cupcakes have raspberry champagne glaze, and that is totally romance.
Every now and then my husband and I reminisce about how we met. The mysterious band guy messages the silly college girl online. They laugh. He whisks her off to Super Walmart in his big white band van on a grocery spree. Now it’s giggling, chocolate, and Ella Fitzgerald 24/7. Oh, and dirty diapers. But I wouldn’t trade my romantic comedy for anything, because I’m deeply in love with my best friend. Well, maybe nix the dirty diapers.
Seriously guys. Look at these cupcakes. Someone needs to make Nutella dipped strawberries the universal symbol for love. Are you with me? If the strawberry dripping with melted Nutella doesn’t catch your eye, well then you’re a weirdo. Now I’m definitely a dark chocolate fiend at heart. I can chug a bowl of chocolate ganache if the challenge presents itself, but there is just something so comforting and indulgent about Nutella that get’s me going. So to keep this post G-rated, lets talk about these Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes before I get carried away