Soft cinnamon sugar cupcakes with a hidden surprise! A luscious croissant baked right in the cupcake and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. These Snickerdoodle Crupcakes are easily my new favorite mash-up dessert!
I’m so excited about these. Yes, I often get excited about baked goods, but these are awesome! Think of a soft snickerdoodle cookie combined with a buttery croissant, then smothered in cinnamon cream cheese frosting like a cinnmon roll. Best breakfast ever, right?
I’ve always loved the idea of hybrid desserts or dessert mash-ups. There’s of course the coveted cronut, the cruffin (burglars even broke in and stole the recipe!), and also the Brookie. I even morphed sweet potato pie into baklava. It was a memorable experience. Just a quick shout out…one of my favorite bloggers wrote all about mash-ups.
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!
Vintage southern charm in a cupcake Ya’ll! Salted Caramel Hummingbird Cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, buttery salted caramel drizzled on top, and candied pecans.
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.
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!
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. 🙂
Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes baked with a thick swirl of Nutella right in the batter. Topped with sweet strawberry buttercream and a Nutella dipped Strawberry. I’m falling in love!
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 🙂
Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes with dark chocolate cream cheese frosting, blackberry whipped cream and topped with luscious fresh blackberries and chocolate ganache.
I feel the blackberry doesn’t get enough love. If your’e not a fan I suggest you grab a big bowl. Fill it with fresh blackberries. Melt some dark chocolate. Drizzle said chocolate all over the berries. Put the bowl in the freezer for about…ummm…3 minutes. Take that bowl out and put an obscene amount of whipped cream on top. After that first bite I promise you will become a blackberry fiend.
These whimsical cupcakes have it all! Chopped white chocolate and tart dried cranberries baked right in the luscious cupcake base, swirled lemon cream cheese frosting, and sparkling cranberries glistening on the top. It’s my favorite Starbucks holiday treat in a cupcake!
So something very strange happened to me while I was doing my last minute grocery shop for Christmas day…
Santa Clause hit on me.
Ok, so not Santa Clause, but a fat (and a little too jolly) 65 year old man with a white beard. Let’s just say I was very uncomfortable and wanted to duck my head into the neck of my sweater and never return. Even the check out girl asked “Did that just happen?” I replied with “Yes, it did. Do you happen to sell rape whistles next to the gum?” So now I have proof that at 32 with 2 kids and 10 years of marriage under my belt, I still “got it”. At least to perverted old men. Find another chimney Santa!
Perfectly moist cupcakes baked with toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips inside, swirled with vanilla frosting, and topped with a miniature Magic Cookie Bar. To make these Magic Cookie Bar Cupcakes even more decadent, they’re drizzled with sweetened condensed milk.
I’m so excited for today…it’s Christmas tree time! I’m usually in the Christmas mood around August, but when I finally get the tree decorated and the stockings up I feel it’s official. Christmas just got real. This is the first year we have introduced our four year old to “The Elf on the Shelf”. We started that a few weeks ago because any extra incentive for my preschooler to behave is priceless. He affectionately named him Norman and even though he considers Norman a friend, he’s a little terrified at how much power Norman holds. These days Oliver seems to be a little more well behaved, and that my friends is quite magical 🙂
Hands down, my favorite dessert is the Magic Cookie Bar. I write about my obsession for the retro treat in my post about these Biscoff Magic Cookie Bars. I’ve been on a mission to mash my favorite cookie bar with other desserts. I thought the cupcake was the perfect place to start. You can make anything the inspiration for your cupcakes and I love that!
German chocolate cupcakes frosted with both chocolate cream cheese and salted caramel buttercream frosting. These Chocolate English Toffee Cupcakes are the ultimate salty and sweet treat.
October has been such a blur. I remember thinking about how little the kids were last Halloween. Last year, Jovi was still a newborn in a stroller while we chased a three year old Oliver around to each house on the street. We had to repeat, “Remember to say Thank you!” after each stop. Tonight though, Mr. four year old Oliver had it down perfectly. “Trick or Treat!” and promptly, “Thank you!” would follow. That’s my little guy.
Although he’s growing so fast, he still does little things that let me know his innocence in still intact. For instance, one afternoon a ridiculously sexualized commercial for a fast food restaurant was on the television. It was a young lady eating a rather large cheeseburger in a super sensual way. There’s my son, Oliver right in front of the T.V. (with his nose two inches from the screen), large eyes and mouth wide open. He turns to my husband right after the commercial, and says, “Daddy…” . I think “Dear God, here it comes…”, but he finishes by saying,