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.
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!
Wickedly delicious chocolate cupcakes frosted with vibrant green and orange vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with a miniature brownie cauldron bubbling over with salted buttery caramel. These Chocolate Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes are the perfect ghoulish treat for little goblins and witches this Halloween!
I’m gonna go ahead and say it. Everybody says it. You hear it said by everyone everywhere.
“Christmas decorations in the stores already?!”
The only thing is…I’m totally okay with it and super excited about it. Hey, I start listening to Christmas tunes when August comes around. I’m the last person you should be complaining to about the commercialization of Christmas. Sorry Linus from Charlie Brown, but I’m the gal with my Christmas tree up and decorated before you can finish saying Happy Thanksgiving! That being said, this is my last spooky cupcake post! Bring on the cinnamon, cloves, apples, and all things jolly!
Spooky Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes that are perfect for Halloween! Super dark chocolate cupcakes topped with vibrant purple vanilla buttercream and topped with the most adorable chocolate spiders!
Last week I posted a super easy and adorable tutorial for these Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Spiders. I made my favorite chocolate cupcakes and topped them with the hairy coconut chocolate spiders. My son Oliver, who has inherited my really crazy, borderline ridiculous obsession for chocolate, still would not go near these guys. I guess no matter how delicious something is, if it has eight legs you squeal and run away. And that’s exactly what my four year old did. I just shrugged and ate his cupcake.
Super moist spiced pumpkin cupcakes topped with a wonderful swirl of Nutella buttercream frosting and luscious pumpkin buttercream frosting. Deliciously indulgent, these Nutella Pumpkin Cupcakes will keep you coming back for more!
So lately my blog has taken a delicious turn into pumpkin land. As I giddily skip into its yummy paradise I’ve left my sad little husband behind. You see, my husband HATES pumpkin flavored anything. When Monday rolls around and he eagerly asks what I’m making for the blog (Monday is my bake like crazy, non-stop oven burning, chocolate melting, caramel drizzling day) and I reply,
I can actually see the happiness leave his eyes.
But don’t feel sorry for him yet. I always make it up to him and make something he really likes. Like these. Oh, and these. But let’s get back to what I imagine is served at every corner patisserie in pumpkin land…Nutella Pumpkin Cupcakes. I used my favorite pumpkin cupcake recipe which always comes out perfectly moist and fluffy, and topped them with two types of amazing buttercream because well, I couldn’t decide which one! I think that’s why I love making cupcakes. It’s my outlet to go wild.
Delicate honey cupcakes topped with cinnamon mascarpone whipped frosting, sprinkled with chopped pistachios and drizzled with honey syrup. A miniature slice of homemade sweet baklava top these Baklava Cupcakes.
O.M.G. I know that phrase is wildly overused, but O.M.G.
On Monday I slaved away in the kitchen making Apple Cinnamon Baklava. Just kidding…It was so much easier than I expected and the final result was out of this world. Picture if Christmas morning and Miss Baklava hooked up and had a baby. Not out of wedlock of course. Miss Baklava is a very traditional kind of lady. That’s what my Apple Cinnamon Baklava tasted like. Lovliness. These Baklava Cupcakes are a special kind of lovely.
As it baked in the oven, I had a vision of these cupcakes. Fluffy mascarpone delicately sitting on a light, not overly sweet honey cupcake and a gorgeous piece of baklava perched on top. With a lot of hand slapping, I managed to save some Baklava on the side specifically for these Baklava Cupcakes.