Sweet potato pie meets cupcake! Moist sweet potato cupcakes topped with luscious maple walnut frosting and a fluffy toasted marshmallow. Choosing between your favorite pumpkin cupcakes and these Sweet Potato Cupcakes and Maple Walnut Frosting will be the hardest decision you make this holiday!
It’s amazing how life can change so drastically in such a short amount of time. In April we were doing our Florida family thing…kiddie pools in the backyard, Disney on the weekends, and flip flops everyday. I never ever would have thought our family would be moving to the Middle East. Especially within a few weeks of my husband getting a job offer. We sold everything in two weeks, put the house up for rent, and started our new chapter. With all the excitement also came all the fears. Are the kids going to do well in a foreign school? Will I get bit by a deadly snake? Will the sandstorms be just like Mission Impossible? You know, perfectly reasonable questions for moving a family to the desert.
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!
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,
Strawberry Key Lime Cupcakes filled with key lime pie filling and topped with swirled strawberry and key lime butter cream frosting.
I’m not gonna lie. I think my husband “put a ring on it” because I can bake an amazing key lime pie. I’m not going to say it’s the only reason he married me, but I’m pretty sure it’s in his top five reasons he loves me. It surely is his weakness. He can’t really handle acidic foods like tomatoes, lemons, and oranges, so you could probably say it’s his Kryptonite. I’ve always loved strawberry combined with lime so this cupcake is the perfect marriage of sour and sweet.
Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes with Sweet Tea Frosting and garnished with blackberry sugar. My delicious twist on an Arnold Palmer in cupcake form.
Arnold Palmer you wonderful man you. You created my favorite beverage of all time and I thank you. So, cheers to you…here is my version of your sweet drink in a little yummy cupcake. Don’t be fooled though. This little cupcake has so much tart citrus flavor its like a lemon punched you in the mouth. And then a sweet little blackberry gave you a kiss to make it feel better.
All silliness aside, this really is a delicious cupcake.
Welcome to Alfajor Cupcakes part deux. A few weeks ago I made Chocolate Alfajor Cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting swirled with dulce de leche. They were, to put it lightly…to die for. So, just to make sure I’m covering all bases, I baked some white chocolate ones. Truth be told, there are some people out there that don’t LIKE chocolate. Craziness. They prefer white, which I affectionately call naked chocolate. Pair naked chocolate with dulce de leche and I’m sold.
I found a recipe for white chocolate cupcakes from The Curvy Carrot, which boasted to give a moist cupcake with ultimate white chocolate flavor. It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to make sure when eaten, it was unmistakably a white chocolate cupcake and not vanilla. I crumbled some of my favorite Alfajor cookies (these were dipped in white chocolate) and baked them right in the batter. The Alfajor cookies can be found on Gaucho Direct. Even if you aren’t planning on making these cupcakes, get some Alfajores. You won’t be disappointed. They rock. The frosting is simple and easy, made with tons of dulce de leche. To make a stiffer frosting just add a little more sugar than the recipe calls for. It comes out fluffy and caramely and just plain yummy.