Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

Tres Leches Cupcakes

I have only eaten tres leches cake a handful of times, and to be completely honest, I have never actually tried a good one. Maybe I did when I was little, before I had a true appreciation for good desserts, but in my recent years all the ones I have tried have either been bad or just mediocre. 

tres leches cupcakes.8That being said, I can assure you that this recipe is so different from the cakes I have tried before. These tres leches cupcakes are made with a whipped egg-white batter that gives them a spongy texture. The sponge cupcakes are then filled with milk. The milk sets over a few hours and is able to suffuse throughout the entire cake. 

tres leches cupcakes.5Instead of icing, these cupcakes are topped with a homemade whipped cream, perfectly complementing the light and fluffy cake.

For a tutorial on how to make these, continue reading.  (more…)

Flan Cupcakes

So, maybe you’re not much of a flan person (it’s ok – I wasn’t for a long time either), but that really shouldn’t turn you away from this recipe! The center of these cupcakes is flan, the base is a vanilla cupcake, and the icing is made with cream cheese. The flan taste is of course present, but also subtle enough for a novice flan-eater.  

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Make these when you’re aiming to impress; most people are surprised to find the flan inside and some even wonder how you were able to fill the cakes. The flan turns this simple vanilla cupcakes into something fancier; something worth having seconds (or maybe thirds…). 

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Shirley Temple Cupcakes

I think most would agree that cupcakes are a great way to start off the week. Even if you don’t plan on making these today, at least you can start planning on how to treat yourself (or perhaps your family and friends) this weekend. 

shirley temple cupcakesToday, I present to you Shirley Temple Cupcakes. Hopefully most of you have had a Shirley Temple drink before, you know, the kind with 7-Up or Sprite, a splash of grenadine, and a cherry on top? When I was younger, this was a drink I could never pass up (and I definitely couldn’t resist asking for extra cherries!). Now, I’ve made the drink into cupcake form and, let me tell you, these are amazing! 

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Maybe you’ve seen Shirley Temple cupcakes somewhere else on the internet before, but a lot of them just have an overload of food coloring and an underload of classic Shirley Temple flavor. So what makes these different?  (more…)

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Whenever I make snickerdoodle cookies, I am amazed at how many people have actually never had one before. 

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By the time I got around to making these snickerdoodle cupcakes, I was pretty certain that this would be the first time for everyone trying them (it was actually even the first time for me). 

snickerdoodle cupcakes.5That being said, I decided that this is definitely a recipe to keep. Just look at that smooth, creamy frosting!!  (more…)

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Woohoo! Cupcake Friday! Treat yourself to these delicious treats this weekend. 

red velvet cupcakes.4This is a super amazing red velvet cupcake recipe. They’re soft and spongey, flavorful and delicious. Plus, they’re topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting. This is honestly one of the best, simplest cupcake recipe you can get.  (more…)

Carrot Cupcakes

Though this cake probably hasn’t been in my family for that long, I copied it from my grandma’s voluminous binder of precious recipes. It has been a family favorite since before I was born, and has become a cake that is requested more than any other for birthdays. Store-bought carrot cakes can never top the quality of this one, and I have yet to try a carrot cake of near equivalence. 

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In other words, next time you bake a cake and happen to have three cups of carrots laying around, you should definitely try this recipe. (more…)