White Velvet Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

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I made this cake for a friend’s daughter’s first birthday. It was so adorable and delicious, I just had to share! This makes a great smash cake or mini cake (6”). It makes enough for 3 tall layers, I only used two in my cake to avoid sending a 1 year old into a sugar coma! 🙂 You could also probably make a bigger two layer cake with the same recipe. It’s a moist, smooth white cake with a light, tasty frosting with just enough strawberry to make it taste wonderful! Let me know what you think of this recipe!

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Cookie Dough Obsession Cupcakes

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Let’s face it, we all love cookie dough! I can’t ever think of a time I’ve had cookie dough ice cream and thought, man there is WAY too much cookie dough in this ice cream. No, there is never too much cookie dough in anything ;). This cupcake is for those who love cookie dough as much as I do! It’s a cookie dough cupcake with a soft eggless cookie dough center and cookie dough frosting on top – and it is as delicious as it sounds! I served these at a party and they were a huge hit! I’m also obsessed with my new Sparkly Gold Sequins Tablecloth I used for the backdrop of this picture… it’s as amazing as the cupcakes! This is a great, super simple recipe that turns out better than any cupcakes you’d get at a bakery! Enjoy!

Craving more cookie greatness after trying this? Try my Cookie Dough Dip or My Favorite Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Samoa Cupcakes

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My sister-in-law is having a baby girl and she wanted Samoa cupcakes for her baby shower… it was such a delicious cupcake, I just had to share the recipe and result. First, I have to show off the cupcake bouquet from her shower, it turned out so great and I loved using edible glitter (Disco Dust, Gold Hologram) for the first time!12778869_10104278685302390_3180651741115299318_o

As one of my friends at the shower said, it is EXACTLY what you want a Samoa cupcake to taste like! What this one includes is a yummy vanilla cupcake, rich chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, homemade caramel sauce and caramel frosting! I topped off the recipe with Samoa cookies to make this a perfect cupcake. So, if you love your Girl Scout cookies, you will love this cupcake

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The Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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I’ve given you many cupcake and cake recipes over the last few months, and this is my first post to focus on frosting. This is a delicious, simple chocolate frosting that will go great with almost anything. I made mine with my dark chocolate cupcake recipe. For color, I used a little left over salted caramel frosting I had to create the pink flowers. The combination was delicious! This recipe is everything you want from a chocolate frosting, it’s creamy, rich and chocolatey heaven! Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter S’mores Cupcakes

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I made these cupcakes this week for my birthday… and OH MY GOSH are they delicious! Seriously, they are so so good. The moist chocolate cake, the fluffy marshmallow frosting, the buttery graham cracker bottom AND peanut butter in the center just sends this into a whole different stratosphere. I officially love this cupcake! And I hope you will, too! This is my classic chocolate cake recipe, sorry if you are getting sick of seeing it but it’s too perfect to change. If you like this one, try my S’mores Cake!

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Fudge-Filled Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

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Love is in the air! It’s almost Valentine’s Day and whether you have special plans or not… you will love these cupcakes! I’ve been dying to try a pink velvet recipe, since pink is my absolute favorite color! These are light, buttermilk cupcakes that are a perfect not-too-sweet compliment to the decadent fudge filling and the light, fluffy whipped cream cheese frosting. And what better way to top it off than a fudge-dipped strawberry! So, celebrate this Valentine’s Day with love and cupcakes!!

Check out my other Valentine’s recipes for other great ideas:

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Knock You Naked Cookie Bars

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The name says it all… these cookie bars are divine and the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! I’ve made these a dozen times and they are always incredible. The best part is you can mix up the recipe, add in different ingredients to the cookies for a change: colorful M&Ms, pecans, etc. However you make them, my favorite part is eating them. They come out of the oven as this ooey-gooey deliciousness, but they get even better after cooling… they become these thick chewy cookie bars that are incredible! I can’t decide which way I like them better, you’ll have to decide for yourself!

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Red Velvet Cream Cheese-Stuffed Cupcakes

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 Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than Red Velvet cupcakes! They are decadent, chocolatey and they’ll match your Valentine’s outfit perfectly ;). Red Velvet cupcakes always make me a little nervous, I’ve had many very dry red velvet recipes (including from popular bakeries) and I just don’t like cupcakes to be dry! However, this recipe does not disappoint… the cupcakes are moist and full of that rich chocolate taste I love.

Whether you like Valentine’s Day or not, it’s a great time to share a wonderful evening with the one you love. I always like to do something special on Valentine’s Day… it can be silly or sweet but it should always make your significant other feel loved! So bring on the corny cards, heart shaped candies and most definitely, the cupcakes!

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Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Cake

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We are less than a month from Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time to bring on the yummy and decadent desserts to treat yourself! I especially love Valentine’s Day because it falls right next to my birthday, and as I always point out to my husband, the two holidays are never allowed to be combined. 🙂 For me, Valentine’s day is all about the chocolate… and the richer, the better! This cake is one of the first cakes I ever endeavored to make from scratch and I make it time and time again now. It’s super moist, rich chocolate and covered in amazing raspberry chocolate ganache! I drool just thinking about this cake.

This chocolate cake is also the inspiration for many of my other recipes, including the first I posted on my blog – the Decadent S’mores Cake. If you love this recipe than you simply must try the S’mores cake!

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Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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Dark chocolate really goes with everything, but Dark Chocolate and Orange is one of my favorite flavor combinations! This cupcake is so delicious and the perfect reason to cheat on your New Year’s diet ;)! These are inspired by my love for the chocolate oranges I use to get as a kid (you know the ones where you smack them on the table and it comes out with these perfect little chocolate orange slices?). These are so much better and you can even top them with the chocolate slices to make them even more incredible!

If you love these try some of my other dark chocolate cupcake recipes!

Andes Mint Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Cupcakes

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