Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes

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It’s fall once again and I’m so happy! Even though it’s been undeniably warm here in Texas so far, I’ve still been putting on my boots and throwing on a scarf whenever I can manage. And even more exciting than the attire is the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and all the delicious food that comes with it! Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce… and who can forget the best part of Thanksgiving – Pumpkin!

These pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes make an incredible dessert option for those who like something a little different from the traditional pumpkin pie. And better yet, you can eat them the day after Thanksgiving while you curl up to the much anticipated (for me, anyway) premier of the new Gilmore Girls mini series on Netflix!! Is everyone as excited as I am? So I’ll be ready with my sugary treats and junk food to celebrate with Lorelai and Rory. Enjoy!

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Nutella Stuffed Dark Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes

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Hey there again! Sorry I’ve been offline for a while, but I hope everyone here in the US had a fabulous Independence Day! I love the summertime, despite the Texas heat, and was really wanting to come up with a fun summer dessert. My sister-in-law, who may be my biggest baking fan and reads all my blog post, is the one who requested an extra chocolatey S’mores cupcake for her birthday… and these couldn’t have been more on point! You will love these rich, moist dark chocolate cupcakes with hints of graham cracker and Nutella and a perfectly toasted marshmallow to top it off! It’s pure yumminess and I hope you enjoy!

And if you’re as addicted to S’mores as I am, try my Peanut Butter S’mores Cupcakes and my Decadent S’mores Cake!

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Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there! It finally feels like Spring in Texas (which won’t last long!), so I wanted to celebrate with some delicious fruit-inspired cupcakes. These Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream make the perfect Spring or Summer dessert – they are light, fluffy, tangy and sweet! I’m going to post a few more fruity cupcakes over the next few weeks, so look for more in the weeks to come!

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Divine Chocolate Mini Cake with Nutella Buttercream

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Well, I did it again. I thought about trying another chocolate cake recipe and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it! I made this one for my sister’s birthday and she is a big fan of my decadent, rich chocolate cake… so it just had to be done! This time I paired it with an amazing Nutella Buttercream… and OH.MY.GOODNESS is it amazing! It’s rich, it’s chocolatey and you won’t regret a single bite! J So forgive me one last time for sharing my go-to chocolate cake recipe, but seriously you have to try it!! 

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Rich Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

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I think I am totally addicted to my chocolate cupcake recipe… you made be tired of seeing it’s various iterations by now, but I’m just never going to get tired of making it! Every time I consider trying a different recipe I talk myself out of it. So, if you haven’t tried my chocolate or dark chocolate cake recipe below… you must try it before you judge! Trust me, it’s the BEST chocolate cake you will ever eat!!

All that to say, I was feeling inspired to try another rendition of this cupcake with a fun and fresh frosting. I personally love to pair chocolate and raspberries and this recipe definitely does the trick. If you like this one, make sure you try my Chocolate Raspberry Cake with the amazing Chocolate Raspberry Ganache!

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Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting

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12439277_10104370460668820_3671211814708792324_nHi friends, I hope you had a wonderful Easter! I couldn’t find time to post last week, so I thought I’d make up for it with this spectacular cupcake! This frosting definitely makes the top of my list, it’s incredible! I made these cupcakes for my nephew’s 3rd birthday and they were very well received! Of course, I had to make them Ninja Turtle-rrific! This Vanilla Cupcake is so incredibly moist and rich and, as I mentioned, the Cake Batter Frosting is TO DIE FOR!

If you like this frosting, try it with my Best Funfetti Cupcake Recipe!

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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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