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Dulce de Leche Cake Recipe. Heaven and Hell Cake Recipe. Mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com. Icings Recipes at Bake Decorate Celebrate! Mountain Dew Cupcakes. By cupcake girl on December 5th, 2007 .

Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Filed under: Recipes . I originally came up with this recipe during the summer. But, I just made them again for my husband to take to work. They have become a favorite of my husband, who is a major Dew junkie. Any Dew or citrus lover will think they rock! 1 cup butter (2 sticks)2 cups sugar4 large eggs3/4 cup Mountain Dew1/4 cup of lemon and lime juice (juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime)zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separate into 2 piles, one for buttercream)1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt 1. Mountain Dew Buttercream 1 cup butter (2 sticks)4-5 cups powdered sugar2 tablespoons Mountain DewJuices from half of 1 lemon and half of 1 lime.Lemon and lime zest (rest of zest from cupcake recipe. Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes « The Craving Chronicles. It seems like once the weather cools down everyone wants to jump right into pumpkin season.

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes « The Craving Chronicles

Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin as much as anyone else, but to me September is apple season. I was thinking about how often apples get overshadowed by pumpkin a few weeks ago when my husband asked me if I wanted to attend a dinner party with some of his coworkers. “Hrmmm. Maybe…”, I said. “They asked us to bring some kind of food to share”, he said. It took me a while to decide on an approach for these cupcakes. Ultimately, I decided the best way to pack that punch of apple flavor into a cupcake was to use apple pie filling.

Chocolate

Chocolate peanut butter cake. Alex’s birthday was this past weekend and in case you are new here, let me give you a loose outline of a Standard Dessert Alex Politely Requests: Chocolate.

chocolate peanut butter cake

Sweet saturday: one minute peanut butter cake. Picture this scene: it’s 8:30 in the evening.

sweet saturday: one minute peanut butter cake

The sky is just starting to get dark outside your living room window. You ate a delicious, healthy and veggie-filled dinner a few hours ago and now you are ready to sit down to the most recent episode of So You Think You Can Dance and dive into a decadent plate of dessert. Oh wait, you have no dessert. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever. Recipe. Miniature Reese’s Cheescakes with Peanut Butter Glaze. Hi Hat Cupcakes. I did it.

Hi Hat Cupcakes

I finally made them. Hi Hat Cupcakes have consumed my cupcake thoughts since I first saw their tall chocolate dipped tops online after I started blogging. But, I have to tell you, I’ve been nervous to make them. They scare me. I knew for sure I would screw them up and end up with a melted mess. But this weekend, I tried them. So I decided to use the only recipe I remembered seeing. > Update: I just realized this recipe is also from the book, Cupcakes! Chopped chocolate. But even better with the frosting. If I had paid attention to the directions beforehand I don’t know if I would have been as eager to get started. 12 minutes later and a candy thermometer in check to make sure the frosting formed stiff peaks at the right temperature.

Actually, it never made it to just the right temp, but after 12 minutes… I was over holding the hand mixer. So I took a leap of faith it would work and piped it on the cupcakes… as tall as I could get it. One bag of semi-sweet chocolate. Strawberry Champagne Ruffle Cake for a Virtual Baby Shower – Cook Like a Champion. Without a doubt, one of the most rewarding things about food blogging is all the amazing friends I’ve made along the way.

Strawberry Champagne Ruffle Cake for a Virtual Baby Shower – Cook Like a Champion

Even though we’ve never met in person, I am so thankful to have made such wonderful friends, and I hope we’ll all have the chance to meet someday. I hate that we’re spread all over the country because I know we would all have a fabulous time together. There are some things that simply have to be celebrated with friends, no matter the distance between them. That’s why I decided to host a virtual baby shower for Annie . I am so grateful to have a friend like her, and I just couldn’t let her pregnancy go by without celebrating it in a special way.

Ashely from Delish made mock champagne punch . Shawnda from Confections of a Foodie Bride made pink/blue corn blinis with crab and avocado crema . Nikki from Pennies on a Platter made baby hummus sandwiches . Elly from Elly Says Opa made stuffed mushrooms . This shower has quite the dessert lineup, too.