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Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins. Coca-Cola Cupcakes. SELF-FROSTING NUTELLA CUPCAKES : Feistycook. When I bought the jar of Nutella last weekend I made a vow (yes I did) that part of the Nutella will be made into cupcakes.


I’ve always planned to do that whenever I buy one but it never gets that far. Darn those nutella sandwiches and occasional spoon licking. Well, I finally made self-frosting nutella cupcakes and golly they were so beautiful and delicious. Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Buttercream. Makes an 8″ layered cake So here we are, cooking the world A-Z… and I come across this epic Irish cake.

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Buttercream

I make this adaptation and… just like that – my life is complete. I don’t have time to do my hair or makeup, but – I promise you – I’ll always have time for this cake. It’s rich and dark, like an Irish sky at midnight… brightened by sweet, sweet Bailey’s buttercream, which gilds everything like moonlight. The perfect pair. Especially for breakfast.

(Possibly with a big cup of Irish coffee). Don’t worry – the alcohol cooks off, and the Bailey’s frosting? So, go for it, take a bite of Irish nighttime. NOTE: You may find it easiest to bake the cake and do the frosting “crumb coat” one day, then the next day decorate it with the final layer of frosting. Update, March 2013: I added more powdered sugar to counterbalance all that butter. Update, March 2014: Want to learn how to serve this cake in a beer mug? Recipe Index. Popcorn Cupcakes {Cupcake Carnival} Hello Cupcake Lovers!

Popcorn Cupcakes {Cupcake Carnival}

Here is the post I shared over at Attempting CreativeforKimberly’sCupcake Carnival! I love to take a theme and run with it for my little guys birthday parties. For his second year bash we held a Carnival Extraordinaire {here} and of course we had to have a themed cupcake to go along with the festivities; What carnival isn’t complete without some popcorn! These are very simple and easy to put together and they don’t require any special decorating skills, I promise! You want to begin with a cupcake of your choice. To create the ‘popcorn’ you will need {1} mini marshmallows as shown in photo above. {2} Using a knife cut the marshmallow in half. {3} Squish the two cut halves back together at one end. Working in a random pattern, begin placing the prepared marshmallows onto your cupcake. To add a ‘butter’ effect to the popcorn, take a tiny bit of water, add two drops of yellow food coloring and mix well.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever. Recipe. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries. Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries

Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night.


Food Librarian. Chocolate-Caramel-Banana Upside-Down Cake The upside-down cake is a big favorite of mine.

Food Librarian

After the Bundt, of course. Buttermilk Spice Cake with Pear Compote and Crème Fraîche Recipe at Epicurious. For pear compote: Mix sugar, lime juice, and salt in heavy large saucepan.

Buttermilk Spice Cake with Pear Compote and Crème Fraîche Recipe at Epicurious

Add pears and toss gently to coat. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until pears are just tender, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer mixture to bowl. Upper Midwest Gourmet » Banana Nutella Muffins: Another Delipaste Recipe. Now, don’t those look delicious?

Upper Midwest Gourmet » Banana Nutella Muffins: Another Delipaste Recipe

You agree, you say? Well here is the recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda. Summer Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake. See this?

Summer Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

This is such an easy dessert. It looks a little fancy, doesn't it? Don't be put off. It only takes a few ingredients, and it doesn't even involve turning on the oven. I am a huge fan of icebox cakes (I even wrote a book about them!). 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

Chocolate with chocolate. Chocolate with caramel. Chocolate with toffee. Chocolate with coffee. Chocolate with hazelnut cream. Cupcake Rampage: Hummingbird Cakes. I know what you’re thinking: Hummingbird cake?

Cupcake Rampage: Hummingbird Cakes

WTF? That’s okay, I’d never heard of it, either. You could call this the third leg of a twisted Triple Crown of Southern-style baking, following the Kentucky Derby day mint julep cupcakes and the beloved red velvet ones before that. To carry the analogy further, if red velvet is Man o’ War, and mint juleps are Secretariat, then hummingbird cake would be Seabiscuit. Get it? Hummingbird cake is another creation peculiar to the Deep South with an even more convoluted and obscure history. What all this has to do with a cake, no one seems to know. Vegan Hummingbird Cupcakes I adapted and veganized this recipe from the original that appeared in Southern Living. Dry Team: 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour1/4 cup pastry flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt Wet Team: Plus: 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.

Wow-'Em Ways to Decorate Cupcakes. Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes. Welcome to 52 Kitchen Adventures, your source for creative & delicious desserts! Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream. This has been, hands down, the most popular Bake It in a Cupcake creation to date. That’s not very surprising when you consider that pumpkin pie is the second most popular pie in America. To save time, you can make the miniature pies up to 2 days in advance — just store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the cupcakes. The pies can also be prepared quickly with premade pie crust—as I’ve said, there’s no shame in taking shortcuts.

Though they sound like the perfect Thanksgiving dessert (and they are), I’ve done plenty of research and am happy to confirm that they taste just as good at any time of year.