spice cupcakes with eggnog buttercream

Spice Cupcake with Eggnog Buttercream and Caramel Drizzle!

Confession time:  I don’t like eggnog. But if I was going to partake in eggnog this Christmas season, there was only one way that seemed acceptable. In buttercream. Because buttercream. #da So I made up some Spice Cupcakes.  Because cupcakes. Then I made up some eggnog buttercream. I was scared.  I mean… was it going to […]

chocolate dipped ice cream cone cucpakes

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

My little girl has a birthday in a few days which makes her a December birthday.  Ah the December birthday’s.  Those folks who get birthday gifts wrapped in red and green paper and who can’t have a proper party because people’s scheduled are so booked. I try my very hardest to make sure Audrey’s birthday has nothing to […]

The Easiest Chocolate cupcakes

The EASIEST Chocolate Cupcake! (that just happens to be vegan!)

I was in a pinch.  Ever since our chickens started laying eggs, I vowed to never buy eggs again. (It’s not for vanity reasons or anything, it’s just that our eggs are so delicious and naturally organic and wonderful, all other eggs pale in comparison.  Literally.) I found myself without any eggs but needed to […]

candy corn cupcakes

Candy Corn Inspired Cupcakes with pure Candy Corn Glaze!

This post is sponsored by McCormicks. What’s for dessert?  Cupcakes.  Glorious dual-toned, frosting piled high, covered in an obscene sweet glaze decadent cupcakes. Imagine if you are in grade school, and have been sitting in class all morning.  The tick-tock of the clock is constant, and you are full of energy, waiting so impatiently for […]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Um, have you noticed?  I am putting zucchini in everything.  I can’t say I am sorry though, because everything I am making is so darn delicious!!   This one is a favorite so far, as it is over-the-top chocolatey.  Everything is rich and creamy and moist and amazing.  It’s pretty much the best cupcake to […]

patriotic hi-hat cupcakes

Patriotic Hi-Hat Cupcakes! (with a fun surprise-inside!)

I think it’s safe to say that I love all things surprise-inside.  These hi-hat cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate with the classic red, white and blue theme, but to pleasantly surprise family and friends!   I really enjoy making hi-hat cupcakes and since I make them so often, I really experimented with these. […]

Neapolitan Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Neapolitan Hi-Hat Cupcakes!

I have been waiting all week long to share these with you!  My favorite, favorite, mostest favoritest everest summertime flavor combination is Neapolitan.  And this one is extra special to me!     This cupcake is adapted from a cake in my new book, Surprise-Inside Cakes!  I have an entire cake that is a Neapolitan […]

s’mores cupcakes

s'mores cupcakes! #chocolate #summerdesserts

I think one of my favorite summertime flavors is s’mores.  There is something so comforting about melting marshmallows between chocolate and graham crackers. It’s almost as if the food has transcended flavor to represent something more; a feeling of joy, peace, love, family and friends. More specifically though, there is something quite magical about a […]

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes!

A couple years ago I made a Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cake.  Little did I know (as is most often the case when I am creating recipes!) that it was an original recipe.  Whoopee! These cupcakes today are the babies to that original cake. With a special twist of course!   I can’t think of […]

Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes

Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes!

I have never made (nor even heard of) angel food cupcakes, but I figured they would be easy to make.  And guess what?  It was.  Super duper easy! (said in my best three year old voice)   Because I used a box mix.  Then I topped it with Cool Whip.  Then I added super awesome and […]

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Let the summertime fun begin!   This week I am all about baking.  Let me get even more specific:  baking cupcakes.  Wait, I can get even more specific.  Baking summertime flavor cupcakes! There are a few “flavors” that come to mind when I think about the warmth and fun of summer.  Drinking a refreshing limeade […]

four ways to frost a cupcake with an open star tip

Four Easy Ways to Frost a Cupcakes with an Open Star Tip! #chocolate #buttercream #cupcakedecorating

Today I am sharing four easy and beautiful ways to frost a cupcake using any open star tip. I am a huge huge fan of the open star tip.  I use it on 90% of my cake designs and 99.9% of my cupcakes. Today I thought I would show you four really easy techniques to decorate […]

Red Velvet Mousse with Raspberry Vanilla Cupcakes

Red Velvet Mousse Cupcake Infused with Raspberry Simple Syrup

These recipes were a first for me.  I had never made Red Velvet Mousse before and I had also never made an infused simple syrup.   What ended up happening is that now I am addicted to both.  You’ll see why in a moment. Let me just start with whats here in front of me. […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Whipped Cream #cupcakes

I shared a Chocolate Pumpkin Cake last year and have gotten such a wonderful response!  You all are so sweet.  One of the most common questions I get is, “Can I make this into cupcakes?” Yes.  Yes you can. To modify the original recipe into cupcakes I did this: Prepare muffin pan with cupcake liners. […]

Candy Corn Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Surprise Inside Hi-Hat Cupcakes from iambaker.net!  #cupcakes #chocolate #surpriseinside

I was so inspired by these Mardi Gras Hi-Hat Cupcakes that transitioning them into a Halloween treat seemed right.   More than right.  Necessary even.   There is a very special surprise inside these chocolate hi-hat cupcakes. Its a candy corn inspired treat and if you want to see hop on over to the Food […]

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling

This aint your mama’s cupcake. When I stumbled across this recipe on McCormick’s site I was a bit taken aback.  Did they seriously list Coarse Grind Pepper as an ingredient?   Yes they did.  Along with crushed rosemary!  In a CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE! ***boom*** (that was my mind being blown) I mean, I know that other […]

Vanilla Cupcakes with a Surprise Inside!

Vanilla Cupcakes with a Fun Surprise Inside!

Hi everyone! I’m Rachel from Rachel Cooks. I’m so excited/honored/nervous/thrilled/intimidated to be filling in for Amanda today. I mean…how insanely talented is she? And she does it all with five kids. Whaaaaaaa? I can barely hold things together and I only have two children. Anyways, my blog is all about family friendly cooking. I focus […]

Funfetti Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Funfetti Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Thank you, Amanda, for letting me guest post today! I’m Carla of Chocolate Moosey where I blog mainly about dessert with some quick and easy dinner ideas (if only cupcakes were acceptable for dinner).  Since Amanda is going through some life changes with beautiful Baby Olivia and moving into a new home, let’s take a moment and […]

Mardi Gras Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Hi-Hat Cupcakes

There is something so appealing about a Hi-Hat cupcake.  It brings me back to childhood summers when we would sit outside the icecream shop and desperately try to lick up the ice cream and it will melt down our arms.  Cherry dip was always my favorite, but I was always outnumbers by the chocolate lovers. You cant […]