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Cupcakes

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Orange-Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans, split and scraped, pods reserved for another use
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  • Candied citrus slices, for decorating
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Blueberry Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup high-quality blueberry jam, such as Hero, strained (3 tablespoons)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces blueberries (1 1/4 cups)
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Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas), plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Honey-Cinnamon Frosting
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Tiramisu Cupcakes, Part 2

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Frosted Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Amy Berman

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Quick And Easy Recipes Part 3

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Hamburger Cupcakes with Pound Cake Fries

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Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots (from about 4 medium carrots)
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut evenly on rimmed baking sheets; toast, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 10 minutes (or longer if darker color is desired). Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let coconut cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread nuts evenly on a rimmed baking sheet; toast, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes (watch carefully to prevent burning). Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let nuts cool completely.
  • 1 pound medium carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use (or 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted and finely chopped (optional; how-to follows)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Sweetened shredded coconut, toasted (how-to follows), for decorating
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TV Dinner Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Candy, Dessert, Fillings
Ingredients
  • 6 vanilla cupcakes Vanilla Cupcakes, baked in silver foil liners
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate melting wafers, melted
  • 1 cup Vanilla Frosting
  • 3 plain store-bought doughnut holes
  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 yellow fruit chew, such as Laffy Taffys or Starbursts, cut into a 1-inch square
  • 3 tablespoons Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 tablespoon store-bought caramel sauce, heated
  • 3 orange fruit chews, such as Tootsie Fruit Rolls or Starbursts, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Frosting
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons hard green candies, such as Runts
  • 3 tablespoons Karen Tack's Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 teaspoon colored sprinkles
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