Red Velvet cupcakes are classics. They usually consist of cocoa powder and red food colored (hence the name). This particular recipe also includes sour cream (to make them moist) and vanilla extract (to enhance the flavor.) Once you have combined these ingredients, along with the other ones, baked them and allowed them to cool, top with a homemade cream cheese frosting, as well as a few sprinkles. To make them even more festive, bake them in cute birthday or holiday-themed cupcake liners.
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You’ve heard of red velvet cupcakes – but what about blue velvet? These Wild Blueberry Velvet cupcakes consist of whole blueberries, cocoa powder, flour, buttermilk, oil, sugar, two different shades of gel paste (to get that deep blue and purple coloring) and several other items. The results are a rich, deeply flavored, dark blue cupcake. The frosting is a homemade cream cheese blend that has been tinted several different colors in order to produce a wild effect. These are both cute and tasty at the same time!
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There are so many different cupcake flavors in the world that it can be tricky to choose one to bake. However, if you’re tired of the more traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, these lavender and matcha ones might do the trick. Matcha is a finely ground (or milled) green tea powder that is normally used to make tea, but works just as well in baking. These cupcakes contain matcha, as well as many other, more “traditional” ingredients. What about the lavender, you ask? Well that’s placed on top of the cream cheese frosting!
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Is there anything better than buttermilk cupcakes topped with cherry buttercream frosting? The answer to that is – well, no. These cupcakes are the very top of the pile. They consist of buttermilk, cherries, eggs, flour, and a bunch of other “classic” ingredients. The main flavor comes from both the buttermilk and the cherries themselves. The frosting contains cherry brandy (which makes them an adults-only treat) as well as butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Once you’ve eaten one of these treats, you’ll be hooked!
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Just because someone is vegan, that doesn’t mean that subsist on vegetables and tofu. In fact, there are many vegan dessert recipes to choose from – including these coconut brulee cupcakes. The bottom layer is made from seven simple ingredients, including warm water to substitute for eggs, and almond milk instead of cow’s milk. The top layer consists of Earth Balance, almond milk, shredded coconut and brown sugar. It’s spread on while the cupcakes are still in the oven, and takes the place of frosting.
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A cupcake topped with syrup, whipped cream frosting and buttercream frosting sounds divine, doesn’t it? Now, take into account the fact that these are French toast cupcakes, and you’ll want to make them right now! The cupcakes contain maple syrup, cinnamon, sour cream and vanilla paste, among other things – just what you need to get that French toast flavor. After they’ve baked, they’re topped with a glaze of brown sugar maple syrup, maple cinnamon buttercream, and vanilla bean whipped cream. Amazing!
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Peanut butter and bananas were one of Elvis Presley’s favorite food combinations. Yes, the combo of the two does sound a little strange – until you try it! These peanut butter and banana cupcakes are made slightly differently than you’d think. The cupcake contains bananas, sour cream, flour and whole bunch of other things, except for peanut butter. That comes in the frosting, which is a peanut butter cream cheese blend. You’ll find these to be quite addictive!
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It’s hard to resist the perfect banana cupcake. These, combined with their cream cheese filling and salted caramel frosting may just be not only “perfect” but also irresistible. The cupcake batter is made from a mixture of flour, bananas, apple sauce, sugar, eggs, buttermilk and several other ingredients. The resulting treats are moist and tasty, like a banana muffin on steroids. Once they’ve baked, they’re filled with cream cheese and drizzled with salted caramel. Bet you can’t eat just one!
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