The surprise in these strawberry cupcakes? More strawberries! Pureed strawberries are in the batter, alongside cake flour, butter, sugar, milk, baking powder and eggs. The frosting is a strawberry buttercream that is placed inside of the baked cupcakes to form the “surprise” filling. Once you have filled them, replace the top part of the cupcakes, frost normally, and add on a slice of fresh strawberry. The stunning results are the ideal summertime treat.
And now for something completely different that elevates the concept of savory to new heights. They might look like your average whipped strawberry cream snack but this will blow your guest’s minds. They’ll be instant converts when they catch the first whiff of fish and onions as you emerge from the kitchen. And they’ll be happy as can be when they bite into the irresistible Gefilte fish and horseradish whipped cream package.
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Why make a whole batch of cupcakes when only one or two will do? Although, this recipe for two single cupcakes will also make plenty of mini ones, as you’ll see. These cupcakes are not only tiny, but also gluten free. They are made with tapioca flour, brown rice powder, gluten free baking powder, an egg white, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and milk (your choice – almond, cow’s milk, etc.) The frosting is chocolate fudge icing, which perfectly complements the vanilla cupcakes. Add on a few sprinkles and serve!
Cupcakes of all flavors are a great thing to serve at corporate events. The ones depicted here are a mix of vanilla and chocolate treats, although other, more exotic and less crowd pleasing flavors can be chosen. The frosting is a basic buttercream, as the entire point is to showcase the company logo, fondant versions of company products, or, more simply, just the company colors. Cupcakes are easy to eat (no utensils required) which is why they are so popular.
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All that you need to create an ice cream cone cupcake is a little creativity – and some ice cream cones. Yes, these cupcakes are baked inside of actual flat-bottomed ice cream cones, thanks to a special pan designed for this exact purpose. Once the cupcakes have baked, cover them in buttercream frosting, chocolate ganache and some sprinkles so that they actually look like ice cream. You can also bake them in waffle cones and receive the same effect. Pretty cool!
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Ask any fan of coconut flavored items (or just plain coconut) and they will tell you that there is no such thing as too much of the flavor. These white coconut cupcakes can attest to that, as they contain the fruit in both the cupcakes themselves, and in the frosting. The cupcakes are flavored with coconut milk, sweetened shredded coconut and vanilla extract. The frosting also contains vanilla extract and coconut milk, and you can always sprinkle some shredded coconut on top for extra flavor!
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Chocolate and peanut are an excellent combination. This is why peanut butter M&Ms are so addictive, and why this particular recipe is so tasty. The chocolate cupcakes are good, but are nothing compared to the frosting. You can even make the cupcakes themselves from a boxed mix if you so choose. After all, the frosting is the showpiece. It is made from butter, crunchy peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, salt and crushed peanut butter M&Ms. Tasty!
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