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If you're a lover of all thing lemon then these easy lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream are a must try

  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

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Honey and cream cheese team up in this recipe to accentuate the lavender flavor of the cupcakes

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon blue food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
  • 2/3 cup cold milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey, plus a little extra for drizzling
3.9/5 (156 Votes)

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Easy and festive pumpkin cupcakes topped with sweet and rich cream cheese frosting

  • 1 (2 layer sized) package spice cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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Charm your cupcakes using this delicious Lucky Charms® Cupcakes recipe made easy using pre-packaged cake box mix

  • 1 box yellow or devil's food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 container Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • 3 cups Lucky Charms® cereal
  • Green edible glitter
4.6/5 (29 Votes)

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For an extra special dessert, try these gorgeous caramel swirled cheesecake cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, about 10 crackers worth (gluten free crackers work fine)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • Homemade Caramel Sauce or Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Sauce
4.7/5 (19 Votes)

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Show your love with these adorable Valentine's Day Cupcakes

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, seperated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Heart sprinkles
4.5/5 (32 Votes)

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Impress your guests with this knock-out dessert; fresh strawberry buttercream cupcakes

  • 1 dozen vanilla cupcakes (your recipe or store bought)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, diced (3-sticks)
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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Don't just sip your Moscato this spring! Give guests a pleasant surprise with these wine-infused treats that are su...

  • 1 1/3 cup Skinnygirl™ Moscato Wine
  • 1 box of your favorite strawberry cake mix
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (16-ounce) container vanilla icing
4.4/5 (35 Votes)

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Can a cobbler be a cupcake? Yes, if you bake chopped apples and topping in a muffin pan! The individual mini cobble...

  • Crumb topping:
  • Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3 cups peeled baking apples (3 medium or 2 large apples), finely chopped
  • 1 cup Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • Vanilla ice cream (Optional)
4.7/5 (15 Votes)

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Triple chocolate flavor in these chocolate sour cream cupcakes, filled with ganache and frosted with chocolate fros...

  • CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • GANACHE:
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, steaming hot
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar
  • ASSEMBLY:
  • 1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
4.5/5 (28 Votes)

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The colored coconut on these cupcakes not only look cute, but add a little bit of coconut flavor! Use green coconu...

  • 1 package white cake mix, size to make two layers
  • 1 (16-ounce) container vanilla frosting
  • Flaked coconut, (about 1 cup for each desired color)
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • Assorted Easter candies, including jelly beans
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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Rich chocolate cupcakes with a fresh raspberry on top - the best dessert for Valentine's day for all those chocohol

  • CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE:
  • 1 (21-ounce) can raspberry pie filling
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • (high altitude, add 1/4 cup flour)
  • RASPBERRY BUTTERCREAM:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries, thawed and strained
4.3/5 (29 Votes)

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