Blackberry, Lemon, Vanilla Cupcakes

Picture of a Blackberry, Lemon, Vanilla Cupcake

    Summer equals berries in this house. Even if summer also equals fog. (There is something refreshing about walking to work in a cool drizzle in July.) The three of us go through containers of blackberries on a regular basis – we heart blackberries. I was itching to mash some up and make a […]

Green Tea Bubble Cream filled Cupcakes with Green Tea Cream Cheese Frosting

I kept these cupcakes fairly simple. They were for a friend’s birthday and I was making them mid-week, so I had little time for fuss or experimentation. I did come up with this “green tea bubble cream” recipe and while it wasn’t 100% successful, the end result was more than acceptable as a cupcake filling. […]

Thai Tea Cupcakes

I really, really want a solid Thai Tea cupcake recipe. I have been playing around with just about every product I could get my hands on and trying a variety of recipes and approaches. Getting the Thai tea flavor in the baked good was just not working. While the cake tasted fine… in most cases […]

Green Tea, Lavender, and Honey Cupcake Bombe

How would I make an ice cream cupcake??? This question had been floating around in my head for some time and finally, the random thought turned into an obsession sparked by an article I read (and misplaced) about updated ice cream bombes. After days of reflection, I came up with this recipe. I simply couldn’t […]

Blueberry & Raspberry Ricotta Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

picture of blueberry & raspberry ricotta almond cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Sometimes you want a tasty treat, but you want to feel like it’s healthy… I had such an occasion when I was expected to bring dessert but on the good-for-you side… I wanted to try using fresh almonds (hooray for vitamin E and “good” fat) instead of almond paste. I figured between the almonds, the berries, […]

Yuzu White Chocolate Cupcake

Yuzu is a tart and fragrant citrus fruit that has been a mainstay on dessert menus. I see it often paired with white chocolate which was the route I decided to go. I know not everyone loves white chocolate, (“It’s not chocolate!” “It’s too sweet!”)  but I disagree. I love a good white chocolate. The […]

Pomegranate Green Tea Cupcakes

Two superfoods in one tasty cupcake? Why not. In this creation, the green tea actually takes a back seat to the pomegranate whose tart flavor takes center stage. The pomegranate flavor really shines is in the frosting (and the many pomegranates I topped each cupcake with)… I wanted to celebrate the pomegranate’s tartness and ended […]

Watermelon-Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes

It’s summer. And in most parts of the US when it is summer, it is warm. Maybe even *hot*. In San Francisco, it’s foggy, drizzly, and 55 degrees. Despite the fact that I have to wear a jacket and scarf when heading out in the morning, I am still thinking of summery things – like […]

Orange Cupcakes with Jasmine Petal Jelly

My daughter inspired this cupcake. I asked her what color and flavor cupcake she wanted and she said orange. So, orange it was. I mulled over what to pair it with. I am not a huge fan of orange with chocolate and I wanted to keep the orange bright tasting – so no spices. A […]