Blackberry, Lemon, Vanilla Cupcakes

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    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 […]

Chocolate Strawberry Stuffed Cupcakes

Sometimes you want to keep it simple… Classic flavor combo that brings you back to your youth. I have always loved chocolate and strawberries. This cupcake takes richness to the next level with a chocolate-strawberry ganache filling. Get your glass of milk or cup of tea handy! Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cupcakes ~8 regular cupcakes / 350 […]

Blueberry & Raspberry Ricotta Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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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, […]

Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe is for Leslie, a reader who asked for a recipe for cranberry white chocolate cupcakes to serve at Christmas. I jumped on the combo as I had been wanting to try converting the rich chocolate cupcake I do so often into a white chocolate version. I tweaked the recipe to adjust for the […]

Basil Cream and Mint Cream Filled Cupcakes with Raspberry Mousse Frosting

I have been very tempted to try a basil flavored cupcake. I made basil simple syrup a couple of weekends ago and picked up a selection of fruits to taste it with. My favorite match was most definitely basil and raspberry. I finally got around to the cupcakes this weekend. I made a basic vanilla […]

Ricotta Raspberry Almond Cupcakes with Citrus Meringue Frosting

I made these ricotta raspberry almond cupcakes for “ladies night”. My aunt was having a bunch of overnight guests and I wanted to make an adult-tasting dessert that matched the Italianesque meal of roasted chicken. I also wanted the cupcakes to be fun, as I knew we wouldn’t be digging into them until after many […]