Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

If you’ve followed my blog, you know that I have a special place in my foodie heart for anything snickerdoodle. The cookie, amazing. Snickerdoodle blondies, always a great hit. Snickerdoodle Krispie Treats, who knew? In fact, when we adopted Ted last December, the rescue had named him Snickerdoodle. We briefly considered keeping the name, but…

Toasted Cheese and Tomato Soup Cupcakes

I hear your collective yuck, but these are seriously good. I bet that if I didn’t tell you there was tomato soup in the cupcake batter, you’d have no idea. But there is, and it makes the most moist cake you’ve ever had. Combined with a few spices, you’ve got a great little cupcake. It’s…

orange vanilla bean cupcakes

I made these Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes over the weekend after seeing them pop up on Annie’s Eats on Friday. They taste great and are really elegant, too. They would be perfect for a spring baby or bridal shower. Actually, they’d be great if you’re just hungry for an amazing cupcake. As I said, you…

pumpkin spice latte cupcakes

It seems like cupcake stores are popping up on every corner these days. And don’t get me wrong, that’s not the worst thing in the world to happen.  I’d much rather pass twenty cupcakeries than twenty drug stores or cash-advance establishments. My issue is that the cupcakes are rarely stupendous. Yes, there are inventive flavors…

cookie cupcakes with raspberry fluff frosting

I’ve made these cupcakes twice since getting the latest issue of Everyday Food magazine.  There’s a terrific section on “Cakes for Every Pan.” My most favorite pan? The muffin tin, of course. Individual servings and no cutting required. I first made the Cookie Cupcakes with Raspberry Fluff Frosting for my lovely friend Megan’s birthday.  They…

pb&j cupcakes

This is what I did on my day off yesterday. The recipe for the cupcake is from Martha Stewart’s Cupcake cookbook. It called for a peanut butter frosting that I found too peanut buttery on top of the peanut flavored cake. So, instead, I went with a strawberry frosting. And now they’re packed up and…

greg’s birthday cupcakes

Greg’s birthday is this weekend. I offered to make him the cupcake of his choice. He chose the Triple-Citrus Cupcake from Martha Stewart’s Cupcake cookbook. The cupcakes have the zest from oranges, lemons and limes in the batter. I divided the glaze in three dishes and made one for each citrus. And I have to…