Sometimes I over-think things. Like for instance, are these technically whoopie ‘pies’? They are not your traditional whoopie pie base. Those are more like a cupcake batter, with a cupcake texture. These are actually cookies, so I guess these are more like cookie pies, or sandwiches… but at the end of the day, does it really matter? I don’t think so, let’s be honest. They are delicious, and that is a fact.
Simple & sweet. And fruity. These cupcakes… I tell ya.
Typically, I gravitate towards chocolate when given the choice of classic flavors. Next is usually vanilla. Then Strawberry. My only go-to strawberry pick is a milkshake from In-N-Out (perfect with a burger). These cupcakes however, are just the right amount of slightly tart & fruity, mixed with sweet. I found this recipe a few years ago and have been making them ever since, with no major changes. They are perfection. If you can’t get to a Sprinkles, these are the next best thing.Continue Reading
Over the past few months, I’ve done my best to keep up with new recipes for you guys, but sometimes they were a little sparse… This was a combination of being just plain busy, but also INSANELY tired. Because… I’m pregnant! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably known for a little while about our baby boy, but I thought I should just put it out there (in case I start coming up with some weird food combinations). I actually lost my sweet tooth for a few months, but it is back with a vengeance and I have some crazy good recipes coming up!Continue Reading
One of my most popular AND favorite recipes ever was my Triple Lemon Macarons. Oh man, they were sooo good! I wanted to make another version of this treat, since the elements just went together so well… But this time, in cupcake form, with my Triple Lemon Cupcakes. I have a new love of lemon curd, especially when it comes to desserts. Lemon curd and buttercream are a match made in heaven.Continue Reading
Since I had that short little break from blogging, I didn’t get a chance to how you guys what I made for the 4th of July. So as they say, better late than never! Staying within the theme of patriotic holidays, I wanted to make something that was red, white &/or blue. I went with a blue velvet, instead of the traditional red velvet. Of course you can make these anytime of the year, but Labor Day is fast approaching, just sayin. I’ve made a ton of cupcakes in my day, but I’ve never used cake flour for some reason. Let me tell you, it makes your cupcakes SO FLUFFY! I need to do some experimentation with it as far as substituting it in other recipes, but I am sold. The texture of these cupcakes is to die. Then of course topped with Marshmallow Frosting, it’s like a little blue velvet sugar cloud. (and if you don’t have cake flour available, you can make it. Joy the Baker can show you how).
There are times that you just want a ‘classic’. You just want to wear your favorite jeans & tshirt, instead of messing around with all the other stuff. But it’s like, a really really nice & soft tee that fits just magically. That’s what these cupcakes are. They sound basic, but they’re perfect. I just tweaked my basic vanilla cupcake & vanilla buttercream recipes by adding the seeds from vanilla beans. First of all, I just adore the way they look with those little black vanilla beans coming through. They just look fancy. Also, the vanilla flavor is just sooo good, something I don’t think you can replicate quite the same with vanilla extract.