M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies

M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies | The Blonde Buckeye

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.

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Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

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

Mini Vanilla Bean Cake… and some other things

Mini Vanilla Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

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

Triple Lemon Cupcakes

Triple Lemon Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

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

Blue Velvet Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Blue Velvet Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting | The Blonde Buckeye

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).

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Double Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

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.

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Cookies & Cream Camo Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Camo Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Ready for a cupcake to blow your mind?  Because this one’s a doozie…

Ya I said it, Cookies & Cream Camo Cupcakes.  I made these beauties for a friend’s birthday.  Luckily, they were a hit!  I’ll go ahead & say this too, this is the most delicious buttercream frosting ever.  It’s officially my go-to buttercream now.  So just know, these aren’t exactly a last-minute-quick cupcake recipe, but they are a show-stopper for sure.  All the components are actually fairly simple (vanilla & chocolate cupcakes, vanilla & chocolate buttercream), it’s just a lot of prep work.  But they are sooo worth it!

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