Even those who claim to hate white chocolate will like these cakes. The white chocolate flavor comes through and the edges become slightly toasted, and the cakes are not too sweet or greasy. Balance out the rich sweetness with a gastrique of Cabernet vinegar and blackberries.
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Buttery and sweet with notes of toasted corn, these Cooking with Flowers cupcakes are topped with cream cheese frosting and chive blossoms.
Cappuccino cupcakes with a cappuccino meringue topping.
These super moist Valentine's Day-perfect cupcakes are topped with a luxurious white chocolate cream cheese frosting.
These pretty in pink, berry-luscious, and chocolaty cupcakes will get you in the mood for Valentine's Day.
Sweetly sophisticated, these carrot cupcakes can credit the touch of curry powder in the batter and brown butter in the frosting to their intriguing flavor.
Orange and black chocolate-pumpkin cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting for Halloween.
A parade of chili-chocolate ganache spiders have got enough kick for a serious bite.
Gingerbread cupcakes get a twist with the addition of cocoa, and it's all topped with an indulgent white chocolate cream cheese frosting.
These cupcakes have such a pretty, multi-colored starburst pattern in their crumb that the icing is piped into the middle.
An extra moist yellow cupcake made with summer squash and frosted with a chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Strawberry shortcake is awesome, but biscuits are a pain in the butt to make, even for a seasoned pro. This variation replaces the finicky biscuits with moist, tender, fool-proof cupcakes.
These meringue-topped cupcakes hold a sweet surprise: sliced strawberries and gooey Nutella.
Just like the original, individual chocolate cakes are enrobed in marshmallow and coconut.
Romantic cupcakes for Valentine's Day.
This is adapted from the recipe featured on the back of Joy Ice Cream Cone boxes. Joy sells a special baking and storage pan that fits the cones perfectly, but I've found that a popover pan works perfectly. (And a regular cupcake pan should work, too—you may need to use aluminum foil to stuff the pan so the cones don't shift too much in the oven.)
These fun, adult-only cupcakes have all the flavors of a pina colada: coconut, pineapple, and rum.
These zesty cakes get a spring in their step from a vibrant lemon curd filling and a jaunty meringue bouffant.
These Tailgate Cupcakes are the holy trinity of salted caramel: salted caramel cake filled with yes, salted caramel, topped with salted caramel, and finished with a shower of crunchy coarse grained salt.
Whiskey-soaked orange cupcakes topped with Old-Fashioned buttercream? All you need is a maraschino cherry on top to complete these cocktail inspired cupcakes.