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Coconut Cupcakes

In my never-ending quest to find tasty and interesting fats for baking, I bought a carton of Earth Balance Coconut Spread and used it in coconut cupcakes. Not that there’s anything healthy about these guys, but I’m trying to find alternatives to shortening and until I remember to go pick up some leaf lard at […]

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Published on June 12, 2014
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Peanut Butter Filled Cupcake

If you want to find us on a Sunday afternoon, check Trader Joe’s. We’re there on a pretty regular basis, stocking up on a few of our favorite items (wine!) and checking out what’s new. I could make you a list of all the reasons we like the store, but this post is about cupcakes […]


Published on January 28, 2014
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Hey Cookie Madness! Guess what? It’s Fuzz! Don’t you find it strange that I’ve never done a guest post on here? It’s been what, 9 years? Anyway, you’ve been waiting for this. Trust me, you have. I’ll be at the stage door after the post if you guys want autographs, by the way. So …


Published on January 24, 2014
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Champagne Cupcakes

by on December 30, 2013 · 6 comments

Champagne Cupcake

We always have leftover champagne this time of year, so to take advantage of the situation Fuzz and I made these champagne cupcakes. They’re white cupcakes with a tiny hint of champagne flavor and a vanilla flavored pink frosting. They also have a really nice, soft, fluffy, texture; slightly domed tops and a not-too-sweet flavor. […]


Published on December 30, 2013
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Good things come to those who wait, and sometimes to those who procrastinate. I finally got around to ordering some McCormick Vanilla Butter & Nut Extract and wish I’d done it sooner. It definitely lived up to my expectations, which had been set pretty high thanks to glowing reviews from people who said it was […]


Published on September 24, 2013
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Homemade Hostess Cupcake Clones

by on August 30, 2013 · 9 comments

Hostess Cupcake Copycat

Today’s sweet treat is adapted from one of my favorite America’s Test Kitchen books, The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook Revised.  I love it because along with plenty of full color photos, tips and background notes, the book features American classics such as Glazed Meatloaf, Salisbury Steak, Creole Fried Chicken, and Slow Cooker Braised […]


Published on August 30, 2013
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cupcakes

by on April 19, 2013 · 13 comments

peanut butter pie filled cupcake

Here’s another reason I like the BIG cupcake wrappers. They hold more filling! In this case, that filling is peanut butter pie. I got the idea after reading a reference to peanut butter pie and thinking “I’ll never be able to make that” because the only person around here who really likes peanut butter is […]


Published on April 19, 2013
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Cupcake Wrapper Sizes

by on April 18, 2013 · 6 comments

cupcake wrappers

If you haven’t entered the Happy Birthday Funfetti Giveaway, go for it!  I’m collecting party tips in the comment section and will pick one comment Saturday morning.  Good luck!  And if you’re a Facebook user, you might want to check out the promotion on the Pillsbury Baking Facebook page, too. But back to business. Let’s […]


Published on April 18, 2013