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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

by on April 5, 2013 · 3 comments

Boston Cream Pie Cupcake

A few days ago I stumbled upon my new favorite website, Wayne’s This and That. Wayne, whom I’ve never met, has lots of interesting information (Todd’s enjoying his Addams Family Pinball section), but what drew me in were his cake mix comparisons. I could tell before reading the rest of the site that he was […]


Published on April 5, 2013
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New Favorite Carrot Cupcake

by on April 3, 2013 · 10 comments

Carrot Cupcakes

I thought I’d be testing carrot cupcakes all week, but thanks to Sue and The Silver Palate Cookbook, the search has ended.  Sorry in advance to Todd’s coworkers who have been enjoying the carrot cake tests, but I promise I will send in some of these.  They’re brownish in color rather than bright orange, sweet […]


Published on April 3, 2013
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Day Cupcakes

by on April 2, 2013 · 2 comments

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake

Happy Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! I know it’s a little late in the day to give you the recipe, but now you’ll be all set for next year when National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day rolls around. Or maybe you could make these tonight? The ingredients are things you probably have in the pantry. […]


Published on April 2, 2013
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Carrot Cupcakes (Rabbit’s)

by on April 1, 2013 · 11 comments

Carrot Cupcakes

Well, here we go with another carrot cake cupcake. I’m hoping these comparisons might help some of you choose a recipe, but I think the truth is that I just really, really like making carrot cake.  It’s relaxing, and it’s nice not having to pull out the stand mixer or cream the butter. My goal, […]


Published on April 1, 2013
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Basic Carrot Cupcake

I’m still on the hunt for the perfect carrot cupcake; specifically, one that will make me stop looking. Who knows? That may be impossible, but I’m having fun in the process! My ideal carrot cupcake is sweet, but not cloying so; dense rather that light, because I like a good dense carrot cake; and stuffed […]


Published on March 31, 2013
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Sweet Revenge “Pure” Cupcakes

by on March 15, 2013 · 8 comments

Sweet Revenge Cupcakes

If you ever run out of cupcake papers or just want to try something new, here’s a trick I learned last week while watching a Martha Stewart video. Instead of cupcake wrappers, you can stick 5 inch squares of parchment paper into the cupcake cups, press them down with the bottom of a drinking glass, […]


Published on March 15, 2013
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No-Egg Apple Cupcakes

These egg-free cupcakes were inspired by a vintage cookbook called The Cake Book which I bought last year at Bonnie Slotnick’s store in New York. The recipe caught my eye because it was egg-free and I was out of eggs, but in the end I certainly didn’t miss the eggs. The cupcakes were terrific! The […]


Published on February 26, 2013
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White Mountain Coconut Cupcakes

by on February 24, 2013 · 10 comments

White Mountain Coconut Cupcake

In my ongoing quest to find great cupcakes, here’s a recipe I clipped seven years ago from Chocolatier Magazine.  It’s called White Mountain Coconut Cupcakes, and the secret ingredient is (drumroll please) coconut milk!  Not that coconut milk is really so secret.  I’ve seen it in various cupcake recipes, but tend to forget about it. […]


Published on February 24, 2013