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Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes (Another)

by on February 21, 2013 · 6 comments

yellow cupcake with rounded top

Updated: I just got a bad review (from a trusted source) for Cupcake Recipe #2, so I’ve taken it down. I guess nobody likes flat topped cupcakes. Boo Hoo. So now it’s between this one and the Martha Stewart Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes from a few days ago. For this cupcake I started with a basic […]


Published on February 21, 2013
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Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes

by on February 18, 2013 · 8 comments

Martha Stewart's Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes

To celebrate President’s Day, Fuzz and I made a batch of Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. Compared to some of the other cupcakes we’ve tasted, these were less sweet, denser, and softer. They were especially good after they’d sat for a while and soaked up some of the moisture from the frosting, which […]


Published on February 18, 2013
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Black Magic Mousse Topped Cupcakes

by on October 26, 2012 · 2 comments

Mousse Topped Cupcake

Our street’s having a little get together this evening, so I finally had an excuse to try out an idea that’s been brewing ever since I tasted the maple cake from Hungry Jack’s website. The cake was good, but what I really liked was that mousse topping. It was very stable, yet light and rich […]


Published on October 26, 2012
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Chocolate Cupcake

I hadn’t planned on posting a recipe today, but I came home from an afternoon meeting to find Fuzz baking cupcakes and listening to music. Rather than break her flow or dive in and try to help, I told her I was going upstairs to use my treadmill and to let me know when the […]


Published on July 20, 2012
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Caramel Frosted Cupcakes

If you’re in the habit of enhancing cake mix with pudding, sour cream and butter, you won’t be surprised to know that along with additions to make cake mix taste better, there are things you can do to make the mix serve a few more people. This is especially handy if you’re making cupcakes …


Published on May 31, 2012
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Spice cupcakes

Still in crazy cupcake mode, I’ve been baking cupcakes, putting them in little containers from Plastic Container City, and passing them out to friends. The latest victims (Fuzz’s teachers) received a batch of these spice cupcakes. These are similar to the vanilla cupcakes from a few days ago, but with a spicy flavor and darker […]


Published on April 25, 2012
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The Best Yellow Cupcakes

by on April 20, 2012 · 45 comments

Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes

Oh no, not another vanilla cupcake recipe! Yes, indeed. This is for everyone who is frustrated by the fact that it’s so easy to make a good scratch chocolate cupcake, but not so easy to make a soft, tender, vanilla cupcake. This recipe changes the game. Not that I don’t also love these sour cream […]


Published on April 20, 2012
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Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes

by on April 15, 2012 · 8 comments

Chocolate Velvet Cupcake

Move over red velvet, it’s time for chocolate velvet! I just discovered this recipe today and it might be my new favorite cupcake. I first read about chocolate velvet in Southern Living, where they described the batter as being smooth and creamy. Not that the batter matters as much as the baked cake, but the […]


Published on April 15, 2012