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Maple Pecan Cupcakes

maple pecan cupcakes

Did you watch the Grammy’s on Sunday night? I did. And was taken by how much of a production it was this year. From the opening number by Taylor Swift (awesome, by the way) to the torrential downpour on stage for fun.’s number (seriously, why would you do that on purpose) all the way through to the final performance with LL and friends. A. total. production. PSβ€”how about those jewel adorned nails by Miranda Lambert?! You know what doesn’t have to be a production? Cooking. Or baking, for that matter. Though, with me baking usually turns into a production of epic proportions. Not for these cupcakes. Even the idea seemed...

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cupcakes

Do not. I repeat. Do not make these cupcakes. They are way. too. good. And will make you want to devour an entire pan without coming up for air or sharing a single crumb with your loved ones. Which, in turn, could lead to fights. Or a separation. Or even a nasty breakup. Which is precisely why I didn’t post these on Valentine’s Day. Call me a closet romantic. These cupcakes also make me want to send several thousand love letters to the loverly Blake over at Life is Cake (Eat it up). She is the one who turned me on to these bad boys. And turn me on, she...

Blissful Brownie Cupcakes

I think it’s fair to say that I have a bit of a brownie obsession. I like them from a box. I like them with sweet potatoes mixed in. I even like them when they are covering a cookie. So it was only natural that they take on cupcake form. The idea for these amazing delights came from one of my favorite Pittsburgh foodies: Jessica from How Sweet It Is. If she could do it, so could I. Good thing we were having a dinner party. We just had to make a dessert. The only question was: chocolate or peanut butter frosting to go on top. We decided to do...

Banana Cupcakes (Dairy Free)

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Elvis got me in the mood for some banana cupcake magic (his birthday was January 8th). And I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome these were. I went with a caramel frosting for the top, but bet that peanut butter frosting and a little chocolate sauce drizzled on top would have been divine. I’m actually getting hungry just thinking about that. The great thing about this recipe (at least for me) is that it calls for four bananas. If you’re anything like me, you have a mutiny of frozen bananas just waiting to be put...

Coconut Cupcakes (Dairy Free)

What better way to start of 2011, than with an amazing cupcake recipe. I had intended to make vanilla cupcakes to bring with us for our new year’s festivities, but ran out of vanilla extract after the first batch. All I had on hand was coconut extract and some shredded coconut. Weird, considering I don’t like coconut all that much. Must have gotten them from my Mama. I will say this: I am thrilled that I ran out of vanilla extract. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have thought to make these. Inspiration for the cupcakes came from this recipe. Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com Yields 12Coconut Cupcakes (Dairy Free)Delicious and moist Coconut Cupcakes...