Crazy for Cupcakes

Feel like a kid again when you check out 10 of our favorite cupcake recipes (and tempting photos).

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Chocolate Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting

I can't seem to get enough chocolate lately and these cupcakes were among my victims. This recipe comes from a Chicago bakery called Sweet Mandy B's and these cupcakes will make you happy!

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Tres Leches Coconut Cupcakes With Dulce De Leche Buttercream

This recipe by Lorie Roach was featured on the Ultimate Recipe Showdown and won the cupcake category. It makes a lot of buttercream icing, so next time I think I will double the amount of cupcakes. These do take quite a bit of time to make, but they are addicting!

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Popcorn Cupcakes (So Cute!)

My youngest daughter entered these into the fair a few years back and won a 2nd place ribbon. So cute! You can use your favorite cake batter and icing recipe. To make the popcorn band your will need scissors, white construction paper and blue and/or red markers, or you can create something on a color printer such as we did. You will also need a clean paintbrush to add "butter" to the "popcorn".

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Pretty Little Lavender Fairy Cakes - Cupcakes

This is a recipe that I have adapted to my own tastes, based on Nigella Lawson's recipe in her Forever Summer cookbook; she developed this for the Lavender Trust, a British charity for young women with breast cancer. These delightful little cakes are easy to make and are ideal for gifts, high tea, picnics and parties.

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Tiramisu Cupcakes (Uses Cake Mix)

These are delicious tiramisu cupcakes. They are relatively easy to make as they use a boxed cake mix. Read recipe in entirety first - it sounds more complex then it actually is. You can decorate these to be quite elegant & fancy in presentation for Brunches, Bridal showers, or whatever suits your needs. These sell at gourmet bakeries, coffee shops & cafe's for a pretty penny.

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Ultra Moist Cheese Cupcakes

These cupcakes are my kids favorite snack to bring in their lunch boxes. They are so good that even the teachers would write me a letter requesting the recipe. Enjoy!

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Frog Cupcakes

I don't recall where I got this from, but they are quick and easy and the kids think they are super cool.

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Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

A great basic recipe for cupcakes!

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Glazed Lemon Cakes

This is a recipe from Everyday Food with a few tips from making them several times. The original recipe yielded 6 jumbo sized cupcakes but I've always made a dozen standard size cupcakes. They get rave reviews and are perfect for baby showers and other parties. I have made the cakes ahead of time, frozen them, thawed them out the night before the party and then glazed them the day of so the glaze stays nice.

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Vegan Golden Vanilla Cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is from the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. You can make this recipe using soy margarine or canola oil. I have only used the canola oil in this recipe and the results were surprisingly delicious. The texture is good and so is the flavor.

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