Chocolate Cream Filled Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting

I have discovered the secret to world peace. Ok, maybe not world peace, but at least momentary joy and happiness.  I have been toying with the idea of a chocolate filled vanilla cupcake for a while.  As it happens I have a soft spot for cream filled cupcakes, considering one is now my logo, and it made sense that I try to make a reverse version. The results were far better than I could have hoped.  The vanilla bean, aside from tasting...

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Looking for a fun pumpkin dessert to take to a Thanksgiving pot-luck, neighborhood party, or office shindig that isn’t a pie? Then look no further!  These fun little cupcakes combine the tradition of pumpkin, the quintessential Thanksgiving dessert squash, with the fun of cupcakes – and, really, who doesn’t love a cupcake?  They are the perfect size after a large meal, they are very portable, and they keep on the...

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Lemon Cherry Cake

When I buy fruit I find that I almost always buy more than I need.    In fact, I would go so far as to say I do that with most food.  That isn’t to say I am forever throwing away perfectly good food, but I plan for a dessert or salad and then overbuy with abandon and have to come up with a second, and even third recipe to use it all up.   That is what happened when I bought cherries for my Cherry Cheese Tart.  I bought loads of...

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Raspberry Chipotle Swirl Cupcakes

If you were to ask me what my favorite flavor of the moment was, I would answer, “Chipotle!”   Dried and smoked jalapenos are magic, and they reach super-nova status when incorporated into sweet applications.  Like Vern’s Raspberry Chipotle Jelly, which is sweet and spicy.  I have used it to fill danish, spread it inside turnovers, and now I have swirled it into vanilla cupcakes.   Inspiration struck looking at some...

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Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

Today is my birthday!!  I won’t tell you how old I am … that would just depress me.  But, I will tell you what does not depress me …   Cupcakes!  Especially when they are in fun red liners from acupcakery.com!!  Red is my absolute favorite color, and the liners stayed nice and bright after baking.  I love that! So, to celebrate my birthday I made a batch of cupcakes to share with you.  Of course, you are not here to...

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