White Chocolate Cranberry Poke Cupcakes

December 7, 2014
White Chocolate Cranberry Poke Cupcakes: delicious tart cupcakes for a refreshing dessert idea!

Looking for a refreshing dessert this holiday season? Make a batch of these White Chocolate Cranberry Poke Cupcakes. And don’t forget the sugared cranberries on top!! Be sure to sign up for my email…new recipes in your inbox! I hope it’s not too soon to start sharing holiday desserts? This one is so good, you can’t wait […]

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

October 26, 2014

Still looking for that last minute Halloween dessert? These Vanilla Bean Cupcakes are made from scratch with the perfect decoration: MUMMY faces. Be sure to sign up for my email…new recipes in your inbox I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I can’t help myself for admitting this. We have friends (hi Kari and Greg) who go […]

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Yellow Cake with Double Fudge Frosting

October 12, 2014

A perfect Yellow Cake with Double Fudge Frosting. This is what “from scratch” baking looks like!! Be sure to sign up for my email…new recipes in your inbox When it comes to cake, what’s your favorite flavor? Since I started this blog, I’ve been working on creating ‘from scratch’ recipes for cakes and cupcakes. I certainly am […]

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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

September 7, 2014

 Summer has come to an end, but we can still enjoy these FUN Pink Lemonade Cupcakes! The soft, from scratch, pink lemonade cupcake is topped with a creamy pink lemonade buttercream frosting. Don’t forget the fun garnishes too! Be sure to sign up for my email…new recipes in your inbox I adore summer. The fun. The sun. […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes {Caramel Toffee Frosting}

June 19, 2014

Top your favorite Chocolate Cupcakes with some sweet Caramel Toffee Frosting! Bring these to your next bake sale or bbq and I bet they will be gone quickly! Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ I go through stretches of making lots of cupcakes, then months of no cupcakes ever. Does anyone else have dessert swings […]

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Lemon Licorice Cupcakes

June 18, 2014

Sweet Lemon cupcakes pair marvelously with anise extract. If you have a licorice lover in your family, you’ve GOT to make these Lemon Licorice Cupcakes. Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ This is a very bittersweet post for me. Not because I’ve combined lemon and licorice (get it, bitter-sweet)…but because I’m in the process of […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes {Butterfinger Frosting}

April 13, 2014
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a creamy Peanut Butter frosting with chopped Butterfinger candy. YUM

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes are topped with a sweet buttercream frosting filled with peanut butter and Butterfinger candy! These will be the first to go at your next bake sale or pot luck! Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ This past week I read a couple articles that really bothered me. And since this is my […]

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Grasshopper Cupcakes

February 25, 2014

Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy Mint whipped cream frosting . So light, so refreshing, Grasshopper Cupcakes are the perfect after dinner treat! Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ I love going to restaurants that have bowls of mints to enjoy on the way out of the door. Like Olive Garden…here’s your Andes mints. […]

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Cherry Chip Cupcakes

February 22, 2014
Cherry Chocolate Chip Swiss Meringue frosting recipe

Cherry Chocolate Chip Swiss Meringue Frosting, Dark Chocolate Cupcakes and a Chocolate Covered Cherry. Need I say more? Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ Do you have any idea how long it’s been since I shared a cupcake recipe? September 2013. I’m sorry. That is completely unforgivable on my part. I hope I can make […]

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes

September 10, 2013
Chocolate cupcakes topped with a Chocolate Chip Cheesecake frosting. Topped with extra mini morsels...DIVINE!

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a creamy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake frosting! Decadent, from scratch, and delicious! I haven’t shared cupcakes on the blog since last Spring. Isn’t that crazy? Well don’t worry, today’s recipe will totally make up for my lack of cupcake posting! I used my FAVORITE chocolate cupcake base for these cupcakes. It’s […]

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S’more Cheesecakes

August 7, 2013

Next time you are craving S’mores, try making these individual S’more Cheesecakes! All the flavor of a S’mores with no campfire needed! Baking cheesecake is something I love to do. Although, I try not to do it very often. I tend to eat more than my share, cheesecake leaves me weak in the knees! Today’s […]

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Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

March 26, 2013
Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: the PERFECT, from scratch white cake recipe #cupcakes @shugarysweets

A delicious, from scratch, Funfetti Cupcake recipe with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Add a cute PEEP on top for a fun Easter treat! Today is a special day. My baby, my youngest baby, turns 9. As in, NINE YEARS OLD. Did I mention she was my baby? My youngest? And next year that means she […]

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White Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

February 21, 2013
White Chocolate Cupcakes topped with Peanut butter Frosting: inspired by Reese

White Chocolate Reese’s Cups are the inspiration for these Cupcakes. White chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy Peanut Butter Frosting! My husband says these are his favorite cupcakes I ever made. I’ve said it before, I like peanut butter, I don’t love peanut butter. My kids and husband LOVE peanut butter. So when I made […]

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream

February 13, 2013
Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream Frosting: from scratch white cake recipe, with a delicious strawberry topping! #cupcake #strawberry

This is a gorgeous Vanilla Bean Cupcake, using my favorite, from scratch, white cake recipe. It’s filled with strawberry preserves and topped with a creamy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! So Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. I remember many many years ago actually going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. And drinking wine. And […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

January 28, 2013
Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: dark chocolate cupcakes from scratch topped with mint chocolate chip frosting #mint #chocolatechip #cupcakes @shugarysweets

Today is a surprise Baby Shower for my blogger friend, Mandy! What better treat to share at a baby shower than cupcakes? Mandy doesn’t know yet if her baby will be a boy or a girl, so I had to share something gender neutral. Right? Which, is difficult for me, because I am all up […]

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Skinny Cherry Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

January 23, 2013
Skinny Cherry Cupcakes with Cool Whip frosting: treat yourself to these healthier cupcakes this #Valentine

I am not a big “skinny” dessert fan. If I’m going to eat dessert, I prefer it to be quite satisfying. And usually, skinny desserts leave me wanting more. But not this time. Although, really, I’m not sure how YOU qualify a dessert as skinny. So we will call these skinny-ish, or skinnier cupcakes. For […]

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Christmas Tree Confetti Cupcakes

December 19, 2012

So naturally, my daughter comes home from school and tells me she needs 27 cupcakes for her class party. How do I say no to her? I can’t. So, I make the cutest holiday cupcakes I can think of. PLUS, I’ve been wanting to get around to making my own confetti cake recipe for awhile […]

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Gingerbread Cupcakes and a Sweets & Treats Boutique Giveaway

December 10, 2012

I have a fun giveaway for you all from Sweets & Treats Boutique today, but first, here’s a little secret about me. I’m not a big Gingerbread Cookie fan. I love the flavor of gingerbread…but those big brown cookies kind creep me out. Totally weird right? I have been looking desperately forGingerbread Oreo cookies. (Did […]

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Lemon Cupcake with Lemon Buttercream

November 13, 2012
Lemon Cupcakes- the best white cake batter from scratch with a hint of lemon, topped with a #lemon buttercream frosting! #cupcakes

I am trying real hard to finish sharing some of my recipes from this year so I can get to sharing some holiday treats with you! I have been baking up a storm and I feel guilty that so many of these great recipes get put on the shelf because a seasonal recipe takes precedence. […]

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Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

September 27, 2012
Almond cupcakes with Raspberry filling: the perfect wedding cake cupcakes!

It’s wedding season. Seems like everyone and their brother get married in May or October.  And when most people think of wedding cake, they think of almond cake with raspberry filling. Traditional. These cupcakes are so good. A moist almond flavored cupcake, filled with raspberry preserves. Then I topped them with an almond butter and […]

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Cookies ‘N Cream Cupcakes

September 13, 2012
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Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Frosting

September 6, 2012

Swiss meringue frosting.  Have you made this before? This was my first time making it. I know. For as many cupcakes as I bake, I’ve never ventured into Swiss Meringue. However, my first experience tasting swiss meringue was several years ago.  I have to admit, I wasn’t a huge fan. I think you need the […]

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Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Cupcakes

August 27, 2012

I know I teased you all with the pictures of these cupcakes from the baby shower  I catered! Well, here it is.  Dark chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate cream cheese frosting. Topped with chocolate ganache and sprinkles. I know you want to sink your teeth into this cupcake. So how about we get right to […]

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes and a Baby Shower!

August 23, 2012
Vanilla Bean cupcakes, from scratch, that taste AMAZING.

Sometimes I think I have the best job!  Not only do I get to be a food blogger and create easy, delicious recipes for my online friends, but I occasionally get to bake for people in real life too! This past year I’ve ventured out into doing dessert catering. And I love it. Recently, I […]

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Mocha Cupcakes

August 12, 2012

School is starting in a next week. As much as I love summer, and I love having my kids home doing fun things (or nothing at all), there is something about the rituals of a school year. Rituals like bedtimes, homework, dinner planning, going to the gym, and most important…. Morning coffee. I realized several […]

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