Rocky Road mini-cupcakes

If you ask me nowadays what my favorite ice cream flavor is, I would most likely answer Bailey’s Irish Cream, or anything with coffee, chocolate, and Bailey’s in it. There was a time, however, that I would just as readily have answered «Rocky Road!»  This was 30 or so years ago, when, just like with many…

Boston cream pie (-ish) mini-cupcakes

I have a confession to make… I made a slight error in my previous post on Brazo de Mercedes 😔 I made too much of the custard—that, or I failed to make enough room for the filling in the center while I was piping the meringue. In any case, I was left with enough custard to…

Brazo de Mercedes cupcakes

I DID IT!!! 😄 I have been wanting to do this for the longest time… And now I finally did it!! I finally baked one of my favorite desserts back in the Philippines—Brazo de Mercedes! 😋 Well, I know it’s not exactly in its traditional roulade form… But I didn’t want to risk going through the…

Snickers™ mini-cupcakes

MWAHHAHAHAHHAH!! 😈 WARNING: These are evil cupcakes that have been designed to wreak havoc on any diet… Keep away if you are a manic calorie-counter and are extremely weight-conscious 😁  

Raspberry red velvet cupcakes II

My daughter loves—absolutely loves—the color pink… 💖 So, for her 5th birthday celebration with close family members, I baked her a batch of raspberry-flavored red velvet cupcakes (not mini-cupcakes) with raspberry cream cheese frosting. They are the same cupcakes I baked for the hubby during our anniversary, only this time around, I used my favorite cream cheese…

Latte macchiato mini-cupcakes

I just love coffee… All kinds: espresso, cortado, latte macchiato, cappuccino… You get the picture ☕😘 So, I was very curious how I could transform my favorite coffee drinks into cupcake form. Below is my first attempt in doing so: I made latte macchiato mini-cupcakes with espresso buttercream frosting. The latte macchiato cupcake recipe is based on Miranda’s…

Blueberry velvet mini-cupcakes with blueberry cream cheese frosting

Having successfully tried out strawberry and raspberry flavored versions of red velvet cupcakes, I wondered if the same would also be true if I use blueberries instead. I was curious if: the blueberry taste would work well with the slight chocolatey taste of red velvet cupcakes; and if using a purple dye along with the…

Strawberry red velvet mini-cupcakes II

I’ve always said I am partial towards butter when it comes to baking. At the same time, I have always been curious if, indeed, there was a difference between using vegetable oil and (unsalted) butter, taste-wise. A fellow Pinterester had commented in her blog that cupcakes that used vegetable oil instead of butter had the…