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…

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…

PB & J mini-cupcakes

This is my second recipe post in a row involving peanut butter… What can I say? I guess I just love peanut butter, too. I never really grew out of being the kid who loved the PB & J sandwich in her lunch box at school… 😋

Review: Duncan Hines red velvet cupcakes

I don’t usually buy ready-made mixes when I know I can make things from scratch, but there are times when one has to make some exceptions 😁 I have heard so much about the Duncan Hines cake mixes (mostly from my fellow Pinteresters), I became rally curious… Curious enough that, when I saw a lady with several boxes of…

Triple raspberry cupcakes

Before going on a possible hiatus for three weeks, I offer my last Hurrah!—Raspberry mini-cupcakes with raspberry cream cheese frosting 😄