Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hummingbird Cupcakes

I have to thank my friend Leslie for turning me on to these cupcakes.  I had heard of them, but not tried one until she made them.  If you like carrot cake, you have to give these a try.  It does not have carrots in it, but rather pineapple, banana, and pecans.  May sound strange, but honestly they are delicious!  Topped with cream cheese frosting, these are a very yummy not-too-sweet dessert!

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

A couple months ago I ran across a recipe for these in Bon Appetit and they sounded amazing!  Banana's and peanut could you go wrong?!?  After all, it was Elvis' favortie combination.  I changed them up a bit to make them my own and oh man, are these good!

A Classic...with a twist

This is a classic combination of yellow cake and chocolate frosting.  My twist on it is the yellow cake gets an intense flavor from sour cream and is very dense(similar to pound cake) yet moist.  The chocolate frosting also gets taken up a notch by the addition of cream cheese.  This is a winning combination!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

These are probably my most requested cupcakes(although the coconut cupcakes are not far behind)!  It all started with my friend Anna who wanted Lemon Cupcakes for her twins birthday party.  I think I came up with a winning combination in these.  This is a lemon-sour cream cupcake filled with lemon curd and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.  These particular cupcakes were made for a pink themed bridal shower and can pretty much be made in any color to match your event.

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

This chocolate cupcake is filled with dark chocolate ganache and then topped with the ultimate in frostings: Chocolate Cream Cheese! This cupcake is so good even non-chocolate lovers will love it(including me)!