Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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Recently one of my sons came home from a birthday party at school saying that he had just eaten the best cupcake EVER.   He said it was an oreo cupcake with vanilla frosting and an oreo cookie on top.    I wrote to the mom who brought in the cupcakes, asking  for the recipe.   As it […]

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Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

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I made these for a school function the other day and I thought they were fantastic. I am a big citrus fan and the orange is really wonderful in these cupcakes. The fresh vanilla beans add some nice flavor as well. Every now and then it’s nice to make something other than a chocolate or […]

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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Ok, so this isn’t really a recipe. It’s a set of instructions. I end up making these ice cream cone cupcakes once a year for someone’s birthday and I always dread it because I can never remember how much batter to put into each cone. I find myself making several […]

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The Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

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I first made these cupcakes for my sister-in-law Barbara when she came for a visit just after her birthday. The cupcakes are incredibly chocolaty and got rave reviews. Barbara liked them so much, she had one for breakfast for the two mornings that she stayed with us. How’s that for a […]

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Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes

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We were invited to a rooftop party a couple of weeks ago and I offered to bring a dessert, so I made these mini cupcakes.  My sister Gail sent me the recipe.    The recipe is from Billy’s Bakery in NYC.   I’ve tried a million vanilla cupcake recipes in the past, but so far […]

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Black Bottom Cupcakes

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I’ve made these cupcakes twice now, and they’re unbelievably good if you’re a cheesecake fan.   The chocolate cake is very moist and the cheesecake in the center is a huge added bonus.   I like to serve these cold from the refrigerator.

I learned a couple of things when making them.   The first time I made them, […]

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Hostess Inspired Cupcakes

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We went to a fabulous dinner party in Southampton last night at a home that can be described in no other way than Shangri-la.  I volunteered to bring something sweet for dessert so I went to my “to bake” folder to see what I had bookmarked.   There were going to be a lot of children […]

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