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Watermelon Colored Cupcakes

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With Summer time coming up really soon these are sure to be a huge hit! These cupcakes don’t taste like watermelon but they do look like a Watermelon. These cupcakes are actually made with white cake mix, food coloring and chocolate chips so they taste delicious. You may want to make these with the kiddos (they have a blast making their own). We also like to make these for BBQ’s, bake sales, etc. Enjoy!

Watermelon Colored Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

  • 1 box White Cake Mix + box ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Red and Yellow Food Coloring

Frosting:

  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Green Food Coloring 2

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven and line muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Prepare batter according to box directions.
  3. Add just a touch of yellow color and enough red to achieve watermelon pinkish color.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips until distributed. 3
  5. Fill liners 2/3 full and bake according to box directions for cupcakes.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Whip butter and vanilla for until fluffy.
  8. Gradually add powdered sugar.
  9. Add milk until you reach desired consistency.
  10. Transfer to piping bag with round tip and frost each cupcake. 4

Key Lime Cupcakes

key lime cupcakes

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Calling all you Key Lime fans out there! This key lime cupcake recipe tastes like sweet limes with a creamy, lime frosting. This is a fun recipe to make for a bake sale, with the kids, etc. Enjoy!

Key Lime Cupcakes

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INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • +box ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Lime Juice

Frosting:

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 6 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp Lime Zest
  • 1 drop Green Food Coloring 4

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make batter according to box EXCEPT replace 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup lime juice.
  2. Fill liners about 1/2 full.
  3. Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. 5
  4. Allow to cool completely on wire rack.
  5. Cream butter in a large bowl.
  6. Add lime juice and food coloring. 6
  7. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until incorporated.
  8. Add lime zest and whip until distributed. 3
  9. Transfer to piping bag to frost cupcakes. Key lime Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Look A Like Cakes

ICE CREAM CONE CAKES

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If you have a Birthday coming up or just want to make some really fun goodies for the kiddos, I highly recommend this “ice cream cone cakes”! These are actually very easy to make and they don’t take many ingredients. You can decorate these however you want but I like to make them look like a real sundae so I sprinkles, cherries and make my own fluffy frosting. Enjoy!

Ice Cream Cone Look A Like Cakes

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box Cake Mix + Box Ingredients
  • 24 Cake Ice Cream Cones
  • 24 Maraschino Cherries
  • Sprinkles
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla 3

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Make batter according to box directions.
  3. Fill Cones about half full of batter. 4
  4. Place cones in muffin pan and bake about 21-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Whip butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  7. Gradually add powdered sugar.
  8. Add milk until you reach desired consistency. 5
  9. Transfer to piping bag and frost each cupcake to look like soft serve.
  10. Top with sprinkles and a cherry (optional). ice cream cone cakes

20 Cupcake Recipes

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Calling all you cupcake lovers out there…that would be me! 😉 I love a good cupcake but I really like unique cupcakes that are easy to make. Below you will find a list of delicious cupcake recipes I’ve made and loved. These never last long so be sure to save the recipe so you can make them again and again…your family will love you. 😉 Enjoy!

Banana Split Cupcakes

S’mores Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Maple & Bacon Cupcakes

Crush Soda Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Fruity Pebbles Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Camouflage Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Rainbow Poke Cupcakes

Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes

Marshmallow Filled Lucky Charms Cupcakes (with Marshmallow Frosting)

Firecracker Vanilla Cupcakes (4th of July Recipe)

firecracker Vanilla Cupcakes

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Looking for a fun 4th of July recipe?!

It’s always so much fun coming up with unique and delicious holiday cupcakes. These Firecracker cupcakes are perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial day, etc. These would also be super cute for a bake sale and I’m sure you’d sell a ton! They are really easy to make and the kiddos love eating and making them.

You may be shocked at how I get the frosting to come out the way it is in the pictures. There’s is a secret little tip that makes them just gorgeous! Enjoy…

Firecracker Vanilla Cupcakes

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INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes:

  • 2 cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Frosting:

  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • Red and Blue Gel Coloring
  • Twizzlers Peel and Pull Candies 3

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line muffin pan with liners.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. 4
  4. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. 5
  5. Beat in eggs and vanilla
  6. Add in flour mixture and milk gradually alternating between them. 6
  7. Fill each liner 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes of until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Whip butter, vanilla and gradually add powdered sugar.
  10. Add milk until you reach desired consistency.
  11. Prepare a piping bag and fold the bag down over a cup.
  12. Using a toothpick draw several red and blue lines up the sides of the bag (this is the secret tip to making the cool looking frosting) 7
  13. Transfer frosting to piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  14. Cut twizzlers into approximately 2″ pieces and insert in middle peeling a little at the top for effect. Firecracker Vanilla Cupcakes

Rolo Cupcakes

rolo cupcakes

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Calling all you Cupcake and Rolo fans out there! This next cupcake recipe is full of that chocolatey, caramel, sweetness we all love. 😉 These cupcakes are fun to make for any occasion and do especially well at bake sales. The recipe below is for homemade cupcakes and not the boxed kind (although, if you’re in a pinch, you can still use the boxed kind and then just use the Rolo frosting recipe). Enjoy!

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Rolo Cupcakes

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Cupcake Recipe:

Ingredients:

2 C granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 C milk
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 C boiling water
Pack of rolo candies.

Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
– Mix all dry ingredients together on a mixing bowl…  flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and cocoa.
-Mix in the wet ingredients… vanilla, oil, milk, and eggs.
-Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until all of the ingredients are blended.
-Pour in the boiling water… beat until mixed.
-Place an unwrapped rolo on the bottom and in the center of the lined cupcake tin.
-Scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3 full.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Cool for 10-15 minutes.
-Place on wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Recipe:

1 C unsalted butter, softened
3/4 C cocoa powder
3 C powder sugar
3/4 C heavy cream
Rolo candies
Chocolate  syrup
Caramel  syrup

Frosting Directions:

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-Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
-Add cocoa and powder sugar alternately with heavy cream  into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
-If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar.
-Scoop prepared frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag pushing the frosting to the tip.
-Frost the cupcakes.
-Drizzle chocolate syrup on the chocolate frosting.
-Drizzle caramel syrup on the chocolate frosting.
-Place a candy rolo in the center of the frosted cupcake. rolo cupcakes

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Cherry Coke Cupcakes

cherry coke cupcakes

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Calling all you Cherry Coke fans out there! You may love this next Cherry Coke Cupcakes recipe because it tastes just like the soda but it’s sweet and delicious. I also made Root Beer Float cupcakes that EVERYONE loves! You can also try my super popular Crush soda cupcakes recipe. It would be fun to make all 3 flavors for a party or get-together. =) Enjoy!

Cherry Coke Cupcakes

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INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

  • 1 box Devils Food Cake Mix + box ingredients
  • 1 cup Coke
  • 1/3 cup Maraschino Cherry liquid
  • 24 Maraschino Cherries

Frosting:

  • 1 1/4 cup softened Butter
  • 5 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Coke
  • 1 tbsp Maraschino Cherry liquid
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 24 Maraschino Cherries 3

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. Make batter according to box direction EXCEPT substitute 1 cup Coke and 1/3 cup cherry liquid for water.
  4. Fill liners 2/3 full and add 1 cherry to the middle of each. 4
  5. Bake according to box directions and allow to cool completely.
  6. Whip butter, coke and cherry liquid and gradually add powdered sugar.
  7. You can optionally add red food coloring to get desired color.
  8. Transfer frosting to piping bag and frost each cupcake. 5
  9. Top each with another cherry. Cherry Coke cupcakes

Here are the other soda cupcake recipes:

Crush Soda Cupcakes

root beer float cupcakes

Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

cherry vanilla cupcakes

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These Cherry Vanilla cupcakes are a hot recipe around here! My kiddos love this recipe and I love making it as an afternoon snack or for a Birthday party. These turn out so pretty and taste delicious. If you are a fan of cherries and vanilla then I definitely recommend trying these. Enjoy!

Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

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Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
  • 2 egg whites (room temp)
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set up your cupcake pan with liners
  3. Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  5. Now add sugar, vanilla, and almond extract to the butter and beat until combined.
  6. Add egg whites, and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Alternate, the flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together
  8. Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  10. Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before frosting

Cherry Frosting:

  1. 2 sticks butter (room temp)
  2. 4-5 cups Powder sugar
  3. 4 tbsp Maraschino cherry juice
  4. 1/4 tsp almond extract
  5. In large mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed until stiff and fluffy.
  6. Add 3 cups of sugar, one at a time.
  7. Scrape the sides to get all of the sugar.
  8. Now add the cherry juice and almond extract.
  9. In addition add the last cup of sugar.
  10. Beat until smooth

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Banana Split Cupcakes

banana split cupcakes

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If you’re a fan of a Banana Split then you may love this next recipe for a banana split cupcake! I split the cupcakes in half (partially chocolate and partially banana cake (all made from scratch below) to make it taste even more like the real thing. I use strawberry for the frosting and lots of whipped cream on the side and of course a cherry to top it! Enjoy!

Banana Split Cupcakes

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Chocolate Cake

  • Pre-heat over at 350 degrees
  • 1/4 C  unsalted butter  ( room temp )
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 2 LG eggs ( room temp )
  • 2 LG egg yolks ( room temp )
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C sour cream
  • 1 C  flour
  • 1/2 tea salt
  • 1/2 tea baking soda
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C water ( room temp )
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  • Add chocolate  to the butter/sugar mix together
  • Add in eggs and egg yolks one at a time mix together
  • Add  in oil, vanilla, and sour cream mix together
  • Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder into a separate medium bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing all together
  • Add in water and mix
  • Once the batter is thick now start with the Banana mix place chocolate to the side  2

Banana Cake

  • 2 Large Bananas, ripe
  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 3 TBSP corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter ( room temp )
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs ( room temp )
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mix in a bowl  flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  • Using an electric stand mixer with the paddle,  cream together sugar, butter and 1 Tbsp of the vegetable oil
  • Add in 1 Tbsp vegetable oil.
  • Add the egg and blend in egg white.
  • Add in the mashed bananas.
  • Working in three separate steps, add the flour mixture 1st , with 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with half of the buttermilk and mix well continue the steps till all mix is used. 4

Filling and Baking the cupcakes

  1. I used a batter divider I found at most grocery or craft stores or HERE on Amazon. Then use a small food scoop or a spoon to place a small amount of chocolate cake batter in the side of each cupcake liner. Then scoop a small amount of banana cake batter next to it. Pull out the plastic divider. 5
  2. Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 15-20 minutes
  3. Let cool before frosting

Strawberry Frosting

  • 2 C. Butter (room temp)
  • 6-8 C Powered sugar
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla
  • 2 drops of red food coloring
  • 1 TBSP of Strawberry flavoring or 1 cup of fresh washed berries smashed 3

Directions

  1. Add Butter, vanilla, strawberries to the bowl begin to add the powdered sugar one cup at a time and beat until well blended. Increase the speed to med. speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Place frosting in a pastry bag and pipe onto the top of the cupcakes.
  3. Decorate by drizzling chocolate fudge on top and a dash of candy sprinkles

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Camouflage Cupcakes

camouflage cupcakes

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Aren’t these cupcakes so cool?! These Camouflage Cupcakes are perfect for Memorial Day, a birthday party, homecoming party, etc. They were super fun to make and are very special. You may want to let the kiddos help out with these ones. These cupcakes taste delicious and make the coolest centerpiece. These would also be great for a bake sale!

Camouflage  Cupcakes

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Ingredients:

2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 C sugar
1/2 C sweet cream
1/2 C whole milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
food colors 1

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Prepare the cupcake pan with paper liners.
-Combine flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl
-Add sweet cream and sugar in mixing bowl.
-Beat until light and creamy.
-Continue to beat.
-Add one egg at a time to the sugar and sweet cream mixture.
-Add vanilla extract.
-Alternatively add flour mixture and then milk.
-Begin with flour mixture and end with flour mixture.
-Divide prepared batter into 3 bowls.
-Add 5 drops of food coloring in each bowl.
-First bowl… add green food coloring.
-Second bowl….add brown food coloring.
-Third bowl…..add black food coloring.
-Stir all 3 bowls one at a time to ensure correct level of color.
-Starting with the black batter…add 1 spoonful to the bottom of the lined cupcake tin.
-Add 1 spoonful of the brown batter on top of the black batter in the lined cupcake tin.
-Add 1 spoonful of green batter on top of the brown batter in the lined cupcake tin. 8
-Fill cupcakes 3/4 full.
-Bake at 350 degrees.
-Bake for 12-18 minutes…Checking to see if cupcakes are done. 7
-Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Frosting Recipe:

3 C powdered sugar
1/2 sweet cream
2 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Food coloring 2

Frosting Directions:

-Cream sweet cream and powdered sugar until small pebbles form.
-Continue to mix.
-Add heavy whipping cream.
-Check to see if frosting can form a stiff peak.
-If not add 1/2 C powdered sugar.
-Check to see if frosting will now form a stiff peak.
-If not, continue to add another 1/2 C of powdered sugar until peaks can form and stand.
-Divide frosting into 4 bowls.
-In bowl #1…. add 5 drops of green food coloring to frosting.
-In bowl  #2….add 5 drops of black food coloring to the frosting.
-In bowl #3….add 5 drops of brown food coloring to the frosting.
-Bowl # 4 remains white.
-Begin to add the frostings to a pastry bag with desired tip.
-Start with adding 1 spoonful of green frosting.
-Taking the back of the spoon flatten the green frosting.
-Turn the pastry bag .
-Add 1 spoonful of the black frosting.
-Taking the back of that spoon flatten the black frosting.
-Turn the pastry bag.
-Add 1 spoonful of the brown frosting.
-Taking the back of that spoon flatten the brown frosting.
-Turn the pastry bag.
-Add 1 spoonful of white frosting.
-Taking the back of that spoon flatten the white frosting.
-Test to see that all of the colors come out before starting to frost your cupcakes.
-Frost the cupcakes.

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S’mores Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes

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I love S’mores and I love any recipe that has anything to do with S’more. I mean who doesn’t love chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers all together?! These cupcakes would be fun for a summer night, sleepover, to take camping or just for fun. You could also make these and put them in bags then gift them to neighbors and friends with some s’more supplies. Enjoy!

S’mores Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 3/4th C All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 t Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 tea Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs room temp.
  • 1 1/2 tea Salt
  • 1 C Milk
  • 1/2 C Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 C small Marshmallows
  • 1/2 bag of Graham Crackers 3

Directions

  1. Heat your oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Add your eggs, milk, and oil. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Break Graham crackers in half and place in ziplock bag. Pound with cookie roller until finely crushed.
  4. Scoop 1 Tablespoon of graham cracker into cupcake tin and then scoop chocolate cake batter onto graham cracker. Push in 3 small marshmallows in center. 5 6
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Let cupcakes cool. Once cooled, put on wire rack.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C Sweet Cream Butter
  • 2/3 C Cocoa
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 TBSP Marshmallow extract 2

Directions for frosting:

  1. Place softened butter in mixing bowl and add in the cocoa and powder sugar. Mix on low until combined. Scrap sides and add in the extract.
  2. Add in heavy cream and scrap down the sides.
  3. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and a hershey. 4

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

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Calling all you Pineapple Upside down fans! These pineapple upside down cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for any pineapple lover. I use a box of cake mix but please feel free to make your own cake mixture from scratch. I just like how easy it is to use boxed mix when in a hurry. 😉 These are great to make for kiddos as well. Enjoy!

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 20 oz canned Pineapples
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted Butter
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 24 Marischino Cherries 3

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In using pineapple rings, cut them into quarters.
  3. Spray muffin pan with non stick spray.
  4. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and pineapple juice in a bowl and beat on low until incorporated. 4
  5. In another bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar and stir until blended. 5
  6. Spoon 2 teaspoons of butter mixture into each cup.
  7. Place pineapple pieces in a circle around bottom with cherry in center. 6
  8. Fill each cup 2/3 full with batter.
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  11. Run a butter knife around edges of each cup and invert onto baking sheet to remove cupcakes.

4th Of July Cupcakes Recipe: Red, White and Blue Chocolate Cupcakes

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 4th Of July Cupcakes Recipe: Red, White and Blue Chocolate Cupcakes

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This next recipe would be perfect for 4th of July recipes! You could take these to a party, picnic, etc and they will be a huge hit! Check out how to make them below…

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Cupcakes

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Topping:
  • Frosting
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Fresh Strawberries (cut into pieces)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat together butter and white sugar with electric mixer for 1 minute.
  2. Next, stir in eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  3. Slowly add in cocoa powder and baking powder and mix until just combined.
  4. While still mixing, alternate adding milk and flour into bowl until blended.
  5. Evenly distribute batter into lined muffin tins.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Once cooled, top with your favorite homemade or store-bought frosting and fresh berries.
  8. Yield: 16 cupcakes
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