The Cupcake Series: Biscoff Cupcakes

Guys… if you like cinnamon coffee cake, then I have the cupcake for you. You know those Biscoff cookies? They are the cookies that WestJet hands out during their in-flight service, and apparently these cookies are very popular in Europe. The cookies (or “biscuits”, if we’re being European) taste like cinnamon and burnt sugar – in the best possible way! These thin cookies basically melt in your mouth and taste fantastic with tea or coffee.

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The company also makes a cookie butter (or “biscuit spread”) and, let me just say, this cookie butter is so very tasty and really tastes just like the cookies. Anyways, I decided to make a biscoff cupcake. The cupcake is a pretty standard vanilla cupcake made with brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. The frosting is buttercream with a generous spoonful of biscoff spread added in. I topped the cupcakes with an extra cookie for good measure. And guys… These cupcakes are insane.

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The Cupcake Series: Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter Weekend everyone! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend with an extra helping of Easter candy. I made some coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and added some cute little white chocolate bunny ears (inspiration from The Cake Blog) to make them into an Easter treat! Because, clearly, there aren’t enough sweet treats around Easter time (amiright?!). Which one do you prefer??

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Spring Funfetti Cupcakes

Hello Spring! I (really) hope you are here to stay!

I’m feeling a little celebratory at the arrival of spring on March 20, so I decided to make some small-batch funfetti cupcakes. I modified the recipe from my coconut cupcakes and added in a spoonful of sequin sprinkles (you could also use sprinkle jimmies or nonpareils, but I like how the sequin sprinkles look in the end, and they won’t streak your batter). I topped them with a simple vanilla buttercream and more sprinkles, because why not? Here is the before and after – what do you think?

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And yes, I really did get sprinkles everywhere…

 

Chocolate Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

Because what is Valentine’s Day without a little chocolate?

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These cupcakes actually gave me quite a hard time. I wanted to make a “hot chocolate” cupcake, so I was playing around with adding cocoa to the buttercream, or sprinkling hot chocolate mix on top of the frosting, but it didn’t work out so well. I had made some chocolate hearts and chocolate sprinkle shards for the tops of the cupcakes but then I couldn’t really get them placed right… So… Despite my best efforts, at making a fun Valentine’s-Day-themed treat, these are just a plain-Jane chocolate cupcake with plain-Jane vanilla buttercream, and each of them is decorated differently because I couldn’t decide what to do. At least the cupcake liner is pink for Valentine’s Day…?

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

This week I made some cupcakes in honour of my little sister’s birthday. She has an ENORMOUS sweet tooth (we’re talking – no qualms about eating cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!), and her favourite candy as a kid was Rolos. With her in mind, I made some simple chocolate cupcakes that were then covered with a generous amount of chocolate buttercream and a pile of different chocolate candies. I had fun arranging the candy and trying different combinations. In the end, this was what I decided on.

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The result? An indulgent chocolate-on-chocolate-on-chocolate birthday treat! Happy Birthday to my Little Sister!

Halloween Cupcakes

I adore holiday-themed baking (past posts feature Halloween cake pops, Valentine’s Day macarons, St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes, Easter macaroons…. You get the idea!).

I’m a bit late for Halloween with this blog post, but I couldn’t resist posting these cuties!

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Mini devil’s food chocolate cupcakes with orange buttercream frosting and ghost meringues (or “Black Cat” sprinkles).

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The meringues were honestly more trouble than they are worth, so I probably wont be making them again, even though they made really cute cupcake toppers. Oh well. No more time to be thinking about ghost meringues, it’s time to start planning Christmas treats! (Too soon?)