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Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes

Bake-a-thon 2014: Day 7 Bake of the Day: Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes Did you know that today is ‘National Cupcake Day’. I planned to post another dish today, but then I saw that today is National Cupcake day on my daughter’s school calender and I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the delicious cupcakes. I had buttermilk in the fridge and wanted to make something with it. A quick search on King Arthur Flour site landed me on this Peppermint Fudge Cupcakes recipe. We are not big mint fans, so I skipped it and so these are just regular…

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Boston Cream Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes back in February and it took me this much time to post the recipe. Recipe is from ‘the big book of Cupcakes’ cookbook. The pictures were too tempting and the thought of having one of my favorite donut flavors in a cupcake was very exciting. The creamy ‘Boston Cream’ part of the cupcake is made vanilla instant pudding mix, which makes it quick and easy to make. I made my basic Vegan vanilla cupcakes recipe and then filled them with the custard and topped them with chocolate icing. These cupcakes were a big hit with both…

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Confetti Candy (aka M&M) Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting (Eggless Recipe)

Baking cupcakes at home has spoiled us rotten, now none of the store bought ones match up and fall short of our quality and taste standards. Recently my sister ordered cupcakes from a local bakery for my niece’s birthday to give in her school. My niece didn’t even taste the cupcake 🙂 The cupcake was a little dry and the frosting was too greasy with no flavor. So moral of the story is to either stop baking at home or stop buying from outside. Today I’ve homemade cupcakes that I made for my daughter’s 15th month birthday. After experimenting with…

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Hazelnut Cupcakes with Hazelnut-Chocolate Frosting (Eggless Recipe)

I think the biggest advantage of buying cookbooks instead of fiction books is once I read a novel and know the story I’m done with it and it just sits there collecting dust. Whereas a good cookbook can be used again and again. This is purely my opinion, I’m sure you might be reading the same novel again and again, I’m not judging you 🙂 So point of the matter is if you are in the market to buy a book for a food blogger, it is a great idea to buy a good cookbook. With so many books available,…

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Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes and a First Birthday celebrations

This post has been due for over a month now. My daughter turned 1 last month and I wanted to share the pictures with you. But September was dedicated to ‘A-Z dishes from Andhra’ and with the other things that were going on in couldn’t post this earlier. It is better late than never, so here are with some pictures of my little one’s first birthday. Since it was a late Summer birthday I wanted a backyard party. We were lucky to have a perfect day weatherwise. I wanted to have a Minnie Mouse theme — just because I wanted…

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Basic Vegan Chocolate Cupcake

After these Vegan Vanilla cupcakes, the other cupcake recipe that is made quite often in my house is this vegan chocolate cupcake. This recipe is also from ‘Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World’. I tried other eggless cupcake recipes, but this recipe has always given me consistent results. The cupcakes are moist and fluffy and they hold up to butter cream frosting. I made these cupcakes for my son’s birthday and sent them to school. His class has kids who have very severe peanut allergy, so I always make sure that all the ingredients I use are peanut free. I…

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Basic Vegan Vanilla Cupcake

Today’s post is for ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge’, an event started by Valli @ Cooking4allSeasons. This basic vegan cupcake is my go-to recipe and I was surprised that I haven’t posted it here yet. I have made these a number of times and they have never failed me. Recipe is from ‘Vegan Cupcakes take over the World’ by Isa Chandra & Terry Hope. I made these recently for my son’s birthday and took pictures to post them. This is a multipurpose, no-nonsense cupcake that is great to bake for birthdays, bake sales and baby showers.

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Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes for Wilton Course 1 – Class 3

Blogging Marathon# 27: Week 4/ Day 6 Theme: Miscellaneous – Wilton Decorating Course 1 – Class 3 Dish – Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes For Class 3, we were asked to bring 6 cupcakes and butter-cream icing ready to use in piping bags. So by 3rd week, I realized that this decorating course definitely needs quite a bit of prior preparation. It took me about 3-4 hours spaced out in 2 days to prepare the cupcakes, make the icing, fill the bags and get everything else ready. So if you want to take the course make sure that you have some free…