Cupcake #11: Raspberry Lemonaide

A couple of weeks ago I decided to celebrate the last of summer by making a drinks inspired cupcake recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Cupcake magazine,. The magazine has been resting on my coffee table since the middle of June, taunting me with its glossy photos of cupcakes covered with swirly coloured icing and fancy long-stemmed cherry garnishes. From the moment I picked the magazine […]

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Cupcake #6: Rainbow

I don’t know about my fellow Ontarians, but I am sick to death of these endless grey skies and rainy days. I keep hoping to see a rainbow outside (haven’t seen one yet) and then finally I thought to myself, you know what, I am going to just make a rainbow in my kitchen. And what better way to do that […]

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Cupcake #5: Berry Vanilla

Spring is here with its warm breezes, blue skies and shoots of green poking through the earth. The emergence of sunlight and shedding of winter coats has a certain abandon to it, like breathing fresh air for the first time in months. It puts me in the mood for a cupcake that is cheerful and refreshing. The berry vanilla cupcake […]

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Cupcake #4: Chocolate Raspberry

I was inspired to bake these cupcakes when I first started reading about food science in this awesome huge book which explains the basics of food chemistry. When I found the chart outlining basic ingredients necessary for cupcake baking, I immediately thought about Veganomicon’s chewy chocolate raspberry cookies recipe that I am in love with. I was curious to see how that flavour combination would taste in cupcake […]

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Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes Take Over My Kitchen

As part of my commitment to bake 52 cupcakes, I baked cupcake #3 this week: Pistachio Rosewater. For some reason, pistachio rosewater cupcakes seem romantic. Maybe it’s the mixed smell of roses and cake as it bakes in the oven, or perhaps it’s the sweet rosewater glaze with chopped pistachios that reminds me of love. Either way, Valentine’s Day is coming up and this recipe seemed like […]

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Oreo cupcakes

Today I will share my secret weapon: the Oreo cupcake! It is sure to impress, yet deceptively simple to make. Several people have specifically requested that I bake this as a cake for their birthday. If I don’t know what to bring to a potluck, oreo cupcakes come to the rescue! While I provide a cake and icing recipe here, you can use any recipe […]

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Coconut Lime Cupcakes take over my kitchen!

 A couple of years ago I bought myself the cookbook cowritten by Isa Chandra Moskowtz and Terry Hope Romero called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I had previously bought Isa’s popular book Vegan with a Vengeance and I enjoyed her recipes and writing style so much that I absolutely had to have this cupcake book when it came out. This is partly because […]

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