Chocolate Guiness Cupcakes

If only all beers came in cupcake form. No matter how many times I try James’ beer – I just can’t get into it. However, I can definitely get into these cupcakes. The beer compliments and enhances the chocolate flavor. Guinness + chocolatey baked goods = bliss. These cupcakes are moist, fluffy and rich with…

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

A one-bowl cupcake recipe that delivers on the promise of being very chocolatey and really good. James called them “a sugar seizure,” but I think it’s because the frosting had one-cup-too-much of sugar (the recipe below reflects the change). I made these for Halloween hence the green frosting in the background. I also attempted to…

Banana Butterscotch Cupcakes

A dialog after a recent weeknight dinner: James:’Do we have any baked goods in the house? Emily: ‘Well, we have some butterscotch chips, bananas, white chocolate chips. What do you feel like?’ James: ‘How about some cupcakes?’ A google search followed and I came across this fabulous recipe for butterscotch banana cupcakes. These are more…

Blackberry Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Dear blackberries: who knew you could be used for more than smoothies or mixed berry cobblers?! These cupcakes are light and airy because of the egg whites, but rich with flavor. The original recipe calls for key lime frosting. But since James isn’t a fan of lime flavors, I successfully experimented with cinnamon. Although I…