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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

I figured, why not make a cupcake version of pineapple upside-down cakes? They work beautifully. The buttery brown sugar glaze holding in the fruit is as tasty as ever. Yield : 18 fruity cupcakes Ingredients : Pineapple topping : 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar […]

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Sunflower Cupcakes

While you can use any cake flavor, I particularly like chocolate for these because the darker color gives a sense of the stem and dirt that you would find with a real sunflower. This cupcake is all about the decoration – each cupcake sports large, gorgeous, sunny-yellow buttercream sunflower petals on top. The center of […]

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Breakfast-in-Bed Cupcakes

I couldn’t decide between a classic coffeecake or a jelly doughnut, so this cupcake combines the two with a coffeecake batter, a jelly filling, a streusel top, and a light sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar. Use whatever flavor jelly or jam your mom likes. Yield : 18 what-a-way-to-wake-up cupcakes Ingredients : 18 paper liners in your […]

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

These cupcakes are sweet and tart. They feature basic yellow cupcakes with a rich, tangy, lemon curd filling, a lemon moistening syrup, and a browned, chewy, sweet meringue topping – just like a lemon meringue pie ! Yield : 24 oh-so-lemony cupcakes Ingredients :  1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 large eggs 1 large egg […]

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