Cupcakes have been around for a long time and these delightful sweet little cakes seem to have become increasingly popular in recent years. There are many speciality bakeries around dedicating themselves solely to cupcakes. We are sometimes amazed with the available variety of unique and unusual flavours. Cupcakes are generally easy to make and part of the fun is decorating them. We love cupcakes and decided to list our top 5 recipes not to be missed this summer.
1. Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes
Cheesecake is our all time favourite cake in all it's varieties. This is a super easy to follow recipe created by Kelley from Chef Savvy. All you need is whole wheat crackers for the base, fresh strawberries, cream cheese, sour cream, eggs and sugar. We used unproccessed cane sugar instead of white sugar. Find the recipe here.
2. Pina Colada Cupcakes
One of the most popular tropical cocktails from the Caribbean is the Pina Colada. Just thinking of it gets us in the mood for the holidays. Jaclyn from Cooking Classy created a wonderful cupcake recipe, which tastes just like the popular cocktail. We used fresh pineapple when we made those delightful cakes. Find the recipe here.
3. Sangria Cupcakes
Sangria is an alcoholic beverage, common in Spain and Portugal. It is generally served cold and normally consists of red wine and chopped fruit. If you are looking for a summer party cupcake recipe this is the one. The red wine frosting is delicious and the the little cakes are loaded with fruit. Find the recipe here.
4. Blackforest Cupcakes
Blackforest Cake is probably the most popular German dessert. Typically it consists of several layers of chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with whipped cream and cherries. The cupcake version is equally delicious, but more of the chocolate cupcake with a cherry filling and cream on top. We added the Adoratio Organic Cocoa Nibs to the dough to add some crunch and sprinkled organic dark cocoa powder on top. Find the recipe here.
5. Coconut Flour Cupcakes (grain & gluten free)
This recipe is ideal for anyone interested in a grain-free diet. Baking with coconut flour presents unique challenges as the flour does not perform the same as grain-based flours. It is best to strictly follow the recipe to ensure good results. Coconut flour is rich in protein, fiber and fat which makes it exceptionally filling. Additionally, coconut flour is also a good source of lauric acid, a saturated fat thought to support the immune system and the thyroid. We love this healthy, soft and fluffy cupcake recipe created by Elise from Frugal Farm Wife. Find the recipe here.
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