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Cupcakes

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    Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream

    A rich, silky French buttercream, made from whole eggs whipped with sugar syrup, lends itself naturally to the traditional eggnog flavorings of rum and nutmeg. It’s the perfect pairing with…

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    Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

    These dark, rich cupcakes topped with creamy, peanut buttery frosting will wow kids and grown-ups alike. The Italian meringue-based buttercream is soft and fluffy but holds up like a dream.…

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

    These darling magenta cupcakes are brilliantly colored all the way through. No food coloring is used here. The color comes from puréeing freshly roasted beets (use canned beets and the…

  • Moveable Feast

    Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

    Devil’s food is a classic American chocolate cake, though there’s no exact definition of what it means. Generally Devil’s food is made with cocoa instead of chocolate (though this recipe…

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Unlike many red velvet cake recipes, this cupcake from San Francisco pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner is about so much more than the bold color: it’s packed with flavor to match.…

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    Almost-Instant Yellow Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting

    Perfect for last-minute desserts yet still from-scratch delicious, these cupcakes can be whipped up in the time it takes the oven to heat. The frosting base is a combination of…

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    Toasted Coconut Snowball Cupcakes

    These coconut cupcakes and their frosting get their full-on coconut flavor from coconut milk that’s reduced to intensify its flavor. Most grocery stores will sell both shredded and flaked coconut.…

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    Vanilla Bean–Mayonnaise Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

    As an ingredient in cake, mayonnaise makes perfect sense. It is made of eggs and oil, both common cake ingredients. Oil cakes, in general, tend to be very moist, and…

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    Vanilla Cupcakes with Colored Cream Cheese Frosting

    These are cupcakes you can feel good about serving at a kid's birthday party, thanks to a few healthy upgrades: some of the butter is replaced with applesauce, to reduce…

  • Article

    A Fresh Look at Food Coloring

    Artificial food dyes may pose significant health risks. Fortunately, there are all-natural ways for you to color your food.