Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 5
Sriracha Brownies

Zingy Sriracha Brownies

As first bite, you might not realize that there is anything different about these Sriracha brownies.  Their texture is somewhere between fudgey and cakey and they spill fluffy, moist crumbs when you lift them (use a plate, please).  They are made with both dark chocolate and cocoa powder for a decadent chocolate flavor.  Everything seems [...]

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Babka Pie

Chocolate Babka Pie – A Classic Upgraded

Babka pie grows organically in the oven, climbing up and over the edge of the pie pan.  You can’t contain its greatness in a neat and tidy package.  Inside, you’ll find sweet, yeasty bread with flowing swirls of chocolate and a gooey blend of nuts and more chocolate (this time, chips).  The filling sometimes finds [...]

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Vegan Pie Crust

The Secret To This Tender, Flaky Vegan Pie Crust Will Surprise You

If I hadn’t made this vegan pie crust myself, I wouldn’t have believed it if you told me its secret ingredient. This vegan pie crust is tender and flaky.  Although there is no butter (any guesses yet?), it has a rich, come-back-for-more taste. The secret to this vegan pie crust is… vegan mayonnaise!  Despite the [...]

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Zucchini Pie

Summer “Pumpkin” Pie with Crunchy Pecan Topping (Vegan)

This summer “pumpkin” pie doesn’t quite taste like pumpkin pie (as my pumpkin pie-loving friend was quick to point out), but when I close my eyes and eat a slice straight out of the refrigerator, I could easily be fooled. Rather than using pumpkin, this vegan pie uses something much more readily available in summer… [...]

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artisan bread making

Win a Free Artisan Bread Making Class From Craftsy

If you are happy with bread that’s just OK, Craftsy’s online artisan bread making course is not for you.  In Craftsy’s course, instructor Peter Reinhart (author of five books on bread baking, including The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, which was named cookbook of the year in 2002 by both the James Beard Foundation and the International Association [...]

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lisa email

My Response to a Very Upset Reader

Here’s my very public response to the above email that I received from former reader Lisa: I started Cupcake Project back in 2007.  It was literally a project to master the cupcake.  I had a full-time job and never dreamed that one day my blog would be more than just a joyful, creative outlet.  Today, [...]

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