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Besan Laddu

Besan Laddu

Laddu is a must-try Indian sweet! While there are many versions, I love besan laddu (the chickpea flour gluten-free variety) flavored with honey, orange, cardamom, and a touch of nutmeg. The laddus have a …

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Madeleine Cookies

Madeleine Cookies

Madeleine cookies are classic French pastries that are cake-like and a little spongy. They can be made in all kinds of flavors, though traditionally they are flavored with vanilla, a little lemon, and a light …

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Raspberry Scones

Raspberry Scones

These raspberry scones are buttery, tender, lightly sweetened, and irresistible. They are made with fresh raspberries and topped with a lemon glaze. Scones, like banana muffins and French toast casserole (a.k.a. bread pudding), …

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Honey Buns

Honey Buns

These honey buns are perfectly fluffy with a cinnamon sugar interior and a sticky, sweet topping. They are irresistible when served warm right out of the oven! The store-bought ones, like Little …

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Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa) Recipe

Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa) Recipe

Carrot halwa (or gajar ka halwa) is an Indian pudding made with carrots, nuts, and raisins and spiced with cardamom. It's super simple to make - I make mine in the microwave! Recipe …

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

These pineapple upside-down cupcakes are delicious mini versions of the cake! After flipping, a layer of sweet brown sugar caramelized pineapple ends up on top of a lightly spiced vanilla cupcake. Top the inverted cupcakes …

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Homemade Chocolate Hummus

Homemade Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate hummus is so decadent - like a rich chocolate mousse! You'd never know it was hummus unless someone told you! Plus, it's so easy to make from scratch. This recipe uses just …

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Banana Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Banana Cookies with Chocolate Chips

These soft, cake-like banana cookies with chocolate chips are like an addictive grab-and-go banana bread! I often throw in some oats and nuts as well (like I do in my popular banana oatmeal chocolate chip …

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MEET STEF

Hi! I'm Stef Pollack. Welcome to Cupcake Project, where everyone from novice bakers to professional pastry chefs can find sweet and savory recipes to inspire and treasure.

Just about all of the photography and videography is done by my husband, Jonathan, and baking assistance and taste testing are provided by our son, Myles. It's a family affair!

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