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tight shot of an interior of a pound cake cupcake frosted with chocolate ganache frosting with other cupcakes in the background

Pound Cake Cupcakes

If you love pound cake, try making it as cupcakes! These are are dense, rich, and decadent. Plus, since they have just a few ingredients, they are really easy to whip up. …

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Easy Butterfly Cakes (Fairy Cakes)

These butterfly cakes - also called fairy cakes or butterfly buns - are cupcakes decked out to look like butterflies with a pile of sweet whipped cream and a dollop of jam. They are fun …

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

Oatmeal Cream Pies – Soft and Chewy Sandwich Cookies

If you've ever had an oatmeal cream pie, it's likely that it came out of a plastic bag from the grocery store or a gas station market. The Little Debbie's oatmeal cream pie is a …

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All About Vanilla Bean Paste

Vanilla bean paste will make all of your vanilla desserts even better! Learn what it is, how it's different from vanilla extract, why and where you should buy it, and how to use it. …

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How to Make Mini Cupcakes

Mini cupcakes are perfectly-sized treats that are always a hit at parties! I share a recipe for the best vanilla mini cupcakes in this post, plus techniques to convert your favorite cupcake recipe to …

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Vanilla frosting on vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This classic vanilla buttercream tastes so much better than store-bought frosting. It's light, airy, and has an intense vanilla flavor. It takes under 10 minutes to make, so you can easily whip up a …

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Best Vanilla Cupcakes

Best Vanilla Cupcakes

This is my absolute favorite vanilla cupcake recipe! It yields light, fluffy, moist cupcakes that dome perfectly, and you can really taste the vanilla in every bite. While this recipe is …

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cottage pudding

Cottage Pudding Recipe

I love historical desserts - especially those with an interesting story or those that I may never have heard of before. So, of course, I was super excited to read Jessie Sheehan's new …

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Vanilla and Strawberry Mousse Layer Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake

This strawberry mousse cake has an intoxicating strawberry smell and a heavenly taste. This is a cake that can be finished with a mirror glaze, but certainly doesn't demand one. As with …

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Neapolitan Cookies

Neapolitan Cookies

Like all Neopolitan desserts, these cookies are tri-colored. They are soft and chewy and taste like the tried-and-true combination of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. "Each of these Neapolitan cookies is like a snowflake," says …

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Aquafaba on a cupcake

Aquafaba Meringue – Everything You Need to Know

Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas that magically turns into light and fluffy vegan meringue! The meringue is SO easy to make and tastes wonderful! What is Aquafaba? Aquafaba translates …

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Ultimate Vanilla Cake

Ultimate Vanilla Cake Recipe

This best vanilla cake recipe has been years in the making! While a yellow cake or a white cake can be the same as a vanilla cake, my best vanilla cake recipe is differentiated …

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Saffron Cupcakes: Golden Threads Make a Treasure

Saffron cupcakes are well worth every expensive bite. I've baked cupcakes with all kinds of unusual ingredients and flavors over the years - beer, avocado, or ricotta cheese. Some work better than others. …

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