cupcakes

Applesauce Spice Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These spice cupcakes are one of my all-time favorite desserts of all time. When we were picking wedding cupcake flavors, I instantly know that this needed to be one of the options (my husband Jeffrey chose red velvet with white chocolate buttercream, and we also did a lemon cupcake for good measure). Here’s a photo […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Wedding Reception

My wedding day back in June was perfect. On August 19, we had a reception in Pennsylvania, and it was even better. What is better than perfect? I don’t know, but that’s how I felt on my “second” wedding day! I wanted to share with you some pictures from the day. We baked three flavors […]

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

All the photos in this post are courtesy of our awesome wedding photographer Stevie from Stevie B Photography. If you need a photographer in Central Pennsylvania, we highly recommend contacting her! When I asked Jeffrey what flavor of cupcake he wanted for our wedding reception, it wasn’t even a contest.. he wanted red velvet. He […]

German Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m the go-to girl in the neighborhood when someone is having a birthday… but I hate making cake! Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but even though I have some favorite cake recipes (like this carrot cake) I usually prefer making cupcakes instead. This time around, my neighbor was turning 40 and his wife […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Bridal Shower

When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a huge yard sale, which included several bags of old dresses. The entire day, my cousins and I played dress-up between sales, donning her old outfits and marching down a make-shift aisle in the yard. I don’t know if the yard sale was a success, but […]

“Pot of Gold” Miniature Rainbow Cupcakes

I’m so darn proud of these cupcakes. Have you ever tried a recipe that you were sure was going to be a flop? That’s how I felt with this recipe. I was sure that the rainbow batter was going to blob together and create an ugly gray mess. Boy, was I wrong! SUPER WRONG! These […]

Moon Pie Cupcakes

Every year for Valentine’s Day, I make my fiance Jeffrey some kind of special dessert. Well this year, I decided to do something different. We went to the grocery store, and I let him pick any ingredient in the whole store for me to make his Valentine’s Day dessert. As you can imagine if you […]

Maple Banana Frosting (Paleo)

This is possibly the weirdest frosting ever… but it is so tasty! I didn’t start out looking for a paleo recipe. I was just looking for something that didn’t use the tradition sugar, milk, and butter ingredients you find in most frosting recipes. Then I came across this 7-minute maple frosting from Healthy Seasonal Recipes. […]

Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Icing

Show of hands, who here has/had a grandmother whose pockets and/or purse always seemed to have a few Werther’s Original butterscotch candies in them? That’s what I thought… everyone in the world can put your hand down. These cupcakes pack all of the punch of a Werther’s Original and then some. I actually found the […]

Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston […]

The Best Raspberry Frosting of All Time

You guys. You guys! This is seriously the best raspberry frosting of all time. It’s a butter cream of sorts, but you don’t use any powdered sugar. Seriously…NONE. You will not believe how completely perfect this frosting is, especially when paired with a chocolate cake. This frosting is so good, you can get away with […]

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Cupcakes

When a recipe mashes up two things I love, I get excited…but this one includes THREE! Key lime pie? Yum! Cheesecake? Yum! Cupcakes? YUM! My mom, Sharon, made these cupcakes and few times, and I decided to try my hand at them. They are so good that I literally have to hide them so they […]

White Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Cupcakes (with Oreos!)

  How much to I love cheesecake? I have an entire board on Pinterest called “Cheesecake Recipes: Because I’m in Training to Become a Golden Girl.” But let’s face it. Cheesecake is a big ole pain in the butt to make. Will it set up right? Will it crack? Will it be creamy? Cheesecake is […]

Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes

A few weeks before her birthday this year, I came across a pin for cupcakes that was perfect to make for her birthday treat! It’s basically funfetti cupcakes, only with nerds in the batter instead of sprinkles. I will warn you, these cupcakes do end up being super sweet. I brought these into our office […]

I Bake For Major Life Events… Pull Apart Engagement Ring Cupcakes

Somehow I always end up baking when someone has a major life event. When I was in college and it was someone’s birthday, I’d hand them my recipe book and tell them to pick something out. I was the girl that always brought brownies to movie night. My college friends STILL request my mini sticky […]

Chocolate Cream Cheese Surprise Cupcakes

No “pinspiration” today – this is a recipe straight from my childhood. Growing up, these chocolate cream cheese surprise cupcakes were one of my favorite treats. Forget any Tastykake or Hostess cupcake out there. These are like, ten times better than anything you can buy. Plus, there’s a secret surprise in the middle. Who doesn’t […]