cupcakes

Tropical Chocolate Mermaid Cupcakes #Choctoberfest

Happy #Choctoberfest, y’all! Earlier today, I posted a fun Day of the Dead cupcake cake using chocolate cinnamon cupcakes, and I have a second cupcake recipe for you with this Tropica Chocolate Mermaid Cupcake recipe. It’s National Cupcake Day, after all! I knew I wanted to do something with a mermaid theme that is more […]

Day of the Dead Cupcake Cake (Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes) #Choctoberfest

It can’t be #Choctoberfest without a chocolate cupcake recipe! Recently, I watched the movie Coco for the first time. I had always thought sugar skulls were pretty, but I loved learning more about Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. This is a Mexican holiday all about remembering your loved ones. […]

Lemonade Cupcakes #CookoutWeek

I love lemon-flavored desserts during the summer. There’s just something about lemons and other citrus fruit that screams YAY SUMMERTIME to me. When I was thinking about doing a lemonade cupcake recipe for #CookoutWeek, I originally was considering raspberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade or some other fancy flavor. But you know what? My favorite thing […]

Chocolate Coffee Maple Cupcakes #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Jeffrey officially started his new job this month! I was a ball of nerves waiting for him to get home to see how things went on […]

Chocolate Sweet Potato Mini Cakes #FoodBloggerLove

Today is #FoodBloggerLove, which is a day where a group of my food blogger friends and I share the love with some awesome Valentine’s Day themed recipes! I actually love Valentine’s Day. Well, love is perhaps a strong word, but I don’t have the negative reaction that some people have to the holiday. I think […]

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 […]

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 […]