Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

The Story: My Oreo cupcake recipes are always my “go-to” recipes for any party.  The are chocolatey, cream cheesey, and with an Oreo on top everyone just loves them.  (See my Original Oreo Cupcake recipe and my Oreo Crumb Cupcake recipe.) But this time around, I wanted something a little lighter, but still just as [Read more…]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

The Story:          I am always looking for ways to make my baking a little more special.  What is more special than homemade vanilla extract?  Plus, it is incredibly easy!  So while I was off at college, I emailed my mother the instructions, she ordered bottles and she got this stuff brewing!          Ingredients: 8 [Read more…]

Vanilla Butterfinger Cupcakes

The Story:          Last year I made a fabulous cupcake that is still one of my favorites, The Butterfinger Blizzard Cupcake.  But this time I wanted to make a lighter version and use a vanilla cake as a base.  And wow, this cupcake is to die for.  A hint of cinnamon in the cake, the [Read more…]

Raspberry Neapolitan Cupcakes

The Story:          I had been wanting to make these cupcakes for a while, but I knew I would need an event to make them for because it makes 48.  So when my friend asked me if I would donate cupcakes to a charity event, I was more than happy to say yes.  I never [Read more…]

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

The Story:          Cookie dough seems to hold a place in everyone’s heart.  There is something about a spoon full of this sugary goodness that makes all your problems melt away as it melts in your mouth. Vanilla Cake: 3 eggs 1/3 cup oil ¾ cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cup sour cream [Read more…]

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