2 Cakes; 1 Buttercream – Part 1: Moist Chocolate cupcakes with Tart Raspberry Buttercream

I have a confession to make. I love my best friend’s Fresh Tart Raspberry Buttercream recipe. It tastes absolutely amazing. I have used it to fill French Macarons and I’ve had it on top of sweet vanilla cakes.

But those are both light and simple flavors. I wanted to taste them with something equally complex. I wanted to taste something rich to complement the tart.

I was a little worried that this would be a little bit of a clash, but it turns out, the richness of the moist chocolately cake paired perfectly with the tart raspberry.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

I have been dreading this, but the time has come.

Pumpkin Spice Season.

Don’t get me wrong. I love pumpkins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I just hate what it represents. It’s the Grim Reaper of Summer. Even though something wonderful occurs at the start of pumpkin season, it nevertheless ushers in the inevitable heartbreak of the end of summer.

But to honor the upcoming fall season, I decided to suck it up and make some Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes for the Cops for Cancer ride of Northern BC.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

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PB&J Cupcakes!

It’s a bittersweet occasion today. Our good friends are moving away and I can honestly say that I am going to miss them dearly. In celebration to their greener pastures, all of our friends and family are throwing them a spectacular (child friendly) going away party in their honour! Since I know their kids are a huge fan of Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches, I have made Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes!

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(Lazy) Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Last year, my dear husband texted me, “Sweetie, can you bake me 4 dozen cupcakes for my D.A.R.E. class for tomorrow? Please and thank you!”. In a frenzy, I ran out to the grocery store and randomly picked up 4 boxes of cake mix and ingredients for icing.

The astute reader will say, “Hey, Kat! That makes 8 dozen cupcakes! That’s too many boxes!”

My readers are so smart and attentive.

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