Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mocha Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes with thick mocha buttercream and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough hidden inside! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Rich chocolate cupcakes filled with a little nugget of cookie dough (egg free) and topped with thick mocha fudge frosting! Field trips.  Remember those?  Remember how excited you were when field trip day finally arrived?  The bus would feel electric!  The air was thick with anticipation of all the fun to come.  You could be going to go watch wood rot, but you wouldn’t care because you weren’t in school.  It was like a big jail break, freedom … Continue reading →

Candy Land Cupcakes

Candy Land cupcakes are topped with sugar and spice and everything nice! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Candy Land inspired cupcakes are sure to make you smile! These fun cupcakes are topped with brilliantly colored frosting and of course candy galore! We bought our Candy Land game almost 8 years ago.  It was our first family board game.  It has certainly seen a lot of use.  It’s cover is tattered.  The board itself is heavily creased and the cards are bent, worn and weathered.  Although we don’t play it as frequently now, I am not ready to … Continue reading →

Buckeye Cupcakes #OXOGoodCupcake

Chocolate cupcakes filled and frosted with the best peanut butter frosting! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Rich chocolate cupcakes filled and then topped with creamy peanut butter frosting! A taste reminiscent of Buckeye Candies! Kids are funny aren't they?  They always think they are pulling the wool over your eyes, but in reality they are as transparent as Suran wrap!  Maybe that's just my own kids.  When will they realize that 1. I hear, see and smell everything.  2.  I have supernatural intuition.  3.  I know everything.  On numerous occasions … Continue reading →

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

If you like key lime pie, you will fall in love with this frozen yogurt version!  Greek yogurt keeps it creamy and light. Chocolate graham crackers make a crunchy crust for these tart little individual dessert cups! I am a woman with many job descriptions.  "Mom" would be the umbrella under which other monikers fall under.  These other names would be chauffeur, laundress, seamstress, dish washer, maid, chef, baker, nurse and referee.   … Continue reading →

Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

These simple lemon cupcakes start with a white cake mix and have fresh lemon juice and Greek yogurt mixed to keep them moist and tart.  Top them off with a sinfully delicious white chocolate buttercream frosting!   I have a little secret to share. Today is my birthday. I usually don't go around advertising that fact, especially since I'm now officially in my 40's. Turning 41 is not as exciting as turning 25, you know what I … Continue reading →

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream and A Virtual Birthday Party

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Devils food makes the best chocolate cupcakes ! To make them spectacular, top them with buttercream frosting that has been made with  fresh raspberries! I love birthdays don't you?  I always have.  I would start the countdown to my July 4th birthday sometime in April!  There was something about the anticipation.  I would dream about my cake, my presents and just how fantastic the whole day was going to be, because it was all about ME! … Continue reading →

Guinness Black Bottom Mint Cupcakes

Guinness Black Bottom Mint Cupcakes

Guinness Black Bottom Mint Cupcakes I have been waiting for the opportunity to make Guinness cupcakes!  I absolutely love Guinness beer.   Back in our single days, my sister and I would spend our weekends hanging out at the local Irish pub, kicking back our share of Black and Tan's.  There something so comforting about the smooth, deep, earthy flavor of Guinness beer. Since having kids, I cut way back on my Guinness consumption.  I am … Continue reading →

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

  You know the story where the shoemaker has little elves make his shoes for him while he sleeps?  Well I sort of wish I had those elves. Each year for the holidays, I set out to make gifts for my husband to deliver to his customers.  While I certainly enjoy baking, it's a bit daunting knowing that I have to make  1200 mini cupcakes.  See, this is where my 24 pounds of butter comes in handy!! Last weekend, I finished 400.  Only … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

  When I was young, I wanted to be Barbie.  I really did.  I wanted those long, flowing locks, that small waist and those feet in a perpetual high-heeled stance.  She had the coolest clothes, a camper, a jeep and a 3 story town home too!  She had a spunky sister named Skipper and Ken, the handsome surfer beau.  Her life was perfect. I did manage to accumulate lots of Barbie clothes.  I did not however have the camper, the jeep, the … Continue reading →