Lime Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is sweet and creamy and perfect fro tart lime cupcakes!

Raspberry buttercream frosting adds some sweetness to these tart lime cupcakes! I’ve been sitting on these cupcakes for almost a month now.  I actually made them for my own birthday.  Typically I buy myself a rich, luxurious opera cream cake for my birthday.  That cake is the only cake we eat that hasn’t been made by me. It’s a gorgeous cake, but a little on the expensive side.  I’ve been feeling cheap lately and … Continue reading →

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mocha Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes with thick mocha buttercream and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough hidden inside!

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!

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 →

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 →

Cherry Coke Cupcakes

Cherry Coke Cupcakes

I try to be green.  I really do.  We recycle as much of our household products as we can.  I use reusable shopping bags.  We unplug electronics when not in use.  I use recycled paper products.  I use green cleaning products.  If I remotely enjoyed gardening,  I'm SURE I'd compost.  I consolidate my errands into one trip as much as possible.  We even use biodegradable dog poop bags for goodness … Continue reading →

Root Beer Cupcakes with Bourbon Cream Frosting


My husband's birthday was yesterday.  We won't talk age.  I told my kids my husband and I are counting backwards now.  They didn't buy it. I wanted to make cupcakes for my sweetie.    Originally I wanted to make Guinness cupcakes.  I've made them before and they are moist and delicious especially topped with an Irish Cream frosting.  But an idea came to me at the last-minute.  We love drinking bourbon cream and root beer.  Tastes just like a … Continue reading →