Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

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I used to take requests on this site.  Then, I got married.  Now, I take dessert requests from my husband. Not that I actually listen to him half the time, but I do need him. I’m a die-hard lemon dessert lover, and chocolate? Well, I could take it or leave it.  (I know, the horror!)  If […]

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cupcakes {cake mix}

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We’re back on the cake mix bandwagon, my friends!—but this time:  chocolate cake mix.  These cupcakes require 1 cup of cake mix from a box of chocolate devil’s food cake mix.  If you’re curious about the exact type of cake mix, here is a link. Do not buy cake mix that comes with a pudding […]

Skinny Buttered Rum Cakes

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As the season starts to change, my preference for booze changes, too. This summer has seen its fair share of fruity, chilled cocktails.  Leinenkugel’s lemon-berry shandy pumped through my veins almost daily.  I can’t count the homemade beer-garitas we enjoyed, and our foray into cocktails made with jam instead of simple syrup was quite delicious. The […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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A few weeks ago, I made these red velvet cupcakes for a friend’s birthday. These ruby cupcakes are also on the menu for another sweet friend’s wedding in a few months. This leads me to believe that my red velvet cupcake recipe is worthy of an update on this site. Make no mistake:  the recipe […]

Ricotta Pound Cake Cupcakes with Whipped Ricotta Frosting

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This post is sponsored by Sargento. There aren’t many weeks when a large container of fresh ricotta doesn’t make it into my grocery cart.  I’m a ricotta lover.  I make ricotta gnocchi, blueberry ricotta pancakes, ricotta toast with fresh tomato, and I even eat ricotta in a bowl with honey and fresh berries on top.  […]

Black-Out Cupcakes (+ giveaway!)

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First things first:  yes, those are chocolate cupcakes topped with pudding and THEN coated in chocolate cake crumbs. This recipe comes out of Kathleen King’s book Baking for Friends.  You know Kathleen King, she’s the mastermind behind Tate’s Bake Shop in the Hamptons.  I first heard about Tate’s Bake Shop while watching an episode of […]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

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If our neighborhood kids have any hope getting candy from us this year it’s solely because I made these cupcakes to distract Mr. Dessert For Two from the Halloween candy bowl.  We have discussed his unusual predilection for mint (including peanut butter and mint jelly sandwiches).  I’m afraid I’ve been abusing my powers with mint. […]