Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Ingredients Cupcakes: 1 box white cake mix 3/4 cup pink lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed 5 tablespoons water 2 eggs 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Several drops of pink gel food coloring, optional Frosting: 1/2 cup 4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 5-6 tablespoons pink lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed A few drops of pink gel food coloring, optional Garnish Suggestions: Lemon jelly candy slices Pink-and-yellow-striped […]

Champagne Cupcakes

Makes 20 – 22 cupcakes With the ease of using cake mix as the base and adding low-fat ingredients to the batter, these cupcakes still provide an elegant and tasty treat for any special occasion without overdoing the calories. Ingredients Cupcakes: 1 box white cake mix 1-1/4 cup champagne or prosecco 6 ounces 2% plain Greek yogurt (or substitute sour […]

Chai Cupcakes

Makes 14 cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes: 2 cups (10 ounces by weight) cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 heaping tablespoon chai mix, premade or use the recipe below 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar 1/4 cup (1.8 ounces) brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup buttermilk Frosting: 5 cups (22.3 ounces) confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup (4 ounces) […]

Poison Apple Cupcakes

Poison Apple Cocktail Cupcakes, with generous amounts of boozy libations in both the batter and the frosting, are a fun and tasty addition to grownup Halloween celebrations. Makes 12–14 cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes: 1 cup (5 ounces by weight) cake flour 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1/4 cup sour […]

Fireball Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Cupcakes

With the flavors of fall and the bite of warming cinnamon whiskey, these cocktail cupcakes are perfect for imbibing in front of a cozy fire or sharing with friends as you celebrate autumn. Makes 12 cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes: 1-3/4 cups (7.8 ounces by weight) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2/3 cup (4.7 […]

Maple Bacon Bourbon Cupcakes

(small batch – makes 6) Ingredients Cupcakes: 1/2 cup granulated sugar1 egg2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 tablespoons bourbon2 tablespoon pure maple syrup1/4 teaspoon maple extract3/4 cup (3.6 ounces) all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt Bourbon Glaze: 1 tablespoon granulated sugar1 tablespoon bourbon Maple Bacon: 2 strips thick-cut bacon, diced into small pieces1 teaspoon pure maple […]

Butterscotch Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (divided)1 cup dark brown sugar1 cup granulated sugar2 eggs, room temperature2 teaspoons vanilla extract2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon sea salt2 cups (12 ounces) butterscotch chips (divided) Optional Topping: 1/2 cup choice of butterscotch, semi-sweet chocolate, or white chocolate chips Instructions Preheat oven […]

Gimlet Cupcakes

Ingredients Cupcakes 1-1/4 cups (161g) cake flour 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, room temperature 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar Zest from 1 lime 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup gin 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/8 teaspoon pure lime oil, optional Glaze 1/2 cup (64g) confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons gin 2 tablespoons lime juice Zest from 1 lime Frosting 4 cups (506g) confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons gin […]

Cowgirl Cookies

Ingredients 1-1/4 cups (6.25 ounces) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups (10.5 ounces) packed brown sugar 3/4 cup butter melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/4 cups (3.75 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup (4.4 ounces) walnuts, chopped 1 cup (3 ounces sweetened) shredded coconut 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup (2 ounces) mini marshmallows Instructions In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together and set aside the […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Ingredients Cake 1 yellow cake mix 1 (3.4 ounce) box instant lemon pudding mix Zest from 1 lemon 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup sherry (or whole milk) 4 eggs 1/4 cup poppy seeds Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or more as needed) Instructions Cake Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Heavily grease a bundt pan with vegetable shortening (not butter) […]