Who doesn't love a good cupcake? From classic to creative varieties, these treats will be the hit of any party
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A few scattered rose petals on a plain cupcake can add a real wow factor. But when your guests bite into these strawberry-rose jam-filled treats, you’ll really be hearing the oohs and aahs.
Recipe: Strawberry Rose Cupcakes
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These chocolate cupcakes have a secret: They're loaded with marshmallow cream filling. If you grew up on store-bought snack cakes, these family-friendly desserts will blow your mind.
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These electric magenta cupcakes get their color not from the usual food coloring but from puréed roasted beets, which also add a subtle flavor. Don’t use canned or packaged steamed beets—the cupcakes’ color will be drab.
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The same basic ingredients that make the cupcake recipe simple also ensure that it is over-the-top delicious. Dress this cupcake recipe up or down for showers, parties, or friendly neighborhood gatherings.
Recipe: Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes
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These treats make the perfect addition to a fall party spread. The canned pumpkin in the batter keeps these cupcakes moist, reducing the amount of oil you need to use.
Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
Chef Amber Bonny Burhans tells us these buttery cupcakes are one of her signature dishes. We think they are a safe bet to sweeten any gathering.
Recipe: Coconut Cupcakes
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The batter is goofproof, so feel free to experiment with spices or extracts for other flavor combos.
Recipe: Chocolate Espresso Cakes