National Cupcake Day

December 15, 2011
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Happy National Cupcake Day!!! My new favorite holiday.   In honor of National Cupcake Day, I thought I’d post a few of our favorite cupcake recipes here on Domestic Pursuits. Happy Cupcaking!! These Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes would be absolutely wonderful this time of year.  They are minty and moist and fabulously rich – perfect to bring […]

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Peppermint Filled Brownie Cupcakes

March 7, 2011

“Chocolate runs through my veins.”  This statement, uttered by my mother many years ago, landed her a guest spot on a local morning television talk show in the Boston area.  It’s true, my mother loves chocolate and at the time,the go-to dessert for family gatherings was a dessert aptly named “death by chocolate, ”  but […]

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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

November 5, 2010

Recently, after a long day of furniture shopping, my husband and I were meandering through the grocery store pondering what we would be having for dinner.  As we were picking up some fresh produce to make dinner, my husband strayed over towards the bakery case and took a very long look at the desserts.  It’s been a […]

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Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

October 4, 2010

Another gem from Annie’s Eats!  This raspberry buttercream frosting is sweet, tangy and smooth.  It has just the right intensityof raspberry flavor and pairs beautifully with my favorite chocolate cupcakes.  Add a touch of pink food coloring to brighten things up, and you have a picture-perfect and oh-so-delicious chocolate raspberry treat! Raspberry Buttercream 16 tbsp. […]

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

May 30, 2010

Since I made my Vanilla Bean Ice Cream a few weeks ago, I had one lonely vanilla bean lying around in my kitchen, just waiting for a worthy recipe to come along – when I saw this cupcake recipe on Annie’s Eats that sounded fantastic and decided to give it a whirl!  Happily, I had a big […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

April 20, 2010

I should probably rename them “Death By Cookie Dough” cupcakes.  Seriously.  A chocolate chip cookie inspired cupcake filled with eggless cookie dough and topped with brown sugar cookie dough buttercream, these are a cookie dough lovers dream!  Faces lit up at the description of the cupcakes and they were quickly devoured.  A friend who always […]

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

April 5, 2010

I have my husband to thank for this delicious confection.   While I was searching high and low for a fun, new dessert recipe that was guaranteed easy and tasty, he suggested I enhance my favorite cake and frosting recipe with some mint extract.   The chocolate mint cupcakes with mint frosting were born! As I’ve said […]

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Happy Easter!

April 4, 2010

Chocolate Mint Cupcake recipe can be found here. Use Wilton tip 233 to make grass.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

November 10, 2009
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When I make something new, I don’t want just a recipe, I want the perfect recipe! My desire for a tried and true favorite helps explain why I often prefer to get my recipes from blogs and community-oriented cooking websites as opposed to magazine and cookbooks. A pumpkin cupcake comparison from The Way the Cookie […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

September 30, 2009

I am a relatively new member of the chocolate peanut butter fan club, and these cupcakes had something to do with it. My husband and a number of my friends have always been passionate lovers of all things chocolate and peanut butter, while my feelings were ambivalent. When I first spotted these cupcakes on Proceed […]

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