Coconut Dream Cupcakes

Coconut Dream CupcakesCoconut and chocolate is one of the best combinations. These cupcakes are fluffy and full of soft coconut flavor – not too overpowering, but just right. Oh and they are completely dairy free. I found the original recipe from How Sweet It Is, and was inspired to take a few extra steps, like adding a coconut bottom, stuffing them with coconut cream, and removing the two tablespoons of butter that was in the original recipe. Continue reading


Pumpkin Spice Bars

Pumpkin Spice BarsI love anything pumpkin and this wonderfully satisfied my early fall craving.  This is actually my second batch in two days — I used a different recipe the second time around and it turned out exactly what I was hoping for.  Fluffy, moist, with a hint of spice.   Continue reading

Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita CupcakeMargarita cupcakes were the first boozy cupcake recipe I made and I got hooked.  They opened the door to Guinness cupcakes, white Russian cupcakes, kahlua and cream cupcakes…the list goes on.  However, the margarita ones have continued to be my favorite.  They’re super different from traditional cupcakes and so shockingly delicious.  Continue reading

S’mores Cupcakes



The candy store at UConn sells s’mores bars: chocolate covered graham crackers and marshmallows, and they’re amazing. So this prompted me to try to make some sort of s’mores at home, a kind that I DON’T need a fire to make. I was looking at recipes online and I found one for a s’mores log, I found a chocolate cupcake with marshmallow meringue on top, but none of them were perfect. Since I had 3 tests this week, I was a little pressed for time (hence the cake mix but I can’t be perfect all the time) but I threw this together pretty quickly. Graham cracker bottom. Chocolate cupcake. Fluff center. Chocolate frosting with a browned marshmallow. AKA heaven. Continue reading