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12 Of Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Last year we gave you 10 beautiful cakes to make for your spring celebrations (graduations, weddings, showers, and the like). But sometimes you need something that's easy to eat one-handed, or you're cooking for youngins' or prospective youngins'. Or maybe you're just interested in using your CSA box to make tender Yellow Squash Cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate butter cream or you like the idea of swapping biscuits for cake to make individually portioned Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. Whatever the reason, these 12 cupcake recipes won't steer you wrong. More

Mixed Review: New Williams Sonoma All-Natural Cupcake Mixes

There are five varieties of the new cupcake mix: vanilla bean, coconut, chocolate, meyer lemon, and red velvet ($14.95/mix). There are also four premade frostings: vanilla bean, meyer lemon, coconut, and chocolate ($19.95/24-ounce jar). I decided to try one standard mix (vanilla bean) and one of what I will call the "special flavors" (red velvet) as well as the frosting that could go on any of the cupcakes: vanilla bean. More

Let Them Eat: Raspberry Rosewater Cupcakes

While I don't think I'll ever convert to the commercial cult of Saint Valentine, I do believe in making food that induces love, or at least, infatuation. If you are a floral bouquet kind of guy or gal, this is a fitting end to the romantic candlelit meal you've elaborately planned, but if you're not, these can make a declaration of love year-round: the cupcakes delicately exhale rosewater, their cores beat with red raspberry hearts, and their gently iced tops lie demurely under sugar-dusted satiny petals. More

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