Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with a Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer! It’s summer in New York City. Which means that I want to eat my weight in fruit every day, and citrus becomes my kryptonite. It means other things too, but those are the most important. So, in honor of citrus and fruit, I give you, lemon blueberry cupcakes, with my favorite frosting ever, cream cheese frosting….

Earl Grey Tea Cakes with Honey Icing

Today was the Wimbledon final, aka in my friends minds, a perfect reason to celebrate all things British. I’ve been dying to make Earl Grey something, and decided upon these lovely little tea cakes for our British-inspired brunch. Reviews for these tea cakes went as follows: “Wow, this really tastes like Earl Grey!” [With full British…

Banana Pancake Cupcakes with a Banana Maple Bourbon Buttercream

So, I can now officially say that I have baked all the cupcakes for two weddings and have survived. And succeeded with flying colors as well! My friend Sarah got married in New Hampshire last month, and I was not only in the wedding as a bridesmaid, but also was responsible for baking all the cupcakes…

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cupcakes

I’m not sure if you are like me and my friends, and have been watching Game of Thrones every single week, anticipating what’s next, and discussing for days on end why George R. R. Martin hates weddings and (based on the number of my favorite characters that have perished), I have to assume he also…

Vanilla Spice Chai Cupcakes

So, I’ve done the inevitable, and taken a bit of time away from blogging, very unfortunately. Work has been super hectic, and right now where I’m based is facing an outbreak of ebola, which happens to rank among the top five things I never wanted to deal with in my life. But, I’m still here,…

Orange Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate Buttercream

Um, yes. That’s right. Amazing. I’ve had this sort of longstanding craving for orange and chocolate for some time now, probably brought on by a friend sending me pictures of orange-flavored Lindt chocolates, that you can’t find here. But rather than let my cruel friend win, I decided to channel my cravings into what is…

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Even though I just returned from holiday in the US, I have to admit that I’m already majorly missing US food. We get this odd mix of food from the UK, US, Lebanon, China, FInland…really everywhere, but you never know what you will find at the grocery stores…and most of it’s super expensive. And sometimes…

Snickers Cupcakes

It’s officially December! As I’m getting ready, finishing up work for this quarter and buying presents and packing my bags to travel back home to the US, I’ve still managed to fit in a few new baking extravaganzas. Though I have to admit that once I find something I like, I tend to make it…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

This recipe has become one of my go to infallible crowd pleasers, particularly when you have chocolate and peanut butter lovers in the audience…for obvious reasons! In fact, I pulled this one out last minute for my friend’s wedding. It turns out that the groom is obsessed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and thinks that…