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…

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…

Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Okay, it’s official. I have a new favorite cupcake, and this is it. I was super lucky to have been invited to bake all the cupcakes for my friend Meg’s wedding in Vermont, now officially one week ago. I’ve never done anything of that size or scale before, so I was my usual ball of…

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Discussing cultural differences are one of my favorite things in the world. I have been so lucky to spend time in other countries, and also to have attended an international affairs graduate school in NY. Now with the expats in Liberia, laughing over our cultural differences becomes an almost daily thing. Take for example a…

Lime Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

I love this cupcake. This is the same cupcake, just with a bit of food coloring for a baby shower. It’s a versatile and popular cupcake! This is my favorite in so many ways. In fact, when I found this recipe, this was actually what started me on baking. I first made these cupcakes about…