Red velvet is one of my favorite flavors, so although it's a pretty standard cupcake now, I still had to include it. Besides, this is a really scrumptious recipe – and the recipe for your own cream cheese frosting is even better. Frankly, even if I just had a big bowlful of the frosting, I'd be happy. I love cream cheese icing!
I am absolutely wild about pistachios. Pistachio pudding, pistachio ice cream, pistachios all by themselves – but until finding this recipe, I'd never tried pistachio cupcakes. They are absolutely delicious. I'd love them even without the raspberries, but they add a wonderful sweet tartness to the cake, so you don't need to worry about frosting.
I love making lemon meringue (mainly because I like beating the hell out of egg whites), but making the pie is really intensive. Comparably, the cupcakes are easy – and just as crazy delicious! The lemon curd including is just … I could just make a big bowl of that and eat it by itself. You can also use that particular recipe for making your own lemon poppy seed muffins! It's definitely one of the reasons this is the best cupcake recipe I've ever made.
I adored Boston Cream Pie long before I ever moved to Boston. I've never made the cake-like pie myself, but handling the cupcake version is no problem. Again, you also get a recipe for that luscious vanilla cream that goes in the middle, as well as for the creamy, rich chocolate ganache.
I've made a ton of these and plan to make the rest (as soon as the kitchen isn't approximate a bajillion degrees), so I can safely say that they're the best cupcake recipes I've ever seen! Don't be shy, though. Do you have a delicious recipe for killer cupcakes? Comment below and share the sweetness!
Top Photo Credit: data.whicdn.com