Luscious Lemon Cupcakes

I recently discovered Russian ball tips. My best friend, Valentina, thinks this sounds like something dirty and inappropriate — but they’re piping tips, people, so CALM DOWN. Anyway, I was itching to use my new gadgets, and with Mother’s Day coming up, this was the perfect excuse to make cupcakes. These cupcakes have a delicate…

Carrot Cupcakes

‘Tis the season for carrot cupcakes.  My favourite part of most cupcakes is the frosting.  Now, there are two camps of people when it comes to cupcakes; the icing-lickers who use the cake part of the cupcake merely as a conduit for the frosting, and then there are those who scrape the icing off and…

Espresso Cupcakes with Mocha Mascarpone Frosting

It was teacher appreciation week recently at my kids’ school.  I wanted to make the deserving and wonderful staff a sweet something to celebrate all they do for our kids.  Cupcakes are always a good idea…but I wanted to make a sophisticated treat for the teachers.  A coffee-flavoured cupcake is what popped into my head….

Chocolate Cupcakes

I have been making these chocolate cupcakes forever.  My children request them every year for their birthdays.  What I love about this recipe is that it requires only one bowl and it’s pretty foolproof.  The frosting I sometimes use for this recipe comes from the fine folks at Betty Crocker. Yes, I use store-bought frosting…