Mango Lime Cupcakes | URBAN BAKES

Mango Lime Cupcakes

I don’t make cupcakes nearly as often as I thought I would when I first started this blog.  It kind of just… “phased out” sort to speak as my interest to delve into more “complex” sweets grew larger.  It wasn’t until I came across a recipe that uses real mangos and limes and thought to myself, “what an interesting combination for a cupcake plus, it will …

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Champagne Cupcakes | URBAN BAKES

Move to NYC Pt. 2 & Champagne Cupcakes

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone has had a great holiday break with friends and family and is ready to take on the new year.  I sure am!  I couldn’t be more excited to start 2014 off right because this year has felt like a whirlwind.  Or at least this past month sure has been this way.WARNING: This post is longer than usual.  As a …

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Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | URBAN BAKES

Ferrero Rocher’s Heavenly Nutella & Devil’s Chocolate

Oh Nutella, how I love you so.  You pick me up when I am down and within a matter of seconds, you’re the perfect quick fix I need, just a spoonful away.  You’re creamy hazelnut spread is heavenly on it’s own.  Pair it with devil’s chocolate and I’m grounded again-everything will be alright. It’s amazing how chocolate can do this to some of us.  I keep a jar of …

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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes | URBAN BAKES

All American Vanilla Vegan Cupcakes

Independence Day! Which means I get a 3-day break to bake and write all weekend, “Yay!”  Yea right…I wish but I did manage to create an All-American classic vanilla cupcake for the ‘veganists’!  With a couple of substitutions, this classic cupcake can be easily transformed into a vegan sweet treat anyone (vegan or not) can enjoy! The cake portion is rich in flavor with a moist, tender crumb, …

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German Chocolate Cupcakes | URBAN BAKES

German Chocolate Cake & Cupcakes

German chocolate is like no other.  Naturally, it’s lighter in color as opposed to regular milk chocolate such as Hershey® or Nestle®.  The best way to imagine its unique color and flavor (if the photos don’t give it justice) is somewhere between a chocolate cake and pumpkin.  It’s texture is soft and smooth with a delicate moist crumb and can be described as having a “melt in your mouth” feel. …

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