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Cupcake Heaven

We were invited to a dinner party and the hostess asked me
to bring dessert.  I decided to make cupcakes.

I made different flavors.

I made Chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate mousse and then added chocolate frosting with a piece of Reeses peanut butter cup.
I actually used Jacqueline's recipe from:
It makes a great statement with the purple.  I changed it up abit with chocolate mousse filling and omitted the candied pansy.

 The second cupcake is Strawberry , filled with strawberry filling and then topped with fresh strawberry buttercream frosting....a fresh strawberry is sitting on top.      Sprinkles Strawberry cupcake
This recipe is on Martha Stewart,
courtesy of Candice  Nelson who owns Sprinkles

                                         Sprinkles Strawberry Frosting

                                 Ingredients   makes 1 dozen cupcakes

                 1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
                 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter   - firm
                 pinch of coarse salt
                 3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar - sifted
                 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Key Lime Cheesecake dessert 

Here's the recipe I used.
Microwave Key Lime Cheesecake

3 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1 Tablespoon sugar

Combine the  crushed cookie crumbs with the melted butter
and 1 tablespoon of sugar.  Press crumb mixture into bottom of 4 ramekins.

8 oz. package of  softened cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
zest of 1 key lime
2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
1 egg

Mix the above ingredients until smooth.
Divide equally into the 4 ramekins.

Place in microwave for 2 minutes.
the top of the cheesecake mixture should look dry.
If not, microwave at 30 second intervals until tops appear dry.

Chill for 1 hour or more.
Garnish with whipped cream or berries and serve.

The last dessert is Lemon cupcake filled with lemon curd and a Lemon Buttercream frosting.  I garnished with a candied lemon wedge.

The cupcake papers are from Wilton
They were alot of fun to make and the best part was eating them. 

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  1. All of these recipes look great and the cupcakes are gorgeous!! Thanks, Linda!


  2. oh the chocolate cupcakes! How did you get the sprinkles recipe?

  3. Oh my, my mouth is watering! They are soooo pretty and I'm sure delicious!

  4. Oh boy those look wonderful! I'm jealous! You are such a talented person in the kitchen! Love the special cupcake holders too!

  5. I am such a horrible baker! But it seems that is OK cause my hubby NEVER eats sweets!!! If I bring something home, I am on my own to eat it all.....NOT a good thing:):) These cupcakes are beautiful and sound delicious!!!! Last year, my daughters wedding cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and fudge frosting!!!!! Everyone said it was the best wedding cake they ever had! XO, Pinky

  6. These look delicious, and what a wonderful presentation.


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