Top 10 List: Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Cupcakes have taken on a life of their own over the last five years or so. Chic little shops have popped up everywhere, there are numerous TV shows based on the handheld confections, and the flavor combinations seem endless. Aside from one cupcake shop (Baked & Wired in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC), I have yet to be blown away by any cupcake from any of those chic little shops. Most times I find the cupcakes to be rather dry and the frosting just okay. And the prices? Holy insanity! So, I revel in making cupcakes at home. All kinds of cupcakes, – chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin, red velvet, boozy, it’s all fair game. (Psst, 4 of the 10 cupcakes on this list have liquor in them!) For this next installment of the top 10 list extravaganza, my favorite cupcake recipes! Enjoy!

1. Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Pastry Cream

2. Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

3. Guinness, Whiskey and Irish Cream Cupcakes

4. Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes

5. Margarita Cupcakes

6. Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting

7. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

8. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

9. Tiramisu Cupcakes

10. Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

What’s your favorite cupcake ??