1/2—Coconut Cupcakes with Silk Meringue Frosting Like white snow-capped mountains, these coconut cupcakes are topped with a white glossy frosting dusted with delicate threads of shredded coconut. The little cakes underneath are laced with toasted and rich cream of coconut. If you’re a coconut lover, try these heavenly pristine little confections.
2/1—Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream This is a velvety cupcake with fresh raspberry buttercream frosting. The cake is made by combining the dry ingredients, including sugar, then adding the butter, eggs and vanilla. They’re topped with buttercream made with fresh raspberry puree swirled into the frosting until it becomes creamy light pink heaven. An ideal Valentine treat. If you like chocolate and raspberry try Chocolate and Raspberry Torte.
3/1—Banana Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting My famous Banana Cake turns into a spectacular baby cake when baked in a muffin pan. Using those ‘too soft and dark to eat’ bananas, top them with cream cheese frosting gone kind of caramel-ey with the addition of brown sugar and a walnut half. I am one of those banana buyers who doesn’t fret when a few bananas go overboard ripe. It gives me an excuse to make these delicious mini cakes.
4/16—Grandpa Sumsion’s Cherry Blossom Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting Sweet cherries, spices and nuts grace this springtime confection. Fashioned from a heritage recipe in Grandma Sumsion’s collection, it’s grandpa’s favorite cake. Topped with the most luxurious white chocolate frosting, this one is ‘to die for’.
5/5—Tres Leches Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any other time with this 3 milk cupcake. It’s soaked in a mixture of milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. The spongy cake absorbs this silky sauce. The frosting is a dulce de leche buttercream which complements the Latin theme. Moist, sweet and simple.