Cupcakes are a big trend these days. In fact, there are several TV shows dedicated to cupcakes such as Georgetown Cupcakes or Cupcake Boss. Indeed, these pastries are delicious and fun to make. But have you ever wondered on what the most popular cupcake flavors are? Here they are.
(10) Lemon Butter Cupcakes
Lemon butter cupcakes are very easy to make. The nice thing about lemon butter cupcakes is that you don’t need to place any frosting on it. It is flavorful as it is and a great pair to hot green tea – a great combination to start the day.
(9) Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes are basically chocolate cupcakes that are colored red and paired with cream cheese frosting. The cream cheese frosting is made with yogurt or sour cream and then mixed with a little bit of powdered sugar to add a little bit of sweetness.
(8) Banana Cupcakes
Banana cupcakes are a great alternative to banana bread. It is very healthy, too! You can simply use the same batter you use for the loaf and pour it into cupcake pans. These cupcakes are great for breakfast especially when paired with milk. Making banana cupcakes is a great way to use your over ripe bananas because they already have a very natural sweetness.
(7) Moist Chocolate Cupcakes
These are not just regular cupcakes. These are moist ones! Sometimes, even with fudge in the middle. Just like lemon butter cupcakes, moist chocolate cupcakes don’t need frosting anymore. You can compare the moisture to a fudge chocolate cake – really mouth-watering and sinfully delicious.
(6) Vanilla Custard Cupcakes
Custard is everyone’s favorite. It’s not too sweet and it has the right creaminess and consistency. Some bakers add a little bit of lemon zest to make the taste more interesting and placed in the center of vanilla cupcakes.
(5) Pistachio Cupcakes
What is it with pistachios? I mean, they are great as ice cream, shakes, cakes and now, even cupcakes. Point is, pistachios are really delicious. Not to mention healthy, too. You can either grind the pistachios and add it in your cupcake batter or use them as toppings to frosting. Either way, your cupcake will come out delicious.
(4) Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Mint chocolate cupcakes were inspired by the Hershey’s chocolate mint nuggets that were very popular back in the 1990’s. Mint extract is being used as an ingredient and whipped into the chocolate frosting. Some bakers even use real mint leaves. The best way to make this cupcake really pleasing to the eyes is to color the frosting a mint green shade.
(3) Reese’s Cupcakes
This cupcake flavor is derived from the famous Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups. Many bakers have tried making peanut butter cupcakes but using Reese’s just makes it a lot more flavorful. It is really delicious, not that sweet and kids love it!
(2) Smores Cupcakes
Who does not love smores, right? Over the past few years, many bakers have developed the perfect recipe for marshmallow frosting. The batter has Graham crackers or the pans are lined with a graham cracker base. The marshmallow frosting is torched a little bit and then topped with chocolate syrup – just like real smores!
(1) Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Blueberry cheesecakes are an international favorite that some bakers were clever enough to make mini versions and create a cupcake recipe. There are recipes which you need to bake while there are some that you don’t need to bake. You simply need to mix the ingredients together and freeze it.