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4 alternative cupcake recipes you’ve got to try

schedule 14th September 2017 by Ben Piper in Food and Drink Last updated on 17th October 2018

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Here we take a look at four alternative cupcake recipes that will tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more - there’s no question about it, you’ve got to try them.

You don’t have to have a sweet tooth to enjoy a cupcake - everyone loves this type of delicious cake. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just fancy as tasty treat, cupcakes are a great way to ensure everyone will be happy.

However, with cupcakes everywhere, competition is fierce and sometimes trying the same old recipe can become a little tedious. Maybe it’s time to spice things up a little and try something new? Here we take a look at four alternative cupcake recipes you’ve got to try.

1. Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

When strawberry milkshake and cupcakes combine, what is there not to like? This alternative recipe from Hummingbird High is guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. Remember Nesquik's strawberry milk powder? This is the ingredient that makes these cupcakes extra delicious, as well as being super easy to make.

If you like your cakes extra sweet, then these are the cupcakes for you. However, you can also make the icing less sickly by simply adding less Nesquik powder - the choice is yours.

2. Pumpkin passion cupcakes

If strawberry milkshake flavour isn’t your thing and you’d prefer a spicy kick, then pumpkin passion cupcakes may be the option for you, especially with autumn just around the corner. In this recipe, the pumpkin, cinnamon and orange together complement each other well to create a delicious fusion of flavours.

Top this cupcake off with some delicious cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans and you're good to go!

3. Cookie monster cupcakes

If you’ve got a kids party coming up or just fancy entertaining your children in the summer holidays, baking cookie monster cupcakes is a great way to keep everyone happy. Not only are they fun to make, but they also taste great as well!

While this type of cupcake may sound a challenge to bakers, it honestly couldn’t be easier and it all lies in the decoration. The cake itself can be as simple as you like - chocolate or vanilla cake mix. The icing is a combination of blue food colouring and marshmallow fluff - then all you need to do is add a cookie smile and edible googly eyes!

4. S’mores cupcakes

Ever heard of S’mores cupcakes? If you haven’t then here you are. A mixture of toasted marshmallow meringue, chocolate glaze, chocolate cupcake and graham crackers - this recipe is all things wonderful and a great option if you want to try something new.

The texture of the cupcake is also an exciting experience, an infusion of crunchy, light, soft, sticky and gooey.

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Ben is a member of the Virtual College marketing team. He has a degree in economics and writes about business and education issues. In his spare time he loves food, drink and films.

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