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Weekly Winner #28

27 Feb

Another very interesting, extremely variety-packed week of cupcakes!

Cinnamon-filled Spiced Cupcakes


Delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes


Nutella Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting


Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes


Half Baked Cupcakes


Fluffernutter Cupcakes


And, with 20 points, this week’s winner is…..

Salted Caramel Choc top

The Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes from Grin & Bake It.  Check out that tasty day here.  And check back tomorrow to see how it does in the Monthly Competition against these competitors:

Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


Samoas Cupcakes


Coconut Lovers Cupcakes


Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes


Day 211 – Fluffernutter Cupcakes

27 Feb

I will never get enough of Marshmallow Fluff.  I love it.  It makes me happy.  Always has.  Probably always will.  So, when I saw these Fluffernutter Cupcakes (recipe below from Not Your Ordinary Recipes), I just knew I had to try them!  But first, check out today’s tip video!

Now, enjoy these cupcakes!

Marshmallow-Cupcake     Large-Marshmallow-cupcake     Mini-Marshmallow-cake

The cupcakes have a muffin-like consistency. And they are sugary. Like, similar to eating a Peep sugary. Which, I don’t mind, cause I love Peeps. I was just surprised.

Note: The baker originally made the cupcakes with mini marshmallows, but said she’d rather make them with large ones, so I tried both. I personally preferred the ones with minis.


The frosting is very, very thick. It’s pipeable, it’s just thick. It tastes like sweet peanut butter. That’s about it. Not much butter in there, so you really just get the honest-to-goodness peanut butter flavor.

Fluffernutter-cupcake     Mini-Fluffernutter

The sweetness of the frosting is cut a lot by the cupcake, which is interesting cause the cupcake is really sweet all by itself. You definitely get a fluffernutter-feel from these cupcakes. The cupcake brings the marshmallow and the frosting brings the peanut butter. Classic. Simple.

Note: The mini cupcakes get totally drowned out by the frosting. They’re adorable, just don’t overload them with frosting or they’ll disappear.

Fluffernutter-top     Mini-Fluffernutter-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19


Fluffernutter Cupcakes (recipe from Not Your Ordinary Recipes)


  • 1 2/3 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter, Melted
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Jar (7oz) Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 Cup Mini Marshmallows (*or 12 large marshmallows)


  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Half and Half (*can substitute for cream or milk)

For directions visit Not Your Ordinary Recipes.

*Tomorrow: Gluten-free Red Velvet Cupcakes*

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