7 Cupcake Ideas for the Holidays!

Today is National Cupcake Day!  Awesomeness.  Chocolate is amazing; cupcakes are super amazing.  Put them together and well, you can’t get much better than that can you?

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So, in honor of this distinguished day, I’m going to bring to you a couple tasty chocolate cupcake recipes along with some other great cupcake recipes and craft ideas.  The best of the best.

You ready?

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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes from Handle the Heat

Cupcakes have actually been around for quite a few years.  The earliest mention is near the end of the 18th century.  Then as in now, they are a faster way to bake a cake, divided into individual servings.

The only difference in modern cupcakes is now we add icing!  I’d say that is a definite improvement.

chocolate fudge cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes from How Sweet Eats

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Fun Fact: Cupcakes became popular back in 1919 when Hostess began mass producing them.  At the time, they weren’t cream filled.  The cream filled version originated in the 1950s.

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Easy Coconut Cream Cupcakes from Suzy’s Sitcom

A woman named Suzanne Rutland claims to have eaten over 50,000 Hostess cupcakes and even founded a Hostess Cup Cake Club. That’s a whole lot of cupcakes!  Hostess factories shut down in 2012 after nearly 100 years of cupcake baking.

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Holiday Wreath Cupcakes from Dear Creatives

Did you know? Winston Churchill was the one who suggested that a sweet frosting be added to the top of the cupcakes. A fantastic idea!  Previously, they had been covered with lard.  I’d say a major improvement, wouldn’t you?  Go Winston!

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