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Showing posts with label cupcakes. Show all posts

Our Brave Little Kitten and Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from author Cleo Coyle #dairyfree

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Because my husband and I dearly love our rescued New York strays, I'm dedicating this post to our hero cat Punkin. His rescue story is one Marc and I will never forget because he saved his whole family one cold fall night. We're also sharing a special "Punkin" cupcake in his honor, one that actually taste like a slice of pumpkin pie. 


🎃 These Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes also make a delicious and relatively healthy dessert for the fall holidays. They’re low in calories and packed with nutritious, fiber-rich pumpkin. My version of the recipe is also dairy-free, and I'm happy to share the details. But first the story of our Brave Little Kitten... 

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Easy Blue Velvet Cupcakes and a Cupcake Menorah for Hanukkah from Cleo Coyle

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Like red velvet cake, blue velvet carries a wonderful hint of cocoa. This is a beautiful cupcake for birthday parties and baby or wedding showers. Because blue is also the color for Hanukkah, I use this recipe to make a cupcake menorah for Hanukkah Week--and, no, unlike the oil, they do not last eight days! My husband and our friends eat them all on the very first night.
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Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Yule, I send you the brightest wishes for these cold, dark months...

~ Cleo Coyle 

To see the full recipe as a blog post, click here or scroll down. For a free PDF of the cupcake recipe, click here.







Blue Velvet Cupcakes and a Cupcake Menorah for Hanukkah Week from Cleo Coyle

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Click here for free recipe PDF.
Like red velvet cake, blue velvet carries a wonderful hint of cocoa. This is a beautiful cupcake for birthday parties and baby or wedding showers. Because blue is also the color for Hanukkah, I use this recipe to make a cupcake menorah--and, no, unlike the oil, they do not last eight days! 

To get the recipe right now in a PDF document click here, or scroll down to see my full recipe post. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah (Chanukah), Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Yule, I send you the warmest wishes for these cold, dark months...


May your own holidays be bright!

~ Cleo Coyle 





Blue Velvet Cupcakes and a Cupcake Menorah for Hanukkah Week from Cleo Coyle

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Like red velvet cake, blue velvet carries a wonderful hint of cocoa. This is a beautiful cupcake for birthday parties and baby or wedding showers. Because blue is also the color for Hanukkah, I use this recipe to make a cupcake menorah for Hanukkah Week--and, no, unlike the oil, they do not last eight days! My husband and our friends usually eat them all on the very first night.
Click here for the
Free Recipe PDF
Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Yule, I send you the brightest wishes for these cold, dark months...

~ Cleo Coyle 

To see the full recipe as a blog post, click here or scroll down. For a free PDF of the cupcake recipe, click here.









Leave the gun, take the cannoli! Cleo Coyle takes you to New York’s Vendy Awards

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Cupcake Crew's "Cousin Vinny" Cupcake:
vanilla chocolate chip cake, topped with cannoli
frosting and rolled in bits of fried cannoli shell.
Mama mia, she was good!


Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
I'll start with dessert. That's what my husband and I did when we attended the 7th Annual Vendy Awards on New York's Governors Island, and it is my pleasure to take you there with this post. 

Yes, this was also a research trip! The Vendy's and several of its food trucks inspired several elements in our recent bestselling culinary mystery A Brew to a Kill, in which our amateur sleuth investigates an attempted murder in the competitive world of the food truck business. 


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So what are the Vendy's? A cook-off that honors the best street chefs of New York. Members of the public pay one price and eat all we like for five hours at 22 different food vendor tucks and carts. (These are the finalists who were nominated by their customers.) 

At the end of the day, we attendees loosen our belts a notch and then vote, along with the judges, and the Vendy Cups are awarded in several categories, including the Dessert Cup...