It's Cupcake Season
Seven cupcakes to make right now
Is there any dessert as joyful as a cupcake? Synonymous with celebration, a dozen cupcakes have the power to transform any gathering into a party. From adorable ones that look just like tiny cherry pies to clever cupcakes inspired by churros, these recipes, which use cake flour for tenderness, prove our theory that nearly every dessert is more fun (and, possibly, more delicious!) in cupcake form.
Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Like a bite-size slice of cheesecake with strawberry sauce, this cupcake showcases fresh berry purée in the batter, filling, and frosting.
For our take on the classic Italian dessert, vanilla cupcakes are soaked with coffee liqueur (or strong brewed coffee) then topped with a whipped mascarpone frosting.
Cherry Pie Cupcakes
These adorable cupcakes feature vanilla cake, cherry filling, and piped brown sugar frosting that mimics a pie’s lattice top.
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Buttermilk cake, tart lemon curd filling, and a swirl of meringue on top make these cupcakes as good as the pie that inspired them.
Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes
These cupcakes deliver all the delicious flavors of blueberry pancakes — sweet-tart berries, brown butter, and maple syrup — in a charming handheld dessert.