Raspberry cupcakes!

Moist yellow cake topped with smooth raspberry frosting!

Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

Hey guys! So there are only a few short days until Valentine’s Day! If you haven’t already, go read Monday’s post to help you get decorating! Now onto today’s post. 

Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

Yesterday, I made these yummy vanilla-raspberry cupcakes! These cupcakes are made of two parts. A delicious vanilla cake, topped with smooth rich raspberry buttercream frosting! Then you can add sprinkles if you want and of course, eat them!
Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

I frosted these using the large sized open star tip in this AMAZING set I got on amazon, in a Wilton frosting bag. Before getting these frosting tips I just thought I was horrible at frosting cupcakes, until I realized that I was using the small Wilton brand tips that are really made for making designs, not frosting a cupcake. So I bought these tips and instantly fell in love with them! They are so great! You can frost both mini and normal sized cupcakes! Buy this set here.
Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!Another thing I love about these amazing tips is that you don’t have to use a couplers with these tips. All you do is just pop them into the frosting bag, add the frosting, and trim the tip of the bag off! Then just frost the cupcakes! Down below, you can see all of the items I used in this recipe and where to buy them. Now onto the recipe!
Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

Raspberry vanilla cupcakes
Moist yellow cake topped with smooth raspberry frosting!
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
For the cake
  1. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  6. 1 1/4 cups milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 3 eggs
For the frosting
  1. 6 cups powdered sugar
  2. 2/3 cup butter, softened
  3. 1/2 cup raspberries
  4. 2-4 Tablespoons milk
For the cake
  1. Heat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans.
  2. In a large bowl beat all cake ingredients with mixer on high for 30 seconds, scraping bowl.
  3. Beat on high for 3 minutes scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Scoop into cupcake liners with a cookie scoop. Fill 1-2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and check with a tooth pick. Let cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar and butter with electric mixer on low speed until blended.
  2. Stir in vanilla and one tablespoon of milk. Slowly beat in just enough milk to make it smooth and spreadable. If the frosting is too thick beat in more milk, one drop at a time. If it is too runny, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
  3. Frost the cupcakes!
Adapted from The big book of cakes
Adapted from The big book of cakes
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Pumpkin bread (gluten free, low fodmap)

More pumpkin! Hey guys! I’m back with another pumpkin recipe! First pumpkin bars, now pumpkin bread! What should I make next? I’m thinking maybe pumpkin donuts or pumpkin cookies, or maybe classic pumpkin pie! What do you think? I’m just in a pumpkin mood! Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk!

Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk! Doesn’t that just sound amazing!? This is seriously one of the best recipes I’ve ever made!  Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk!

After one slice you can’t really stop! My sister was begging for thirds before I had even finished my first! :)Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk! 

The first thing everyone says after eating (well, before: This is delicious!) is: How is this Gluten free!? It tastes so good! My secret? Namaste Foods Gluten Free Flour Blend! Buy it on amazon or Costco for $12! I love this gluten free flour blend! I’ve used it in a couple of my past posts:

It even works for people with Celiac disease!

Pumpkin bread (gluten free, low fodmap)
Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  7. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  8. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  9. 1 tsp baking soda
  10. 1 tsp baking powder
  11. 1 tsp salt
  12. 1 1/2 cup namaste organic gluten free flour blend
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Mix all the ingredients with a mixer (hand or stand) scraping down the sides until mixed.
  4. Pour into pan.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean or mostly clean.
  6. Let cool a little.
  7. Take out of pan and let cool completely.
  8. Serve with a glass of milk and enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you want it not gluten free use normal flour.
Adapted from thedomesticrebel.com
Adapted from thedomesticrebel.com
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Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting! (gluten free, low fodmap)

Hey everybody! Yesterday was a little windy and cold and it just got me into the fall mood! I had to make these pumpkin bars! The best part about them is that they are gluten free and low-fodmap! (dont worry, if you don’t want them to be gluten free/low-fodmap then you can just use normal flour) How these are low-fodmap and gluten free is I use this amazing flour: Namaste gluten free flour I love it, you can buy it on amazon or at Costco (the Costco costs $12) I love this gluten free flour because it tastes exactly the same! It makes you feel like you can actually eat something if you have to be gluten free! :)Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!

These aren’t just any pumpkin bars, these are, delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon! These are winning pumpkin bars!Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!

Everyone will devour these pumpkin bars (as long as they like pumpkin 🙂 ) More than half the pan is gone and I made these yesterday! Even though these are gluten free they still taste amazing! And don’t worry, if you aren’t a big fan of gluten free, that’s ok! Just use normal flour! Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!

Ever since making these I have just been in the fall mood! Next im going to make pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, you name it! I just feel so fall-ish! Especially the colors! I can’t wait to hear from all of you who make these, tell me how you like them!

Pumpkin bars (gluten free, low fodmap)
Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
For the bars
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  3. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  4. 1 cup vegetable oil
  5. 2 cups namaste organic gluten free flour blend
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  9. pinch of salt
For the frosting
  1. 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. 3 cups powdered sugar
For the bars
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 13 x 9 in pan.
  3. Take butter and cream cheese out of the refrigerator and set aside.
  4. Beat eggs in a large bowl until foamy.
  5. Add the vegetable oil, pumpkin and white sugar. Beat on medium until mixed.
  6. Add the gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  7. Beat on low until just combined.
  8. pour into a 13 x 9 in. pan. (if you want them thin pour half into one pan and half into a second pan)
  9. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick come out clean.
  10. Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add in powdered sugar.
  3. Spread over pumpkin bars when they are completely cooled. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Adapted from gimmedelicious.com
Adapted from gimmedelicious.com
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Blueberry lemonade cupcakes!

Hey guys! I am loving summer, what about you? I’m excited to be posting these Blueberry Lemonade cupcakes! That just sounds so summery, doesn’t it? I just love the way these cupcakes turned out! So, the cake part of these cupcakes is a yellow cake with blueberries folded into the batter, then we top it with delicious lemonade frosting!Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!

So, I was kind of scared to do this recipe because I had to make up the recipe. The batter was pretty easy to do, I just made a yellow cake and gently folded in a cup of blueberries at the end. to make the frosting lemonade, I added two tablespoons of lemon juice to it.Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!

I love this recipe, the juicy deliciousness of the blueberry cake, balanced with the sweet and tart taste of the lemonade frosting! It is so good!

Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!

This recipe is a perfect summer treat! And if don’t like blueberries you could even make it raspberry lemonade cupcakes by substituting raspberries for the blueberries!

Blueberry lemonade cupcakes!
Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
For the cake
  1. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  6. 1 1/4 cups milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
For the frosting
  1. 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/3 cup butter, softened
  3. 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
  4. 1-2 tablespoons milk
For the cake
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl beat all ingredients except blueberries on low speed for 30 seconds constantly scraping bowl.
  3. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl.
  4. Lightly fold in blueberries, I recommend taking the bowl off the mixer and using a spoon for this part so the blueberries don't get smashed.
  5. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners, fill cupcakes to about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minute or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. In a large bowl mix powdered sugar and butter together until blended.
  2. Stir in lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  3. Slowly beat in just enough of remaining milk to make the frosting smooth and spreadable.
  4. If frosting is too thin beat in more powdered sugar, if to thick, add more milk.
  5. Put in a frosting bag and frost cupcakes once they are cooled .
Notes
  1. If needed, beat in more lemon juice until it tastes right.
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Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

Ok, I am SO sorry about lately! I have not posted in like two weeks! Luckily I had a guest post from gracefully baking, which really helped! But still… I really should be posting more! Some of the reasons I wasn’t posting was, first, we went on a trip, we left Thursday, June second, drove for six hours, stayed until that following Saturday, and drove another six hours on Sunday to get home. Then I had to unpack, wash everything, and repack for girls camp the next day! So, Monday I left for girls camp, and came home that Thursday! I know! Crazy! I wasn’t home for about 8 days straight, plus I hardly got any sleep the whole time! (at girls camp we never get to sleep on time, one night we stayed up till’ around 3:00 am! 🙂 ) But I have been dying to share this recipe with you!Delicious Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting!

So in the beginning I was planning on getting all the posts ready and setting them to automatically post on the right days, but… it was kinda crazy and I didn’t get time. I also had to bring all my own food (since I have to do the FODMAP diet 🙁 ), so Sunday we had to get all of that ready too! I made a lot of it, including a really yummy gluten free banana bread recipe I’ll share with you soon! Delicious Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting!

I found this recipe in a Betty Crocker cake book I bought and HAD to try it! So, I made this cake for my little newborn cousin marigold (well, more for her mom 🙂 ) My first attempt failed, so the next day I retried and it turned out perfect! So perfect that I decided to share it with you! 
Delicious Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting!

 

This is a DELICIOUS cake! And if you don’t like peanut butter, substitute butter for the peanut butter!

Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting
Delicious, moist starlight peanut butter cake, completed with sweet vanilla buttercream frosting.
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For the cake
  1. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  6. 1 1/4 cups milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 3 eggs
For the frosting
  1. 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/3 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  4. 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with butter, lightly flour.
  3. In a large bowl (or mixer) beat together all cake ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, constantly scraping bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes occasionally scraping bowl.
  4. Pour into pans.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean and cake springs back when touched lightly.
  6. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from pans and let cool completely (about 1 hour)
For the frosting
  1. In a large bowl or mixer, mix together butter and powdered sugar, until well blended.
  2. Stir in vanilla and one tablespoon of milk.
  3. Slowly beat in remaining milk, just long enough to make it smooth and spreadable.
To frost
  1. Place one of the layers round side down.
  2. Spread 1/3 to 1/2 cup frosting on the top staying about 1/4 inch away from edge.
  3. Place second cake layer on top of the first, round side up. Spread a thin layer around the edge of the cake.
  4. Frost the side of the cake in swirls, make a rim above the top, about 1/4 inch, spread that rim across the top.
  5. Using a frosting bag make rosettes along the edge. (optional)
Notes
  1. If the frosting is to thin add a little extra powdered sugar, if it is to thick add a couple drops of milk.
  2. If needed, double the frosting recipe.
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 Ok, really quick, let’s talk about the organization posts I’ve been telling you about for the last month and a half, I promise, their coming, it’s just taking a lot longer than I expected! I still need to find a few things, like a cute desk and bedside table that I can fix up and paint white (because I can’t spend a fortune on new ones 😉 ) and I need to buy a couple more little baskets/tubs and hang up the rest of the decor I have. 🙂 But still, I can’t wait to share them with you!!