These days you can find cupcakes in a variety of hip and trendy flavors such as green tea cupcakes, champagne cupcakes, and caramel mocha cupcakes. However, sometimes you get hit pretty hard by the wind of nostalgia and long for cupcakes featuring some of your favorite childhood treats. Take a look below at some of our most cherished flavors!
1. Lemon Meringue – tart and bursting with flavor, lemon meringue is a treasured classic. Turn it into a cupcake with a few of the right ingredients – lemon zest and lemon curd (made of egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice, a heaping portion of sugar, and butter). Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla flavoring into your batter and set your cupcakes to bake. Once done and cooled, spread a generous dose of lemon curd onto the cupcake and top it off with fresh frosting. Dress them in your favorite yellow cupcake wrappers!
2. Peanut butter sandwiches – with jelly, banana, and everything in between – it doesn’t get much more nostalgic than that. However, combine peanut butter with cupcakes (another childhood favorite of course!) and there you have a heavenly pair. The trick to getting peanut butter cupcakes right is to make sure they are not dense, dry, or lacking in peanut butter flavor. Add together equal amounts of creamy peanut butter and brown sugar for a deliciously moist cupcake. Then top with dark chocolate frosting and dressed in exotic Moroccan cupcake wrappers!
3. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes – Soft vanilla bean cupcakes frosted with sweet strawberry buttercream and topped with fresh strawberries is perfect to honor an old-fashioned classic. Perfect for Mother’s Day! We love cherry blossom cupcake wrappers or fuchsia filigree cupcake wrappers as the perfect compliment to these strawberry treats.
Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for more ideas!