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7 Decadent Seasonal Cupcake Recipes

These cupcakes take the best flavors from Summer and Fall!

Did you know August 17th is National Cupcake Day? For such a special day, don’t settle for the same old chocolate or vanilla. These beauties take the best flavors from our favorite seasonal treats, and we’re obsessed. From tangy red wine sangria cupcakes, to a french toast-inspired cupcake we can only describe as “autumn awesomeness”, you can indulge in these decadent delights all year round!


Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie – Half Baked Harvest

With the season of holidays just around the corner, these pecan pie cupcakes will make the ending of summer a little easier for you. Ooey-gooey sweet pecan pie filling nestled inside a rich chocolate and bourbon cupcake bursting with flavor, and topped with butter pecan frosting with bourbon-glazed roasted pecans. Do yourself a favor, don’t wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy these cupcakes.


Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes – Beyond Frosting

That light, sweet tropical flavor reminiscent of your favorite beach vacation…Coconut always reminds us of summer. This is a heavenly, lightly-sweetened, airy cupcake for all those coconut lovers out there! Coconut cake, coconut mousse, and a cream cheese whipped cream the creator describes as “100% lighter and fluffier” than your favorite cream cheese frosting.


Sangria Cupcakes – The First Year Blog

Cupcakes = love. Sangria = love. Cupcakes + Sangria = Obsessed. A little sweet, a little tart, AND they’re made with fresh fruit and red wine…so that makes them better for you, right? Vanilla cake with bursts of strawberries, blueberries and orange zest, topped with a healthy dose of fluffy, red wine infused buttercream frosting. Summer berries and tangy citrus are great ways to celebrate the last weeks of the season!


Key Lime Pie Cupcakes – The Domestic Rebel

Lime-infused cupcakes with infamous key lime filling, topped with a thick, “luscious” key lime pie frosting garnished with little sprinkles of honey graham crackers. Enjoy these in the winter to imagine you’re laying on the beach in the Keys.

“Sweet, tart and bursting with key lime flavor, these fruity cupcakes will transport you right to the Florida Keys without ever leaving the house! I love the fresh lime flavor and the filling is such a zingy, perfect surprise to the sweetness of the frosting and lime cake.”


Chocolate Blackout – All Day I Dream About Food

The All Day I Dream About Food blog should be called “All Day I Dream About THESE CUPCAKES”! Bring these to your holiday gatherings, and be everyone’s new favorite chef! Made with Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, these dark chocolate cupcakes mean business. The best part? They’re low-carb, sugar-free, and nut-free…of course you CAN add a little sugar to suit your taste! Chocolate-lovers, rejoice. You don’t have to give up these sweet treats during holiday season!


Lemon Blueberry – The Recipe Critic

We know what you’re thinking: Snooze. Lemon-blueberry is so Summer 2014. But these are the best lemon blueberry cupcakes. And it’s still summer, so we had to include them – to quote the creator, “these cupcakes just scream warm weather and outdoor parties” These summery delights are “bursting with vanilla, fresh blueberries and a hint of lemon. Piled high with a delicious lemon buttercream frosting and of course, it wouldn’t be a cupcake with out SPRINKLES!” YUM.


Struesel-Topped French Toast Cupcakes – Bakingdom

These cupcakes make us want to snuggle up beside a fire on a crisp Fall morning. They’re everything your cinnamon-sugar, maple-syrupy dreams are made of. Not too sweet, not too spicy. Just the right amount of cinnamon and nutmeg in the cake to complement the crunchy streusel and smooth maple buttercream. We won’t even judge if you eat these for breakfast!