Being an adult has its perks, but one huge downside is that we don’t get to eat nearly as many cupcakes as when we were kids.
Cupcakes are the dessert of choice for just about every classroom birthday party, but once you reach adulthood, that gravy train usually ends.
But we’ve got good news for you – National Chocolate Cupcake Day is October 18th!
Once you recover from the shock of realizing that there’s a day for chocolate cupcakes, we’ve got you covered with five of the very best Southern cupcake recipes.
1. Southern Comfort Cupcakes
Caramel and a drizzle of melted chocolate is a heavenly combination.
And the words “Southern Comfort” are meant literally here, as the buttercream in this cupcake recipe uses the popular whiskey for flavoring. Whether you’re a SoCo fan or not, it gives these cupcakes their own unique and delicious taste.
Interested in making your own? Here’s the recipe:
2. Lemon Sherbet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
If you’re not a big chocolate fan or you just feel like mixing it up, these cupcakes deliver a nice, subtle citrusy flavor. The frosting definitely lets you know that these are lemon cupcakes, without being overpowering.
These cupcakes a perfect spring treat, both because of how they taste and their bright color.
When you want to put those lemons to use, here’s the recipe:
3. Coconut Cupcakes
Cupcakes don’t need to be complicated. In fact, you can often wow your family by following a simple formula.
Bake your standard cupcake with some frosting, and then add one special ingredient to set your cupcake apart.
In this case, that special ingredient is coconut. The recipe is easy and the sweet coconut taste is sure to impress.
Here’s how to make them:
4. Mississippi Mud Cupcakes
When you see Mississippi mud in the title, you know you’re getting something extra sweet, and these cupcakes don’t disappoint. They take that classic Mississippi Mud Cake recipe into the world of cupcakes.
You’ve got your marshmallow frosting. And on top of that, there’s a chocolate frosting. And on top of that, there are pecans.
Here’s how to make these amazingly rich cupcakes:
5. Bite-Size Sour Cream-Pound Cake Cupcakes
These are mini cupcakes, which we like to think means they’re lower in calories.
Not that it helps after eating three of four of them.
And considering you can make these with vanilla, fresh citrus, mocha latte, salted caramel chocolate, or various other buttercream flavors, you’ll probably want to try several.
Here’s the recipe with many possible variations:
Wrapping Up Southern Cupcakes That Will Drive Your Tastebuds Wild...
These are just a small selection of the fantastic Southern cupcakes you can make.
After you’ve tried these out to satisfy your sweet tooth, let us know what Southern cupcakes are your favorites in the comments below!