It’s National Cupcake Week! There seems to be a week for just about everything nowadays, but this has to be one of our favourites as we are rather partial to a cupcake (or two!) here at the Foodies100. Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet – we’ll give anything a go… well, almost anything! This week we thought we’d bring you a special cakey edition of the top Ten at Ten, so we have been scouring UK food blogs to find the best cupcakes and cakes you have to offer.
We strongly suggest you grab yourself a cuppa and a slice of cake before you get stuck into this lot, because you’ll soon be drooling and hungry for cake…
So, let’s get started with some Faux Red Velvet Hostess Cupcakes from An American Cupcake in London. Just look at the gorgeous colour of these beauties! They’re so amazing that they were featured on Food Network UK – well done Kelly!
Sticking with the chocolatey theme, how about these butterscotch chocolate cupcakes from Cakes, Crumbs and Cooking? Anything that has butterscotch in it is always a winner in my eyes. I bet they went down really well at work!
Coffee break – one of the best times of the day. And what better to have on your coffee break than one of these coffee break cupcakes from Teen Baker? Love the mini Hob Nobs and milk bottles on top – fabulous idea!
I thought I’d better slip in a slightly more savoury recipe before we have a sugar overload and these bacon, brie and fig muffins from the more than occasional baker should do the trick. They look absolutely delicious and so pretty in their fancy muffin cases.
Turkish Delight causes a bit of a divide in our family – some love it, some not so much. But I am firmly in the ‘love it’ camp so I was excited to see these Turkish Delight Cupcakes from Cake Photos Life. With a pretty two-tone swirl and a piece of Turkish Delight hiding at the bottom, they’re sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Not only do these Fruit ‘n’ Nut Cupcakes from Baked with kindness look yummy, but they must be good for you because they contain fruit! The recipe also includes some top tips for making buttercream and praline – very handy.
The last cupcakes in this round up are Sticky Toffee Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream from Fold in the Flour. I adore anything with salted caramel in it so this will shoot straight to the top of my ‘must bake’ list. My mouth is watering already!
Now, I know they aren’t cupcakes, but there were a few cakes and pies that I discovered on my travels this week that I just had to share. The first was this Chocolate Oreo Fudge Cream Pie from Cupcake Crazy Gem. Oh my goodness! What can I say? I think the pictures speak for themselves but this just looks divine *watches waistline expand*.
Next up is a Salted Caramel and Apple Cake from Babaduck. I’ve already explained my love for all things salted caramel so there was no way this beauty would escape my attention. But now I have the dilemma of which salted caramel recipe to try first…
Last, but by no means least, is this Chocolate Whiskey Layer Cake from little loaf. This cake looks super moist and has a gooey, chocolatey icing. Mmmmm…. I think I might ask for this as my birthday cake for next week!
Well, that’s all for this week. We’ll be back next week with lots more yummy, and slightly less cake-heavy, blog posts! If you fancy writing a Ten at Ten of your own to share your favourite posts, then do get in touch via email, twitter or facebook.