Friday Favorites–Cupcakes

My poor son had his wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday.  They hadn’t even come through his gums yet and were mostly sideways, so they had to put him under and dig all four of them out.  He looks a little chipmunkish and hasn’t progressed beyond soup, pudding and milkshakes.  New Year’s Eve is coming, and I was trying to come up with something he’d be able to eat that wasn’t chewy or crunchy.  The light bulb came on today – cupcakes.

Since this round-up is out of sympathy for my boy, most of these are based on his favorite things.  The hardest part will be deciding which to make for the weekend.

With eggnog season winding down, this Eggnog Cupcake from Annie’s Eats might be our choice  - while we still have some of it in the fridge.


This is how I know the boy is mine – he loves coconut just as much as I do.  He and I would have these Pina Colada Cupcakes from Glorious Treats all to ourselves.  Hmm…

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If a cupcake is based on a breakfast food, you can eat it for breakfast, right?  I wouldn’t mind testing that theory with these French Toast Cupcakes from Housewife in Training.


You can never go wrong with this combination, so there was no doubt these Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction had to make the list.


Whenever I’m in the mood to make cookies and I ask the house in general what kind they should be, my son always pipes up with “Molasses!”  He would love these Gingersnap Cupcakes from Picky Palate.


I can’t say I really care how these Cupcake Poppers from Betty Crocker taste.  They’re just pretty.


Just looking at these Lemonade Cupcakes from Cooking With Sugar makes my mouth water.


This is one of the flavors of pudding my son has been eating this week, so these Cookies and Cream Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen might have to wait a bit, but this recipe is still a keeper.


Root beer was my son’s favorite drink before I let him start having caffeine.  He still likes it, but not as much as he likes staying up all night playing video games once in a while.  He’d probably still like these Root Beer Cupcakes from Whatever Dee-Dee Wants on those nights he actually wants to sleep.

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Speaking of his new favorite drink, how about some Mountain Dew Cupcakes from All Things Cupcake?  There’s a New Year’s Eve cupcake if ever there was one!


I sooo want a cupcake now.  Time for a pre-holiday test run.  You know, for the sake of research.