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Killer Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the perfect cupcakes to take on a summer picnic or to the beach. They’re rich, soft, and full of chocolate chips – so good, you’ll want to eat two. So good, they don’t need frosting, and really, who … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a chocolate holiday – truffles, Hershey’s Kisses, heart shaped boxes of decadence. I decided to buck the trend and go the vanilla route. These cupcakes are so tender and moist – you won’t miss chocolate at all! 

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Bake Sale!

Yesterday was a snow day, so I had an assistant in the kitchen. Whereas I whack an egg with one hand on the side of a bowl, my son gingerly taps the eggs four or five times to open them … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to make some over-the-top cupcakes – rich chocolate cake filled with a vanilla pastry cream, dipped in chocolate ganache. It’s good to have an excuse to be decadent! 

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting

I have lots of recipes that call for one cup of canned pumpkin, but then what do you do with the leftovers? Such was my quandary this week. I was making chocolate cupcakes for the kids in my son’s class … Continue reading

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Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

I saw the jumbo bones sprinkles and I was a goner – seriously, how adorable are these? I knew whatever kind of cupcake I was making was going to have chocolate frosting to showcase these babies! Since I’m a big … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Years before Jerry Seinfeld’s wife made millions with a cookbook based on the “novel” concept of adding spinach to a batch of brownies, according to The World Carrot Museum – George Washington had a carrot tea cake at Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan in … Continue reading

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Four!

You’re probably wondering why I have a plastic beefcake figurine perched on a row of cupcakes. Is it Rex Reed’s birthday? Nope. The reason is today marks the 4th Anniversary of Willceau Illo News!!! We’ve always referred to it as … Continue reading

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2013 Italian Market Festival

Philadelphia’s Italian Market Festival is going on this weekend from 10 am to 5 pm. Great food, music, and some nice crafts for sale. A roast post sandwich at Cannuli’s is a must, then follow it up with a cupcake … Continue reading

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Easter at Isgro’s

It wouldn’t be Easter without a trip to our favorite bakery – Isgro’s Pastries, a neighborhood staple since 1904. I’m completely smitten with their tiny rose topped cakes! 

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

I wonder who decided to combine chocolate and mint, was it the Girl Scouts or did a farmer eating a candy bar trip and fall into a patch of mint? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and my love for … Continue reading

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Marble Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream

These beauties made an appearance at a cook out over the weekend. The advantage of making marble cupcakes is that you don’t need to make that tough choice between vanilla and chocolate. A scoop of vanilla batter, followed by a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

This is another bake sale cupcake, the recipe came from shortcut queen Anne Byrn, also known as The Cake Doctor. It uses a box cake mix and a can of cherry pie filling, resulting in an incredibly moist cake. I … Continue reading

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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

I had a bake sale this week. I needed something that wouldn’t take up a huge chunk of time, and as luck would have it – I found another cheat! This recipe for Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes comes from the folks … Continue reading

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