Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Fluffy and moist, these buttery red velvet cupcakes are my favorite. The tangy cream cheese frosting puts them over the top!

Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - this recipe delivers. Learn what makes this classic recipe so good! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Over the past year, the most requested recipe on my blog is… red velvet cupcakes. To be honest, I was never a huge fan of red velvet up until a few years ago. Is it chocolate? Is it vanilla? The flavor always leaves me confused.

But I began to fall in love with it when I bit into a lavish 3 layer slice of red velvet cake at my friend’s wedding. It was so unworldly moist, very buttery, full of vanilla flavor with a hint of chocolate goodness. And the tang from the cream cheese frosting was the perfect compliment to the indulgently sweet red velvet crumb underneath.

Simply put? That red velvet cake was the bees knees.

Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - learn what makes this classic recipe so good! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I have never been able to recreate something like it! I’ve felt like a red velvet failure for the past 3 and a half years. I’ve tried a lot of “good” red velvet cupcake and cake recipes– some great– but nothing that deserves a spot in my archives. When I received the billionth request from a red velvet loving reader (thank you for the nudge, Nancy!), I knew it was time to put on my big girl red velvet pajama pants. Ick! I don’t wear velvet pants.

The Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe.

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Bursting with flavor, this pumpkin pie recipe is my very favorite. It’s rich, smooth, thick, and tastes incredible on my homemade pie crust and served with whipped cream. Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin bread, but HELLO what about pumpkin pie??...

Cranberry Apple Upside-Down Cake.

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A beautiful addition to your fall spread, this simple cranberry apple upside-down cake is full of flavor. Complete with a brown sugar butter glaze, bright cranberries, apples, and a moist cinnamon spice cake. Who needs frosting on top of their cake when you’ve got...

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria.

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria Recipe - a great cocktail for the fall season!

This sangria is THEE drink to make this fall. It combines red wine, brandy, cinnamon, apple cider, citrus, and of course – sweet honeycrisp apples! Philadelphia readers: I will be signing cookbooks at William’s Sonoma in the King of Prussia mall plaza this Saturday October...

Pumpkin Streusel Bars.

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Instead of pumpkin pie this season, try my pumpkin streusel bars. With a gingersnap crust and brown sugar streusel topping, everyone will want seconds. Pumpkin season is in full swing and while I have yet to bake a traditional pumpkin pie this season, I’ve made enough...

Hawaiian Pina Colada Smoothie & a Giveaway.

Pina Colada Smoothie

A tropical beach vacation in a glass. With a cherry on top. Let me interrupt your craving for all things fall flavored. Though it may be getting cooler outside and you want nothing more than to break out your boots, wear your cable knit, and...

Seriously Smooth Roasted Garlic Parmesan Hummus.

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Smooth as silk hummus with lots of roasted garlic, nutty parmesan, and a little pepper for a kick. Serve this creamy dip up with crunchy homemade pita chips and your favorite sliced veggies. Give me a tub of hummus, some pita chips, a glass of...

130 Calorie Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

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These 130 calorie chocolate muffins taste like dessert. Lightly flavored with pumpkin, spices, and maple – you’ll be happy to jump out of bed to bite into one this fall.  We’re back from one incredible honeymoon on Maui and Kauai. Of all the sights we...