Who doesn’t love an owl cupcake? It is such a great theme for a baby shower! Recently I had the opportunity to bake owl cupcakes for a baby shower. I talked with the person ordering on the phone and I formed an image of owls in my head. I spent some time making a Pinterest board and shared the ideas I found with her.
She thought the ideas were cool but her daughter in law already had a plan. She sent me the picture of the cupcakes that she was looking to have.
Sour cream makes baked goods so tender! The texture is similar to my favorite childhood cake; Texas sheet cake. These cupcakes bake beautifully and stay very moist. To intensify the flavor, make sure you use all coffee instead of the blend of coffee and water.
I love this recipe with a peanut butter mousse frosting as in the picture below, but they work well with most any frosting. Another great pairing is mint chocolate cookie frosting.
Bananas and chocolate are a perfect combination. I love these chocolate banana cupcakes because they hide a bit of the banana flavor, while still retaining the healthy benefits of banana and the tender moistness you would expect in a perfect banana cupcake. These chocolate banana cupcakes are a modification of the original tender banana cupcake.