A friend gave me this recipe when I first moved into my neighborhood 40 years ago. It might seem more time consuming than it is, but it's easy and the results are incredible. —Monique Caron, Buxton, Maine
The robust ginger flavor of these cupcakes is mellowed by the maple frosting's sweetness. The combination is pure heaven! For an extra-special presentation, add candied ginger as a garnish. —Nancy Beckman, Helena, Montana
WITH a family of six children, it seems I'm always cooking and on the lookout for variety in menus and special treats to surprise them. This recipe was given to me by a co-worker. The flavor compliment of the raspberry to the chocolate is very pleasing.
“My grandmother was an accomplished baker, and this was one of the many special treats she liked to make. It's fun to bite into these dense chocolate cupcakes and discover a surprise inside.”
—Jorun Meierding, Mankato, Minnesota
Baking is like therapy to me! Whenever I feel down or stressed, I know I can go into the kitchen and whip up a batch of these delicious cupcakes, which I created. I share my baked items with my family and friends. Sometimes I crumble a few slices of bacon and sprinkle over top of freshly iced cupcakes. This delicious combination tastes like Sunday Brunch in cupcake form. —Jenny Weaver, Glendale, Arizona