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These 3 gorgeous cupcakes are perfect for any occasion.  They make great party food but are also easy enough to enjoy every day. Check out today’s features and join in with week #20 of #CookBlogShare.


Welcome to #CookBlogShare Week #20

#CookBlogShare is a weekly link party where we share recipes, comment on each other’s cooking creations and generally immerse ourselves in the world of gastronomy!  If you’ve got a recipe this is the place to show it off!

I have the pleasure of co-hosting this link party together with 2 fantastic bloggers and each of us gets to host about once a month.  The other co-hosts are: [email protected] Peasy Foodie and [email protected] Made Easy.

#CookBlogShare is also occasionally guest hosted.  Next week it will be hosted by Louise from A Strong Coffee.

If you are new to this link party please take a moment to read the guidelines below.  Joining is very simple and you are welcome to share your old and new recipes (there is no specific theme and all recipes are welcome).

Thank you to everyone who shared their recipe with us last week.

#CookBlogShare Week #20

When I was preparing this post I looked at my own recipes and realised with alarm that so far I’ve only shared 1 healthy cupcake recipe – pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting in brown cases, one on top of white saucer, with white cup with coffee in background.

Such an oversight, but I am determined to fix it.  Soon.  Especially after seeing the fantastic cupcake recipes shared last week.

I do, however, make muffins (not quite in the cupcake category but close😊).  They are usually of the ‘sweet’ variety though my recent muffin recipe is savoury.  I made super light and fluffy, no added sugar cauliflower muffins with nutritious kefir, a moderate amount of cheese and chives for extra flavour.  It’s amazing what you can do with cauliflower rice!

Side view of cauliflower muffins on top of wooden board lined with baking paper.

Back to cupcakes!

Cupcakes are versatile and decorative they make a fantastic addition to any celebration.  You can mix and match and dress them up any way you like which is what our 3 featured bloggers have done with their cupcakes.  These cupcakes are all super gorgeous though very different from one another.  I am sure you’ll love them!

The features: 3 gorgeous cupcakes


Jacqui from Only Crumbs Remain shared her delicious Rhubarb & Strawberry Meringue Cupcakes, which for me are perfect to make for a special occasion.  They look stunning with the perfectly crisped up meringue on top.  The filling consists of a zesty rhubarb and strawberry curd (made completely from scratch!) which sounds delicious paired with the sweet meringue.  Jacqui has included helpful tips on making the perfect Italian meringue so you’ll have no trouble producing gorgeous looking meringue cupcakes!

Side view of cupcakes with meringue topping and strawberries.


Cat from Curly’s Cooking shared a super quick and easy Vanilla Cupcakes recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes!  I think that’s pretty fantastic for a recipe that’s made from scratch!  Cat’s vanilla cupcakes are deliciously light and fluffy and topped with a 3-ingredient indulgent buttercream.  They are also super adaptable and fit for any occasion.

Cupcakes on top of wire rack.


Another cupcake recipe last week came from The Baking Explorer.  Kat’s Jammie Dodger Cupcakes contain a raspberry jam filling, quick and easy buttercream and a jammy dodger biscuit on top.  I love the variety of textures in these delicious cupcakes – from light and fluffy to creamy and crunchy.  Don’t these cupcakes look gorgeous?

Cupcakes with jammie dodger cookies on top.

Thank you again for sharing your recipes with #CookBlogShare!

#CookBlogShare Week #20

This is how to join in:

Link up your recipe, sweet or savoury, or any foodie post to the #CookBlogShare link party.  Just click the blue ‘Add your link‘ button below and follow the instructions.

Include this party’s link in your post (so everyone else can find it).

Add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (see the NEW code below).

Help me comment on some of the other recipes linked up here, share the love and have fun!

That’s all!

You can also post your recipes on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.

I’ll visit all the blogs participating in the link party and share your recipes across all the major social media channels as well as pin them on to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board.  If you tweet a link to your recipe to me, @MonikasRecipes, using #CookBlogShare I’ll do my best to retweet it!

Please use #cookblogshare when sharing your recipes on Instagram – we can ‘swap’ more ‘likes’ and comments.

Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected to be featured!

Thank you for sharing your recipes with #CookBlogShare!

Your host next week will be Louise from A Strong Coffee.

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