Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Cupcakes

Schweeeet! Now I have a legitimate reason to eat cupcakes for dinner. Unless you are a big cupcake fan like me, you probably don’t know that cupcakes have really evolved over the past few years. I’m sure social media has helped this progression happen faster since foodies all over the world now have a convenient platform to share their creations with us all, which then inspires us to create our own. Now with the popularity of Pinterest, cupcakes have really moved into the spotlight where they belong. I even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Creative Cupcakes, and I can’t believe I’ve pinned 45 different cupcake designs already. The options are truly endless when it comes to designing a cupcake.

Along with this cupcake evolution comes a shift in how we think about cupcakes. Cupcakes are no longer just sweet, sugary concoctions. They have officially broken free from that limitation, and now it’s pretty much anything goes. More and more we are seeing people treat a cupcake as part of a meal instead of just the dessert. For example, in this Chicken Wing Cupcake design, the cake part has hot sauce and blue cheese in it. The frosting is made with blue cheese, and there is even a chicken wing on top. I read that the cake part tastes kind of like cornbread.

The cupcake design I’d like to show you today is also a break from the traditional sweet cake we are used to. This is a full on cheesy pepperoni pizza cupcake! The mad cupcake scientist behind this delight is Kirbie of Kirbie’s Cravings. She admits it’s more of a muffin than a cupcake really. She slathered mozzarella cheese all over the tops in place of frosting. It doesn’t get much better than that. If you would like the complete recipe so you can make some of these for yourself, just click over to Pizza Cupcakes. Yummy!



Via: [Laughing Squid]