Highway to Heaven Cupcakes {and Sugar Cube Winner!}

Happy Monday!

Here is the winner of the The Sugar Cube: 50 Deliciously Twisted Treats from the Sweetest Little Food Cart on the Planet book giveaway:

#8 NanaBread (Jeanne): “dark chocolate & salted caramel is at the top of my list, along with coconut & chocolate, strawberry & cream cheese, and anything with cherries”

Congratulations! (I will be also notifying you by email.)

And thank you to everyone for sharing their favourite flavour combinations!

See you soon. ♥

The Giveaway:

When I was asked to be part of the Sugar Cube Blog Tour to celebrate the newly released The Sugar Cube: 50 Deliciously Twisted Treats from the Sweetest Little Food Cart on the Planet, it sounded like my kind of party, but I hadn’t heard of the book or the adorable Portland, Oregon food cart before. But, upon first glance I fell in fast love with everything about Kir Jensen’s delicious sugared world, and after first read and taste, the book is now in my leave-it-out-because-I-use-it-so-much collection. I had such a hard time deciding what to make first, and what to share with you, but when I set eyes on Highway to Heaven Cupcakes adorned with shards of Ruffles and read that she’s built her entire reputation on this particular cupcake, I knew that these had to be my first Sugar Cube experience.

So what’s this book all about (aside from its undeniably adorable cover)?

This covetable cookbook is a greatest-hits collection from Sugar Cube, a tiny pink food cart in Portland, Oregon, that is thronged daily by hungry hordes craving voluptuous sweets intensified with a spike of booze, a lick of sea salt, or a “whoop” of whipped cream. Sugar Cube founder and baker Kir Jensen left the fine-dining pastry track to sell her handmade treats on the street. Recipes for 50 of Kir’s most enticing cupcakes, cookies, tarts, muffins, sips, and candies are made more irresistible (if possible!) by 32 delicious color photographs. Sassy headnotes and illustrations that resemble vintage tattoos liven up this singular boutique baking book.

And they do not lie–this book is everything they say it is, and more. It is really special. What I love is how Kir really pushes the boundaries of classic and comforting treats in a gourmet and innovative way (think Vanilla Bean Risotto, Coffee Mallow Meringue Pie, Cream Soda Ice Cream and more). The recipes are easy to follow and the flavors and textures almost leap straight off of the page. I am sincerely excited to make each and every recipe in her fabulous book, and I’m also excited that 1 lucky reader will win their own copy! But, let’s talk more about the recipe I made to share with you, these Highway to Heaven Cupcakes . . .

But don’t be fooled: What makes these cupcakes so incredible isn’t just the fact that there are salted caramel drizzled Ruffles chips on top, because that’s simply an added bonus (a sweet & salty, crunchy, heavenly bonus, that is), because there’s so much more depth and decadence to relish in here. The cupcakes are a moist super-chocolatey delight that are brushed with coffee syrup, injected with homemade salted caramel sauce, topped with a rich sexy bittersweet ganache, drizzled with more salted caramel sauce and then, if you love double-wowing the crowd, spears of caramel-drizzled potato chips, of course. As far as cupcakes go, it just doesn’t get any sexier.

These were so enticing in all of their dark, glossy, drizzled, crunchy goodness that I couldn’t stop taking Instagram photos while I was making them. When you’re trying to decide where to start in the flurry of decadent treats in this book, I can safely say this is an ideal place to start. (It’s also safe to say I’ll be making these cupcakes at least *once a month* for years to come.) Girls, who’s with me?

Here are the details and how to enter this giveaway:

1. Leave a comment and tell me, “What is your favourite dessert flavour combination?”

2. For an extra entry, tweet: “I want to win a copy of @TheSugarCube’s book from @Sweetapolita!” Simply come back here and leave a comment telling me you tweeted.

3. Contest ends Sunday, May 20th, 2012 at 11:59 pm (EST) and winner will be selected using random.org and notified by email and announced here on the blog. You must leave a valid email address (will not be displayed) in your entry.

4. One entry per person, please (or two, with tweet). *Your comment may not appear at first, but it’s there.

*Prize courtesy of Chronicle Books. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.

Good luck, everyone!

Now, here’s the recipe, shared with permission and as written in the book: The Sugar Cube: 50 Deliciously Twisted Treats from the Sweetest Little Food Cart on the Planet

highway to heaven cupcakes

makes 24 cupcakes

ingredients

cupcakes

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups warm strong-brewed coffee or french-pressed coffee
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil

coffee syrup

  • 1/2 cup strong-brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 recipe sexy bittersweet chocolate ganache

1 recipe salted caramel sauce, at room temperature

instructions

  • To make the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, coffee, eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk just until incorporated and there are no lumps. (It’s a thin batter, but it will bake up beautifully.)
  • Divide the batter equally among the muffin cups, leaving about 1/4 inch room at the top. Bake until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • To make the coffee syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the coffee and sugar and bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to boil for 1 to 2 minutes more to concentrate the mixture.
  • While the cupcakes are still hot, brush the tops with coffee syrup. (You’ll use most but not all of it. Just discard the rest or use it in a cocktail.) Let the cupcakes cool completely before filling and frosting.
  • Place the caramel in a squeeze bottle. Insert the tip into the top of each cupcake and squeeze in some caramel. (You’ll see them plump up a bit, but don’t fill them with so much that the cupcakes split.) Dip the tops in ganache, then tilt to shake off the excess. Let the chocolate set (it will be glossy but not runny) for about 30 minutes before drizzling with more salted caramel to serve.

sexy bittersweet ganache

makes about 2 cups

ingredients

  • 12 ounces chopped good-quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, but into cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoons good sea salt, such as fleur de sel
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup

instructions

  • In a medium metal bowl, combine the chocolate, butter, salt, and corn syrup. Put the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and heat, stirring, until the chocolate and butter have melted. Remove from the heat.
  • Use as a glaze for cakes, or let cool until spreadable and use as a frosting or filling. Ganache can be refrigerated for 1 week. To gently rewarm, heat it in a microwave on 50 percent power or put it over a saucepan of barely simmering water and give it a good whisking.

salted caramel sauce

makes about 2 1/2 cups

ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fleur de sel
  • 2 cups heavy cream, warmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

instructions

  • In a deep heavy-bottomed pot, combine the sugar, water, and salt and stir until well mixed. Cook over high heat until the sugar starts to color around the edges of the pot, swirling the pan to promote even caramelization of the sugar. (Do not stir or the sugar will crystalize, that is, harden.) Continue cooking, swirling occasionally, until the caramel is very dark mahogany is color and lightly smoking (it should be on the verge of burning), 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Immediately remove the pot from the heat, and while stirring with a whisk or wooden spoon, add the warmed cream in a steady stream. (Since you’re taking the caramel to the dark side, you have to work quickly and being adding the cream right away to stop the cooking process. But you don’t want to add it all at once, so pour it in a continous, steady stream. Be careful: The mixture will steam and bubble up furiously. (I recommend wearing an oven mitt on the hand that’s stirring in the cream.) Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a metal bowl. Stir in the vanilla and let cool at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour. Refrigerate, uncovered for several hours to thicken.
  • Whisk before using or transferring to an airtight jar for longer storage. It will keep refrigerated for at least 1 week.

Sweetapolita’s Notes:

  • I followed the recipes for each of the components exactly, and they were a success.
  • I served and tasted several of these sans potato chips, and just drizzeld in the caramel sauce, and they were incredible too.
  • As with some of my other favourite chocolate cake recipes, the coffee in these cupcakes simply enhances the deep chocolate flavour–they don’t taste coffee-ish, I promise.
  • As Kir explains, the sexy bittersweet ganache goes on super glossy and dries with a nice sheen.
  • I used Fleur de Sel for the salted caramel sauce and the sexy bittersweet ganache, Cacao Barry Extra Brute Cocoa Powder for the cupcakes, and Callebaut Dark Callets and the ganache.

Good luck & enjoy!


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Comments

  1. 1

    peanut butter and chocolate is always a good combo:P

  2. 2

    My fav. combo is raspberry and chocolate, although caramel and salt is becoming a close second.

  3. 3
    amy marantino says:

    my favourite dessert flavour combination is chocolate and mint

  4. 4
    amy marantino says:

    i tweeted (@onitnaram)

  5. 5

    Picking a favorite is just too difficult. There are so many good ones. For now, I’m really liking the sweet & salty combo.

  6. 6

    Oh. My. Goodness!!!

    I think my favorite flavor combo is chocolate with chocolate. Does that count? ;)

  7. 7

    Tweeted (#Kashamar)

    Favourite combination in a cupcake chocolate cinnamon with a cinnamon infused buttercream icing

    i so want to win this book!

  8. 8

    dark chocolate & salted caramel is at the top of my list, along with coconut & chocolate, strawberry & cream cheese, and anything with cherries

  9. 9

    I’m following you on Twitter and I tweeted about your giveaway. Come follow me @SmallTownCookie

  10. 10
    Melissa says:

    I love cherry and almond together, although I’m not really a fan of fruit flavors in my desserts. I could also say peanut butter and chocolate, classic!

  11. 11

    I’d say key lime, but that’s not a combination. (I will eat ANYTHING key lime. Or mango.) For combinations, though? I love anything that surprises me or contrasts sharply, like salt and sweet or dark and light. For desserts, I’d probably say caramel and salt.

  12. 13

    My favorite dessert combination is coconut and chocolate! Hazelnut or lemon and chocolate are close seconds! Thanks for sharing this recipe and cookbook with us!

  13. 14

    Oh Lord, those are some bad ass cupcakes! My favorite flavour combination is chocolate and salted caramel! I also tweeted ( @Crystalcakesmmm ) Definitely making these bad boys soon!

  14. 15
    JulianneRM says:

    Definitely peanut butter and chocolate!! :)

  15. 16

    Tweeted! (@itybtybalebusta)

  16. 17

    Sweet & Spicy =D I love cocoa & cayenne combos!!

  17. 18
    Siobhan says:

    Coconut and chocolate… Or vanilla I can’t just choose one or the other :)

  18. 19

    My favorite dessert combination has got to be dulce de leche, chocolate, and sea salt! Works in cookies, cakes, tarts, and cookies. Great versatile combo!

  19. 21

    I tweeted! @rayshaviolet:I want to win a copy of @TheSugarCube’s book from @Sweetapolita

  20. 22

    My favourite combo is anything with cinnamon and cream cheese Frosting!

  21. 23

    I really love strawberries with almost everything (vanilla or chocolate) anything with lemon is a close second.

  22. 24

    I tweeted too! (@cakelicious_hk)

  23. 25
    Heather says:

    Lemon and blueberry :)

  24. 26

    I also just tweeted! :)

  25. 27

    I love the combination of sweet and salty!

  26. 28
    Kristen says:

    I love salted caramel, so I guess salt and caramel!

  27. 29

    Omg. Those look simply… AMAZING.

    My favourite dessert flavour combination would have to be… ugh is it even possible to pick one? Chocolate and caramel.. coconut and vanilla, strawberry and cookie dough. Too much deliciousness.

  28. 30

    My favorite dessert combination is probably raspberry and chocolate, salt and caramel, or chocolate and espresso/coffee. You can go wrong with any of those combinations!

  29. 31

    Lemon curd on white cake! Also chocolate and mint.

  30. 32

    I am a dark chocolate and salty fan. I love to have salted carmels covered with a dark chocolate. Or like this photo you have with the chips on a dark cupcake. HEAVEN!

  31. 33

    My Fav dessert combination is chocolate and strawberries!

  32. 34
  33. 35

    Well, I’m really a huge chocolate fan, so usually it’s just chocolate and chocolate… but if I am going to mix with something, then peanut butter. Yum! :)

  34. 36

    Wow, pototo chips and cupcakes. Why haven’t I thought of this before…?

    I don’t really have a favorite. Maybe chocolate and mint!

  35. 37

    I love S’mores – or just chocolate and marshmallow :)

  36. 38

    Peanut butter + pretty much anything :)
    Sweet with a tad of salty is nice, too.

  37. 39

    Favorite dessert combo is strawberry and chocoate. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. 40

    these look wonderful1

  39. 41
  40. 42
    Stephanie Lindsay says:

    Favorite combo? I like it all, but I love the sweet and salty combination. I would be the girl eating ice cream and French fries. I also love caramel, chocolate and pecans.yum! This book sounds awesome!

  41. 43
    Jessica says:

    My favorite flavor combo (at this particular moment) is banana and peanut butter. I’m also venturing into the world of strawberry and balsamic – my next cupcake adventure. :)

  42. 44

    My favorite dessert is fresh made cookie dough made with brown sugar..yummmm. I bake cookies for my family but I only eat the cookie dough :)

  43. 45
    Jessica Jones says:

    Neopolitan flavors are by far my favorite!!!

  44. 46
    Jennifer says:

    I love vanilla and chocolate…and raspberry and chocolate…and caramel and salt…and strawberry and vanilla! But if I had to pick just one combo (and I feel that I am letting all the others down!), it would have to be the “classic” vanilla and chocolate.

    Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes with us and for turning us on to other great bakers. My taste buds love you….my waistline expands at the very reading of each posting!

  45. 47

    Will be whipping up a batch of these deliciously evil looking cupcakes soon!

    Hard to choose a favourite flavour combo. One of my favourites is chocolate & raspberry or strawberry; although coconut & pretty much anything is also a winner!

  46. 48
    kristin says:

    salted caramel and white chocolate!

  47. 49

    I’m a sucker for anything raspberry/chocolate.

  48. 50

    I tweeted! (hehe sounds kinda dirty) ;)

  49. 51

    chocolate and cherries!

  50. 52
    Stephanie says:

    Hmmm, a while ago I would have said salt and chocolate, but lately it’s been salt and peanut butter. What can I say? I love salty and sweet combos

    So, it goes without saying that I can’t wait to make these cupcakes!

  51. 53

    I love the salty and sweet combination, so these are right up my alley!

  52. 54

    Chocolate and hazel nut is my favourite, closely followed by chocolate and cookie dough!

  53. 55

    My favourite dessert flavour combinations are so many things! Caramel, chocolate, peanut butter are in my top listing though. The book looks so cool, great giveaway!

  54. 56

    A favorite is so hard to pick!
    I guess I will be boring and say peanut butter and dark chocolate… can’t help it:).
    These look amazing, thank you for sharing this book!

  55. 57
    Rachèle says:

    My favourite combination at the moment is chocolate and salt, which is why I’m drooling over these cupcakes!

  56. 58
    Shannon says:

    sea salt and caramel would have to be my favourite!

  57. 59

    Anything with cherries and chocolate!!

  58. 60

    I just discovered salty caramel in the last week. I picked up a new ice cream with chocolate-covered pretzels and a salted caramel swirl. After two bites, I had to say out loud, “Oh, this is dangerous…”

  59. 61
    Adrienne K says:

    My favorite flavor combination would have to be peanut butter and chocolate!

  60. 62

    Sweet and salty is my favorite, especially salted caramel!

  61. 63

    It is a toss-up between chocolate & peanut butter or chocolate and salted caramel!

  62. 64

    Chocolate and Raspberry!

  63. 65

    My favorite combination is chocolate and banana.

  64. 66

    Dark chocolate and sea salt. Or anything spicy with veggies, like carrots and zucchini.

  65. 67

    Caramel and chocolate are my faves!

  66. 68

    my favorite combination is chocolate and some form of salt – salted caramel, sea salt, bacon… yummm!

  67. 69

    My favorite dessert combination would have to be lemons and blueberries(especially in cakes). Or any other kind of berry for that matter!

  68. 70
    Karla G says:

    Love chocolate and coconut! Awesome giveaway, thanks!

  69. 71
    Karla G says:

    Tweeted about the giveaway! Thanks!

  70. 72

    Yum! This book looks delish! I love white chocolate & peanut butter together. It is so good in brownies!

  71. 73

    caramel and sea salt for sure, but maybe only because you just mentioned it. I also love a good heady vanilla bean pairs with basically anything…but yeah, I adore caramel. This book sounds fabulous, perhaps I need to fly out to Portland!

  72. 74
    Jennifer says:

    You know, I think if someone put a gun to my head and said, “Name your absolute favorite dessert or I’ll shoot you,” I know I would be dead. I love chocolate! And strawberries. I think if I had to answer right now, I’d say chocolate and strawberries. There. Don’t shoot me!! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  73. 75

    I like cookies and cream!

  74. 76
    Patricia Crowley says:

    I love the peanut butter/chocolate combo!

  75. 77

    Hmmm…it would have to be chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and caramel.

  76. 78
    Debra J. says:

    My favorite combination is chocolate and strawberries.

  77. 79
    Martha T says:

    My favorite combination would have to include sweet and salty – be it chocolate or caramel.

  78. 80

    I would have to say my favorite dessert combo is.. white chocolate and raspberry!

  79. 81

    Salted caramel all the way!

  80. 82

    I’m following you on Twitter now and I tweeted about your giveaway!

  81. 83
    Martha T says:
  82. 84

    Nothing says heaven like peanut butter and chocolate!

  83. 85

    my most favourite is chocolate and caramel. Sweet and salty is the best!

  84. 87
    Susan Stelly says:

    Chocolate and salty.

  85. 88
    JenB007 says:

    Devil’s Food cake and vanilla cream cheese frosting. Yum!!

  86. 89

    I tweeted!!!

  87. 90

    Why?! Why would you do this to me? They look so delicious, but I don’t have the ingredients at hand :(

    Now I am forced to drool at the yumminess that are those cupcakes, waiting for tomorrow O.o

  88. 91

    I love caramel and chocolate making these cupcakes the perfect treat. I adore your blog, Rosie!

  89. 92

    Chocolate and mint is a kind of naughty refreshment.:)

  90. 93

    These look like an all day project! But so worth it, I imagine! Fav combo is a toss up: chocolate & peanut butter or chocolate & coffee.

  91. 94
    Jessica J says:

    I love citrus with chocolate. Chocolate and orange is a great combination!

  92. 95

    My favorite dessert combo is vanilla ice cream with oreo cookies, so anything with that combo flavor would probably be great to me.

  93. 96
    christina.vd says:

    I love the taste and texture combination of oats, coconut and raspberries. Mmmm.

  94. 97

    Tweeted–https://twitter.com/#!/Addison1Ashley/status/202471668692692992

  95. 98
    Jessica says:

    PB and chocolate is my favorite combo!

  96. 99
    Katie Rose says:

    My favorite dessert combo is probably strawberry & chocolate, in all it’s forms. Chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry ice cream with chocolate sauce, chocolate ice cream with mashed strawberry topping, etc. If you haven’t tried Dairy Queen’s Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Blizzard you are missing out! You will never order anything else from there :)

  97. 100

    I love sweet and sharp, like cream cheese brownies. Mmmmmm

  98. 101
    Terri Betz says:

    Love my hot fudge sundaes with salty peanuts ground to a powder over good vanilla ice cream!

  99. 102

    My favorite combination is anything salty and sweet; salted caramel with chocolate is the best. These cupcakes look great, I’ll be making them for my junk food crazed co-workers.

  100. 103
    janie marie says:

    Chocolate and Chocolate

  101. 104

    My favourite treat is chili dark chocolate. Lindt makes bars that are 70% cocoa and the chili taste is insane. When my sister first told me about it, I was very skeptical, but now I am hooked. I have yet to make a dessert with the chocolate…it hardly has a chance to make it into the pantry before it hits the bottom of my stomach!

  102. 105
    Stephanie says:

    My favorite dessert combo is Ruffles with vanilla ice cream. It has been a family favorite for years! If I’m baking then its a vanilla cake, chocolate icing and tons of sprinkles.

  103. 106
    Stephanie says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway (@syoung01)! Thank you for sharing this with your fans!

  104. 107

    Sweet and salty, yum!

  105. 108
    Shaunna Ulrick says:

    PB and chocolate all the way :)

  106. 109

    Love dark chocolate with heat and caramel yummmm.

  107. 110
    celeste meehan says:

    hmmmm… where do i begin? caramel with marshmallow is a current favorite, or milk chocolate with walnuts & bananas, dark chocolate with almonds, any chocolate with raspberry, basically anything with chocolate. mango & strawberry, too…

  108. 111

    Too many delicious combinations to choose just one, but I’m currently partial to bananas and caramel.

  109. 112
    Maureen says:

    OMG, you owe me a new computer because I just shorted out my laptop with my drool!!! LOL! these look heavenly. And in fact, they are my favorite combination which is Chocolate and caramel and anything salty/sweet!! YUM! I want to win this cookook so badly!

  110. 113
    Maureen says:

    I tweeted!!! I told ya I want to win!! ;-)

  111. 114

    My fav dessert combo is most definitely lemon cake with raspberry frosting.

  112. 115

    Hmm for me I love chocolate cake with fresh coconut icing!

  113. 116
    Jennifer says:

    My favorite flavor combination is chocolate and caramel (with a little bit of sea salt). Mmmmm!

  114. 117
    Kim Catapano says:

    Coconut and Chocolate is my FAVORITE flavor combination.

  115. 118
    Jessica says:

    My favorite dessert combo would have to be peanut butter and banana!

  116. 119
    Denise Young says:

    Coffee and white chocolate.

  117. 120
    annabelle says:

    I love chocolate and more chocolate or chocolate and dulce de leche, yummy.

  118. 121
    Sara Lawson says:

    Definitely Sweet and Salty!!!! I can’t even eat potato chips without having a snickers or twix bar handy! They should start putting sea salt on top of chocolate bars! :-D Yes!! Excellent idea!!

  119. 122

    Ohhh man, Im drooling over how great these look!! I would love a copy of this book … this is the first I am hearing of it’s release.

    My favourite flavour combo is : Chocolate and Sea Salt *yumm*

  120. 123
    VictoriaDoubleU says:

    Coconut and chocolate!

  121. 124

    Peanut butter and chocolate. :)

  122. 125

    I’m a fan of anything sweet and salty! Mmmm. . .

  123. 126
    Stephanie says:

    PB and chocolate, but salted caramel and vanilla get me too!

  124. 127
    Barbara Bond says:

    Cinnamon, sugar and butter! You can never go wrong.

  125. 128

    I love guava and vanilla

  126. 129

    Chocolate and raspberries…..or strawberries…..yum!

  127. 130

    Ooooooooh, I want this cookbook! My favorite dessert flavor combo is coffee and vanilla! Love anything coffee and vanilla!

  128. 131
    Ina Vander-Horst says:

    Orange and chocolate! :)

  129. 132

    I love peanut butter and chocolate..

  130. 133

    Chocolate and coffee

  131. 134

    Pineapple and Coconut! Love that combo! Thanks for the chance!

  132. 135

    This book and those cupcakes both sound amazing! One of my favorite flavor combinations is caramel, sea salt and dark chocolate!

  133. 136

    Dulce de leche with um…anything? Any combo that tastes like s’more or strawberry cheesecake is also beyond welcome on my taste buds.

  134. 137
    Melanie says:

    I have to say chocolate and peanut butter, but I also love chocolate and malt.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  135. 138

    I’m so glad the recipe is posted – even if I don’t win the book, I can make these! My fave combination has got to be coffee and chocolate….but vanilla and raspberry comes a close second!

  136. 139

    I love salted pretzels, caramel and chocolate together.

  137. 140

    My favourite dessert combination of late is fresh strawberry and cream cheese. There are so many others that I love but this is my flavour “du jour”!

  138. 141

    Was looking forward to this insanely sweet post. The cupcakes look delish .. can’t wait to try them. My favorite dessert combination is pineapple and coconut….. Lemon and blueberries is second favorite. Thanx for the giveaway .. can’t wait to whip up some of the goodies ….

  139. 142

    Caramel and coffee!

  140. 143

    Would love to win this book. My favorite flavor combo is chocolate and marshmallow anything!

  141. 144

    I’d love to win this book! My favourite dessert flavour combo is pumpkin and cream cheese. YUM!

  142. 145

    I tweeted!

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    Venetrise says:

    I would have to say caramel and chocolate.

  144. 147

    I love chocolate and nuts, most of my recipes are full of walnuts. They are my husbands favorite too.

  145. 148

    Lemon. The more sour it is, the better. But potato chips are my guilty pleasure so I will def be trying these.

  146. 149

    My ultimate dessert combination is dark chocolate and creamy peanut butter. I’ll take it anyway I can get from ice cream to just simply taking a dark chocolate bar and dipping it straight into the peanut butter jar!

  147. 150

    I tweeted @gina1142 I love anything chocolate with caramel together on ice cream and fruit chips

  148. 151
    dorothy says:

    My all time most favorite is chocolate and raspberry..these Highway to Heaven cupcakes look unbelieveable decadant.
    Can’t wait to make them…

  149. 152

    Oh my days, those were crisps on the top! How amazing. This book also looks well worth investigating, I adore food vans and the whole culture. We don’t have them over here sadly. (Perhaps that is a good thing). Hmm, favourite dessert combination? Something creamy with a hint of fruit, maybe berries, maybe lemon. Chocolate’s great but sometimes it can just be too much. Now cheesecake … mmm. :)

  150. 153

    My favorite dessert flavor is chocolate and if it’s chocolate cake, it must have vanilla ice cream beside it! :)

  151. 154
    Chatelaine says:

    chocolate and nuts, any nuts, salted nuts, love the chocolate crunch!

  152. 155

    My favourite dessert flavor combination is Peanut Butter, Chocolate, AND Caramel.

  153. 156
    Jennifer T. says:

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate! I do love Chocolate with Citrus too, especially Lemon & Orange.

  154. 157
  155. 158

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate is my number one combo!
    Close is to add in some caramel!

  156. 159

    My favorite combination is peaches and cream.

  157. 160

    Chocolate and raspberry. Done!

  158. 161
    Chelsea says:

    Fleur de sel and caramel!

  159. 162

    Chocolate and NUTS!

  160. 163

    i’ll eat apple-cinnamon ANYTHING. :)

  161. 164

    I tweeted your wonderful giveaway. :)

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    Nancy in NJ says:

    I’m oh so boring — chocolate and vanilla! But there’s chocolate and caramel too. And peanut butter and chocolate. Obviously, it has to be chocolate SOMETHING!

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    You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.

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    Marisol Serrano says:

    My Fav dessert is flancocho (flan cake) delish!

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    These just may be my new favorite dessert combo… but I love anything salty and sweet! Sea salt and chocolate! :)

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    Marisol Serrano says:

    I want to win a copy of @TheSugarCube’s book from @Sweetapolita!”

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    Hazelnuts and any kind of chocolate!

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    You can’t ever go wrong with dark chocolate dipped strawberries!! Well, unless the strawberries have over-ripened. :)

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    Carolyn says:

    My favorite combo is chocolate (dark or white) & raspberry.

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    You nailed it! Salted caramel and dark chocolate! YUM!

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    Awesome book and giveaway; love those cupcakes!!!

    favourite dessert flavour combination is peanut butter + chocolate

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    Lucia S says:

    Strawberries and chocolate mmmmmm :)

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    StacieJayne says:

    Strawberry and vanilla bean!

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    Chocolate and peanut butter!! The best in the world :-)

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    Peanut butter and chocolate!

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    My favorite dessert combo is raspberry and lemon! Yum!

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    My favorite combo is raspberry and pistachio

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    My favourite dessert combination has to be chocolate and raspberry!

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    Kathleen Hendry says:

    My favorite dessert combo is chocolate and caramel so these cuppies look right up my alley!

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    Kathleen Hendry says:

    I tweeted that “I want to win a copy of @TheSugarCube’s book from Sweetapolita”

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    Teri Arnold says:

    I love anything with an almond and fruit combo! Yummy!

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    Lynn Rosik says:

    I favorite combination has to be peanut butter and chocolate. Love, love, LOVE that combination. I sure hope I win =)

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    Chocolate and peanut butter all the way!! :)

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    salty and sweet for me, so chocolate and sea salt!

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    Jessica J says:

    Caramel & Sea Salt or Strawberries & Balsamic Vinegar

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    Elena F says:

    My favorite flavor combination would have to be lavender and chocolate :)

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    man…those cupcakes look good! my favorite flavor combo has to be tart and sweet. i like things that are not overly sweet

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    I’ve been really into walnuts+chocolate for a while!

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    apples and pecans!!

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    Vanessa says:

    Sweet and salty does it for me everytime! Salted caramel, sweet and salty popcorn, chips and chocolate!! I can’t wait to try these cupcakes out as I absolutely LOVE Royce choc-coated chips from Hokkaido, Japan!

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    I just died. These look unreal! my fav combo would be coffee and chocolate or lemon and cream cheese.

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    Like many other people I’m in the chocolate and caramel camp!

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    Also I tweeted :)

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    Chocolate and mint!

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    Oh. My. Goodness. I wish I could jump through my screen to eat one of those cupcakes. Salty/sweet is by far my most favorite flavor combo. I will be in Portland soon and I’m going to hunt that pink truck down!

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    I tweeted too!

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    Tiphanie says:

    Chocolate mocha and peppermint… yummy!

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    Melissa says:

    Salted Caramel and chocolate is my favorite combination by far

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    So many combinations, Marshmallow and chocolate, caramel and chocolate, coconut and chocolate…are you getting my pattern here. I also love, love, love anything with caramel, so these cupcakes are perfect for me.

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    I love mint chocolate! yum! Or pretzels covered in chocolate! absolutely divine.

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    I tweeted the giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/randombydi

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    I’m really drawn to chocolate-coconut-almond, but I like chocolate-Earl Grey, and chocolate-stout.

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    Sandra H. says:

    My favorite combination is marshmellow and carmel!

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    My favourite combination is lemon and raspberry.

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    My fave combination is Salted caramel and banana with a drizzle of extra dark chocolate.
    I also tweeted @aliciabasa
    Thanks!
    :)

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    chocolate raspberry!

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    My current favorite combo is salt and caramel. I love this salted caramel popcorn I discovered a few months ago.

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    Strawberry and cookie dough! Such a sweet return to child!

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    Stephanie says:

    My favorite combo is chocolate-raspberry!

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    Salt and caramel….hands down!!!!

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    Gosh, it’s soooo hard to choose! There are so many good ones! Chocolate & peanut butter, chocolate & raspberry, apple & cinnamon, coconut & vanilla…
    but I think one of my absolute favourites would have to be chocolate cherry.

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    salt and caramel is awesome, but I also love yellow cake and chocolate frosting. can’t beat it!

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    Sara Sue says:

    I would have to say dark chocolate and salt with a close second of citrus curd and whipped cream sitting pleasantly on top of a sice of pound cake

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    Lemon curd with angel food cake, whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

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    Wow…does this book ever look charming! My very favourite dessert combination is the one that makes my kids the happiest, and right now that’s anything the combines chcolate and peanut butter!

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    Chocolate and peanut butter yumm :)

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    leilani Burns says:

    Ohh salty and sweets!

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    I LOVE chocolate and strawberry! YUM!

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    kathleen says:

    I love chocolate and caramel with a bit of salt!

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    Ashley Turner says:

    Love love love raspberry and lemon!!!

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    Chocolate and mint!

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    Definitely hazelnut and chocolate, or Lemon and raspberry, OR cinnamon and apple. Too many to decide.

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    I just can’t narrow it down to one so chocolate and caramel or chocolate and vanilla.

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    I love lemon and mint together for the summer, and chocolate and mint in the winter.

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    Tiphanie says:
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    I love chocolate and raspberry. yum (:

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    Anything with chocolate is my favorite combination!!

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    Jessica Nagel says:

    Oh man, that is soooo hard to choose! My favorite combo? Has to be Caramel, nuts, and chocolate! YUM! I’ve been making these caramel nut tarts that are to die for, they are so good and addicting!

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    I love the combination of Strawberry Chocolate and Mint.

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    Allison C says:

    I’m a traditional gal and love vanilla and chocolate.

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    Salted caramel, or chocolate and coconut!

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    my favourite taste combo is definitely chocolate and caramel! there’s nothing better!

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    My favorite dessert combo is coconut chocolate and caramel! Yum!

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    peanut butter and chocolate!

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    Chocolate and coffee! But chocolate and coconut is a close second.

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    Chocolate and raspberry…or chocolate and more chocolate!!

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    Strawberry and chocolate is my fav!

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    My favorite dessert flavor is raspberry with lemon! I adore it!

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    My favourite dessert combination is whipped mascarpone cheese with chocolate and any kind of berries. Yum :)

    & I also tweeted @karinoula !

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    Lime zest and toasted coconut. Or the old classic, apple and cinnamon. Yum :)

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    Vanessa P says:

    Ooooo… anything with sugar and butter. ;) I love chocolate with fruit, but I adore the wonderful contrast of fruit with cheese. I have a recipe for a cheddar pear pie… Mmmmmm…. LOVE your blog, and those cupcakes look amazing!

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    Ashley Oh says:

    Ooh, probably chocolate & espresso! I am a sucker for anything with apples & caramel, though, so I think I might have a tie for #1Favourite.

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    Mary Sanavia says:

    These look extreme! It’s very hard to choose just one, but I would say I love hazelnuts,raspberries and cinnamon….I think I have to go bake cookies now….

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    Keshakeke says:

    I love chocolate and peanut butter!

    keshakeke@aol.com

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    I love chocolate and caramel together!

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    Keshakeke says:

    I tweeted this giveaway on twitter

    keshakeke@aol.com

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    I love this book already! I can’t wait to get my hand on it.

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    I like caramel and chocolate, also hazelnut and chocolate :D

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    I love sweets with a slightly savory riff – like lemon and thyme, chocolate and salt, caramel and rosemary, etc.

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    Tweeted too.

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    Lothies says:

    Caramel and chocolate, thus will definitely try making those cupcakes!

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    Elizabeth Foster says:

    My favorite flavor combo of all time is peanut butter chocolate and pretzel! Yuummoo!

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    How fun is that food cart? Love it!
    Salt and caramel are definitley my favorite!

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    Robin Brooks says:

    Dark chocolate, toffee and a hint of salt. Mmmmmm.

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    My favorite combo is coconut and well…anything! Maybe coconut and coffee is inching its way to the front of my palate!
    P.S. I love your photos!!!

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    Patricia says:

    There are so many combinations that I adore: chocolate/raspberry, chocolate/orange, chocolate/ginger, strawberry/vanilla, lemon/blueberry… the list goes on. But, I have been a long time fan of the salty/sweet/crunchy/gooey combo. I have been known to eat a bag of chips and a chocolate bar at the same time.

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    Cristina. says:

    Strawberry and chocolate! Love it

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    My favorite dessert combination has to be vanilla and chocolate! Although after reading this post I am def going to have to try and make these and maybe I will be more of a sweet and salty type of girl…almost definetly I think I wil have more of a sweet and salty tastebud based on your photos!

    Jessie Lynn @Bloominthedetails

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    Sherrie says:

    My favorite flavor combination has to be peanut butter and chocloate with a hint of salt. YUM!

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    Kate W. says:

    excessive combination…peanut butter, chocolate, banana, and marshmallow :)

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    My favorite combo is sweet and salty….nothing satisfies like a chocolate dipped pretzel!!!!

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    Chocolate and peanut butter!

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    Daniela says:

    It is hard to decide… flavor combinations depends on the mood and season… Chocolate,caramel and marshmallow with some pretzels maybe for fall/winter; vanilla-lemon (specially if has anything to do with some curd)for spring/summer; bu then again I could try 100 flavor combination that I would go crazy for…. ohhh desserts…

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    Peanut butter and chocolate!

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    my favorite flavor combo is chocolate and fruit (strawberry, raspberry, orange etc.)

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    PB and chocolate! The best!

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    Michelle says:

    My favourite combo of all time is salt and chocolate. So whether it be salted carmel or peanuts with chocolate. I know that these cupcakes will be mind-blowing because when I was young I used to dip chips in nutella as a snack. So yummy.

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    Anna Picorale says:

    A newly discovered favorite for me is Chili and Chocolate! I discovered it in a chocolate bar. I haven’t had a chance to make it in cupcake form YET, but cannot wait.

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    vanilla on vanilla!

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    Mmmmm… sweet & spicy combos like cayenne and chocolate!

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    Stephanie says:

    My favourite combination has to be coffee and chocolate OR raspberry and chocolate. Delicious!

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    I am digging banana and peanut butter. Like a banana cupcake with peanut butter buttercream. Delish.

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    my favorite dessert combo is the classic SALTY AND SWEET!

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    One of my favourite flavour combos has got to be maple-glazed bacon with chocolate . . . mmmmm…. sweet/salty/chocolatey goodness I swear! Would love to win this intriguing book as I love new inspiration.

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    My FAV combo is chocolate / dark chocolate/ marshmallow !!
    MmmMMmmMMmmmmmmMmmm!! :)

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    Salty-sweet is my favourite. Salty caramel – because salted isn’t salty enough ;) – chocolate tarts, salted peanut butter icecream with rich chocolate fudge… Lindt Sea Salt chocolate… what’s not to love?

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    Thanks for the shout out!! So happy to hear that you are enjoying the book.

    Sugar Sugar,
    Kir Jensen

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    Definitely salt and caramel! Adding chocolate to the mix doesn’t hurt!

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    ohhh I would loveee to win this cook book! Thank you sooo much for the chance to win…I love chocolate and raspberry!

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    I am not sure how these cupcakes will taste with the chips but these look darn cute!

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    Josefine Hartvig says:

    My absolute favourite combination is raspberry and dark chocolate ganache :)

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    I recently added this cookbook to my wishlist on Amazon. My favorite flavor combination is chocolate, almond and coconut. Simple, yes, but delicious.

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    Meredith says:

    I love strawberries and a balsamic reduction. Oh or peach and ginger. YUM

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    Cristina B says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite dessert combo!

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    I love your blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    My favorite combinations are chocolate/coconut/caramel (Girl Scout Samoas are my favorite!) closely followed these days by lemon/almond.

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    Sarah Thompson says:

    One of my all time favorite combos is chocolate, peanut butter, and banana!

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    My all time favourite is peanut butter and chocolate but I have been known to each an Aero chocolate bar with a bag of chips, so these cupcakes look delicious!

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    Mine is vanilla and anything else!

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    oh there are so many flavors I love, sweet and salty, chocolate and mint, peanut butter and chocolate, I could go on for days!

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    Mercy! Those look amazing! Salty and sweet all in one bite. YUM!

    Peanut butter and chocolate has to be my favorite flavor combination!

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    Lately I’ve really been drawn to raspberry and almond together– like a croissant aux framboises avec des amandes. Delicious!

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    Nicole Cooper says:

    My favorite dessert combination lately is cherry and vanilla.

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    Tweeted! (@southern_bel)

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    LOVE all fruit combinations with vanilla. Berries- vanilla… favorite.

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    Diana K. says:

    My favorite combo has to be chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!

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    Gosh those look tasty…

    How to choose just one combination?! Malted-chocolate-something (cake, frosting, whatever!) and marshmallows is always wonderful. Or with caramel. Or cream. Can I just have malted chocolate with all the other flavours, please?

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    My favorite combo it peanut butter & chocolate!

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    June g. says:

    Chocolate and cherries:)

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    Heather says:

    My favorite flavor combo is definitely salted caramel + chocolate. Which is great because it looks like these cupcakes are perfect for that!

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    Mandy Blank says:

    I like peanut butter and butterscotch together.

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    Jennifer Alexander says:

    I love chocolate covered potato chips! YUMMY!!

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    Apples & caramel, but orange with chocolate (dark, of course!) are a close second! And, thanks for this amazing recipe!

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    chocolate and peanut butter

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    abigail says:

    chocolate and sea salt

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    What the what?! That’s just insane right there but I’m intrigued. sweet/salty desserts are totally hit or miss with me. My favorite combo – does apples and cinnamon count because I can’t get enough of that.

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    natasha says:

    It’s got to be either chocolate and peanut butter or choclate and banana, or wait maybe chocolate and coconut. There are just too many!

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    Victoria says:

    My favourite: chocolate and hazelnut! Always a success.

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    Chocolate & Pretzels!!

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    I love the salty sweet combo but my favorite has to be chocolate and peanut butter.

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    Paige B. says:

    I love any nut/chocolate combination!

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    Rhubarb and vanilla…actually rhubarb and anything!

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    vanilla and caramel!

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    I adore everything sweet & salty <3
    chocolate & peanut butter, chocolate covered pretzels, salted caramel, kettle corn mmmmm

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    while these look absolutely insane, I do love chocolate and peanut butter. Just can’t be beat.

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    I love chocolate and caramel or chocolate and peanut butter. It’s so hard to choose.

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    Nadia_Anne says:

    Sweet and salty all the way!

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    Nadia_Anne says:

    And tweeted as well.

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    bananas with chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. I used to cram it all into a sandwich when I was younger. Now I’ll make a banana layer cake with peanut butter and fluff filling, and chocolate frosting. Seriously yummy.

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    Shannon says:

    I love lots of combos with chocolate but my favorite (albeit boring) is probably chocolate and raspberry! :)

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    Jennifer says:

    I love peanut butter and chocolate.

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    It’s too hard to pick a favorite. But, I love love love chocolate + cherry.

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    Penny R says:

    Got to be chocolate and peanut butter, with chocolate cherry as a very close second!

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    My favorite flavor combo is raspberry + cream cheese. Yummmmmmm!

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    I like raspberry + dark chocolate – gets me every time.

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    Love sour cherries with dark chocolate anything :-)

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    Elizabeth says:

    Chocolate and caramel!

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    Jessica says:

    I love lemon with almond!

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    Heather@Kids in the Sink says:

    Coconut and dark chocolate!

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    Mary Kae says:

    Love anything that’s lemon & raspberry!

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    Chocolate and orange. :)

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    I’d have to say mine is chocolate, caramel and pecans… and also love the chocolate with fleur de sel combo.

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    Jessica says:

    I’m a sweet and salty girl!

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    Wow, those cupcakes look crazy … and amazing… amazacrazy, then.

    My favorite flavor combination, as luck would have it, is probably chocolate and coffee. :)

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    Tweeted!

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    Lemon & coconut…yum!

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    Strawberry & rhubarb – my favorite!!

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    Wendy B says:

    Chocolate and PB of course, but I also love coconut with anything…chocolate, white chocolate and even PB!!

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    Cardamom and pistachio!!!

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    …aaand I tweeted!

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    I love freshly sliced watermelon with sea salt. So refreshing in the summertime!

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    Oh, I’ll have to say chocolate and almond is my favorite dessert flavor combo, followed closely by chocolate and peanut butter!

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    I tweeted about the giveaway, too!

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    Chocolate, coffee and peanut butter

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    Lindsey S. says:

    Chocolate and Mint! Yum!

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    Strawberry-rhubarb, with either a touch of cinnamon or balsamic vinegar. mmmmmmm I have a crisp in the oven right now!

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    I was going to say peanut butter and chocolate, (my mouth waters just thinking of it), but after reading other comments someone said cherry and almond- I didn’t think of that when I was thinking of my answer, but cherry pie with a hint of almond extract- LOVE IT! So, my favourite dessert flavour combination is…. cherry and almond. :)

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    Elizabeth K. says:

    Everything is better with chocolate and nuts.

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    chocolate and peanut butter!!

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    Emily B. says:

    Chocolate and caramel…mmmm!

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    Barbara says:

    Chocolate with buttercream frosting

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    I have a couple favorite combinations: chocolate and vanilla (vanilla cake w/ chocolate frosting), and chocolate and peanut butter.

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    I am all about salty/sweet. Bacon and chocolate, salted caramel. Those cupcakes look incredible!!

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    Wowzers!!! These look sinfully decadent! I LOVE the salty and sweet combos. I am also a fan of the coconut and chocolate mix as well as marshmallow and hot fudge. That’s right, my favourite sundae growing up was the marshmallow and hot fudge, hold the nuts! xo

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    salt, caramel and chocolate.. or cinnamon, pepper and chocolate is good too..

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    I love, love, love any type of nut smothered in either chocolate, ice cream of both!

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    A good chocolate cake with a yummy vanilla buttercream … simple but delicious!

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    Maija M says:

    Chocolate & salty, like chocolate covered peanuts!

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    Christie Darago says:

    I seriously love anything that has salted caramel. Especially if it is combined with chocolate!!! Possibly add in a pretzel and I am in heaven!

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    Rebecca says:

    My absolute fav dessert combo would have to be chocolate with passion fruit I just LOVE passion fruit it goes so well with chocolate maybe a hint of raspberry in thee along with it!

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    My favorite flavor combination is salty caramel! They’re so opposite but go together so well! Yum :)

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    It’s near-impossible to pick just one flavor combination as my number on e favorite… though I must say I’ve been partial to chocolate and cinnamon lately!

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    And I just tweeted about it, too! My twitter page is https://twitter.com/#!/BakerInTheBSMT if you want to make sure I’m not just saying so.

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    Dessert combo? Ummm, sugar and . . . .
    It’s really too hard to decide, but I do always love vanilla and I have a weakness for caramel, so there you go – vanilla and caramel!

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    victoria says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter for the win! :)

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    victoria says:

    I tweeted the giveaway!

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    Chantelle says:

    I like tangy desserts, lemon or raspberry. My husband will always go for chocolate and PB!

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    white chocolate and macadamia nuts!

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    Faye Tronsgard says:

    I love just about anything as long as it is with chocolate. Those chocolate cupcakes with potato chips look scrumptious- salt with sweet- gotta love it!!

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    Lori Stilger says:

    Thanks for a GREAT giveaway! I may have to find that cart next time I get to Portland! :D
    My fave combo would be cream cheese and anything – today I think PB. PB Pie sounds SO good today. LOL!
    Thanks again!

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    Carmela says:

    Favorite combo?? That’s a realy unfair question…lol! I can’t choose. It’s a toss up between…Vanilla/Strawberry, Vanilla/Coconut, Chocolate/Rasberry and last but certainly not least, sweet/salty. Although it has taken a while to acquire a taste to the latter, it’s realy awesome. Chips in cupcakes…BRILLIANT!! :)

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    I love cannolis!! The sweet ricotta filling stuffed into a crunchy shell is a winning combination!
    Thank you! :)

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    Christine says:

    Dark chocolate and salted caramel!

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    Melissa Benno says:

    My favorite combo is chocolate with caramel.

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    Karen Farnsworth says:

    My favorite combo has to be coffee and chocolate! YUM!

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    Melissa Benno says:

    I tweeted about wanting to win the book!

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    Chocolate and Peanut Butter!!

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    Amanda L. says:

    I really love dark chocolate and peanut butter, but I also love sweet and salty, and lemon and blueberry.

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    Kristen H. says:

    I love lemon with cream cheese!

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    Sarah Akers says:

    I love any cake and any frosting, any time any place, you can’t go wrong with mini pieces of heaven!!!

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    Aimee Warner says:

    Anything with peanut butter, Strawberry, Chocolate, marshmellow…

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    Strawberries and cream!

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    I really am intrigued by this book! (As I had never heard of the Sugar Cube!

    I am torn between salted caramel and anything with cookie dough. My pin boards are full of recipes with both flavors!

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    Amanda P says:

    Chocolate and cream. Moist chocolate cake with whipped cream, served chilled….heaven!

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    Allie W says:

    My favorite dessert flavor combo is raspberry and chocolate. Dark chocolate! Thanks Rosie!

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    I love salty and sweet. It’s so yummy.

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    Kay Gee says:

    The first that comes to mind is chocolate and caramel

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    Mmm, s’mores would be my fave! Nothing quite like marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers.

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    Shannon says:

    I tweeted! :)

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    Mint + chocolate. Or coconut + anything.

    These cupcakes look crazy amazing!

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    Sarah B says:

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate of course!

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    chocolate, salted carmel & fruit together!

    I’m also a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate :)

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    I tweeted from MoMacIver :)

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    Love the combo of strawberries and cream :)

    Also, working on making those cupcakes–so far the batter is delish!!

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    I tweeted too!

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    Ah! I would LOVE another sweet cookbook! I’ve gone through mine heheh and i loooove salted caramel…. (lucky number 400 here we go…)

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    though it’s been a super trendy flavor; i’ve loved salted caramel since before it was cool ;)
    But tahitian vanilla, chinese five spice and orange are amazing together!

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    Anything sweet and salty!

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    My favorite combination is blueberries with almond and lemon.

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    CHocolate and salted caramel is the perfect combo.. But I do like the other ones too.. As long as it taste good :)

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    Without question, peanut butter and marshmallow!

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    Love, love, love salted caramel!!! Love it in ice cream and baked goods. This great restaurant in Phoenix, AZ (The Arrogant Butcher), has the most amazing dessert…..Salted Caramel Pudding….OMG!!! These cupcakes look amazing – salt, caramel and chocolate AND the cookbook is to die for.

    Thanks for having this giveaway….love your blog, and will be following it faithfully.

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    peanut butter and white chocolate

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    My favourite combo is dark chocolate and raspberry- in a bar, a cupcake, a tart, whatever!

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    This recipe sounds super yummy! Chocolate and caramel are definitely two of my favorite dessert flavors :)

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    Mmm! I love coconut and almonds or pecans!

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    My favorite frosting combo, is vanilla, butter, coconut, and almond, with cream cheese. Ay flavor of cake to go with it.

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    Katie Green says:

    My favorite combo is salted peanuts and caramel! You can’t go wrong with the two of them paired together!

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    Chocolate and peanut butter!!

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    Lemon and raspberry ( or blueberry or strawberry or even basil yumm!)

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    Colleen Xie says:

    I actually adore the flavor of red bean, with chocolate or matcha… but the classic peanut butter & chocolate combo will always win me over!

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    Colleen Xie says:

    I tweeted! (@colleenxie)

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    that is SUCH a hard question to answer, but i will have to say my fav combo is chocolate and raspberry!

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    Carolsue says:

    White chocolate and raspberry
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    Carolsue says:

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/MsCarolsueA/status/203390453511503872
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    Angie S says:

    For desserts, my fav combo has got to be lychee with rose syrup! :)

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    Charlene M. Haddad says:

    Favorite combo? Chocolate and YES. So, chocolate with almost every other conceivable combination. Doesn’t matter!
    LOL, I can definitely see craving these once a month. . . especially at certain *times* of the month. ; }

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    Chocolate and Peanut Butter

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    I tweeted (@harleylady1200)

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    Rose water and chocolate……mmmm ; )

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    TiffanyBlue says:

    Peanut butter and chocolate!

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    KimberlyJoy says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter!

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    Coconut and chocolate!

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    White chocolate and strawberry !

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    Fave dessert combo: salt and chocolate. Ooooh. I almost can’t make the combo because I WILL eat it all up! I think these amazing cupcakes would fit the bill.

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    I tweeted!

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    Mocha and Raspberries! What a lovely book! Thank you for the opportunity!

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    I love pretzels and chocolate. Sweet and salty all the way!

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    I tweeted!

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    The classic espresso and dark chocolate :)

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    My favourite dessert flavour combination is chocolate and strawberry. I adore chocolate covered strawberries and I love fresh sliced strawberries on ice cream with chocolate sauce. Soo delightful :)

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    Kristin says:

    Lemon and blueberry! numnum

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    sarahbeesweets says:

    hmmmm, my favorite flavor combination has to be… Oh! chocolate, meyer lemon, and thyme. i made truffles once with these three ingredients and the result was just beautiful.

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    Heather says:

    My favourite is chocolate & raspberry… in or on anything! Best combination ever! :)

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    Mirtha Hernandez says:

    white chocolate and raspberry. yum… gotta go bake something…

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    Mmmm salty and sweet is definitely the ideal flavor combo – usually dark chocolate with salt :)

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    I like lemon with blue berries.

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    I tweeted about the contest!

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    chocolate and orange!!

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    Chocolate and espresso.

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    Chocolate and coconut.

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    You had me at the coffee syrup. These look delicious!

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    My favorite dessert combination would be just about anything that mixes salty and sweet–like these cupcakes! They look amazing!!

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    Camila Williams says:

    I love the combination of banana and chocolate, or strawberry and chocolate, ok.. pretty much anything with chocolate ;)

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    Almonds and caramel! or Almond, chocolate and caramel with some salt. Oh my!

  446. 452

    OMG! These cupcakes look out of this world. My favorite combo is dark chocolate, caramel and fleur de sel. Now I have to figure out when to make these cupcakes.

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    These are just a delight. Going to surprise my my friends for our weekly tea and serve them these with icy cold milk instead. As for favorite flavor, the most amazing cookie I ever head was a batch I made last week. Oatmeal cookie dough with dark chocolate covered dried cranberries, macadamia nuts, and crispy bacon. They were fantastic.

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    Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas – that is my favorite trifecta!

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    Kelly L. says:

    Lemon and blueberry has always been a favorite but I also love vanilla/strawberry and banana/caramel (banana’s foster is the best dessert ever!). I guess I can’t decide. haha!

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    My favorite combination is chocolate and peanut butter.

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    I like lemon and strawberry!

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    I love the sweet and salty mix and I think that’s why I was so attracted to these cupcakes! Salty peanuts or chips with chocolate is always delicious

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    Marsha Lynne says:

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter..a favorite childhood memory

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    Mint and Chocolate or just Chocolate and peanut.

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    I tweeted! @sara_schineller

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    Alexandra says:

    My fav flavours would have to be a tie between lemon &vanilla and chocolate &coffee.

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    white chocolate and raspberry!

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    My favorite combo is cheesecake& strawberry or raspberry. I also tweeted @staryxsurprise

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    I love sweet and spicy. Chocolate cake with a dark chocolate cayenne glaze!

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    Right now, I’m loving anything chocolate and caramel!

    I also love anything chocolate and peanut butter!

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    Carrot cake w/cream cheese frosting. Yumm.

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    Kate D. says:

    Chocolate and coffee. Or chocolate and mint! Oh! Anything with lemon.

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    I pretty much love anything creamy with chocolate.

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    Natasha Carlton says:

    I tweeted you (@justplaintasha)
    Favorite combo is red velvet cake with homemade cream cheese frosting

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    Dark chocolate and raspberries are my favorite combo!

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    merissa says:

    one of my favorite combos is vanilla and lemon!
    (ps i made this recipe for chocolate cupcakes and they came out amazing!)

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    chocolate and coffee!

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    Carolee says:

    Definitely love Salted Caramel and Chocolate! I’ll be making these cupcakes to auction off at my favorite charity auction in June (Village Community Services benefits people with autism and other developmental disabilities). Wouldn’t it be nice if I could add in this gorgeous cookbook to “sweeten” the deal? Typically these desserts go for hundreds of dollars – with this cookbook added in its sure to bring in lots of $$$ for these deserving people!

    (P.S. I’d tweet, but can’t figure out how…)

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    Madeleine says:

    Mmm, bittersweet chocolate and raspberry!

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    Christina says:

    My favorite combo is chocolate and caramel, though chocolate and strawberry comes in a close second!

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    Strawberry and cream cheese.

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    My favorite is chocolate on chocolate. The richer the better.:)

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    Theresa Sea says:

    Chocolate and heat!

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    Dominique says:

    I never thought I’d say it but chocolate and banana is one of my fave dessert combos, despite the fact that I really dislike bananas. There’s a bakery in my town that does a layered chocolate and banana layered cake and it’s fantastic. I could eat it all day long.

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    Chocolate and peanut butter

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    salty-sweet….chocolate and peanut butter tops them all.

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    I simply cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter… but coffee and coconut are close behind!

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    I love chocolate (white or brown) with almonds!

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    I’m a major fan of chocolate and orange. Sweet and tangy, reminds me of Christmas and summer at the same time!

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    These look like trouble. Big, delicious, diet busting trouble. I can’t wait to try them!!

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    Hi there!

    Can we make the salted caramel and chocolate ganache in advance?

    Cheers,

    Pammm

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    I love cupcakes anything from red velvet to fudge.. That’s why when I tried making this cupcakes last night as desserts for the family they were all thrilled by what I just did.. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I wanted you to know that we all love your cupcake.. xoxoxo

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    its realy very dlicious …
    Keep it up..

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    Vanessa says:

    Tried these today – they’re awesome! The caramel doesn’t taste great on its own (not sure why, maybe I messed something up?) but the cupcakes taste great with everything together! Love the taste of the ruffles and caramel with the dark chocolate. Posted a pic on my fb and people love the idea!

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    I didn’t make the cupcakes, but this totally inspired me. I dipped Ruffles potato chips in melted bitter sweet chocolate, and sprinkles them with Heath bits. Totally easy and yummy! Thanks for being inspiring!

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    I LUV vanilla bean with salted caramel and dark chocolate… mmmm…

    those cupcakes look super-cute and creativ, got 2 ask my friends what they think of the the combination idea for the ruffles and caramel! xD

    Sophia

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    Question: do these cupcakes store well? I’d like to make them 2 days in advance. Should I just put the potato chips in at the last minute?

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    Will the chips get soggy?

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