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10 Mouthwatering Cupcake Recipes To Brighten Your Day

10 Mouthwatering Cupcake Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Everyone loves a good cupcake, but what makes it irresistibly amazing? Here at Lifehack, we love to treat our readers well so we’ve put together 10 of the most mouthwatering cupcake recipes to brighten your day, and even added a few easy-to-follow recipes for those who aren’t naturals in the kitchen. Please note: if you’re reading this at work, grab a tissue before reading because none of your colleagues want to see you drooling on your keyboard, now do they?

If you’re ready…

1. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

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    Not everyone loves chocolate, and some prefer a sweeter, fruitier taste like these Strawberry Cupcakes. They also look divine. I’m imaging these in the summer with afternoon tea or a glass (or two) of prosecco. Another bonus about this recipe is it’s pretty easy to make, by just adding some ingredients to an existing cake mix!

    2. Rocky Road Cupcakes With A Nutella Center

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      Calling all chocolate lovers: this is the cupcake for you! Not only does the decoration look delicious and put together, there’s even a Nutella center, a win-win for us! The creator, Lauren, is a fashion and lifestyle blogger and makes many delicious cupcakes. Check out her Instagram on @itslittlelauren. Be warned though, you will want to go to the shop and buy the ingredients after checking out this recipe!

      3. Juicy Lucy Burger Cupcakes

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        This recipe’s a little different than the traditional cupcake image. A hipster twist on this cupcake is ideal for burger lovers or even when you just want to try out something different, and add a great conversation starter to your next get-together.

        4. Red Velvet Cupcakes

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          We couldn’t do a cupcake post without including red velvet cupcakes, could we? Although these are ideal for Valentine’s Day, red velvet has a huge fan following year-round. And for those of you who aren’t good at following instructions, there’s a lovely step-by-step video to make this sheer awesome-ness.

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          5. Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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            Peanut Butter and Avocado (not together!) seem to be the new “it” thing right now, so for all you peanut butter fans – we’ve got your back. This cupcake not only features peanut butter icing but also the infamous Reese’s peanut butter cups. The recipe has easy-to-follow pictures, as well.

            6. Mint Oreo Cupcakes

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              This recipe is fresh not only because of the decoration but also the fact that these marvelous cupcakes are DOUBLE stuffed, which is pretty cool. Try this refreshing treat on a warm day, or for a special occasion.

              7. Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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                These cupcakes are constructed slightly different from other cupcakes – it’s made in an ice cream cone! Not only is this recipe fairly simple, it also makes for a great treat at kid’s birthday parties – or just for eating in general, really…

                8. Rainbow Cupcakes

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                  So we’ve added a drop of chocolate, a tint of addiction, and now a splash of color – these rainbow cupcakes are not only bright on the top but even the inside is filled with different colors! These cupcakes are very kitsch and perfect for those with extravagant style, or trying to impress others with your creativity.

                  9. Cookie Monster Cupcakes

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                    Trying to win someone over? Food and humour are the key to a person’s heart. These fun cookie monster cupcakes are bound to make anyone’s day. Try this lovely quirky idea to brighten someone else’s mood, or your own!

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                    10. Marshmallow Snowman Cupcakes

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                      The nights are getting darker earlier, and the weather colder… winter is coming. As it’s already October, I felt it was only right to have this last recipe be Christmas-themed. So maybe add this page to your favorites bar, and when it nears to Christmas you can get these on the table and stick on a good old Christmas film!

                      Featured photo credit: Etsy via etsy.com

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                      Last Updated on May 15, 2019

                      How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                      How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                      As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                      “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                      When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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                      Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

                      We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

                      But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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                      So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

                      It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

                      1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                      Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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                      2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                      This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

                      You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

                      3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                      This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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                      4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                      How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

                      So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                      If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                      And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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