Mini Cream Cheese Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

cupcakes small {I’m giving away some sweet Calphalon goodies and some Butterball turkeys! That sort of rhymed! Ha! Check those giveaways out HERE and HERE!}

I interrupt the Ode to Thanksgiving posts to bring you a light little treat I made the other day. And by light I mean airy, not low fat…just to be clear.

This is a recipe that I entered into the Everyday Chef Challenge. It’s basically a cooking contest through Pacific Fine Foods. Basically, you come up with an Appetizer, Main Dish, Dessert and/or Drink using one of their products and upload it on their website.

Simple enough right?

So, I looked through my recipe index and chose one of my favorites: Turkey a la King. I made it last year with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and it is seriously one of the easiest and tastiest recipes on my site. Do you have a recipe you love that you could submit? There are lots of prizes up for grabs!

Then, because I like to be different, I  came up with these sweet little cupcakes.  I love them! They are cute, sweet, dainty and delicious. My daughter picked out the sprinkles and helped me decorate them too! Love a fun family activity in the kitchen.


cupcake small 2For the cake, I used coconut oil and cream cheese in place of butter, cracked open a vanilla bean for an extra kick of flavor and then some Organic Almond Vanilla Milk. If you don’t have these ingredients {because I know they aren’t common} just use regular butter in place of the cream cheese and coconut oil, vanilla extract in place of the vanilla bean and regular milk in place of the Almond milk.

Come check out my recipes on the Everyday Chef Challenge website and enter some of your recipes too! See my cupcakes HERE and my Turkey a la King recipe HERE. Feel free to press that little vote button too! 🙂

Oh, and some of my favorite bloggers are judging the contest: Lori {Recipe Girl}, Gaby {What’s Gaby Cooking}, Julie {Mommie Cooks} and Nicole {Pinch my Salt} have the hard job of picking the winners.  I may or may not try to suck up to them in the next few days…

I’ll keep you posted on what happens! In the mean time, care for a cupcake?
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  1. I voted for you! I love these little cupcakes, they are so adorable and anything with vanilla in is a winner in my book!

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  2. These are adorable! So pretty and tasty looking.

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  3. yum these look great!

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  4. These cupcakes look awesome! I’m a huge fan of coconut oil. It’s the best!

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  5. I saw you post pics of these on Instagram and HAD to stop by to see if you’d posted them yet. Yum!

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  6. so cute! i love using coconut oil 🙂

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  7. Oooh these cupcakes look so cute! Plus the fact that they are miniature makes it okay to eat 3, right? 😉

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  8. These are delightful cupcakes. The pics look beautiful too!

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  9. Just gorgeous cupcakes – YUM!

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  10. 60 mini cupcakes!! That would look beautiful on my counter. Love these!

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  11. These look amazing! I have been trying to learn how to incorporate coconut oil into baking, and this is a definite must-try! thanks 🙂 and good luck in the contest!

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  12. Love, love, love!! I was actually looking for a recipe just like this with cream cheese, coconut oil, and vanilla bean!! Hit the spot! 🙂

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