cupcake cake pop donut1 Cupcakes, Cake Pops, and... Donuts?

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Cupcakes were always a childhood delight. You couldn’t wait for it to be someone’s birthday so they would bring in tasty little cakes topped with a nice mound of frosting. You feared getting older when there would be far fewer birthday cupcakes. Luckily, cupcakes made a big-kid comeback! We started seeing them everywhere in all kinds of flavors (and here I was thinking they only came in chocolate and funfetti), even entire shops completely dedicated to cupcakes.

Next came the cake pop. A good alternative to the cupcake because the frosting is mixed right in with the cake, making it much less messy, and it’s on a stick.  Seriously, foods on a stick are way more fun than non-stick food.

So what’s next? What will be the next trendy sweet treat? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s donuts. DONUTS! I can’t say I’m disappointed. Growing up, I went to Dunkin Donuts every morning with my dad where he got me a strawberry frosted donut with sprinkles (much like the one in the photo). Donuts are a blast from my past and I’m welcoming it with open arms!

If you’re just as excited as I am, here are some donut recipes to get you started!

Signature Cupcakes, Cake Pops, and... Donuts?