If the sight of a cupcake makes you groan, just know that you're not alone. There was a time when we adored cupcakes, when we were excited to get our hands on one. The magic of these little cakes carried over from childhood birthday parties well into our adult lives. But that was before cupcake shops became just as commonplace as Starbucks.

Now, we're just a little sick of seeing cupcakes and all their wild flavors and decorations. Once they became topped with bacon and chicken wings, we knew it had gone too far. But still, when we get our hands on a good cupcake, it's hard to deny how good they really are -- and that somewhere inside, we still (and probably always will) love these tiny cakes.

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  • Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/02/dark-chocolate-fudge-merlot-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/04/06/orange-vanilla-bean-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Sugared Almond Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/09/sugared-toasted-almond-cupcakes-with-chocolate-frosting/" target="_blank">Sugared Almond Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting recipe </a>by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/01/banana-bourbon-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Banana Bourbon Cupcakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Rose Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cupcakes/rose-cupcakes-take-two/" target="_blank"> Rose Cupcakes recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/05/08/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Pumpkin S'mores Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/11/pumpkin-smores-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Pumpkin S'mores Cupcakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Toffee Crunch Cupcake

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cupcakes/toffee-crunch-cupcake/" target="_blank"> Toffee Crunch Cupcake recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Black Forest Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/06/10/black-forest-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Black Forest Cupcakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/salted-dark-chocolate-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Peanut Butter Cupcakes With A Marshmallow Swirl

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/09/fluffernutter-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Peanut Butter Cupcakes with a Marshmallow Swirl recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Turtle Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2013/01/18/turtle-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Turtle Cupcakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Eggnog Cupcakes With Spiced Rum

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cupcakes/eggnog-cupcakes-with-spiced-rum/" target="_blank">Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Rum recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Fauxstess Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/06/12/fauxstess-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Fauxstess Cupcakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/01/27/peanut-butter-and-jelly-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Caramel Cappucino Royale Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cupcakes/caramel-cappucino-royale-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Caramel Cappucino Royale Cupcakes recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Coconut Tres Leches Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/04/coconut-tres-leches-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Coconut Tres Leches Cupcakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Brownie Banana Bread Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/09/brownie-banana-bread-cupcakes-with-brown-sugar-frosting/" target="_blank"> Brownie Banana Bread Cupcakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/08/milk-chocolate-cupcakes-with-fresh-mint-frosting/" target="_blank">Mint Chocolate Cupcakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/06/homemade-funfetti-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/spiced-butternut-squash-cupcakes-with-maple-cream-cheese-frosting/" target="_blank">Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/vanilla-chai-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Vanilla Chai Cupcakes recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Blackberry Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://call-me-cupcake.blogspot.mx/2011/08/blackberry-cupcakes.html" target="_hplink">Blackberry Cupcakes recipe</a> by Call me Cupcake</strong>

  • Nutella Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/nutella-cupcakes/" target="_hplink">Nutella Cupcakes recipe</a> by My Baking Addiction</strong>

  • Blood Orange Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cafejohnsonia.com/2009/05/blood-orange-cupcakes-with-faux.html" target="_hplink">Blood Orange Cupcakes recipe</a> by Cafe Johnsonia</strong>

  • S'mores Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/smores-cupcakes.html" target="_hplink">S'mores Cupcakes recipe</a> by Pastry Affair</strong>

  • Buttered Rum Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://adventurescooking.blogspot.com/2012/02/buttered-rum-cupcakes-and-pirate.html" target="_hplink">Buttered Rum Cupcakes recipe</a> by Adventures in Cooking</strong>

  • Chocolate Cupcakes With Cherry Mascarpone Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://inthelittleredhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/small-and-simple-things.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Cupcakes with Cherry Mascarpone Frosting recipe</a> by The Little Red House</strong>

  • Salted Caramel Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://passthesushi.com/salted-caramel-cupcakes" target="_hplink">Salted Caramel Cupcakes recipe</a> by Pass The Sushi</strong>

  • Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thefauxmartha.com/2011/09/12/chocolate-ganache-cupcakes/" target="_hplink">Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes recipe</a> by Faux Martha</strong>

  • Banana Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.yourcupofcake.com/2011/02/banana-cupcakes-with-cinnamon-cream-cheese-buttercream.html" target="_hplink">Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream recipe</a> by Your Cup of Cake</strong>

  • Vanilla Cupcakes With Vanilla Buttercream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://jennysteffens.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-best-vanilla-cupcakes-with-vanilla.html" target="_hplink">Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream recipe</a> by Jenny Steffens Hobick</strong>

  • S'Mores Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/srsquomores-cupcakes_n_1311450.html" target="_hplink">S'Mores Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Brownie Batter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/dessert/brownie-batter-chocolate-fudge-cupcakes.html" target="_hplink">Brownie Batter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes recipe</a> by Kevin and Amanda</strong>

  • White Chocolate Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/midsummer-wedding-cupcake_n_1342521.html" target="_hplink">Midsummer Wedding Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Vanilla Cupcakes With Lavender

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/country-wedding-cupcakes_n_1342522.html" target="_hplink">Vanilla Cupcakes with Lavender recipe</a></strong>

  • Golden Gluten-Free Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/golden-gluten-free-cupcak_n_1414479.html" target="_hplink">Golden Gluten-Free Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Blueberry Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/blueberry-cupcakes-_n_1062175.html" target="_hplink">Blueberry Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Carrot Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/take-5-carrot-cupcakes_n_1060866.html" target="_hplink">Take 5 Carrot Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Ambrosia Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/ambrosia-cupcakes_n_1061419.html" target="_hplink">Ambrosia Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Ginger Island Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/ginger-island-cupcakes_n_1507639.html" target="_hplink">Ginger Island Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes With Cocoa Whipped Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-espresso-cupcak_n_1059639.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with Cocoa Whipped Cream recipe</a></strong>

  • Pink Almond Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/pink-and-pretty-cupcakes_n_1341918.html" target="_hplink">Pink Almond Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Apple Cupcakes With Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/apple-cupcakes-with-cinna_n_1062005.html" target="_hplink">Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting recipe</a></strong>

  • Devil's Food Cupcakes With Coconut Pecan Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/devils-food-cupcakes-with_n_1060925.html" target="_hplink">Devil's Food Cupcakes with Coconut Pecan Frosting recipe</a></strong>

  • Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/wedding-cupcakes_n_1056800.html" target="_hplink">Wedding Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Vanilla Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/vanilla-cupcakes-with-cho_n_1062178.html" target="_hplink">Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting recipe</a></strong>

  • Red Velvet Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/red-velvet-cupcakes_n_1054918.html" target="_hplink">Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe</a></strong> Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rottnapples/5362342537/" target="_hplink">rottnapples, Flickr</a>.

  • Raspberry-Swirl Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/raspberry-swirl-cupcakes-_n_1062177.html" target="_hplink">Raspberry-Swirl Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

  • Monkey See Monkey Do Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/monkey-see-monkey-do-cupc_n_1060912.html" target="_hplink">Monkey See Monkey Do Cupcakes recipe</a></strong>

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