Cupcake Wars Season 3 Winning Recipes

Take a sugary bite of some Season 3 victorious recipes from "Cupcake Wars."
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Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

The classic fruit and cream combo shines perfectly in this light and moist winning cupcake, stuffed with a sweet peach filling and topped with mascarpone frosting.

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Mango Coriander Pound Cake Cupcakes With Mango Chutney Filling and Sweetened Condensed Milk Whipped Cream

A favorite at the Indian Film Festival in Hollywood, these mini mango cakes are filled with a sweetened chutney and frosted with a decadent whipped cream topping.

Get the Recipe: Mango Coriander Pound Cake Cupcakes with Mango Chutney Filling and Sweetened Condensed Milk Whipped Cream

Banana Toffee Cupcakes

Mixed in a cinnamon-toffee batter, ripe banana puree and creamy buttermilk make these cupcakes especially moist, while a dulce de leche filling and caramel cream cheese frosting add extra sweetness.

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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Rich yet refreshing, these cool lemon cupcakes are made with fresh blueberries and tangy sour cream.

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Standing Ovation: Sweet Chocolate Port Cupcakes

Not just a chocolate cupcake, these Tony Award-worthy treats are drizzled with a silky port wine syrup, filled with raspberry creme fraiche, and topped with a light and fluffy French chocolate mousse.

Get the Recipe: Standing Ovation: Sweet Chocolate Port Cupcakes, Port Wine Reduction Syrup, Raspberry Creme Fraiche Filling, French Chocolate Mousse

Spicy Double Dark Chocolate Cake

Ground white pepper is the secret ingredient in these fiery cupcakes, filled with a cherry-cognac mixture and topped with crunchy pistachio-mascarpone frosting.

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Chocolate Porter Cupcakes

A home run with L.A. Dodger fans, these chocolate-porter cupcakes are laced with a subtle coffee flavor, filled with peanut butter-chocolate caramel corn and ganache, and topped with a light meringue frosting.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Porter Cupcakes, Porter Ganache, Caramel Corn Crunch, Toasted Meringue

Peach-Berry Shortcake Cupcakes

Celebrating the achievements of the Miss USA pageant, these crowning glories showcase creamed corn cupcakes, fresh fruit compote, delicate tarragon shortcakes and luscious whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Peach-Berry Shortcake Cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes

The classic Italian pastry is transformed into a winning cupcake featuring unique twists on the original favorite flavors: a light orange-scented cake, traditional creamy ricotta filling, rich chocolate ganache and silky almond topping.

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Red Hot Velvet Cupcakes With Fiery Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Luscious red velvet meets hot cayenne pepper in a combination of sweet and spicy that is just right. Topped with a cinnamon schnapps-infused frosting, these cupcakes are sinfully decadent.

Get the Recipe: Vixxxen: Red Hot Velvet Cupcakes with Fiery Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Praline Mac Nut Crunch Cupcakes

These moist chocolate cakes are filled with a macadamia nut crunch and topped with smooth vanilla frosting and caramel almond paper.

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Sweet Tea Cupcakes With Lemon Sweet Tea Frosting

Sweet tea-infused milk adds a subtle warm note to these country cupcakes and contrasts perfectly with zesty lemon frosting.

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