Category Archives: Cakes – Frosting

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is paired with ginger, cloves and spices to make flavorful spice blends, and combined with oatmeal and nuts to enhance their nutty qualities. In this Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, cinnamon really takes center stage on its ... Read More »

Blueberry Swirl Cupcakes

Blueberry Swirl Cupcake

This year was a great year for berries and I made all kinds of berry desserts with my farmers’ market finds, from berry cobblers to strawberry shortcakes. When my berries were less-than-perfect, I turned them in to quick batches of syrup or jam to make sure they didn’t go to waste. Homemade jam is always a great use for fresh fruits and berries, and you’ll ... Read More »

Chocolate Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Just about everyone has seen vanilla cream-filled snack cakes on store shelves over the years. There are a couple of brands that make them, and there are many recipes for homemade versions out there, too. The balance of chocolate cake and vanilla cream filling in these types of cakes can be a great thing, but there are times when you just want a little bit ... Read More »

Browned Butter Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Browned Butter Cupcakes, bitten

Browned butter is one of those ingredients that you really can’t go wrong with. It is delicious and improves just about anything that you might add it to by giving it a nutty and subtly addictive quality. These Browned Butter Cupcakes definitely deliver a good brown butter flavor, but, thanks to a double dose of this “secret ingredient” in the cake and the frosting, they’re ... Read More »

Watermelon Cupcakes

Watermelon Cupcakes

There are few things that are more refreshing on a very hot summer day than a slice of cool, sweet watermelon. It’s even better if you top it with a sprinkle of sea salt to make the melon seem even juicier. These Watermelon Cupcakes don’t have quite the same cooling effect as fresh melon, but they definitely capture the look! They’re fluffy, tender and will ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

There are times when a small piece of chocolate will satisfy a chocolate craving. And there are other times when it takes something big and very chocolatey to satisfy your sweet tooth. This Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting is the kind of cake that you want to have on the occasions when you want something that really packs a lot of chocolate flavor in ... Read More »

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with a Bite

Banana bread is usually the first thing that people think of when they want to do some baking with bananas. It’s satisfying, easy to make and a good all-purpose baked good. But even though you can eat it for dessert, it’s not really the same as having a nice slice of cake or a good cupcake. Banana bread is heavier and tends to be less ... Read More »

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

There is a lot of flavor packed into this deceptively simple looking Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting. You might not know it at a glance, but the cake is rich with the flavors of sweet bananas and brown sugar, floral vanilla and nutty – and addictive – browned butter. This is the kind of everyday cake that is easy to make and ... Read More »

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