Category Archives: Cakes – Frosting

Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting

Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is one of my favorite ways to top a cake. The rich, tangy flavor of cream cheese goes well with almost any cake flavor you can think of, from chocolate cakes to spice cakes. It is quick and easy to make, as long as you have some cream cheese on hand in your fridge when you are ready to frost. The average ... Read More »

Rum and Vanilla Cupcakes with Rum-Spiked Cream Cheese Frosting

Rum & Vanilla Cupcakes

I’ve been using a lot of rum lately. Like bourbon, rum is a flavorful spirit that can make a great addition to baked goods. The most well-known use of rum in a dessert is a rum cake, which is typically soaked in a rum and sugar syrup to make it exceptionally moist and give it a strong rum flavor. Rum can be used in recipes ... Read More »

Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries

Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries

I don’t skimp on spices during the spring and summer, but I definitely incorporate a lot more spice into my fall and winter baked goods. There is something about a really flavorful spice cake that just feels especially warm and satisfying when there is a chill in the air. These Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries are a great way to welcome in a change in ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin pie is the most common dessert made with pumpkin and it is a good one. The custardy filling is sweet and spicy, and its creamy texture contrasts well with a flaky pastry crust. It’s not the only great pumpkin dessert out there, however, and I would put these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting up near the top of the list. They’re a great ... Read More »

Mini Lemon Layer Cake

Mini Lemon Layer Cakes

A layer cake is always a lovely dessert to put out at the end of a meal, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a love of desserts. There are plenty of times when you don’t need a full size layer cake – and those times tend to be when you’re serving a small gathering instead of a large crowd. A gigantic layer cake ... Read More »

How to Make Royal Icing

Royal Icing

Royal icing is a hard white icing made from egg whites and confectioners’ sugar. It is described as a “hard” icing because it dries hard, unlike buttercream frostings which remain soft even after they have sat out for a long period of time. It is typically made from meringue powder, rather than fresh egg whites, because the eggs are uncooked in this type of frosting ... Read More »

Rainbow Carrot Cake

Rainbow Carrot Cake Slice

Most carrots in grocery stores are orange, but you may have noticed that carrots have started to come in many colors. Rainbow carrots – a convenient term to refer to multi-colored carrots – come in purple, red, yellow and white, as well as orange. They were once only available at farmers markets, but have become so popular that even regular grocery stores often carry them ... Read More »

Irresistible Nutella Buttercream

Piping Buttercream

There are many different frosting recipes out there and many of them are called buttercream, but not all buttercreams are created equal, though many people don’t differentiate between the different types when they’re writing a recipe. American Buttercream is a frosting made with butter, confectioners’ sugar, a liquid (usually milk or cream) and some flavoring. It is sweet, sturdy and very easy to make. Italian ... Read More »

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