Category Archives: Cakes – Frosting

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake, full

A Hummingbird Cake is a classic Southern Cake that is reminiscent of a carrot cake, without the carrots because of its fruity and spicy flavors. It is a very moist cake, full of pineapple, chopped bananas, cinnamon and pecans, and it is usually topped off with a rich and tangy cream cheese frosting. There is no hummingbird in the cake – despite the name. In ... Read More »

Chocolate Spice Tomato Soup Cupcakes

Chocolate Tomato Cupcakes

Although it sounds like it uses a strange combination of ingredients, my Tomato Soup Cake is a big hit every time that I make it. The moist, spicy cake is an old recipe and is very flavorful. You would never guess that it calls for condensed tomato soup in the recipe – most people just ask for seconds! I usually make the recipe as a ... Read More »

Red Velvet Marble Cupcakes

Red Velvet Marble Cupcakes, innards

Marble cakes and cupcakes are usually made by swirling together vanilla and chocolate cake batters, but there is no reason that you can’t swirl together other flavors of cake to create different looks and add different flavors to a finished product. Red velvet cake batter is great for swirling into marble cakes because it lends such a vibrant color to the finished product, but it ... Read More »

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Perfect Yellow Cake

There are some cake recipes that I go back to again and again, and this simple yellow cake is one of them. Unassuming and almost plain looking, this cake has a great flavor and a soft, tender crumb. It is easy to make and perfect for eating any day of the week in big slices with a glass of milk – rather than waiting for ... Read More »

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling

Whoopie pies are soft, cake-like cookies that are sandwiched together with a frosting-like filling. If you haven’t had them before, they’re almost like inside out cupcakes in terms of texture and flavor. Whoopie pies are easy to make and easy to transport, so they’re a great snack to make when you need to feed a crowd or want to take a treat to a party. ... Read More »

Dirt Cupcakes

Dirt Cupcakes

What could be more creepy than a pile of dirt full of bugs and worms? Maybe the boogie man, but this year I used that idea as inspiration to create some Dirt Cupcakes as a Halloween treat! Like many Halloween treats, they taste a lot better than they look and they’re a lot of fun to make. These cupcakes start out with a big batch ... Read More »

Zucchini Cake with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Zucchini and Lime Cake

Zucchini is great for baking because it can add a whole lot of moisture to a baked good. It can show up in cakes and quickbreads, just as carrots can. It is often paired with chocolate and over time I’ve noticed why: green is not a color that blends into a cake that easily (nor is it one that you expect to see in a ... Read More »

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes, in progress

I have been itching to make some root beer cupcakes with my bottle of Sonoma Syrup Co’s Root Beer Syrup because the syrup is so flavorful and seemed like it would pass on a great root beer flavor into baked goods. The syrup has concentrated the root beer flavor and it comes through much more strongly (and more naturally) than using root beer-flavored extract might. ... Read More »

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