Coffee Buttercream Filled Almond Cupcake with Valrhona Ganache

I saw an opera cake recipe on the epicurious homepage a couple of weeks ago that inspired the latest cupcake recipe. I took the recipe from the site and made some changes. Overall the cupcake was fine, due to two of the three components being extremely tasty. I was not happy with the almond cupcake […]

German Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Glaze

I make my husband German Chocolate Cake every year for his birthday. It was his favorite growing up and his grandmother still bakes him a German Chocolate Cake whenever we go to visit. This year I made a cupcake version. Researching for the recipe, I looked closely at the Better Homes & Garden version and […]

Ricotta Raspberry Almond Cupcakes with Citrus Meringue Frosting

I made these ricotta raspberry almond cupcakes for “ladies night”. My aunt was having a bunch of overnight guests and I wanted to make an adult-tasting dessert that matched the Italianesque meal of roasted chicken. I also wanted the cupcakes to be fun, as I knew we wouldn’t be digging into them until after many […]

Recipe: The Horchata Cupcake Experiment #0001

I am on a drink-themed cupcake fit and this is the lastest experiment. This one came out pretty good, much better than the thai iced tea. In fact, there are many fans amongst my taste-testers at work. I am hearing things like, “the cake is perfect!” and “very horchatary”. Horchata 1 cup long grain white […]

Baking Fun: Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these bad boys yet again. It’s probably the 20th time. They are simply one of my favorite non-chocolate cupcakes. “Hummingbird cake”, from what I understand, is a southern recipe. I have seen the recipe around. Martha Stewart had it in her magazine. I forget when… I got the recipe I use from the […]