Funfetti Layer Cake with Cake Batter Frosting


My awesome coworker Kira got married last weekend. For her wedding “gift” I wanted to make her a cake. I planned on making her a white cake with white frosting and doing all these cute white decorations. You know. Very wedding-like, right? Then I talked to her direct coworker who informed me that Kira had…

Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake


I have a coworker who loves to bake as much as I do. Maybe more. We talk shop (baking shop) frequently. Like what kind of flour works best in biscuits. Or how macarons turn out one out of every three times you make them. So when I found out she was turning 30 (such a…

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting


Some people don’t like Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Gasp! How is that possible? The complaint is that the frosting tastes too much like butter. In all fairness, it should. It tends to be the most substantial ingredient in the recipe. To cut down on the “butter” taste you can add other flavors to it. Like cream…

Cream Cheese Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting


A few weeks ago I discovered there’s a difference between American buttercream frosting and, seemingly, the rest of the world. After I made my first French buttercream frosting, I knew I couldn’t go back to the powdered sugar-based American kind. Not ever again. That’s good news for my blog. It means I’ll continue to be…

Fresh Raspberry Buttercream Frosting


I have plans to open a bakery some day. Well – not concrete plans to be exact. So I guess I should rephrase that. I have hopes to open a bakery some day? I have the name  already picked out. Sorry. Can’t reveal it. Don’t want someone stealing the name. And until I figure out…

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting and Filling


I’ve made chocolate sour cream frostings before. Knowing how well they’ve gone over, I decided to revisit the sour cream frosting when making my most recent chocolate layer cake. This frosting took the cake, so to speak. I dressed the cake with only one layer of this filling (spread it between the middle two layers…

Dark Chocolate Fudge Frosting


This is an insanely easy “frosting” that I have used as a filling for a layer cake. It doesn’t seem to make all that much, in my opinion. I like thick layers of frosting or filling and only got two layers out of this recipe. If you like thinner layers of frosting or filling, you…

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting


If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a peanut butter kick recently. Peanut butter has always been one of my favorite flavors – especially when mixed with chocolate. But when I churned out the best Peanut Butter Ice Cream I’ve ever had in my life, my love for peanut butter turned into,…

Peanut Butter Whip Cream


It’s my philosophy that peanut butter (along with cheese, bacon and butter) makes everything better. So what better way than to brighten up boring old whip cream than to make it super-duper delicious? Peanut butter, of course. ingredients. 8 oz heavy whipping cream 1 T. creamy peanut butter 1 T. sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla directions….

Lemony Swiss Meringue Buttercream


This is the recipe that accompanies the rainbow cake found on Martha Stewart’s website, which I used when making Amelia’s Rainbow Cake! filling/crumb coat ingredients 9 large egg whites 1 3/4 c. sugar 2 c. (4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature 2 tsp. pure lemon extract frosting ingredients. 5 large egg…

Brown Butter Butterscotch Buttercream Frosting


This was a bit of an experimental recipe. I wanted to ‘pep up’ a regular butterscotch buttercream recipe and thought a good way to do so would be by adding brown butter (in place of milk). The end result? Butterscotch Buttercream Frosting. I’m pretty sure the butterscotch flavor overtook the brown butter. But still very…

Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting


Anyone who has ever stumbled across my blog can probably see I have a brown butter problem. An addiction of sorts, really. I like brown butter in anything and am willing to try it in almost any recipe. Brown Butter Frosting – doesn’t that sound delicious? I thought so. ingredients. 1 c. unsalted butter, room…

Cooked Chocolate Frosting


My mom has the best recipe for a Cooked Frosting that makes an e-x-c-e-l-l-e-n-t filling for red velvet cake. When contemplating the type of filling to make for my friend’s chocolate-chocolate-chocolate birthday cake, I came across a recipe for a cooked chocolate frosting. Since the regular Cooked Frosting is so damn amazing, I figured the…

Special Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


When I was growing up, my mom’s go-to chocolate cake recipe was the Chocolate Flag Cake made with coffee and buttermilk. (It was coined ‘Flag’ cake for the flag-like decoration – strawberries and blueberries placed strategically to simulate the American flag). My mom’s Flag Cake was the most moist chocolate cake ever. But the best…

Bourbon Buttercream Frosting


Hmm. I realized today I’m not a huge fan of bourbon (neither in food nor in a snifter). If you’re not a fan of bourbon either, you may want to stay away from this recipe or cut the amount of bourbon in half. ingredients. 1 c. butter 1 to 1 1/2 lb. powdered sugar 3…

Creamy White Frosting


A few years ago I asked my aunt what her buttercream frosting recipe is – specifically the one she uses to top off her Texas Sheet Cake. She told me it’s the recipe that can be found in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and that it uses vegetable shortening and butter. I have a…

Dark Chocolate Glaze


The secret to this glaze is working with it when it’s cooled down. Significantly. Otherwise you’ll have a drippy/runny mess. Which still works (once it’s cooled) but is messier and harder to work with. ingredients. 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, broken into 1-inch pieces 3 T. butter 1 T. whole milk 1 T. light…

White Frosting


This frosting is fantastic! The stiffly beaten egg whites make it fluffy and voluminous. I think this is my new favorite frosting. Bonus: it tastes similar to buttercream frosting. Experiment with color by adding food coloring if you’re not a fan of boring white frosting. (Normally I am!) If you need color inspiration, check out…

Best Chocolate Frosting


A pungent bittersweet chocolate frosting that pairs well with Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake. Or really any cake at all, which is why I dubbed it “Best” Chocolate Frosting. ingredients. 2 c. butter 1/2 c. coca-cola (not diet) 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 c. cocoa powder, sifted 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted 1 1/4 lb. powdered sugar, sifted…

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting


Don’t be fooled by the name of this recipe – there’s nothing ganache-y about it. If you’re looking for a whipped chocolate frosting you’ve found the right place. ingredients. 3 c. whipping cream 16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped small directions. Pour cream into 3-quart stainless bowl and place in refrigerator. Place chopped chocolate in a…