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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Buttercream Frosting


This is my dad’s favorite frosting – he would eat it from a bowl with a spoon if he could. ingredients. 1 extra-large egg yolks at room temperature 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 to 3 c. sifted powder sugar 2 sticks of butter at room temperature pinch of salt, optional directions. Beat butter…