Italian Meringue Buttercream Tutorial

An easy to follow Italian Meringue Buttercream Tutorial! My favorite frosting made super simple!

A step-by-step Italian Meringue Buttercream tutorial! It is the smoothest and creamiest of all the buttercreams! You will love it on cakes, cupcakes and more! Plus it’s easier than you think! In culinary school we made 5 different types of buttercream, but Italian Meringue Buttecream is my favorite! It has a lighter texture and taste… 

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The Best Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

These are really The BEST Death by Chocolate Cupcakes! Double chocolate cake filled with German's chocolate ganache all topped with a silky dark chocolate buttercream!

The Best Death by Chocolate Cupcakes are double chocolate cake, filled with a German’s chocolate ganache and topped with a decadent chocolate butter cream. They certainly bring big BOLD chocolate flavors! Chocolate craving crushed! People who have spent 20 minutes with me know that I am a chocoholic. I carry chocolate in my purse. I… 

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Homemade Marshmallow Frosting Smores Sticks

Homemade Marshmallow Frosting Smores Sticks | An easy, gelatin-free, recipe for marshmallow frosting and adorable, bite-sized S'mores snacks!

An easy, finger-food dessert that is perfect for parties, barbecues, or just Friday Night. A thin layer of milk chocolate ganache is spread onto Graham crackers and topped with homemade marshmallow frosting! Easiest cooked frosting ever. Seriously cannot believe how fast this was and how little work I actually had to do to make it…. 

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Toasted Pecan Pumpkin Cupcakes Maple Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Toasted Pecan Pumpkin Cupcakes Maple Caramel Frosting

Moist pumpkin cupcakes studded with toasted pecans and topped with a sweet and creamy Maple Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting! Back to my kitchen! Back to Fall baking!! Squee!! Who’s tired of pumpkin? Bloggers keep asking that. I could never get tired of pumpkin! I wait all year to bake anything and everything with pumpkin. I… 

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Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream has been on my culinary bucketlist for months now, because someone told me it was difficult. Well, I don’t know about you, but to me that sounded like a challenge and I don’t like to back down to challenges! A nice flavorful Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream seemed like an excellent place… 

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Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes {and thoughts on Happiness}

These Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes have a moist vanilla cake, salted caramel filling and a delicious caramel buttercream!

These Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes have a moist vanilla cake, salted caramel filling and a delicious caramel buttercream!  For me Easter conjures up happy memories: Easter egg hunts, dark chocolate bunnies (the bigger, the better), purple sashes on giant crosses, Whopper’s Robin’s Eggs, and fancy hats. Yes, fancy hats (thanks, Mom!)! This year I can… 

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Blondies

Reeses Peanut Butter Blondies

Brace yourselves. These Reese’s Peanut Butter Blondies are insanely good. It’s my favorite brown butter blondie recipe with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, Reese’s peanut butter chips, and Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips folded into the batter. And because that just wasn’t enough, I slathered a thick layer of Reese’s peanut butter icing on top. It’s… 

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Lemon Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberry Icing

Lemon Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberry Icing

Happy 4th of July!!! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t help but reflect on the courage, vision and fortitude it took to make this Country the paragon of freedom and democracy that it is today. As a Daughter of the American Revolution I feel particularly proud to have ancestors who played… 

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Cake – A Birthday Wish

Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Cake

It’s my birthday and I’ll eat cake for breakfast if I want to! I figured that since it was my birthday, I would make whatever I wanted. Perfectly reasonable. I briefly toyed with broccoli recipes but settled on Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Cake instead. (Just kidding! I always want chocolate cake with chocolate icing for… 

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