Archive for the ‘Cakes and Cupcakes’ Category

Ten World Baking Day Recipes

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

From breakfast to dessert, here are ten recipe ideas that will surely make a delicious mark (and maybe a little bit of a mess) in your kitchen on World Baking Day.

Share your favorite baked confection in the comments below and for more recipe ideas, view all of our dessert recipes here.

  1. Chocolate Chip Banana BreadChocolate Chip Banana Bread
  2. Rocky Road Brownies
  3. Chocolate Cupcakes
  4. Caramel Pound Cake
  5. White Chocolate Trifle
  6. Red Velvet Cookies
  7. Vegan Pumpkin Cake
  8. Lemon Chiffon Cake
  9. Toffee Cheesecake Bars
  10. White Chocolate
    Raspberry Scones

Rocky Road Cupcakes

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Easter Treats & Sweets

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

While tradition may have you making a delicious Easter ham for April 16th, we’ve found eight recipes for snacks, treats and side dishes for you to try this year, too. There’s a little something for everyone (including fruits & veggies), and you could definitely keep these recipes around all spring long for tea parties, brunch with friends and even Mother’s Day!

Easter Treats & Sweets

Cabbage Leaf MatVeggie Garden: The vegetable tray gets a makeover with this idea from Glitter and Goulash. You can even use our Cabbage Leaf Mats to line the basket for decorative appeal that won’t wilt like real cabbage or lettuce leaves.

Fruit Kabobs: Easter cookie cutters are needed for this yummy project, and the skewers are certainly optional. Cut up all of your melons, apples and other fruit selections in bunny or egg shapes, or just pick a couple to complement grapes, bananas and strawberries on your Easter table.

Italian Easter Bread: Just one look at this creation by Bake with Christina will have you adding it to your recipe book to make year after year. Don’t forget the Easter egg!

Easter Popcorn: Chocolate, popcorn and plenty of bright colors make this a festive and cheerful addition to your Easter and spring table.

Carrot Hooked Wool PillowThe Good (sweet) Stuff: Easter candy is likely to be filling your candy dishes, Easter baskets and the rooms of your home, but these homemade confections are hard to pass up. These Carrot Cake Truffles from Inspired By Charm are almost too charming to eat; Easter Blossom Sugar Cookies put a colorful twist on an old favorite Blossom Cookie recipe; Mini Lemon Tarts in a decorative flower shape are perfect for showing off spring spirit and your baking talents; and these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Eggs put a fun twist on those irresistible peanut butter cup eggs found in the candy aisle.

Let us know if you try any of these delectable treats for Easter, and be sure to share your Easter traditions with us here or on Facebook.

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King Cake Recipes (and a little history)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

This week’s recipe post is in celebration of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday – which just so happens to be today! We’re featuring three recipes for King Cake, a dessert served throughout the Christmas season in honor of the three kings. More specifically, this dessert is served during “king cake season,” extending from The Twelfth Night (January 5th) to the day before Lent begins, or Fat Tuesday.

This cake-making tradition was brought to New Orleans from France, and was enhanced by decorating the cake in the official Mardi Gras colors (which originated in Christianity): purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power. Throughout history, a bean was baked inside of the cake as a token of good luck to the person who found it. More commonly now, a Jesus figuring or porcelain figure is baked into the cake as the lucky prize. The one who finds it becomes king (or queen) of the feast, and next year’s celebration falls into their hands.

King Cake - Eric Wagner/Flickr

Eric Wagner/Flickr

So no matter how big your celebration, or whether you choose to include the figurine or not, bake a King Cake and enjoy it with your friends.

Recipes:

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