because every dessert is a little decadent

Cupcake Icing

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Tangy Lime Cupcakes with Poppy Seeds

These delicious lime cupcakes are tangy and tasty, and the poppy seeds gives them a lovely crunch. The cupcakes are flavored with fresh lime zest and juice and the frosting features vanilla and lime. You can make the frosting ahead if you wish. It keeps in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Just bring it to room temperature and beat it for a bit before using, if you do wish to make it ahead.

Cupcakes can be made in many different flavors and perhaps you have made citrus ones before, using orange or lemon. Actually if you want to, you can swap some of the lime for orange or lemon in this recipe, just to alter the taste a little. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes so you can double it if you wish. These cupcakes are so yummy it is hard to limit yourself to eating just one at a time!

Because these cupcakes are so pretty they make nice birthday cakes. If you are looking for an alternative to the standard birthday cake recipe why not make a batch of these and put a candle in each one, the number of candles corresponding to the age of the person you are baking for (well, within reason!) That is a great idea for birthdays and there is no cutting involved either, since everyone gets their own cupcake. Continue reading

Three Cake Frosting Recipes from Scratch

A Homemade Vanilla Cake Frosting Recipe

This vanilla cake frosting recipe is easy to make from scratch. Store-bought mixes just do not taste the same, and once you know how to make frosting you can make all the best recipes and enjoy the superior flavor. The ingredients and steps are so simple, any newbie in the kitchen will be able to manage this recipe with ease. It is cheaper making your own, especially when you are making frosting in bulk to make a lot of cupcakes or layer cakes. If you are still not convinced, try this recipe for yourself and be the judge. We promise you are going to love it.

Vanilla Cake Frosting

Creamy, sweet vanilla cake frosting spread like a glorious white cloud on a fresh baked and cooled cake. The delicate flavor of vanilla blended into the creamy white peaks of this vanilla cake frosting.

The best part of this creamy decadent vanilla cake frosting is that the ingredients are no further than your pantry. This easy frosting can be used for cakes, turnovers, cinnamon and sugar breadsticks with vanilla frosting and so much more.

A very easy dessert idea that everyone loves is the Mock Apple Pizza. Simply take canned biscuits and pat down firmly onto a lightly oil sprayed cookie sheet. Biscuits need to be very flattened. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar onto flattened biscuits and bake until light golden. Continue reading

Chocolate Cake Icing Recipes

Quick and Easy Chocolate Cake Icing Recipes

For some Easy Chocolate Cake Icing Recipes you only need to walk as far as your cupboard. With some simple ingredients you can make Easy Chocolate Cake Icing Recipes from scratch right at home. No need to go to the store when you can make Easy Chocolate Cake Icing Recipes all by yourself, no matter what your baking skill level.

Chocolate Cake Icing

Superbly divine chocolate cake icing is very easy to make with just a few ingredients from your pantry. Sweet, creamy and easy to spread it is perfect for your next chocolate cake.

This so easy chocolate cake icing recipe can be used to frost cupcakes too. It also makes a great chocolate cake icing for chocolate chip bundt cake. Just frost as desired. Some even like this on chocolate turnovers, apple turnovers and more.

Another idea is to use these on thrifty Mock Donuts as an after school snack. Simply heat a pan of oil, taking canned biscuits, drop each biscuit one at a time into the oil. Cook until fluffy and slightly golden and remove from oil. Drain on paper towels. Frost with chocolate cake icing. The kids love these! Continue reading

Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Former Featured Recipe from Old Site for Carrot Cupcakes:

Cupcakes might not be the healthiest food in the world but they are very small so that should not be an issue. Besides, life is too short not to enjoy the occasional cupcake! Why not add some extra nutrition to your next cupcake recipe anyway, in the form of carrots? Carrot cake is one of the best-loved cakes ever and carrot cupcakes are equally delicious. The following recipe blends carrots with chocolate, brown sugar, walnuts, buttermilk and more, for a truly mouthwatering gourmet cupcake recipe.

If you do not have a food processor, you will need to use a cheese grater to grate the carrots by hand. This can be time-consuming and watch your knuckles if you are using an old-fashioned kind of grater!

This recipe is very simple and the carrots, brown sugar (use light or dark brown sugar here) and walnuts add a wholesome flavor. You could swap the brown sugar for white sugar if you want to use it. Choose low-fat buttermilk if you want to reduce the fat count a little. These cupcakes have a wonderful flavor and they are light and airy, as all cupcake recipes should be. Continue reading

Swirled Deep Pink Thoughts about Cupcakes

Regardless of the reason, cupcake day is a special one because everyone gets to celebrate with a delicious snack or treat. Cupcakes are quite special when the kids come home from school or you get home from work and need something as a quick pick-me-up before dinnertime. A frosted pink chocolate cupcake, ready to eat, is enticing and chocolate really is a comfort food. Special cupcake liners make a bit of glamour add a special touch this deep pink confection.

When you have time to bake from scratch an offering of cupcakes is a wonderful choice. If you just have a few minutes, select one of the emergency cake mix boxes you keep on the shelf. Many people opt to bake a one-layer cake and use the remaining mix for cupcakes and that is always a good idea because it saves the layer cake for another occasion with the cupcakes ready to eat after just a bit of time to allow for baking and frosting. It is certainly true that everyone has a favorite flavor of cupcake and decoration while deciding on a frosting or icing that goes past the standard chocolate and vanilla toppings.

Sometimes an extra dab of batter gets in the liner and causes the cupcakes to rise a bit higher than the other cupcakes leading to spills on the top of the cupcake pan or muffin tin. Add a light coating of cooking spray over the surface of the pan before adding the cupcake liners. If the batter rises above the liner the oil will prevent sticking, which tears the cupcake apart when trying to remove the baked treats. Continue reading

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