Decorating Icing

December 16, 2015

You can make this icing a day before you need it. Just blanket the surface with a dampened paper towel, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.

Lady Bird Johnson’s Famous Lemon Cake

November 4, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson’s Famous Lemon Cake Lady Bird Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor (December 22, 1912 to July 11, 2007) in Karnack, Texas. She was named for her mother’s brother Claud, but while a baby her nurse commented that she was “purty as a ladybird.”  A ladybird is a...

Lemon Cake With Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

October 20, 2012

Lemon Cake With Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting What can I say?  This cake is delicious! INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Cup Butter 1 1/4 Cups Sugar 3 Eggs 3/4 Cup Milk 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 2 Teaspoons Lemon Extract Preheat your oven to 350°...

Banana Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

October 13, 2012

Banana Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes If you want a cupcake that will please a crowd then look no further.  These cupcakes are great as a snack or for dessert.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Softened Butter 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 3 Medium Mashed Ripe Bananas 1/4 Cup Buttermilk or Sour Milk 3 Teaspoons...

Banana Cake

September 27, 2012

Banana Cake I like making this cake when I have those leftover overripe bananas.  If you like the taste of banana then you’ll love this cake! INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Butter 1 Cup Mashed Banana 1 Cup Buttermilk or Sour Milk 4 Eggs 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1 Teaspoon Rum 2 Cups...

Victoria’s Carrot Cake

August 9, 2012

Victoria’s Carrot Cake If you’ve never eaten my Carrot Cake then you are in for a real treat.  I rarely share this recipe and have had people beg me over the years to make my Carrot Cake for various occasions.  Now you can make my cake in your own home. ...

Super Moist Chocolate Layer Cake

June 4, 2012

Super Moist Chocolate Layer Cake   INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Softened Butter 2 Cups Sugar 5 Eggs (Room Temperature) 3 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract 4 Squares (1 Ounce Each) Melted & Cooled Unsweetened Chocolate 2 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda 1 Teaspoons Kosher Salt 1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk or Sour Milk  ...

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote

March 20, 2012

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote Strawberries & rhubarb were meant to be together. The sweet, juicy berries mellow the tart, slightly astringent rhubarb. While there is nothing wrong with the traditional pie, I decided to make a sweet, jam-like, easy compote that is perfect for serving over pound cake or any...

Chocolate Ganache

February 12, 2012

Chocolate Ganache This frosting is so easy to make and quite versatile. You can even dip strawberries into it. INGREDIENTS 9 Ounces Chopped Bittersweet Chocolate 1 Cup Heavy Cream 1 Tablespoon Dark Rum (Optional) In a medium size bowl place the chopped chocolate. Heat the heavy cream in a small...

Chocolate Butter Frosting

February 19, 2011

Chocolate Butter Frosting INGREDIENTS ¾ Cup Softened Butter (1 ½ Sticks) 2 Cups Confectioners’ Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 4 Squares (4 ounces) Semisweet Chocolate – Melted & Cooled 2 Squares (2 ounces) Unsweetened Chocolate – Melted & Cooled In a large bowl, with a mixer at low speed, combine...

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