Hot Chocolate Affogato With Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream

Have you ever sat down with a tub of a ice cream and a spoon to melt away all your troubles?  I know I have!  Did you know that ice cream has statistically been proven to be the ultimate comfort food (only behind chocolate, of course!)?  Over half of us fabulous Australians, looking for a… 

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Rum & Pecan French Toast With Salted Burnt Honey Sauce

You know what?  I have absolutely nothing to write about today.  How long have I been sitting here, trying to think of something, anything, to go along with this recipe?  I don’t know. This morning we did the usual getting-ready-for-school rush.  It was pouring with rain.  We were late to school, as usual.  Everyone was… 

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KitchenAid Bakeware Review

When I first became interested in baking cakes (let’s say, at least 35 years ago), there was one thing I realized that I absolutely needed.  A stand mixer.  I was using mom’s hand mixer, but as any baker would know, there just isn’t anything like a stand mixer and some jobs (for example, meringues or… 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

My inspiration for my chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes came from How To Eat A Cupcake. I love chocolate chip cookie dough and had never heard of this type of cupcake, so when I saw this recipe I just had to make it for myself! I didn’t follow the same recipe as How To Eat… 

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Cupcake Pops

My daughter’s 3rd birthday is Saturday and I was determined to make Bakerella’s cupcake pops for that special occasion. This is my cupcake pop story. I won’t bore you with step by step photos as you can find that on Bakerella’s website, but I will note my supplies.


Independence Day/Birthday Cupcakes

My son’s first birthday was on July 5, the day after Independence Day, so I made him some patriotic cupcakes. The red and blue dots are supposed to represent fireworks. Just trying to keep it fun for him and his 3-year-old sister, who told me that the cupcakes were so pretty! I layered red, white… 

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Watermelon Cupcakes

So I lied – I do have some cupcakes for you after all! Watermelon ones – cross section is pictured so it would look more watermelony.


Green Tea Cupcakes

One week after I placed my order for green tea powder (also called matcha) it arrived in my mailbox, and one day later, today, I baked my green tea cupcakes.


Peanut Butter & Nutella Cookies

This is obviously not a cupcake, but still sticking upon the topic of Nutella from the last post – peanut butter cookies swirled with Nutella.

Mocha Cupcakes

In my search for a coffee and banana cupcake, I decided to try the following combination. Mocha cupcakes from Genius of a Cook: Obviously I did not use the Kahlua frosting, but I can say that these are the best mocha cupcakes. They were so soft, delicate and moist and had just a hint of… 

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Half-Birthday Cupcakes

I baked these cupcakes for my son’s 6-month birthday. Of course he couldn’t eat any of these, but the rest of us took care of that. We thought it was so funny my daughter only ate the iced side of these cupcakes! I used this recipe.


Nigella’s Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

This is a recipe I was just dying to try out from Nigella Lawson’s book How To Be A Domestic Goddess. This is one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. The chocolate ganache frosting is a perfect topping to this cupcake. I did have a problem finding natural colored glace cherries, so had to… 

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Sprinkle Cupcakes

This is the first recipe I tried out on my new Breville planetary mixer that I received for my birthday in 2006. It’s a simple butter cake recipe with a simple chocolate icing. Butter Cupcakes Ingredients 125g butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs 300g self raising flour, sifted 3/4… 

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