Christmas Figgy Pudding

“Now bring us some figgy pudding” is part of the chorus in We Wish You A Merry Christmas.   From the 16th century, Figgy Pudding traditionally graced the table at the end of a Christmas meal and it is quintessentially British.  It’s possible ancestors made the pudding from a potage of mashed figs thickened with bread, … Read moreChristmas Figgy Pudding

Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I had the privilege of making 400 wedding favor cupcakes for my beautiful niece’s wedding last year.  This is the frosting that topped the White Sour Cream Almond cupcakes that were given to the guests at the end of the evening. Classic VanillIa Buttercream Frosting 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 4 cups confectioners sugar (powdered … Read moreClassic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Poppy Seed Cakes

I adore desserts made with lemon, especially since I have a Myer Lemon Tree in my yard.  My children, however,  not  so much.  Over the years I tried to come up with a lemon dessert that they liked – no success – nope, not buying it.  There were times I had just a hint of … Read moreLemon Poppy Seed Cakes

Our Family’s Perfect Chocolate Cake

Everyone has a different perception of the perfect chocolate cake.  While I have many favorite chocolate cake recipes, I believe this one pleases the masses.  It is a super moist cake with an old fashioned chocolate butter frosting.  When my children were younger, I was in search of the perfect chocolate cake and perfect chocolate … Read moreOur Family’s Perfect Chocolate Cake

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Let me just start off by stating unequivocally that I am a scratch baker!  Period!  No room for semi-homemade in this house!  That being said, the Oscars were on last night!!  I didn’t have time to bake (much less from scratch) but I wanted to make something sweet to mail to my boys in college. … Read moreRed Velvet Cake Balls