Tag Archives: Desserts

Best Vanilla Buttercream, American Style

Best American buttercream - vanilla

If you saw my Best Chocolate Cupcakes the other day, you probably got a peek at this Vanilla Buttercream. It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? And you may have scrolled down the page until you saw my “Pinterest Fail” using the same buttercream recipe. *Sighs*

The Best Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla American Buttercream
The Best Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla American Buttercream

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Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Best Chocolate Cupcakes: Very light, moist and tender cupcakes that pack a whollop of chocolate flavor.

It might be time to take a little break from all things “fall” and food made with pumpkin and thoughts about Thanksgiving (coming up so fast!) and have a little sumpin sumpin that’s chocolate,

Best Chocolate Cupcakes
Best Chocolate Cupcakes

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

The cake, itself, is fantastic but that brown butter maple bourbon glaze will make you swoon! Hard to believe just a little glaze totally takes this over the top but it does.

Well, some of you may have noticed I’ve been a little awol over the past few weeks. After my fave octogenarians, the folks, moved into a gorgeous assisted living center, their house was settled and I came back to the Twin Cities – along with Homer & Chance, of course.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze
Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

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Original Blackberry Torte

Easy, delish Blackberry Torte (adapted from Marion Burros, NYT) just make it! :)

I’ve been making little summer cakes all summer long, and one I especially wanted to make was the famous Original Plum Torte by Marion Burros of the New York Times. The times published this recipe every year from 1983 to 1989 and pledges every year the recipe will be available to all.

Original Blackberry Torte
Original Blackberry Torte – a riff off of Marion Burros Original Plum Torte

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Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

Easy dessert featuring blueberries (or other fruit). It's a beautiful thing, loaded with blueberries and simply fabulous.

It must be a really good year for blueberries and I swear I’ve made a ton of blueberry desserts – some with success, some not. This Blueberry Nectarine Buckle was perfect (even if the pics aren’t the greatest) and just loaded with fruit.

Blueberry Nectarine Buckle
Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

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Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes

mini strawberry cheesecake - cool, creamy, delicious and down right addictive!

These Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes are my new love. Aren’t they just the darlingest little babies? And yes, they’re adorable – and just as delicious as they look. But beyond that? They’re perfectly portable and easy to share. Unless you want to hoard them all to yourself?

Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes
Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes

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Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside Down Cake - this one is different & has caramelly goodness and cake that actually tastes good! The BEST peach upside down cake.

It seems like I’ve been doing a lot with desserts lately, partially because I updated all my dessert menus which took weeks! So, in way of saying thanks for your patience about post after post, I’m posting another dessert! Peach Upside Down Cake.

Peach Upside Down Cake
Peach Upside Down Cake – Impossibly good, caramelly deliciousness.

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