Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting | From My Sweet Heart

“WHEN YOU LOOK AT A CUPCAKE, YOU’VE GOT TO SMILE.”  Anne Byrn. It feels like a while since I’ve baked cupcakes.  So these sure did put a smile on my face.  I belong to a group of cake baking fanatics, The Cake Slice Bakers.  This year we are baking from The Southern Cake Book by…

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Vintage Cakes: Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake | From My Sweet Heart

“WE ARE HOMESICK MOST FOR THE PLACES WE HAVE NEVER KNOWN.”  Carson McCullers. The thing I think I love most about baking from Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson, is the ability to go back in time to experience memories that were never mine in the first place. I have always wished I had some amazing…

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Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting


“I WOULD RATHER SIT ON A PUMPKIN AND HAVE IT ALL TO MYSELF, THAN BE CROWDED ON A VELVET CUSHION.”  Henry David Thoreau. I often walk this fine line of trying to be creative or walking off of the deep end!  And what I’ve learned is that sometimes you just have to leave well enough…

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls | From My Sweet Heart

“WE CAN ONLY BE SAID TO BE ALIVE IN THOSE MOMENTS WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE CONSCIOUS OF OUR TREASURES.”  Thornton Wilder. I was recently asked by Karina, a friend and former co-worker,  if I had a recipe for red velvet cake balls.  While I knew I had a recipe for red velvet cupcakes, I had…

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Candy Cream Tart


“SWEET LIKE CANDY TO MY SOUL…..SWEET YOU ROCK AND SWEET YOU ROLL…..”  Dave Matthews. Who doesn’t like candy???  I do!!!  But oddly, I’m just not one to sit down and eat a whole candy bar.  Sometimes I will go to the Godiva store and put together a box of chocolates for myself, choosing the pieces…

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Velvet Hearts


“WHEN YOU ARE SORROWFUL LOOK AGAIN IN YOUR HEART, AND YOU SHALL SEE THAT IN TRUTH YOU ARE WEEPING FOR THAT WHICH HAS BEEN YOUR DELIGHT.”  Kahlil Gibran.  These simple vanilla cookies are buttery and light.  But with the addition of cream cheese in the mix, they are substantial and almost savory.  I hope you…

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