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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Pumpkin Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing & Candied Pepitas


“OCTOBER, TUCK TINY CANDY BARS IN MY POCKETS AND CARVE MY SMILE INTO A THOUSAND PUMPKINS.”  Rainbow Rowell. Autumn is my favorite time of year and October is my favorite month.  The reasons are many.  I was born in October.  You can trick or treat for your favorite candy in October.  Honeycrisp apples are here! …

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Vintage Cakes: Butterscotch Cream Roll Up Cake


“INVENTION, MY DEAR FRIENDS, IS 93% PERSPIRATION, 6% ELECTRICITY, 4% EVAPORATION, AND 2% BUTTERSCOTCH RIPPLE.”  Willy Wonka. Butterscotch is a wonderful creation dating back to England in the mid 1800’s.  That’s vintage enough for me!  And my favorite flavor growing up was always butterscotch.  Butterscotch life savers, butterscotch pudding, and butterscotch sundaes are among my…

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Vintage Cakes: Maple Pecan Chiffon Cake with Brown Butter Frosting


“HOW BEAUTIFUL A DAY CAN BE WHEN KINDNESS TOUCHES IT.”  George Elliston. Well it is the 20th of the month which means it’s time for The Cake Slice bakers to reveal another cake!  Led by our wonderful leader, Paloma, of The Coffee Shop; The Cake Slice is a great group of bakers who are baking…

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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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‘I Wish It Were My Birthday’ Cake

Birthday Cake

“IT TAKES AS MUCH ENERGY TO WISH AS IT DOES TO PLAN.”  Eleanor Roosevelt. Yesterday, I picked up a fabulous cookbook by Sherry Yard.  And in it, she talked about her earliest memories of baking.  And then I realized, there is no history of baking in my family.  In fact, my history of baking starts…

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


“LIFE IS UNCERTAIN.  EAT DESSERT FIRST.”  Ernestine Ulmer.  So I live in D.C. where there are an abundance of cupcake bakeries.  And it occurred to me one day….that I could do that!  Okay.  Maybe not in mass.  But I was certainly capable of making something better than a funfetti cupcake!  I am starting off the…

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