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Black and White Cupcakes from Sprinkles

Last week I posted a very positive review of The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson. She started the Spinkles chain over a decade ago. It’s simple to describe Sprikles: the best cupcakes on earth. I know. I have tested and tasted far and wide. There is simply no question that the Sprinkles products have…

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Chocolate Comfort Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson

Someone reminded me that I owe you this recipe, this perfectly perfect recipe from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson. This is the ultimate combination: luxury in the chocolate cake and then this creamy, almost fudgy frosting. My mother made this style of frosting, a long time ago, and I had forgotten about it. But one…

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Milk Chocolate Frosting from Flour Flavors by Alice Medrich

I know, Hanakah and Christmas and New Year's are past us. But, the holiday season now does not officially end until Super Sunday. So, you still have time for holiday baking. We should all thank the NFL. And this extended holiday season truly is, for many of us, the peak baking season of the year…

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Chocolate Nutmeg Cupcakes & Glossy Coffee Frosting

“We’re making this,” Suzen announced. We had a family dinner to attend and, as usual, our contribution was dessert. I had a Roasted Banana Bread Pudding in mind, because I always bring chocolate and I was feeling guilty about that “always” stuff. Time for something new. So what does my not-so-fond-of-desserts wife hone in on?…

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