banana sour cream cakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting

I intended on using this recipe but got tired/lazy/blame-the-baby-late and ended up going with a box mix recipe from here, except instead of a pkg of powdered sugar for the frosting I used 4 tablespoons of brown sugar. They were absolutely delicious. One special little person especially loved them...


deep fried cupcake w/ chocolate sauce and sprinkles

I just recently discovered this blog (thanks Melanie!) and am loving each delicious, ahem, I mean disgusting, post. I thought I should share this one here. Enjoy!


Happy Valentine's Day!

This is how I said Happy Valentine's Day (a day early) to my husband last night. What's better than coming home to a plate of cupcakes?! Easy chocolate cake, raspberry cream cheese frosting, sprinkles and picks from Target. Simple and simply delicious!


It is Time for Change, and Cookies...

Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 teaspoon each orange and lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto (almond liqueur)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 beaten egg white
  • Chopped nuts or dried fruit (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix together butter and 1 ½ cups of sugar.
Add egg yolks one at a time and beat until smooth.
Stir in flour, zest, amaretto and salt, and mix only until everything is incorporated.
Spread dough evenly onto baking pan and brush top of dough with egg white and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Sprinkle with nuts or fruit if desired.
Bake until golden brown, approximately 25 minutes. Cool for a short time, then cut while still warm.