Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Classic Brownies

Brownie time!

Normally, I'm no stranger to brownies from a box. Actually, I usually prefer them from a box. They're super fast and easy and most perfectly fudgy. But it was a special occasion, so brownies from scratch!

These were deliciously fudgy, but it you like brownies more cake-like, bake or mix them for a tad longer.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Birthday Cakes: Marble Layer Cake and Coffee Buttercream Frosting

Birthdayyyyy cakeeee. 

Over the past couple of years, I've made cakes or birthday desserts for my friends. I love baking process and then celebrating with everybody... but I seriously dislike the frosting and decorating portion. 

le sigh. I'll never get it.

The latest in the birthday cake extravaganza? Marble cake with coffee frosting! 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pumpkin Bread Re-Do

The last time I made pumpkin bread, I was less than impressed. Maybe the recipe wasn't the best, maybe my oven was on strike... whatever it was, I was disappointed.

But my love of pumpkin has been restarted, beginning with pumpkin ice cream and those pumpkin whoopie pies. Plus, I was inspired by my friend who legit buys whole pumpkins to make pumpkin bread. I, forever the lazy person, just got a can of pumpkin from the store. 

This bread is much better than the last and makes 2 loaves! It's the perfect pumpkin flavor and texture.

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