Tag Archives: Cakes and Cupcakes

Rock Climbing Birthday

Rock Climbing Birthday

Last weekend, my biggest baby girl turned 6!  While in previous years we have hosted big parties with lots of friends and classmates, this year we decided to keep it smaller and take my daughter along with a small group of friends to a local rock climbing gym.  The celebration was great, and the smaller size allowed me toRead More

Chocolate or Vanilla Egg-Free Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge or Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate or Vanilla Egg-Free Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge or Vanilla Frosting

As I mentioned in this post about my munchkin’s 4th birthday, in order to make the party more enjoyable for the kids there who have food allergies, I used this recipe for egg-free cupcakes, which also happen to be light and moist and delicious.  And best of all, both the cupcakes and frosting are incrediblyRead More

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Passover is often filled with yucky foods made with matzo meal that do a terrible job of imitating real food.  I have found that dessert are especially tough, as many people try to modify regular recipes to be kosher for Passover, but the result is never going to be quite the same.  My opinion is thatRead More

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Hi everyone!  I started the story of the munchkin’s birthday cupcakes in this post, but decided the chocolate cupcakes needed a post of their own! Whereas I was happy with a modified muffin for the vanilla version, I needed to try 2 chocolate recipes to find a winner.  The first one was from Weelicious (with wholeRead More

Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes

I’d like to start this post by wishing my little munchkin a very happy birthday! I cannot believe it’s been 2 years already, and at the same time I can’t believe how grown up she is – talking and singing, jumping and climbing, and even knowing enough to get excited about her own birthday partyRead More

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— I have to apologize, I failed as a food blogger and didn’t manage to get my pumpkin cake recipe posted before Thanksgiving!  But even if you didn’t have the opportunity to make this for Thanksgiving, it is still a great all-purpose recipe.  I originally got thisRead More

Carrot Cupcakes with Yogurt Glaze

Carrot Cupcakes with Yogurt Glaze

Today we had plans to go visit some friends who just bought a beautiful house out in the ‘burbs, and I volunteered to bring dessert.  Obviously I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try baking something new, and I immediately started scouring some classic sources – Smitten Kitchen (this recipe in particular) and myRead More

First Birthday Cupcakes

This weekend my little munchkin turned 1 year old!!  I know the first birthday is famous for giving babies cake with lots of icing to smash and smear all over themselves, but I just couldn’t do it.  I have been trying very hard to only expose her to healthy foods, and I just couldn’t seeRead More