strawberry almond muffins

DSCF3847This is off-season, but that’s what I get for archiving a bunch of half-finished posts. Well, you get what you get, readers! (All two of you. Hi.) To be honest, I feel like these muffins were too moist. Maybe I should have baked them a little past set. I mostly needed to find something to use up my overripe strawberries with, so found this recipe. Will probably try something else next year. (Or buy fewer baskets of strawberries…)

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black velvet cake

DSCF1848I was telling my coworker about how red velvet cake is really just chocolate cake plus a bottle of red food coloring, and he said, “You know, the real reason why people go crazy over red velvet cake is the cream cheese frosting.” And I said, “Well then, why don’t I just make a normal chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting? Ok, I’ll do it.” And thus, black velvet cake is born. 6/21: This post has been updated to be assembly instructions instead of baking instructions 😉

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sprinkles’ chocolate marshmallow cupcakes

DSC_6893My first attempt at marshmallow frosting! It went much more smoothly than I expected, and I guess my fear of whisking egg whites on active heat was kind of unfounded. My favorite Sprinkles cupcake is the Chocolate Marshmallow, but the closest Sprinkles is about 30 minutes away driving. The solution for my lazy butt is to Google a recipe and make my own! I used my own ganache and chocolate cake recipes, per the links below, and just borrowed a marshmallow filling recipe from the Internet. I found it to be a little undersweet, which was surprising, so next time I may add a tad more sugar…
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