Mini Carrot Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is the perfect small batch dessert for Easter and spring time! This cake is super flavorful: studded with chopped walnuts, shredded carrot and the perfect balance of spices. This carrot cake is topped with a brown butter cream cheese frosting that is to die for! SO GOOD! This cake is adapted from the full sheet cake version.
This Speckled Egg Cake consists of fluffy white cake layers that are dotted with finely shaved chocolate. And then topped with a vanilla frosting tinted a beautiful hue of blue. Chocolate is used to create an egg-speckled look. Perfect for Easter!
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The holidays are upon us and we are all ready basking in the holiday vibes that we love so much. Today I’m super excited to share this Black Walnut Cake recipe with you AND this holiday dessert table with Crate and Barrel! This cake is buttery and nutty and super fluffy. The gingerbread cookies that go around on the outside are added for a bit of cuteness. And this holiday dessert table makes me all excited for this time of year.
I teamed up with Crate and Barrel to show off this fun holiday dessert table—my go-to for holiday décor! This table is the perfect thing to assemble for any holiday or seasonally festive parties you might be throwing.
My Holiday Dessert Table:
I wanted the table to be both super pretty but approachable. Most of these things I made a week or so before, froze them and then baked them up the day of. This made for a super easy, breezy experience. Here’s what I figured I’d set out for guests:
- Honey Scones with Earl Grey Glaze
- Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies (recipe coming soon!)
- Iced Oatmeal Cookies
- Hot Chocolate
- Black Walnut Cake
- Now for the decor! Everything is Crate and Barrel and while, yes, a lot of it has holiday vibes, there are some things I used that I could use year-round.
Hello cute, Mummy Dark Chocolate Cupcakes!
If you’ve read this blog for a long time you probably know by now that Halloween ACTUALLY scares me. I was walking around in the neighborhood the other day and was frankly disturbed by some of the elaborate spooky decorations. People really get into it.
These mummy cupcakes are about as spooky as I get. I’m more of a Christmas and Valentine’s Day girl, you know. But I do, however, stand by these cupcakes 100% in terms of flavor and cuteness.
First of all, I’d like to apologize to anyone experiencing a heat wave in the United States. I know how frustrating is when all you want to do is go to Homegoods and buy fall stuff, wear scarves and a hoodie and you’re forced to wear sandals and sweat. Despite the wonky weather, I brought fall today in form of this Sesame Pumpkin Chocolate Cake.
For all intensive purposes, this cake is a snacking cake. You snack on it when you probably should just make yourself a meal. You bake this and then keep it on your counter for as long as possible (it probably won’t last long). It’s a great way to live!
Here’s why this Sesame Pumpkin Chocolate Cake amazing. Ready?
-This cake requires one-bowl
-If you want, you can leave out the chocolate. You have freedom.
-The flavor of toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds with pumpkin are surprisingly lovely.
-The chocolate adds a lovely gooey touch to this cake that I am into.