FROSTINGS & FILLINGS

Espresso Buttercream

I know not everyone has an espresso maker, and that’s cool- you can use strong coffee as a substitute. You only need a teaspoon anyway, so it’s just the snob in me that bothers to pull a shot to use in this frosting. This is the tastiest coffee-flavored...

Maple Buttercream

This frosting is tasty on French toast cupcakes, pumpkin cupcakes, spice cupcakes… pretty much any fall flavor. You will need: 2 cups confectioner’s sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 Tbs pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp maple-flavored extract pinch...

Cinnamon Buttercream

I’m still searching fora really spicy cinnamon buttercream recipe, but until I find it, I use this one. It’s good, just not quite what I’m looking for. You will need: 2 c. powdered sugar, sifted 1/4 lb. (1 stick) butter, at room temperature* 1 T....

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

I add a little yellow food coloring to this one so people know what they’re in for. The lemon flavor is subtle enough to go with a number of cupcake recipes, but you can’t beat lemon cake with lemon buttercream. You will need: 1/2 c. of butter, room...

Chocolate Buttercream

This is a big, fat recipe, enough for 2 dozen cupcakes. You will need:  8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 3 to 5 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Then you: Place the...

Vegan Ganache

Super simple and fast, I use this ganache for non-vegan baking as well. It’s great on vegan smores cupcakes.  You will need:  1/3 cup soymilk 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup Then you: In a small sauce pan, bring the soy milk to...

Cream Cheese Frosting

You have to have this one in your arsenal, it’s great on coconut and French toast cupcakes alike. This recipe makes enough for 12 cupcakes. You will need:  4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature a pinch of salt 2...

Vegan Chocolate Buttercream

Your dad won’t know you’re feeding him vegan food when you top your cupcakes with this stuff. And when his mouth is good and full, you can tell him you voted for Nader. You will need:  1/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup vegan margarine 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa...

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

When I started this blog in December of ’06 I wanted to document my baking successes and failures alike. I have to say, there haven’t been too many major disappointments, not because I rule so hard at baking (although I do) but because sometimes you just...

Coconut Pecan Frosting

For all your homemade German chocolate cupcake needs I present to you, home made coconut pecan frosting. Rich, buttery and just as fattening as it sounds. You will need:  1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 12 tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter...

Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting

This recipe comes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I use it all the time, even when I’m not baking for vegans. You will need: 1/2 cup margarine, softened 4 Tbs. shortening 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter 2 Tbs molasses* 3 tsp vanilla extract 2 & 1/2...

Fluffy Vegan Buttercream

This simple vegan recipe makes loads of yummy sweet buttercream that can easily be colored or flavored with your favorite oils and extracts. You will need: 1⁄2 C. Non-Hydrogenated Shortening 1⁄2 C. Non-Hydrogenated Margarine 3 1⁄2 C. Confectioner’s Sugar, sifted...