Category: Fillings and Frostings

The icing on the cake! Icings are so easy to make that you will never again be tempted to buy those bland, pre-made ones. Knowing how to make a great filling or frosting that perfectly compliments your cakes and cookies will take your cakes to the next level.

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CHOCOLATE GANACHE

This recipe makes a dark, dramatically shiny topping. It’s perfect for a cheesecake, or a stand-alone one-layer cake or bundt cake. For the best looks, make sure to cover top and sides of the cake with a “crumb coat” first....

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CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Dark and delish!  Makes about 2 cups frosting. Enough to frost top and sides of a 2 layer cake. 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2/3 cup cocoa ¼ tsp salt 3 – 3 1/2 cups icing sugar 1/3 cup buttermilk...

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Fudgy Cocoa Frosting

This icing is dark and fudgy, and not too sweet.  So good, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful! This recipe makes a smaller amount that’s just perfect for those times when you are leaving the cake in the...

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Lemon Filled Cupcakes

A while ago, I got a good deal on a big bag of lemons. So, I had to scramble to come up with recipes that used lemon so I could use these up. These filled lemon cupcakes were a bit...

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Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Combine in large bowl: 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups flour ¾ cup cocoa 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt Add: 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup strong black coffee ½...