4th of July Vanilla Frosted Cupcake

A frosted cupcake is a classic American dessert. Here is my go-to recipe for an easy buttercream frosting, made with powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla.  It’s sweeter and less silky than a classic European buttercream, but so easy to make.  Some of my friends prefer this version for its sweeter taste.  There are just…

Chocolate Cake

    This is perhaps my favorite all time baking recipe.   I was in search of the perfect, simple, fool-proof chocolate cake.  For two years I tried multiple chocolate cake recipes, tweaking this and that.  After much experimentation, this is the one.  It’s fast to make and tastes just like a good chocolate layer cake…