Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

This weekend I met up with Michelle, my great friend of forever, to bake some plain vanilla cupcakes! They didn’t taste plain that’s for sure! We also made frosting from scratch and decorated our cupcakes with colored icing. We actually had a sweet request from one of the fellow BWFers for her sweetheart (scroll downContinue reading “Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting”

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

This week was the last week that one of my best friends Cristina was going to be home for winter break before heading back to Harvard to start another semester in her Middle Eastern Studies master’s program, so I invited her over to bake some cupcakes from scratch! This cupcake recipe is incredibly moist andContinue reading “Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting”

Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons

After the Snickerdoodles, we made these delicious macaroons. It was a quick and easy recipe to make and we made half of them chocolate-dipped and the other half without chocolate. The dark chocolate we used was a pure dark cacao from Venezuela which contained 70% cacao, but if it is too strong for your taste,Continue reading “Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons”

M&M Bars ~ Carrot Cupcakes

If you read my first post, then you are familiar with Steven, the “Ice King.” One Saturday afternoon, Steven, my Super Sister and I met up to bake some M&M bars and carrot cupcakes. These carrot cupcakes are incredibly moist and the cream cheese frosting is the perfect complement. The M&M bars are a greatContinue reading “M&M Bars ~ Carrot Cupcakes”

Venezuelan Christmas Recipes: Hallacas ~ Pan de Jamón ~ Dulce de Lechosa

Venezuelan Christmas dishes are a great opportunity to share time with family in the kitchen during the holiday season. This year, I made these three principal Venezuelan Christmas dishes with my parents, both born and raised in Venezuela. Hallacas Hallacas is the main Christmas dish. The general recipe is the same throughout Venezuela but theContinue reading “Venezuelan Christmas Recipes: Hallacas ~ Pan de Jamón ~ Dulce de Lechosa”

Red Velvet Cupcakes ~ Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Sugar Cookies ~ Lemon Bundt Cake

The first BWF event was hosted at Magaly’s house, one of the many beautiful members of the “Venezuelan Mafia” (see About section). There were about 15 people in the kitchen working on four recipes: Red velvet cupcakes, cream cheese frosting, sugar cookies, and a lemon bundt cake. Red velvet cupcakes: Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flourContinue reading “Red Velvet Cupcakes ~ Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Sugar Cookies ~ Lemon Bundt Cake”