Halloween is right around the corner. I love this time of year. From October until January, my house is always decorated with something festive. Cats, owls, turkeys, fall signs, and Christmas galore!
And better yet, all these holidays gives us all kinds of excuses to BAKE! My favorite thing to do with left over Halloween candy is stuff it in cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and brownies. Stay tuned for the Halloween baking aftermath!
Here are some vanilla cupcakes with pumpkin spice cinnamon buttercream. If this doesn't say fall, I am not sure what does!
What a couple months! I have been busy in the kitchen (see pics below) but as you may know I am an assistant principal. And what does August mean? Back to work, teacher week, and school starts. This year I started my 16th year in education. And with every job there are days I am in love with it and days that I am convinced WalMart greeter is the way to go. It’s stressful, but my husband tells me all jobs are, just in different ways. And you know what? He’s right! But remember the saying...the grass is always greener.
But back to my kitchen. Over the past couple of months I have had to opportunity to branch out and try some new flavors. Some were better than others but two of the ones that make the top of my list are (in no particular order drum roll please):
(1) chocolate chip Italian cream cake with vanilla buttercream and chocolate ganache
(2) banana cake with cinnamon buttercream filled with brown sugar and pecans.
Honestly...I don’t know which I liked better. For the banana cake I used Cookies and Cups recipe. Here it is if you are dying to try it. https://cookiesandcups.com/best-banana-cake/ I did not use their icing recipe. I am sure it’s delish but I wanted to amp the flavor with some cinnamon.
It has a great fall flavor when paired with the brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon buttercream. Definitely a keeper.
PS I totally ate the banana cake for breakfast!