Monday, April 29, 2013

Strawberry, Blackberry and Lemon Zest Jam

I wanted to do something I have never done before, so this weekend I made my own jam. I'm usually not a huge jam fan (mostly because it's too sweet) but I think I may have turned myself into a lover after dabbling in some homemade fun. I decided on strawberries and blackberries because (1) they're my favorite berries and (2) the farmers market by my work had a ton for a very great price. I added lemon zest as my lil' twist on it, because I've never seen it in any other recipe and I like the taste it gives with berries in general.

Friday, April 19, 2013

With A Lil' Twist's Funfetti Cake

Hello everyone!

I know it's been awhile since I posted a recipe, but I hope this delicious cake makes up for it. Last weekend was my best friends 24th birthday and her all time favorite cake is Funfetti. I wanted to do something special for her and make my own recipe for a cake and add a nice frosting touch that would definitely have a "Wow" factor. I do have to apologize in advance though, I wasn't able to take pictures of me actually frosting the cake because I was finishing extremely close to her surprise time! So, I promise I will make up for it in another post dedicated to frosting a cake :)

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this cake recipe, because it absolutely surpasses the standard box one!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Blueberry, Lavender Cupcake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Today was Easter and I was trying to figure out the perfect dessert to make for this wonderful Spring holiday. I realized I had a large bag full of dried lavender in my cabinet that I've been wanting to utilize and immediately started to develop a recipe. What I came up with was a moist blueberry, lavender cupcake with a lemon cream cheese frosting and to top it all off, a drizzle of lavender honey (you can find it at a specialty cheese store or at a Wholefoods by the cheese section).

This cupcake is definitely a "luxurious" kind of cupcake with a ton of flavor, but I can guarantee it will not disappoint! Hope you all enjoy.

Tip: Freeze fresh blueberries so they will cook evenly within the cupcake.


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