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Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Combining my favourite icing with chocolate… can’t go wrong with that. This icing goes really well with chocolate cake  (I usually pair it up with my Devil’s Food Cake recipe.)

This is a really simple one: Add 3 tbsp. of cocoa powder to one batch of regular cream cheese icing. Beat until smooth.

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NATURAL Red Velvet Cake

Remember my post on Red Velvet Cake and how I said I was experimenting to make my natural red velvet cake taste less like beets? Well, I’ve done it… I guess you could say I had a bakethrough.

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Red Velvet Cake

The first time I made Red Velvet Cake was in Edinburgh to celebrate Canada day. I used this recipe from Joy of Baking, but made cupcakes instead of a 9-inch cake. To make them Canadian, I topped them with little maple leaves cut out of strawberries. I had high hopes while I shaped the miniature leaves, but the end-result wasn’t quite what I envisioned. However, despite my “maple leaves” actually being little red blobs, my coworkers seemed impressed by my cupcakes. One of my coworkers even started making questionable noises while eating them, so they must have been decent.

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Cream Cheese Icing

This is probably my favourite icing in the entire world. I could eat this stuff with a spoon…

Ingredients

1 brick cream cheese, softened (250 g)
½ cup butter, softened (113 g)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups icing sugar (260 g)

Directions

Cream together softened cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.

Slowly mix in icing sugar, adding more or less to desired sweetness.

Allow to harden up a bit in the fridge before icing cakes/cupcakes.

 

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