Cakes & Cupcakes

Apple Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I heard from a friend recently that maple might be the new pumpkin spice. It’s been reported in a few places that, while pumpkin spice is not necessarily finished, interest in maple is on the rise. It may be the new flavor that helps us get into a fall mood. I think that is great…… Continue reading Apple Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Crisps & Cobblers

Best-Ever Apple Crisp

According to the calendar, fall began last week with the equinox. According to major coffee chains and supermarkets, fall began at the start of September, when tons of pumpkin spice flavored items began appearing. (It’s actually gotten a little out of hand. I like pumpkin spice just fine, but pumpkin spice cereal? I’m expecting pumpkin…… Continue reading Best-Ever Apple Crisp

Baking Tips

A Teaspoon of Tips: Best Apples for Baking

Hello and welcome to my new feature, “A Teaspoon of Tips.” In these posts, I’ll offer general tips and advice on baking that I’ve learned from my adventures in the kitchen. I hope these will help bakers of all skill levels achieve the best results in their bakes! First up, a somewhat hot topic in…… Continue reading A Teaspoon of Tips: Best Apples for Baking