Have you ever wondered why Swiss Meringue Buttercream (SMBC) recipes have you scrupulously clean your mixing utensils and create a perfect fluffy meringue when you are just going to douse it with butter and kill it? Have you ever made SMBC and added all of the butter only to have it remain soupy or curdled looking? I have! At that point I begin to worry and start chilling bowls and adding more butter so it will come together. But no more! After extensive research and experimentation I have come up with a recipe that comes together every time. And you may be quite surprised by how it is made.
Mud Cake, the decadent chocolate gift of the Aussies, has for some reason always given me a world of trouble! (I cannot tell you how many Mud Cakes I have had flop.) Even when they did turn out, the mega deep chocolate flavor I sought was not there. Here I have finally made peace with my cakey nemesis and the results will knock your socks off. Continue reading
With strawberries going on sale in stores for Valentine’s Day, now is the perfect time to make a Fresh Strawberry Cake! This cake is so delicious you will want to make it for someone you love soon!