So, these are ridiculously delicious. Not to mention, easy on the eyes. These cupcakes are classic red velvet. Blood red cake that’s delicately scented with chocolate. Rich, butter-infused, vanilla cream cheese frosting. Bake. Frost. Inhale. So, what makes them red? Historically, bakers used boiled beet root juice to color their cakes. Modern cupcakes generally get their sanguine hue from red […]
If you live in New England, there are a few, irrefutable signs of Fall. Our favorite? The appearance of the apple cider donut. If you’re like us, you wait for this moment all year. And when it arrives, it’s glorious. Up our way, around Salem, MA, the best way to get apple cider donuts is hot out of the […]
This recipe turns out gorgeous, gloriously orange baked pumpkin donuts in just about 30 minutes. Get my step-by-step photo recipe here!
Happy fourth of July from beautiful Salem, Ma! Seeing that a lot of the Northeast is rained out this year and people are stuck inside, here’s a great way to enjoy classic s’mores flavor if you can’t get a fire blazing. This is one for the record books. Serve this baby warm and share it […]
Step-by-step photo recipe for a sinfully rich chocolate layer cake, with chocolate buttercream laced with Scotch. Easy on the eyes. Even easier to make.
Fall’s officially here, let the baking begin! Apple and cranberry is such a classic New England combo when it comes to Autumn desserts. This cake gets a double apple punch from fresh apple cider and sliced apples. We always hit Brooksby Farm a couple of times a year to go apple picking. (If you live […]
This is a summer standby at The Mouse House. (Warning: This cake is not bikini friendly.) It’s dark, dense, and fudge-y, and is the perfect foil for everything from ice cream to fresh berries. I like to slice it in half and fill it with whipped chocolate ganache. (Hello, heaven!) The best part about this […]
Somebody help me: After 35 years, I think I’m developing a sweet tooth. Tragic, right? Get over it and join the rest of the world, Mouse. I know. All my life, I’ve always been a salty snacker. I’d happily chomp on cheese over chocolate, pizza over pastry, meat over munchkins. You get the picture. But […]
As I write this, my angel food cake is upside down, cooling in the kitchen. Upside down. You heard me right. Making angel food cake is one of the great acts of culinary faith. After separating a dozen eggs, beating them to soft peaks, and baking your cake in a quake-free kitchen, flipping it over […]
Our good friend the Baron Von Hammer came to visit us recently, right around his birthday. That being a rather auspicious occasion, I wanted to make him something special. This chocolate cheesecake didn’t disappoint!