Natural vs. Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder

Today, let’s take a closer look at chocolate, specifically cocoa powder. Have you ever wondered about the differences between natural and Dutch-processed cocoa powder? Can they be used interchangeably? What should you do if a recipe doesn’t specify which type of cocoa powder to use?

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Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder: What’s The Difference?

Have you ever wondered about the differences between baking soda and baking powder, and whether they can be used interchangeably? Why some recipes call for just one, and others call for both? Knowledge is power, and a deeper understanding of these two ingredients is important if you enjoy baking. Time for a quick science lesson!

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How to Make Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is faster to prepare at home than you might think, and the results taste incredible! It comes together in around 15 minutes and tastes WORLDS better than jarred versions. It’s tart, sweet, and buttery, with a custard texture that works well on biscuits and scones. You can also use this easy lemon curd

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Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

This Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting is creamy, tangy, and it comes together in no time! It works well with many cake and cupcake recipes, and can be customized for more or less sweetness. You can also adjust for a thicker or thinner chocolate frosting consistency. While I’m typically a meringue buttercream loyalist, there’s something about

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Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting is made from sugar, egg whites, and butter. Unlike American buttercream, it’s light, fluffy, and never cloying. This step-by-step tutorial includes options for vanilla, chocolate or strawberry buttercream, as well as suggestions for additional flavors. It may appear a bit daunting at first if you’ve only prepared American buttercreams, which are

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How to Make Cake Flour, Bread Flour, and Self-Rising Flour

Spare yourself a trip to the grocery store and learn to how to quickly make cake flour, bread flour and self-rising flour at home! Why waste precious space when you can make everything you need from good old fashioned all-purpose flour?  While I love baking, I have a relatively small kitchen that’s severely lacking in

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How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce is easy to make at home! You can use it to add flavor to a wide variety of desserts, such as cookies, or as a topping drizzled over ice cream. It also makes a great gift! Trust me, you’re going to love this salted caramel sauce recipe!

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Types of Buttercream + Troubleshooting Tips

Are you wondering about the difference between American and meringue buttercreams? Want to learn about Swiss vs. Italian Meringue? I’ve got you covered! It’s not nearly as complicated as you might think. Keep reading to learn how to make buttercream!

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