Month: June 2022

No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

no churn mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe

I’ve always been a little scared to make ice cream from scratch because I thought it involved an ice cream maker (which I do not have), a huge time commitment, and somehow adding eggs to the ice cream without the end result taste eggy. Turns out there’s a much easier way: the “no-churn” method. I saw it a few weeks ago on Instagram and thought it might be too good to be true. After trying it out with this mint chocolate chip ice cream though, I am so blown away that I have to sing the praises of the no-churn method here. I can’t keep this recipe to myself!

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Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake Recipe

strawberry shortcake layer cake recipe by sugar and sparrow
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Strawberry season is in full swing! I actually planted some strawberries last month and was so eager to use my little harvest in my bakes but as soon as those sweet little berries turned red, a creature of some sort had a feast. So while I couldn’t use my homegrown strawberries this time around, it didn’t stop me from heading to the store to get some fresh berries for the Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake I’ve been dreaming of. I decided to whip it up as a Father’s Day treat for my husband and it was a total hit! 

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One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

chocolate cupcake recipe by sugar and sparrow
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Update 2022: After posting this recipe four years ago, I found that my one bowl chocolate cake recipe makes the best chocolate cupcakes! It’s what I prefer, and the crowds agree. So, this recipe has been updated with the new (and even easier to make!) recipe. 

Oh, chocolate. It’s made me weak in the knees since I was a kid sneaking it into the cart when my mom wasn’t looking. Some people prefer fruity desserts but I tend to lean toward the decadence of something chocolatey. If you’re in the same boat, then this recipe is for you: melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate buttercream that has been described by a friend as “the kind you need to put in the sink and fill the bowl with water because you can’t stop eating it.”

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Funfetti Buttercream Recipe

funfetti buttercream recipe

It’s my birthday week! And naturally, I decided to use it as an excuse to make my own birthday cake. Don’t worry, there are plenty of other desserts in store for this week (including my favorite Pip’s Doughnuts), plus a trip to the roller skating rink because it sounds like the most fun way to celebrate my birthday ever. For my birthday cake though, I made my Funfetti Cake recipe and topped it with this sprinkle-filled Funfetti Buttercream to make it extra festive! My heart is so happy. 

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