Gingerbread is a holiday staple around my house. Aside from gingerbread cookies, my sister and I always make these gingerbread cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting. The tartness of the lemon mixes perfectly with the sweetness of the cream cheese frosting and adds a little excitement to these gingerbread cupcakes.
I had never made homemade cinnamon rolls before, but I had leftover cream cheese frosting that was destined for some homemade cinnamon rolls. So, I searched for an easy recipe and found this one from Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction. I made it and let me tell you. These rolls were AMAZING. Cinnamon rolls from a can can be good (I’ll admit), but these are another level. Combined with the cinnamon cream these frosting, they’re unreal. A lot of people like cinnamon rolls around the holidays, so I highly suggest you keep this recipe handy for when that time comes. Your family, friends, and neighbors will love you forever. Let’s do this!
This cake has a hole in it. A couple of weeks ago, my sister and I went to our first meeting of the LA Cake Club. It is just what you think…a group of people get together and share their delicious homemade sweets. We had a sufficient sugar high by 2 pm, so not a bad Saturday afternoon. It was hosted at a great organization, the Made by DWC (Downtown Women’s Center). “MADE by DWC is a social enterprise created by the Downtown Women’s Center to break the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness by empowering women to discover talents and develop skills through vocational opportunities, and generates economic and social capital to support programs at DWC.” I encourage you to visit their website to learn more if you are interested in getting involved. We met one of the participants and she was so excited to tell us about the organization. My contribution to the Cake Club were these mini Sweet Potato Bundt cakes. You know how much I love sweet potatoes and let me tell you, these cakes almost didn’t make it to Cake Club. They are soooo good. They’re light, moist, and not overly sweet. Move over pumpkin, these sweet potato cakes can put you out of business.