February 2022 Baking Round-Up

One of my blogging goals this year is to do a recap every month of the recipes I made. I did this infrequently in the past and after I realized how much work actually went into them, I found it a bit difficult to find the motivation to do them. But since then, I’ve thought of an easier technique to actually get them written, so I’m trying that out this month.

In February, I made a total of four recipes. Let’s take a trip back through the last few weeks and revisit all the tasty treats I made!

MB #20 – Cappuccino Muffins

These flavorful and moist muffins were a big hit with my family and co-workers! The combination of coffee, chocolate, and cinnamon was surprisingly delicious. This recipe comes together relatively quickly and doesn’t use any strange ingredients. They are perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or as a mid-morning snack between meetings.

MB #21 – Confetti Sugar Cookies

This playful modification from the standard Cracked Sugar Cookie recipe was a lot of fun to look at. The pop of color throughout the cookies really can make someone smile on a bad day. But since my sprinkles were old, I think that caused the overall taste to be less than amazing. Still, these cookies are a great and easy option if you are looking to have some cookies in a jiffy!

A Cake on Valentine’s Day

This month, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. As an official “dessert” holiday, I chose to bake a cake. But, I shied away from the usual chocolate-focused desserts. Enter Confetti Cake! (Apparently I was loving sprinkles this month.) This tiered 6-inch cake was made from a recipe that I found on Sally’s Baking Addiction. Sadly, the cake was a little over-baked and came out dry. But my frosting skills seem to be improving!

MB #22 – Super Rich Chocolate Cake

For my grandmother’s birthday this year, I offered to make the cake. So I decided to go back to the old, standby chocolate recipe out of the Magnolia Bakery book. I’ve made this cake recipe as part of other versions of the cake such as the Caramel Chocolate Cake for the holidays as well as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for my dad’s birthday in 2021.

While the cake tasted great, the look came out to be more Frankenstein-like. This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe and I will probably be making it for many years to come, even after this project is done.

Overall, February wasn’t that bad. It was filled with sweet treats and many ups and downs in the kitchen. Oh, and two cakes! Let’s see what March will bring.

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