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    Carrot Cake and the Best Cream Cheese Frosting

    So, I know that carrot cake is not the most exciting dessert you could make, but it seems to be a crowd favorite. Honestly, I think it has to do with the cream cheese frosting, because there is no better frosting out there! You can’t go wrong with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. This last week was a particularly rough one in our home. My husband is working longer hours, Olivia has perfected the tantrum, and I have taken on one too many projects, one of which was a dessert for my boss’s birthday. Thankfully, he’s a huge fan of carrot cake, which is a relatively easy recipe…

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    Springtime Dessert: Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting and Edible Nest

    I am a sucker for anything themed, so naturally when any holiday rolls around I’m immediately on the hunt for a similarly themed dessert for our family gatherings. I found this Speckled Malted Coconut Cake by Emily Nabors Hall on the Country Living website that looked like perfection! Well, almost perfection – my husband and I are not fans of coconut or coconut flavoring (much to the disappointment of my mother). While I’m sure that Emily’s recipe is amazing and delicious, I decided to make my Easter egg cake with my favorite vanilla cake recipe and a light blue buttercream frosting. The nest is made of phyllo (or fillo) dough and is filled…