7 Dessert Recipes using Spring Roll Wrappers

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Spring rolls wrappers are easy to use to make rich, decadent dessert recipes.

You can fill your spring roll wrappers with fruit, chocolate, and frosting for a delicious dessert filling.

Some dessert spring roll recipes need to be baked in the oven, or fried on the stovetop.

By cooking the spring rolls, this creates a crispy, golden, oily outer layer.

The inside of the spring roll wrapper dessert is a warm, fruity center.

Chocolate Banana Spring Rolls

Chocolate banana spring rolls are made by placing a 1/2 banana and chocolate sprinkle inside a rice paper wrap.

Fry the chocolate banana spring rolls in a frying pan with a bit of oil.

Cooking the spring rolls will melt the chocolate sprinkles, and give the outside a crisp golden layer.

The inside will be warm chocolate and banana flavors.

Dessert Recipes using Spring Roll Wrappers

Strawberry Spring Rolls

Strawberry spring rolls are made by placing sliced strawberries inside a rice paper wrap. The wrap is sealed, and then deep fried to create a crispy outer layer.

Serve freshly deep fried strawberry spring rolls with chocolate sauce for dipping and a side of whipping cream.

Baked Apple Spring Rolls

Baked apple spring rolls are made by adding apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar to create an apple pie flavoring.

The spring rolls are wrapped up and baked in the oven until the apples are fork tender.

Serve the baked apple spring rolls with a drizzle of dark chocolate sauce and dusted powdered sugar.

Peanut Butter Banana Spring Rolls

Peanut butter banana spring rolls are made by mashing up bananas and adding a bit of peanut butter to them to make the filling.

Once the spring rolls are sealed, they can be baked in the oven, air fryer, or fried in oil on the stovetop.

The outside is a crispy, golden color, and the inside is a warm peanut butter and banana flavor.

Drizzle a little melted peanut butter on top right before serving.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Spring Rolls

Pineapple cream cheese spring rolls are a creamy, citrusy treat.

Use softened cream cheese and spread a thin layer over the spring roll wrapper.

Add freshly diced pineapple pieces, and a sprinkle of granulated sugar.

Add a little cinnamon if desired.

Roll up the wrap and bake in the oven until golden brown.

Serve warm, right out of the oven.

Fruit Spring Rolls

Fruit spring rolls are made by using a variety of fresh fruit and herbs to create a spring roll.

Begin by adding fresh mint leaves to your freshly dipped in water spring roll wrapper.

Add strawberries, kiwi slices, strips of mango and apples, blueberries. Roll up wrap tightly.

Try serving your fruit spring rolls with honey lime dip, or rich chocolate ganache.

Dessert Recipes using Spring Roll Wrappers

Pear Mascarpone Spring Rolls

Pear mascarpone spring rolls are a fruity, nutty, creamy dessert.

Pear mascarpone spring rolls are made by adding cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup to diced pears to create the pear filling.

Mascarpone cheese and hazelnut spread and mixed together and added to the filling of the spring roll wrapper.

The spring rolls are fried until they have a golden outer layer.

Pear mascarpone spring rolls are served with a spiced hazelnut sauce.

6 Easter Cupcakes Flavors

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Easter cupcakes are made into beautiful vibrant colors.

Easter cupcakes are full of a variety of flavors including citrus, chocolate, and tea flavors.

You can make an adorable “nest” on the top of your cupcakes using toasted coconut or sliced almonds, and a couple of mini eggs as decoration.

Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes are sweet, tart, and will make your mouth water!

Lemon cupcakes are made by adding lemon zest and lemon juice to the cupcake batter.

Lemon cupcakes are incredibly tasty because they are topped with lemon cream cheese icing.

The cream cheese icing is infused with lemon juice and lemon zest, giving you a tangy sweet icing.

The sharpened sweet icing compliments the flavor of the lemon cupcakes making them taste irresistible.

Lemon cupcakes can be garnished with a small piece of lemon.

Key Lime Cupcakes

Key lime cupcakes are tart, sweet, and citrusy.

Key lime cupcakes are filled with sweet key lime filling made of sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and lime juice.

A small cone is cut in the top of the cupcakes after they are baked, and filled with the savory, citrus key lime filing.

Key lime cupcakes are frosting with cream cheese lime buttercream frosting.

To add a little texture and sweetness to the cupcakes, sprinkle some graham cracker crumble on top.

Sweet Peach Cupcakes

Sweet peach cupcakes is a sweet, refreshing, fruity cupcake.

Sweet peach cupcakes are made by using peach flavored soda as the liquid ingredient to flavor the cupcakes.

Once the batter is made, the cupcakes are layered with batter, a homemade peach compote, and then batter again and baked in the oven.

Sweet peach cupcakes are frosted with vanilla buttercream frosting infused with peach flavored soda.

Earl Grey Lavender Cupcakes

Earl grey lavender cupcakes are an earthy, tea flavored cupcake.

Earl grey is infused into warm milk to flavor the cupcakes with. The contents of a couple earl grey tea bags are emptied into the batter as well to flavor the cupcakes.

The frosting is a lavender buttercream frosting made by adding culinary lavender to a vanilla buttercream frosting.

A little blue and pink liquid food coloring is added to the buttercream to create a vibrant purple colored frosting for the cupcakes.

Easter Cupcakes Flavors

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes are rich and chocolatey. You only need 1 chocolate cupcake to be satisfied!!

Chocolate cupcakes are made by adding cocoa powder to a cupcake base.

Chocolate cupcakes are frosted with a chocolate buttercream.

Chocolate buttercream is made by adding cocoa powder, and melted milk chocolate to a buttercream frosting.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot cake cupcakes have a cinnamon spiced undertone, and a cream cheese frosting.

Grated carrots and cinnamon are added to a cupcake base to create the carrot cake cupcakes.

The cream cheese frosting is a sweet, creamy frosting that compliments the carrot cake cupcakes.

Easter Cupcakes Flavors

18 Buttercream Icing Flavors

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Buttercream icing is a classic frosting used for icing cupcakes, cakes, and macarons.

Buttercream frosting is the perfect base to add a variety of flavors to create your own rich icing.

You can add a ton of flavor using simple ingredients like freshly brewed espresso, vanilla beans, lemon zest, etc.

Try using one of these velvety icings for your next baking project!

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla buttercream frosting is rich and creamy, with an aromatic flavor of vanilla.

It’s a stiff icing, therefore it pipes well on top of of cupcakes for those beautiful rose icing designs.

Vanilla buttercream is made with heavy cream instead of milk to thin it out, therefore it has more of a buttery, velvety flavor.

You can easily color vanilla buttercream frosting using gel food coloring, or liquid food coloring.

Buttercream Icing Flavors

Strawberry Buttercream

Strawberry buttercream is one of the most fruity frostings you’ll ever eat!!

To make strawberry buttercream you have to first make strawberry puree. It smells as good as it sounds.

The puree is added to a buttercream base, and it produces a vibrant pink frosting.

Strawberry buttercream has a bit of unique look to it, it has tiny pieces of strawberry mixed throughout the icing.

I recommend using the buttercream within 1-2 days, as the flavor fades over time.

Buttercream Icing Flavors

White Chocolate Buttercream

White chocolate buttercream is made by adding melted vanilla chocolate to a buttercream base.

White chocolate is a fairly sweet chocolate, but added to buttercream makes it a delicious and creamy frosting that isn’t too sweet.

White chocolate buttercream is a beautiful crisp white frosting, but you can color if desired using gel food coloring.

Coffee Buttercream Frosting

Coffee buttercream frosting is an incredible flavored icing because it’s FULL of coffee flavor.

It tastes like you’re eating a latte.

Coffee buttercream icing is made by adding instant coffee (I recommend using freshly brewed espresso) to a buttercream icing base.

Coffee buttercream frosting has a hazel color to the frosting.

Buttercream frosting Flavors

Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Champagne buttercream frosting has a lovely hint of bubbly flavor.

Champagne buttercream frosting can be made using a sweet sparkling wine infused into a vanilla buttercream frosting.

Champagne buttercream frosting is perfect for a wedding shower, NYE party, or birthday party celebration.

Chai Spiced Buttercream Frosting

Chai spiced frosting has the flavor of a chai latte.

Chai spiced frosting is made by infusing chai spice into a vanilla buttercream frosting.

Chai spiced frosting has a birch color to it.

It’s a unique tea flavored frosting that goes well with a vanilla cake or cupcakes.

Cookies and Cream Buttercream Frosting

Cookies and cream buttercream frosting has a hint of vanilla buttercream frosting.

Crushed cookies and cookie crumbs are added to the frosting to create this decadent and rich buttercream icing.

Cookies and cream buttercream frosting can be used for a chocolate cake or vanilla cake.

How to Fill Macarons

Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate buttercream frosting is a chocolatey, creamy frosting.

Chocolate buttercream frosting is made by adding a little vanilla extract, and cocoa powder to a buttercream base frosting.

Chocolate buttercream is a heavy frosting. Typically chocolate buttercream is a used for frosting a chocolate cake, which is a fairly rich dessert.

Hazelnut buttercream

Hazelnut buttercream is a nutty and chocolatey frosting.

Hazelnut buttercream icing is made by adding cocoa powder, and hazelnut sauce to a buttercream frosting.

Hazelnut frosting is a unique frosting in that it has a nut flavored undertone with chocolate flavor. Hazelnut frosting goes well with chocolate, vanilla, or mocha cakes.

Flavors of buttercream icing

Peanut butter buttercream

Peanut butter buttercream frosting is a fluffy and light buttercream.

Peanut butter icing is made by simply adding peanut butter to a buttercream base.

It’s a bit unique, in that the frosting is thinned out by adding freshly whipped whipping cream.

The whipping cream adds a creamy texture to the buttercream frosting.

Elderflower Buttercream

Elderflower buttercream is a floral and refreshing buttercream frosting.

Elderflower buttercream is made by adding elderflower cordial to a buttercream base.

Elderflower buttercream goes well with lemon, or vanilla cakes.

Mint Buttercream Icing

Mint chocolate buttercream is a minty fresh, chocolatey icing.

Mint buttercream icing is made by adding mint extract, and dark chocolate chips to Italian buttercream icing.

You can also color the icing using liquid or gel food coloring if desired.

Mint buttercream icing goes well on top of a mint chocolate chip cake.

Lemon Buttercream

Lemon buttercream is a citrusy frosting with a burst of lemon flavor.

Lemon buttercream is made by adding lemon extract and freshly grated lemon zest to infuse into buttercream icing.

Lemon buttercream is goes well on top of lemon cake, or vanilla cake.

Amaretto Buttercream Frosting

Amaretto buttercream is a sweet, cherry flavored frosting.

Amaretto buttercream is made by infusing amaretto and vanilla extract into buttercream frosting.

Slowly add the powdered sugar into the frosting, and taste test for yourself. Only add as much sugar as you need to. It might be too sweet otherwise.

Banana Buttercream Icing

Banana buttercream frosting has a creamy banana flavor to it.

Banana buttercream icing is made with banana extract to buttercream frosting. You can add a little yellow liquid food coloring as well for a pop of color.

Coconut Buttercream

Coconut buttercream frosting has a woody-fruity flavor to it.

Coconut buttercream icing is made by adding cream of coconut and coconut emulsion to buttercream icing.

Mocha Buttercream Icing

Mocha buttercream has a coffee-chocolate flavor to it. It’s rich and decadent.

Mocha buttercream icing is made by adding freshly brewed coffee or espresso, and cocoa powder to a vanilla buttercream icing.

Buttercream Icing flavor ideas

Irish Cream Buttercream Icing

Irish Cream buttercream frosting has a creamy vanilla flavor to it with a hint of whiskey.

Irish cream buttercream is made by adding Irish cream to a buttercream frosting.

What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

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Hot chocolate is a creamy, steaming hot breakfast beverage, with a rich whipped cream topping.

Hot chocolate is best served with a baked good for breakfast.

Waffles

Waffles are one of the most popular foods for breakfast time. Waffles are fluffy and warm, and you can put a variety of toppings on them.

Waffles go particularly well with hot chocolate because they are baked good, and can have complimenting flavors.

  • waffles with syrup and strawberries
  • waffles with whipped cream and raspberry sauce
  • waffles with whipped cream and caramel sauce
What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

Croissants

Croissants are a delicate pastry made with laminated butter. There are countless layers of butter in between each pastry which makes it one of the most satisfying breakfast foods.

Chocolate croissants are the best choice for serving croissants with hot chocolate.

Another option would be to serve a fresh croissant with a few fresh berries on the side.

What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns are full of cinnamon and sugar flavor. Usually cinnamon buns have a cream cheese frosting on top of them, making them irresistible.

Cinnamon buns are a filling breakfast, but the cinnamon flavor goes particularly well with hot chocolate for breakfast.

Make sure to warm up the cinnamon buns when serving them.

What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit offers a balance of refreshing, juicy pieces of fruit which goes well with hot chocolate for breakfast.

  • cantaloupe
  • pineapple
  • apples
  • strawberries
  • blueberries

Eggs

Eggs are full of protein. You can make them in a many different ways, and they add a selection to a brunch. Typically for brunch, scrambled eggs are your best choice. Scrambled eggs can be served with hot sauce, or ketchup.

  • scrambled
  • over easy
  • sunny side up

Muffins

Muffins are a quick breakfast food that you can easily serve with hot chocolate for breakfast.

Muffins are small in size when you bake them at home, so you might need a couple of freshly baked muffins to serve for each person’s breakfast.

Scones

Scones are made to have a flakey, buttery pastry.

Cold butter is cut into the dough to create this flakey pastry.

Scones are a lovely baked good to serve with hot chocolate.

Most scones have a glaze on the top of them, making them have a bit of a sweet finish.

Bagel

Bagels are a deliciously crispy, warm breakfast food.

You can serve bagels with a variety of toppings including cream cheese, and butter.

Either topping works well for breakfast with hot chocolate.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous with your bagel toppings, try these toppings out.

Donut Topping Ideas

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Donuts are best served warm, and covered in glaze or chocolate ganache.

But there’s also the option of adding a few toppings on your donut glaze.

You can use a variety of toppings for your donuts including sprinkles, nuts, or even cotton candy if you’re feeling adventurous!

Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon sugar is an old fashioned donut topping. Cinnamon sugar topping adds a hint of cinnamon flavor, and a sweet sugary finish. The sugar also adds a crumbly texture to the donut.

After your donut has cooled down a little, dip it on a plate with cinnamon and sugar.

If the topping is having trouble adhering to the donut, brush the donut with melted butter, and dip it again for a deliciously sweet cinnamon sugar donut topping.

Donut Topping Ideas

Powdered Sugar

Powdered sugar donuts are one of the classic donut toppings.

Powdered sugar dusts all over your hands because it easily falls off the donut!

But it gives the donut a light sweetness, it’s not as sugary as icing or other glazes.

After your donut has cooled down a little, dip it on a plate with powdered sugar.

If it’s having trouble adhering to the donut, at a spritz of vegetable oil to donut, and dip it again for a beautiful white donut topping.

Nuts

Finely chopped nuts can be used as a donut topping, but it needs something to “glue” it to the donut.

Typically the donut is “glazed” with an icing, and then the nuts can be sprinkled on top of the donut.

Nuts add an earthy flavor to the donuts, as well as a crunchy texture to the donut.

  • pistachios
  • walnuts
  • pecans

Try making carrot cake donuts which uses walnuts as a donut topping.

Sprinkles

Sprinkles are vibrant and colorful to add on the top of donuts. Sprinkles come in all sorts of colors and shapes, depending on the theme of your cupcakes.

You can use a simple vanilla glaze on your donuts, and then gently add your sprinkles on top of your glaze.

Let the glaze dry so you’re sprinkles will stay on your donut prior to serving them.

If you’re going for a chocolate donut, you can use a chocolate ganache to dip your donuts in, and then top your donut with chocolate sprinkles.

Cookie Crumbs

To add cookie crumbs to the top of your donuts, you’ll need a glaze on the donuts for the cookie crumbs to adhere to the donut.

Cookie crumbs go well with a cream cheese glazed donut, or a vanilla buttercream frosting.

You can actually chop up cookies, or you can use cookie crumbs for topping donuts with.

Caramel Sauce

You can use caramel sauce and a sweet, sticky topping for your donuts.

Another option is to make a caramel glaze for your donuts, and then you can use nuts to make a donut like a homemade caramel apple donut.

toppings for donuts

Toffee Bits

Toffee bits are crunchy caramel flavored candy pieces. They add a ton of caramel flavor and a crunchy texture to donuts.

You can make a vanilla glaze for your donuts, and then sprinkle a couple toffee bits on top.

Toasted Coconut

Toasted coconut makes the coconut flavor much more enhanced than just plain coconut flakes.

Always toast your coconut to add the crispy, coconut flakes to the top of your donuts.

Toasted coconut can be put on top of donuts by using a simple coconut glaze.

Coconut glaze is made by adding a little coconut milk to icing sugar.

Bacon

Bacon bits are a unique topping to add to a donut.

You’ll want to get the glaze flavor to match the bacon, therefore I would recommend using a maple glaze.

The maple syrup flavor with the bacon goes well together, so it won’t be weird!!

You can imagine how strange it would be if you had a vanilla glaze with bacon. (gross!)

Lemon Sugar

Lemon sugar is small pieces of butter, zest and granulated sugar mixed together.

It looks kind of like regular granulated sugar, but in small clumps.

Lemon sugar adds a refreshing citrus sugar flavor to the donuts.

Freeze Dried Raspberries

Freeze dried raspberries are small pieces of raspberries that are vibrant and colorful.

Freeze dried raspberries look beautiful on top of donuts as a topping.

You can use a lemon glaze, or a vanilla glaze on the donuts, and then sprinkle a couple freeze dried raspberries on top of the donut.

Crushed Candy Canes

Candy canes are a sweet, crunchy, mint flavored topping you can add to the top of donuts.

Crushed candy canes work well on top of a white colored glaze. You can use a vanilla glaze, but a peppermint glaze would be the most fitting for this donut topping.

The pop of red/green of the crushed candy canes looks alluring on the donuts.

Cotton Candy

Cotton candy seems like a strange topping for donuts. But it’s actually one of the tastiest toppings you can add to your donuts!

Take a piece of cotton candy, and wrap it around the donut, and then take a bite while the donut is still warm. It’s mesmerizing!!

You can also add a couple of edible gold flakes on top of the cotton candy for a shimmer on the cotton candy.

Donut Topping Ideas

Layered Desserts in a Glass

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Desserts made in glassware look not only enticing, but colorful and alluring.

Some desserts need to be in heat proof glassware if they need to be baked in the oven or have a kitchen torch used on them (creme brulee).

Keep this in mind when you’re preparing your layered desserts in glassware.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a classic layered dessert you can make in a glass. It looks intricate, and taste rich and creamy.

The first layer of tiramisu is coffee and Kahlua soaked lady fingers.

The second layer is a mixture of powdered sugar, whipped cream, and mascarpone cheese.

The layers are repeated until the layered dessert in the glass is full, ending with cream on the top.

The final layer is a generous amount of chocolate shavings.

Layered Desserts in a Glass

Mousse

Mousse is a rich, creamy layered dessert you can make. You can make many different types of mousse, you don’t always have to make chocolate mousse.

If you’re making a layered dessert, you have the option of making 2 different types of mousse, and layering them on top of one another.

Raspberry and white chocolate mousse work well together.

As well, dark chocolate mousse, and white chocolate mousse taste decadent together.

Another option is to make 1 type of mousse, then add a layer of whipped cream on top.

Or, you can place one layer of mousse, then add a layer of berry sauce, caramel sauce, or chocolate sauce. Add another layer of mousse to create a beautiful layered dessert.

For the final layer of your dessert in a glass, try using these toppings:

  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • kiwi slices
  • sliced strawberries
  • lime zest
  • lemon zest
  • berry compote
  • caramel sauce
  • dusted cocoa powder
  • mint leaves
  • chocolate shavings

Trifle

Trifle is a combination of using layers of cake, fruit, and custard. The cake is usually an angel food cake, since it’s fairly neutral in flavor, and can soak up the fruit juices leaking into it.

Each trifle is slightly different, and can have more layers like fresh fruit and a fruit sauce.

Trifle is a classic dessert that is always served in a clear glass to be able to see all of the colorful layers of the dessert.

No Bake Cheesecake

No bake cheesecake uses whipped cream mixed with cream cheese to create the cheesecake flavor this layered dessert.

The bottom layer of the glass is crushed cookies. The middle layer is the whipped cream cheesecake.

The final layer of the dessert in the glass is freshly made cherry sauce.

No bake cheesecake looks beautiful and vibrant with the red colors against the white middle layer.

Creme Brulee

Creme brulee typically only has 2 layers to it. But you can add more toppings to the dessert to add more layers in the glass.

Creme brulee needs to be placed in a heat proof glass, so make sure you’re using the appropriate glassware prior to baking.

The first layer of creme brulee is the custard. You can make a ton of different flavors of creme brulee custard including:

The next layer of the creme brulee is a sugar layer. The sugar needs to be caramelized by using a kitchen torch or a broiler. (Hence the need for a heat proof glass!)

The final layer is up to you. It depends on the type of creme brulee you’re making. Here are some final layer topping ideas for creme brulee:

  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • sliced strawberries
  • dusted cocoa powder
  • chocolate shavings
  • finely chopped ferro rochers
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • pistachios
  • almonds
  • whipped cream (use sparingly – it will begin to melt due to the sugar being hot!)
  • candied lemon peel
  • sugared raspberries
  • banana slices
  • pomegranate arils
desserts made in a glass

6 Macaron Toppings

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Macarons can be taken to the next level by adding a few beautiful toppings.

Some toppings can be added right after piping the macaron batter. Some macaron toppings won’t do well in the oven, therefore they need to added after the macarons have baked.

Keep this mind when selecting toppings for your macarons.

Caramel Sauce

To add caramel or chocolate drizzle, place your macarons on a large plate.

Put the caramel into a piping bag with a narrow circular tip.

The caramel sauce will come out very quickly. You won’t even need to squish the bag for the flow to come out.

Make one line on 1 half of the macaron. Continue making 2 more lines that criss cross a little to have an elastic band look to it.

Macaron Toppings

Melted Chocolate

Melt a small amount of chocolate (1/4 cup or less). You don’t need much at all to add chocolate as a macaron topping.

Place the melted chocolate into a piping bag with a narrow circular tip. You’re going to need to work quickly if you’re using a piping bag.

Another option is to dip a spoon into the chocolate, and use the edge of the spoon to place the chocolate onto the macaron.

Melted chocolate works well as a macaron topping, because you can use it to add sprinkles or nuts to the tops of your macarons.

Let the melted chocolate dry for 30 minutes prior to storing the macarons away.

Macaron Toppings

Nuts

Finely chopped nuts can be used as a macaron topping, but it needs something to “glue” it to the macaron.

You can use caramel sauce, or chocolate. Chocolate will work the best, because it actually dries and doesn’t cause any mess like caramel sauce does.

  • pistachios
  • walnuts
  • pecans

Sprinkles

Macarons can be decorated with sprinkles right after piping the batter and removing the air bubbles.

Since the batter is sticky while it’s awaiting drying, the sprinkles will adhere to the macaron batter.

Only put a few sprinkles on the macaron, and they should be quite small. Large sprinkles have the risk of melting in the oven and ruining the macaron shells.

Another option is to add melted chocolate after your macarons have been baked and filled. Then gently dust your sprinkles on top of the melted chocolate for it to be “glued” to the top of the macaron.

toppings for macarons

Coffee Granules

You can decorate macarons with coffee granules by sprinkling a couple of granules on the macaron as soon as they are done piping and have had the air bubbles removed.

The coffee granules will stick well to the macaron batter as it dries prior to baking.

Cookie Crumbs

To add cookie crumbs to the top of your macarons, sprinkle a dusting of cookie crumbs on the macarons as soon as you are done piping them.

You can also put 1 tbsp of cookie crumbs directly into the dry ingredients when making macaron batter. This will give the macaron shells a hint of flavor cookie flavor.

cookies and cream icing recipe

4 Orange Macaron Flavors

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Orange macarons are bright colored macarons that can be made into refreshing fruit flavors that can enjoyed on the patio in the summertime.

Orange macarons can be made to fit more of a fall and Halloween theme, if you’re going for the fall flavors (chocolate orange, pumpkin spiced flavored macarons).

Try making your own orange macarons using these decadent orange flavored macarons.

Peach Macarons

Peach macarons are made by adding a bit of orange food coloring to the macaron shell batter.

Peach macarons are filled with peach jam.

To create the look of a real peach, paint the outside of the macarons using milk and orange coloring, and another container with milk and red food coloring.

Immediately after painting the outside of the macaron, dip the shells into sugar to coat it. Add 2 mint leaves and stick them into the jam.

orange flavored macarons

Orange and Dark Chocolate Macarons

Orange and dark chocolate macarons are made with a vanilla bean outer shell.

The center filling is a orange zest infused dark chocolate ganache.

Orange dark chocolate macarons have a rich and citrus flavor.

The outer shell is colored with orange gel food coloring or powdered food coloring to give it the vibrant orange color against the dark chocolate filling color.

orange flavored macarons

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Pumpkin spice macarons are made with a flavored outer shell.

The outer shell has all-spice, cloves, and nutmeg mixed into the almond batter to give the macarons the “spiced” part of pumpkin spice.

The pumpkin spice macaron filling is made with a butter cream base.

Pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg are added to the buttercream filling.

When assembling the macarons, the filling is a ring of pumpkin spice macaron filling, and then the center is a small amount of caramel sauce.

These pumpkin spice macarons have a little bit of a sweet finish with the caramel sauce center.

Mango Macarons

Mango macarons are made by creating the macaron shells, and adding a bit of orange food coloring to the macaron batter.

The filling of the mango macarons is made by adding mango puree to a buttercream base frosting.

6 Savory Recipes with Cream Cheese

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Cream cheese is a thicker, or a base in many different savory recipes.

Cream cheese can be flavored with herbs and spices to be enjoyed as a dip, used as a filling, or thickener in appetizers, side dishes and a few main courses.

Cheese Ball

Make your own easy cheese ball with cream cheese for a delicious savory appetizer.

The cheese ball is made by simply using a hand mixer to whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Add a couple of herbs, spices and cheddar cheese to create the base of the cheese ball.

The next part is very messy!!

Shape the cream cheese into a ball shape, and roll into a plate of chopped up walnuts.

Chill for half an hour to make it firm up again.

Serve your cheese ball by slicing off a bit of it and put it onto a cracker to enjoy!

Savory Recipes with Cream Cheese

Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is a creamy, warm appetizer served with bread.

Spinach dip is made by adding cooked spinach, blended artichokes, spices, and mozzarella cheese all blended together.

Spinach dip is a vibrant green color, topped with even more cheese. Feta is crumbled on top to this thick, cheesy dip!

Pinwheels

Pinwheels are made by using a tortilla, and spreading the filling over the tortilla in a thin layer. The pinwheel is made by rolling up the tortilla, and then slicing it into 1/2-3/4″ rounds.

Pinwheels work well as a snack or as a light lunch.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Cream cheese stuffed Portobello mushrooms are made by creating a cheesy filling using cream cheese.

In a saucepan, the cream cheese is added to garlic, butter, parmesan cheese, and herbs to create this rich, buttery filling.

The filling is placed into the Portobello mushroom caps, and baked until the cheesy filling has set.

Stuffed mushrooms work well as an appetizer, or as a side dish for dinner.

Stuffed Dates

Honey cream cheese stuffed dates are made by cutting open dates and removing the pit. This creates the hollowed out area you’ll put the cream cheese.

Once the cream cheese is stuffed into the dates, add a couple chopped up pistachios.

Drizzle a little honey on the tops of the dates for a sweet finish.

Stuffed dates work well as an appetizer, or as a snack.

Chili

Chili is a savory, filling meal that is made extra thick by adding cream cheese.

The cream cheese works well to compliment the flavor of chili.

You can even make a dip with cream cheese on the bottom, chili on top, with a layer of cheddar cheese.

The dip is warmed in the oven until the cheese is bubbly and melted.

Salty tortilla chips are used to dip inside the dip.

Savory Recipes with Cream Cheese

9 Cupcake Flavors for Summer

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Summertime cupcakes are light, airy, and refreshing. Cupcake flavors of summer are include fruity, citrusy, and tea flavors.

You’ll love infusing fresh fruit into simple syrups, and fillings to create these sweet cupcake flavors!

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes are a delicious, fruity cupcake for summertime! Strawberry jam is used to flavor the cupcakes.

Strawberry jam has a concentrated strawberry flavor, therefore it works well to flavor the cupcakes with.

Strawberry cupcakes are frosting with fresh strawberries added to a buttercream frosting.

Since you’re using fresh strawberries, the frosting will have dots of dark red strawberry remnants throughout the icing.

You can make the frosting even more pink by adding a little red liquid food coloring the frosting.

Cupcake Flavors for Summer

Mango Cupcakes

Mango vanilla cupcakes have a tangy, coconut flavor to them.

Mango vanilla cupcakes are made by adding coconut flavored yogurt to a vanilla cupcake base.

The frosting is a vanilla mango buttercream. Mango reduction is added to a vanilla buttercream base, giving it a fruity, tangy flavored cupcake.

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina colada cupcakes are made with a canned coconut milk, pineapple juice, coconut extract, and crushed pineapple pieces.

Pina colada cupcakes are topped with coconut buttercream frosting.

The creamy coconut buttercream is made by adding canned coconut milk and coconut extract to flavor the frosting.

To give the cupcakes a bit of an eye catching glow, shredded coconut is added to the edges of the coconut buttercream frosting.

The pina colada cupcakes are garnished with a piece of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange creamsicle cupcakes taste like you’re eating a creamsicle in cupcake form!

These decadent cupcakes are covered in cream cheese orange frosting.

The cupcake itself is flavored with fresh orange juice to give these cupcakes a citrusy, refreshing flavor.

Summer Cupcake Flavors

Earl Grey Lavender Cupcakes

Earl grey lavender cupcakes are an earthy, tea flavored cupcake.

Earl grey is infused into warm milk to flavor the cupcakes with. The contents of a couple earl grey tea bags are emptied into the batter as well to flavor the cupcakes.

The frosting is a lavender buttercream frosting made by adding culinary lavender to a vanilla buttercream frosting.

A little blue and pink liquid food coloring is added to the buttercream to create a vibrant purple colored frosting for the cupcakes.

Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes are sweet, tart, and will make your mouth water!

Lemon cupcakes are made by adding lemon zest and lemon juice to the cupcake batter.

Lemon cupcakes are incredibly tasty because they are topped with lemon cream cheese icing.

The cream cheese icing is infused with lemon juice and lemon zest, giving you a tangy sweet icing.

The sharpened sweet icing compliments the flavor of the lemon cupcakes making them taste irresistible.

Lemon cupcakes can be garnished with a small piece of lemon.

Blackberry Lavender Chocolate Cupcakes

Blackberry lavender chocolate cupcakes are one of the most flavorful, satisfying cupcakes you will ever try!

The chocolate cupcakes are made with cocoa powder and coffee making them more of a mocha cupcake flavor.

The blackberry lavender buttercream is made by adding culinary lavender and blackberry jam to buttercream frosting.

Blackberry jam is much more concentrated in flavor, therefore using jam to flavor buttercream icing will enhance the blackberry flavor over using the juice from blackberries.

Culinary lavender is also much more potent than lavender that comes your garden.

To garnish your cupcakes, add a couple sprigs of lavender and a blackberry to the tops of the icing.

Cupcake Flavors for Summer

Key Lime Cupcakes

Key lime cupcakes are tart, sweet, and citrusy.

Key lime cupcakes are filled with sweet key lime filling made of sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and lime juice.

A small cone is cut in the top of the cupcakes after they are baked, and filled with the savory, citrus key lime filing.

Key lime cupcakes are frosting with cream cheese lime buttercream frosting.

To add a little texture and sweetness to the cupcakes, sprinkle some graham cracker crumble on top.

Summertime Cupcake Flavors

Sweet Peach Cupcakes

Sweet peach cupcakes is a sweet, refreshing, fruity cupcake.

Sweet peach cupcakes are made by using peach flavored soda as the liquid ingredient to flavor the cupcakes.

Once the batter is made, the cupcakes are layered with batter, a homemade peach compote, and then batter again and baked in the oven.

Sweet peach cupcakes are frosted with vanilla buttercream frosting infused with peach flavored soda.

Cupcake Flavors for Summer