6 Spooky Halloween Cupcake Ideas

There’s nothing more fun than brewing up a spell in October. Bake some ghoulish delights this witching season with these 6 spooky Halloween cupcake ideas!

I don’t bake pretty things. When I first started Wallflour Girl in 2011, I was the queen of droopy frosting, uneven cakes, and splat-on-your-plate meals that looked like they’d be severely shaken inside a Mcdonald’s Happy Meal box by an overexcited toddler. Eight years later, not much has changed–although I’ve gotten slightly better in the presentation department, most days I’d rather channel my energy into discovering the best new recipes out there than spend an … Read more

Marble Cupcakes with Swirled Chocolate-Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate or vanilla? These Marble Cupcakes with Swirled Chocolate-Vanilla Frosting are perfect for those days when you just can’t decide! My favorite part: they’re just as fast and easy to make as a single batter & frosting cupcake recipe. 

Let’s get one thing straight, folks: Decision-making as an adult is hard. Sure, growing up everyone would warn you about the dangers of sex and drugs and dropping out of school–and these are valid concerns (though as someone who spent 23 years in formal education, I still find it amusing that nobody ever warned me about the dangers of staying in … Read more

Easy Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

There’s something infinitely reassuring about being able to make a great dessert armed with nothing except a single bowl, a whisk, and a slightly voracious emotional appetite. Last month, I made these Easy Mini Oreo Cheesecakes three times, fueled in part by some BIG changes that have been happening. And then I realized that I’ve been AWOL for nearly three months, so scroll on down for more on those big life updates (and this unacceptably late recipe)!

About three months ago, I started a brand new job at another major film studio! It’s still in digital marketing (though now for … Read more

Boozy Chocolate Bourbon Cake

This boozy chocolate bourbon cake features my favorite easy vegan chocolate cake recipe and a bourbon glaze that is sure to blow your guests’ minds. The perfect way to sneak a little bit of “pep” into an office potluck or afternoon dessert break!

Does anybody else’s friends suspect them of alcoholic tendencies just because they keep a pile of bourbon, rum liqueur, and vodka stashed in their pantry at all times?

For someone who rarely drinks alcohol, I have a weird obsession with booze-soaked desserts. Growing up, we always had a bottle of Kahlua sitting on the cupboard shelf–but … Read more

Summer Berry Buckle

Are you a fan of tart or super-sweet desserts? I tend to love anything that contains caramel, crumb topping, vanilla, custard–and when I step into an ice cream shop, I will NEVER order anything tart. Not if you chucked Mjolnir straight at my heart; not if you held Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet over my head for it. (Yes, I just watched Endgame and am still obsessed…Anyone else??) That being said…

Coffee cakes, muffins, and berry buckles are my biggest exception. When it comes to getting a sweet AND tart start to the day, I can always be found munching on … Read more

3-Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake

Asian parents rave: “This Japanese cheesecake is pretty good.

Okay, so maybe those “raving Asian parents” are my own parents, and maybe “pretty good” doesn’t sound like the most impressive praise on the Internet for a 3-Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake that my friends have subsequently called “soooooooo delicious,” “absolutely mmmmazing,” and their “new favorite dessert of all time. Ever.” But if you grew up in a household where direct praise was as rare as snow days in Los Angeles, you know exactly what I mean when I say that a verdict of “pretty good” basically means that I am Goddess … Read more

One-Bowl Sour Cream Coffee Cake (with Brown Sugar Crumb Topping)

You know you’ve hit the recipe jackpot when your usually self-moderating co-worker eats not three–not four–but FIVE slices of the dessert you bring to work in one sitting, and several senior executives stop by your desk to proffer glowing reviews what they declare to be their new favorite sweet treat. Friends: Meet this One-Bowl Sour Cream Coffee Cake (with Brown Sugar Crumb Topping) that you absolutely need in your life right now. Friends, cake. Cake, friends!

If you’re like me, you LOVE a healthy dose of crumb topping on any sweet you meet…which is why, when I started writing … Read more

Auntie Arleen’s Famous Jello Cheesecake

Hello friends!

While it’s hard to believe that I’ve been away for nearly ten months now, I promise I’ve been putting my sabbatical to good use with some much-needed updates to this little corner of the internet. That’s right, folks: Wallflour Girl is now proudly mobile-optimized with a brand new layout, header, photo recipe index, info pages, and more! 

Although there’s still a ton of stuff that I had originally wanted to do before posting an update here, I’ve really missed blogging lately and finally decided last week to start writing again. With all the craziness currently characterizing … Read more

Custard-Filled Victoria Sponge Cake

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Guess who’s London-bound?!

I’ve been sitting on this news for a few weeks now for several reasons, most of which have to do with the limited time I now have to bake, photograph, and blog. As it turns out, working in entertainment is most definitely NOT a 9-5 job and we’ve been 1000% slammed at work—though, thankfully, in a great way! Between that, computer science night classes at UCLA Extension, the kick-off of triathlon training season, and my stubborn determination to maintain some semblance of a social life on my off hours, it’s been hard to find a spare minute … Read more

Chocolate Sablés (or Chocolate French Butter Cookies)

These crumbly chocolate sables are a twist on the classic French butter cookie and every bit as good as the original. Stuff with dark chocolate chips and white chocolate bits for an even more dynamic taste.

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The Winter Olympics are here, and we’re SNOW excited! Settling into a full-time job and life in a new part of the city has been an intense process over the past four months, but thankfully all the late-night baking has been keeping me grounded…perhaps more than I care to admit! I’m still working my way slowly but steadily through the long list of travel-inspired … Read more