Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

I’ve been on such an ice cream kick lately. It’s just so nice to have homemade ice cream in your freezer in case guests stop by! Here’s how to make old fashioned fudge ripple ice cream. Start with a vanilla base. It might sound complicated to make a cooked ice cream base but it isn’t…

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Decadent chocolate cheesecake cupcakes This is a truly OG Rose Table recipe. I used to make Black Bottom Cupcakes all the time in high school. This is my mom’s recipe from the 1970s (with minor tweaks!) and it’s divine. If you love cheesecake and chocolate, this is a must-have recipe! This recipe is so easy…

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

An easy brownie recipe with a layer of cheesecake nestled between chocolate layers I had a comment the other day on a homemade ice cream post saying “I’m not there yet” and it occurred to me that I need some more beginner baker recipes on my website. When I was a teenager, I made a…

Peanut Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

Homemade vanilla ice cream dotted with salty peanuts with ribbons of fudge If you’ve never made real ice cream (as in, a base that calls for eggs), you’re in for a treat. My vanilla base is without a doubt the creamiest, dreamiest ice cream. A friend of mine called it “luxury ice cream” because of…

Peter Pan Hats

I mean…does it get more whimsical than this? I made this tasty cheesecake cookie dessert for Disney Dinners: Peter Pan and felt like I was dining at Disneyland! This starts with a sugar cookie base. I made a half batch of my favorite sugar cookie dough, though you only need six cookie rounds for this…

Coconut Vanilla Cake, “The Good Cake”

Years ago my brother dubbed this “The Good Cake.” I was nervous when he first tried it because he was so quiet. He took a bite. Then another. And another. I was nervous. I asked what he thought. He said, “I think this is the best cake I’ve ever had.” This cake tastes like a…

Bailey’s Chocolate Cake

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! Love Irish Cream? Same! Especially when Irish Cream frosting is lovingly spread all over a dark chocolate cake. I started baking this cake when I was just twenty-one years old. This cake is a classic at The Rose Table so it’s funny that I’ve never published it before….

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

There’s just something about carrot cake that makes me feel all warm and cozy. This is the cupcake version of my absolute favorite Carrot Cake. These cupcakes have a dash of cinnamon, a bit of orange zest, and toasted pecans. Yum! There’s notably no raisins in these cupcakes because I don’t prefer raisins in my…

Rocky Road Bar Cookies

These cookies…wow. I made these for my mom and our eyes popped out of sockets like little cartoon characters when we first tasted them. They’re chewy, they’re rich, they’re chocolatey, they’re nutty…they pretty much have all of the elements I’m looking for in a cookie. I learned how to make homemade marshmallows (so fun! so…