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Cookbook Review | 101 Gourmet Desserts for the Holidays

I was elated when I received a copy of Wendy Paul’s, 101 Gourmet Desserts for the Holidays to review.  In this new installment of her 101 gourmet series, Wendy shared her all time favorite holiday treats as well as 34 brand-new recipes.  The recipe are fairly easy to follow and with over 100 delicious desserts you’re bound to fall in love with a few.

101 Gourmet Desserts for the Holidays

 Although the book mentioned that, the eggnog cheesecake, apple pie cookies, cinnamon bun ice cream, ghost cupcakes and candy cane brownies are crowds favorite. I opted to try for the cinnamon spice buttermilk cupcakes, and I have to say it’s my favorite. The cookbook also offers culinary tips and tricks for forming and shaping cake bites to ideas on how to minimize cleanup.

101 Gourmet Desserts for the Holidays  is categorized into 8 sections:
  1. Fruity & Fabulous
  2. The Sweetness of Chocolate
  3. Theme Decorations
  4. Flavors of Fall
  5. Sugar & Spice
  6. Holiday Treats
  7. Topping It All Off

The only gripe I had with this cookbook was the fact that not all the recipes had pictures. Personally, I love flipping through cookbooks and admiring the artistic eye that went into capturing the food, but sadly this wasn’t the case. Overall, its a great dessert book with lots of fun recipe the whole can enjoy.

Cinnamon Spice Buttermilk Cupcakes

Cinnamon Spice Buttermilk Cupcakes

From 101 Gourmet Desserts for the Holidays by Wendy Paul, you can get the book here

This cupcake is sweet and spicy, with a little tang from the buttermilk. The perfect taste of fall or a special treats anytime.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Cinnamon Spice Buttermilk Cupcake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Frosting Suggestions
  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Buttercream
  1. MIX together all ingredients
  2. SCOOP batter into paper liners, filling ¾ full
  3. BAKE at 350 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes or until cakes are light golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack
  4. FROST with the desired frosting


** I frosted mine with store bought buttercream**

If you’re interested in purchasing this cookbook you can find it here

Disclaimer: Recipe used with permission. Product received to facilitate the review. Contains affiliate links. 

Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



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