Oh snap! I can’t tell you how excited I am about today’s giveaway. Do you remember earlier this year when I went to Chicago? While I was there, I met the fabulous Courtney Whitemore of Pizzazzerie. While we only got to hang out for a few days, I had a blast with her. She is unofficially my blogging BFF.
Beyond her sweet personality, Courtney is uber talented. Have you seen her blog Pizzazzerie? It’s so amazing! Plus, she just released her latest cookbook, Frostings, on July 1 of this year. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy, and it is pure decadence.
Today, I have the honor of sharing a recipe with you from Frostings as well as giving away TWO copies. How awesome is that?
First, a little about the book: “Whipped into a fluffy texture, drizzled for glazing, or creamed into a thick and sinful delight, frostings are an ideal finishing touch for cakes, s’mores, doughnuts and more! Author Courtney Dial Whitmore shares 40 recipes for traditional frosting favorites as well as exciting flavor combinations such as Salted Caramel, Chai Vanilla Bean, and Champagne Buttercream. Get out your mixer, piping bags and frosting tips and whip up your own flavored frostings to add that perfect topping or filling to your favorite desserts.”
One of my favorite recipes from the book is her Toffee Sundae Frosting. Not only is it delicious, but how adorable does it look on this cupcake.
Here’s how to whip it up.
Toffee Sundae Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
1⁄3 cup caramel sauce
1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt
Chocolate Sundae Topping
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy (1–2 minutes). Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until thoroughly incorporated. Add in heavy cream or milk, caramel sauce, and salt. Beat for 2–3 minutes.
Add additional powdered sugar to thicken frosting or more cream/milk to loosen. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate, butter, and oil until smooth. Remove from heat and drizzle over toffee frosting.
Garnish it with Heath toffee bits, chocolate topping, and a cherry on top
If that’s not enough, check out a couple of the other recipes you’ll find in the book.
Salted Caramel Frosting
Zesty Lemon Glaze
Okay, now it’s time for you to enter to win a copy of your own. Two winners will receive one copy of Courtney’s fab new book! As usual, I’ll be using Rafflecopter to manage this weekly giveaway because it makes the process super easy. The widget will appear below; just give it some time to load. If you want to see a video or read more about how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, click here. All right, let’s do this!
To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below. (Those viewing this in an email or blog reader will need to visit the actual blog post by clicking here. The widget may not appear if you are on a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet.) Again, please allow a few moments for it to appear. Simply answer the question in the widget to be entered to win this fabulous prize! Bonus entries are available for following along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and BlogLovin’.
While comments below are always appreciated, you must use the Rafflecopter widget above to be entered to win. Good luck, everyone!
This giveaway is available to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be randomly selected and will be named at the top of a post. I was not compensated to host this giveaway, but Courtney did provide the cookbooks.