Happy Birthday Sundays With Joy! Hard to believe that one year ago, I started a group of home bakers and bloggers and talked them all into baking their way through Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes. I invited anyone who wanted to participate to join in the fun. We started with about 15-20 participants. Today we have 150 members and are just over half way through the book.
It's been fun, we made so many yummy Joy the Baker recipes like, Avocado Fries, Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins, Lemon Lavender Bars (or in my case a tart), Vegan Pumpkin Bread, and so many more!
Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker) is also a member of our group. She pops in from time to time to lend advice, cheer us on, and just chat with us. She is unbelievably sweet and exactly what you would expect her to be from reading her blog and book.
Last November Cassie (another group member) and I traveled up to King Arthur Flour to meet Joy in person and take a pie making class. It was so much fun! My only wish was that all of our members could have come with me!
This week to celebrate the group's one year birthday, we made Joy's Chamomile Cupcakes with Honey Frosting. I adapted the recipe just slightly doubling it to make it into a layer cake . I also reduced the cream in the frosting so it would be a tad thicker and hold up to the layers.
My kitchen was extremely hot the day I decided to frost and take photos of this cake and it proved to be a minor disaster. The layers started slipping and frosting was on every inch of the kitchen and my camera!
It's a basic cake with a slight chamomile flavor, I added in some lemon to brighten it up. The frosting was delicious and oh so sweet! In hindsight I should have stuck to original recipe because a little bit of this frosting goes a long way. I didn't care for my cake to frosting ratio.
If you would like to try this recipe... grab a copy of Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes OR... you can also find it on her blog!
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