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Six Inch Chocolate Cake with Tahini Buttercream Frosting

A six inch chocolate cake is the perfect size for smaller groups! Make this delicious chocolate cake recipe and pair it with a light and nutty tahini buttercream frosting. You know those days when you want a cake, but you don’t need a “whole cake”? Like, just enough cake for maybe 5-8 people. A standard 8 inch cake feeds about 16, way too big for a small celebration. So what…

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Peppermint Bark Cake

Christmas candy meets Christmas cake in this minty, chocolaty, decadent peppermint bark cake recipe.  * GoodieGodmother.com

Christmas candy meets Christmas cake in this minty, chocolaty, decadent peppermint bark cake recipe.  If you’ve been around a little while, you may have noticed the lack of cakes this year on the blog. Welcoming princess #2 left me with little time for full cakes until the Fall, when I missed baking them too much. So Merry Everything to everyone, because cakes are back! And it feels so good *karaoke…

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Caramel Apple Cider Bundt Cake

Imagine fall in a bite. This caramel apple cider bundt cake is like the cake version of apple cider doughnuts, with loads more apple flavor, and caramel. * GoodieGodmother.com

Imagine fall in a bite. This caramel apple cider bundt cake is like the cake version of apple cider doughnuts, with loads more apple flavor, and caramel.   My favorite seasons always have been the transition seasons, Fall and Spring. The weather is mild, there are so many activities, and the flavors are so vibrant with early fruits or the end of summer harvest. When apple and caramel season, i.e.…

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Peach Wine Cake

Fresh peaches, and a little peach wine, make this peach wine cake from scratch a delicious cake fit for a Southern belle!  * GoodieGodmother.com

Fresh peaches, and a little peach wine, make this peach wine cake from scratch a delicious cake fit for a Southern belle!  I’ve mentioned the few years we lived in Georgia a time or two before on the blog. In case you didn’t know, Georgia peaches are a Big Deal. The peach season is long, lasting all summer with different varieties harvesting at different times. There really isn’t much better…

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Flourless Black Forest Cake

Flourless Black Forest Cake is a gluten free treat inspired by in-season cherries and classic Black Forest Cake.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Flourless Black Forest Cake is a gluten free treat inspired by in-season cherries and classic Black Forest Cake.  I forget about flourless chocolate cake. Tucked at the bottom of most dessert menus as a token “gluten free” option, I think it’s easy to assume flourless chocolate cake isn’t as “exciting” as less familiar items with longer names. Until, of course, we want something rich, unapologetically chocolate, and so decadent it’s…

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Black Forest Cake

Black forest cake is a traditional German torte originating from a bakery in the Black Forest. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Black forest cake is a traditional German torte originating from a bakery in the Black Forest. This recipe is a more chocolate-rich version of the original.  I developed a whole new appreciation for the original fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm last year on our trip to Germany. We drove through part of the Black Forest – the setting for many of the tales. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but a dense…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Have your cake and a strawberry too! These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are two different takes on one classic sweet treat. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Have your cake and a strawberry too! These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are two different takes on one classic sweet treat.  Darlings, it’s time for another episode of “random Godmother food confessions”. When it comes to strawberries mixed with other flavors, I’ll take strawberries with cream any day over a chocolate covered strawberry. This makes me a minority I’m sure, especially since I do like both strawberries and chocolate and…

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Caramel Stuffed S’mores Cupcakes

Caramel stuffed s'mores cupcakes... yes, please! This s'mores cupcake recipe has all the flavors of everyone's favorite fireside treat with an extra delicious surprise inside. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Caramel stuffed s’mores cupcakes… yes, please! This s’mores cupcake recipe has all the flavors of everyone’s favorite fireside treat with an extra delicious surprise inside. Darlings, these cupcakes are ridiculous good and became an instant favorite. Actually, I can’t even take credit for the idea. I first made caramel stuffed s’mores cupcakes for a baby shower order with my bakery. The hostess was trying to choose cupcakes she thought mama-to-be…

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Earl Grey Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Frosting

Why just drink your tea when you can eat it too? This recipe for Earl Grey cupcakes with honey buttercream frosting lets you do just that! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Why just drink your tea when you can eat it too? This recipe for Earl Grey cupcakes with honey buttercream frosting lets you do just that! We own 3 different kinds of coffee maker in this house (stovetop espresso, French press, and pour over), so you’d think both the Godfather and I are coffee people. Not so. He’s the resident coffee-lover, and I am resident tea hoarder. I do enjoy…

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Chocolaty Chocolate Cupcakes

What's the point of chocolate cake if there's not chocolate in the batter? Problem solved with these chocolaty chocolate cupcakes! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

What’s the point of chocolate cake if there’s not chocolate in the batter? Problem solved with these chocolaty chocolate cupcakes!  I’m a big fan of melting chocolate right into cake batter. I like my chocolate cake to taste distinctively of chocolate. The only problem with that is that sometimes, like when baking cupcakes, it doesn’t really result in a domed cupcake. I also like domed cupcakes. So once I realized…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

A classic sandwich in dessert form, you won't believe the inspiration story behind these delicious peanut butter and jelly cupcakes. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A classic sandwich in dessert form, you won’t believe the inspiration story behind these peanut butter and jelly cupcakes.  Let’s take a step back in time, darlings, all the way back to high school (for me). High school was a fun experience. I had a wonderful group of friends, played sports, was in band, all the typical “high school” things. The only thing I didn’t do was date, which now that…

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Little Blue Truck Smash Cake – Buttercream Transfer Tutorial

Little Blue Truck Smash Cake - A buttercream transfer tutorial on GoodieGodmother.com

In this post I share how I used a buttercream transfer to make a Little Blue Truck smash cake for a friend’s son! I feel very fortunate to have found many friends with infants after our move to Virginia – mainly because it means that from time to time, I get to make smash cakes! I absolutely love making smash cakes for first birthday photo shoots. I think it’s a fun…

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