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Blueberry Mojito Cupcakes

When you want to bring a little touch of happy hour to work, while still making something everyone can enjoy, blueberry mojito cupcakes are the answer! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

When you want to bring a little touch of happy hour to work, while still making something everyone can enjoy, blueberry mojito cupcakes are the answer! This is another recipe inspired by my little patio garden! So, I have a mint plant I have kept alive for 2 years now, even through winter. It is a survivor, along with my chives. BUT, it’s been growing quite well this summer and…

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Tarta de Santiago {Spanish Almond Cake}

The Tarta de Santiago (Saint James Cake) is a classic Spanish dessert. This gluten free almond cake recipe is simple to follow and makes a delightful dessert or tea cake. * GoodieGodmother.com

The Tarta de Santiago, a naturally gluten-free Spanish almond cake, is a very traditional Spanish dessert originating from the town of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.  Making this cake was a request from my daddy. He grew up in Spain, where this cake is very common and he requested I bake him this memory. I was very curious to try it as a friend of mine from the flamenco studio…

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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake

This is the cake for peanut butter lovers! Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake with a rich and creamy peanut butter frosting! * GoodieGodmother.com

My old fashioned peanut butter cake recipe is a classic cake perfect for peanut butter lovers and has peanut butter baked right into the batter and whipped into the frosting! Peanut butter cake was one of the very first cake recipes I made from scratch. My first memory of making this cake was while we were newlyweds, but eating this cake came first… this was the bottom tier of our…

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Key Lime Cake From Scratch

Key Lime Cake From Scratch - Delectably tart, perfect for serious key lime lovers. Includes recipe for white chocolate buttercream frosting. * GoodieGodmother.com

Perfectly tart with the right amount of sweet, this key lime cake recipe holds a special place in our hearts (and stomachs!). The top layer of our wedding cake was key lime cake. We had it recreated for our first year anniversary. While it’s made an appearance here and there for birthdays and other celebrations, we always always associate key lime cake with our wedding cake. Since our 10 year…

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Chocolate Coconut Crazy 8 Cake

Chocolate Coconut Crazy 8 Cake - A one pan cake with no eggs, milk, or butter. Mix and bake in the same pan! This recipe is extra decadent with a vegan ganache topping. * GoodieGodmother.com

With no butter, milk, or eggs, this chocolate coconut crazy 8 cake is my variation on the popular one pot style depression cake! You mix and bake all in one pan and the resulting cake is super moist, delicious, and made extra special with a vegan chocolate ganache topping!  I may (or may not) have mentioned before that I’m part of a recipe club where we get together once a month,…

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Strawberry Cake From Scratch

No artificial colors, all natural flavor, this fresh strawberry cake from scratch is a perfect dessert for strawberry season! * GoodieGodmother.com

Fresh strawberries add the perfect amount of flavor and even a bit of natural color to this fresh strawberry cake from scratch! No box mix or artificial flavoring required!  As a kid, I thought you could only get strawberry cake from the box. It never even occurred to me that fresh berries could (and do) make an amazing strawberry cake! My conversion to fresh strawberry cake happened while we lived…

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Tres Leches Cake from Scratch

Tres Leches Cake - Three Milks Cake - is an easy and popular poke cake in Latin America. Try this recipe and you'll see why! * GoodieGodmother.com

Make this tres leches cake from scratch for your next fiesta! A dessert beloved all over Latin America, this slightly cinnamon-spiced poke cake is always a hit! There is nothing quite like a really good tres leches cake. If you’ve never had tres leches cake, you need to remedy this. As someone who is just making this statistic up right now, I’m going to go ahead and say it’s the…

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Cherry Blossom Cake Tutorial

Check out this cherry blossom cake tutorial to learn how to decorate a cherry blossom cake by painting on buttercream! Tutorial, FREE stencil printable, and video on GoodieGodmother.com

Learn how to paint on buttercream frosting using two different techniques with my easy to follow cherry blossom cake tutorial! One of my absolute favorite things about spring in Northern Virginia is the cherry blossom trees. The blossoms are just gorgeous, and I don’t even have to trek to the District to enjoy beautiful blooms – we have a few trees right outside our condo. Of course, it is a…

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Carrot Cake From Scratch

Carrot cake from scratch... with a tropical twist! Get the recipe for this amazing carrot cake with coconut cream cheese frosting on GoodieGodmother.com

This is my favorite carrot cake from scratch recipe, I’ve been baking it for years! This carrot cake recipe has a hint of tropical flavor, but is traditional enough to have everyone come back for seconds.  I wish I had a better story about this carrot cake recipe, I really do. But there was no carrot cake from scratch in my childhood, there was some amazing carrot cake from Publix…

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How to Decorate a Rainbow Cake

A sprinkle-coated colorful cake makes a beautiful centerpiece dessert for a party. Learn how to decorate a rainbow cake like a pro with my easy-to-follow tutorial. * GoodieGodmother.com

A sprinkle-coated colorful cake makes a beautiful centerpiece dessert for a party. Learn how to decorate a rainbow cake like a pro with my easy-to-follow tutorial. Rainbow cakes make me so happy, and it was one of my favorite designs to make with my home bakery. I actually started making them because I agreed to donate a cake to a silent auction for a local organization, and one of the…

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