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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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How to Make Cake Pop Roses

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! * GoodieGodmother.com

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial!  Cake pops make people happy. They just look absolutely darling, and food on a stick is always better. One Valentine’s Day, when I still had my home bakery, I decided to offer cake pop roses as a holiday special. I had so much fun making them that when thinking about…

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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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How to Make Monogrammed Sugar Cookies Without A Projector

A little creativity and time are all you need to create monogrammed sugar cookies - even if you don't have a projector! This post and video will show you how to make monogrammed sugar cookies without a projector. * GoodieGodmother.com

A little creativity and time are all you need to create monogrammed sugar cookies – even if you don’t have a projector! This post and video will show you how to make monogrammed sugar cookies without a projector.  Before I got into cookie decorating, I always wondered how cookie artists achieved consistent results over dozens of cookies. In some cases, it’s pure skill. But not everyone is a natural born…

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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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Grand Marnier Flan

Classic flan gets a citrus liquor twist in this Grand Marnier flan recipe. Flan is a delicious, cooling, custard dessert common in Latin cuisine. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Classic flan gets a citrus liquor twist in this Grand Marnier flan recipe. Flan is a delicious, cooling, custard dessert common in Latin cuisine.  Here’s a fun fact I learned recently – flan has Roman roots! Apparently, a savory version was introduced to Europe by the Romans, and the rest is history. Who knew? Anyway, I thought this was a fun little bit of food etymology perfect for sharing to start…

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Bourbon Butterscotch Pudding

A splash of bourbon adds a perfect kick to this easy homemade bourbon butterscotch pudding! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A splash of bourbon adds a perfect kick to this easy homemade bourbon butterscotch pudding!  It feels like I’ve spoken more about simplicity recently. Sometimes to share how to make the seemingly complicated accessible, but mostly because it’s a theme on my mind as the year’s end approaches. Or maybe it’s just my current love of remaking childhood/retro recipes. It’s not gelatin-mold salad-level love just yet, but definitely pudding-level. I…

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Caramel Latte Marshmallows

A rich caramel swirl rippled perfectly through pillowy coffee flavored marshmallows. This is coffee-lover gourmet marshmallow perfection, and perfect to make at home. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A rich caramel swirl rippled perfectly through pillowy coffee flavored marshmallows. These caramel latte marshmallows are coffee-lover gourmet marshmallow perfection, and perfect to make at home. We have 4 (maybe 5?) different kinds of coffee maker in our house – not one a “traditional” coffee pot or pod coffee maker. Stove top espresso, French press, pour over, travel press mugs, all live in our small “coffee and tea” cupboard nestled between the…

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Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Soft, yet still able to hold their shape, these cut out sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for years. This recipe is an excellent base for a variety of flavor variations for decorated sugar cookies! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Soft, yet still able to hold their shape, these cut out sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for years. This recipe is an excellent base for a variety of flavor variations for decorated sugar cookies!  Darlings, sharing this recipe is a Big Deal for me. Sometime over the past year and a half, I’ve realized I don’t plan to open my bakery again, at least not in the foreseeable future.…

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