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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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Raspberry Ice Cream Parfait

A raspberry ice cream parfait is an elegant and easy no-bake summer dessert! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I participated in Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo (#MomBlogTourFF)  on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Loacker products to facilitate my post, but my opinion and creative content are my own. Summer desserts this year are about two things here: ice cream and fruit. Know why? Ice cream, even the homemade kind, is relatively effortless, and there is so much amazing fruit in season! As much as I love…

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How to Make Cajeta {Goat’s Milk Dulce de Leche}

Cajeta, a goat's milk version of dulce de leche, is a delicious caramel for desserts. You can make dulce de leche from scratch using either goat's milk, or cow's milk. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Cajeta, a goat’s milk version of dulce de leche, is a delicious caramel for desserts. You can make dulce de leche from scratch using either goat’s milk, or cow’s milk.  I rediscovered goat’s milk this summer, darlings. We can thank brunch at a local diner, actually. The Godfather and I were waiting in line for our table, and a poster on the wall had an ad for the restaurant’s goat…

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Vanilla Bean Pudding

Vanilla bean pudding is a classic, beloved dessert you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Vanilla bean pudding is a classic, beloved dessert you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients.  In the past four months, I think I’ve made as many layer cakes. Only one batch of macarons has left my oven, and my cookie cutters are untouched in their storage tower. Let’s not even talk about the ridiculous number of recipes tested, photographed, and waiting in my queue for editing and…

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No Churn Vanilla Bean Lemon Curd Ice Cream

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It's creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It’s creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd.  Sometimes food just appears in my refrigerator and I only have a hazy recollection of making it. Even if I only made it a few days prior, which is usually the case since I also don’t like leaving food in the refrigerator a…

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Cadbury Creme Egg Gelato

Homemade gelato is ultra creamy, sweet, and this version is a unique make ahead dessert to serve in springtime! Cadbury creme egg gelato is a great way to use all that Easter chocolate! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Homemade gelato is ultra creamy, sweet, and this version is a unique make ahead dessert to serve in springtime! Cadbury creme egg gelato is a great way to use all that Easter chocolate! I have a confession, darlings. I’ve been holding on to this recipe for almost a year. One year. And that’s a shame, because this Cadbury creme egg gelato is amazing. But when I finally had the recipe ready…

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Sandwich Cookies

A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.  I consider it one of my callings in life to feed everyone. You come to my house, you get fed at least 75% of the time. The percentage is a little low at the moment because life. So let’s talk about what it takes to be a good “feeder”.…

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Toffee Espresso Brownies

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. There are a few posts on this blog that are what I dub “accidental recipes”. Accidental recipes happen when messing around in the kitchen, creating what you didn’t know you wanted out of what you have. In this case, I didn’t know I wanted dark chocolate-rich brownies with just a hint of espresso and toffee. At least, I…

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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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