Posts Tagged ‘cake’

Rose Ginger Steamed Sponge Cake (Ma Lai Go)

Rose Ginger Chinese Steamed Cake - A modern take on a traditional Chinese New Year Dessert. Recipe on

Are you ready for Chinese New Year? It’s in just a few weeks and I can’t wait to check out some of the local celebrations to see the colors, dancing, and – of course – eat the food! Traditional Chinese food has so much variety and so many complex and beautiful flavors, and the Godfather and I love to try new foods whenever we can. I’m actually learning a lot about Chinese New Year traditions from my friend and fabulously talented neighbor Melissa Lew, who inspired this Rose Ginger Steamed Sponge Cake. One day, we were chatting about her 2016 Chinese New Year jewelry line, and she challenged me to make a recipe to match! Naturally, I was on board!  (more…)

Red Velvet Cake

Perfect Red Velvet Cake Recipe FROM SCRATCH! Just the right hint of chocolate with a kick, it's everything you'd want from a classic Southern red velvet. Bakes perfectly as a layer cake or cupcakes with no modification. Recipe on

This is my perfect red velvet cake recipe. It’s the best red velvet cake I’ve tried, and it’s most definitely *not* chocolate cake with red food coloring, because that, my darlings, is *not* red velvet cake contrary to what I have heard/seen in my life outside the South. Bless. The mark of a really good red velvet cake is a slight tang from vinegar and buttermilk, just the right hint of chocolate, and an incredibly moist, but not super dense, crumb. This recipe is all of that, and I’ve used it for years as both a layer cake and cupcake recipe with incredible results each and every bake.  (more…)

Paleo Plantain Apple Cake

Gluten free plantain apple cake you make in the BLENDER! Easy, refined sugar free, option included for oil free, and paleo-approved.

Next time you’re browsing the produce section casually, as one does, I hope you pause just a little longer by the large banana-looking fruit that isn’t a banana. Whether they be green or very ripe and sweet with black spots, plantains are are worth that extra look. If you haven’t discovered them, now is the time. Really. Plantains are the only fruit I know of where you can use them at practically any stage of ripeness and make something delicious. (more…)

Better Than Tortuga Rum Cake


Better than Tortuga Rum Cake! You can skip the pudding mix and still get a moist rum cake with the perfect amount of kick!

For a period of time in my childhood, my father would travel to the Caribbean islands periodically for work. He didn’t travel often, but he usually brought something back for us girls when he did. One of his trips took him to the island where they manufacture the Tortuga Rum Cakes sold in stores and online, so he brought one back to try even though my parents don’t drink. I think I was maybe 8 years old at the time, and I was smitten with the bold flavors of the cake! I had never had anything like it, but I love well spiced food, so this bold dessert was such an exciting novelty. (more…)

Yellow Cake Recipe from Scratch


Super delicious yellow cake recipe from scratch! No box mix needed to make a moist vanilla cake, just this recipe on

Three years ago tomorrow, I put up the very first recipe on the Goodie Godmother blog. That means that three years ago today, I was setting up a website, picking out the garish pink polka dot background I used for ages, worrying about broken links in the menu, and probably wondering what in the world I was going to share first. I was so clueless. (more…)

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