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 forest is not someplace I’d want to be alone after reading the tales! You know what I mean if you’ve read the original and not just watched the Disney movies. On our drive, we stopped in Triberg to hike a waterfall and try Black Forest Cake since that’s where the cake was originally created. No vacation is complete without a little dessert tasting, am I right? Besides, I wanted to know how “real” Black Forest cake tasted. (more…)
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 really love dipping strawberries in chocolate. For some reason, this has always concerned me. While contemplating this conundrum one day, these cupcakes popped into my head, and one bite in, I knew this was my solution! (more…)
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 would enjoy and asked if we could combine s’mores flavors and caramel. I shared one of the extras with the Godfather and it was love at first bite! Y’all know I love caramel, and these caramel stuffed s’mores cupcakes will become a favorite of yours too. (more…)
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 people were using my perfect chocolate cake recipe as cupcakes and getting flat tops, I set about modifying the recipe to create chocolaty chocolate cupcakes. You can imagine how much a certain small princess liked “testing”. (more…)
The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart – delightful fireplace burning or not.
Hot chocolate and soup are my two favorite cold weather comfort treats. When I see temperatures dropping, I make sure I have ingredients on hand for both hot chocolate from scratch and from a mix, and wait for the perfect chilly evenings to snuggle up on the couch sipping cocoa from a mug. Marshmallows optional. As we discovered last year though, I can get a little over-zealous in the purchase of hot chocolate mix, meaning it finds its way into baked goods. My caramel hot chocolate brownies were such a hit last year, I decided to experiment a bit this year and make hot chocolate macarons! (more…)