Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Hot Chocolate Macarons

The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart – delightful fireplace burning or not. 

The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart - delightful fireplace burning or not.  * Recipe on

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…)

Perfect Chocolate Cake From Scratch

No boiling water required! This chocolate cake recipe bakes perfectly every time, and stays moist, even after two days in the refrigerator (I know… I just checked.)

No boiling water required! This PERFECT chocolate cake recipe is moist, rich, and most importantly... chocolaty! Part of the "perfect cakes from scratch" recipe collection only on

It’s time to have a serious discussion about chocolate cake. As a serious baker, I have made many many chocolate cakes, and until now, not one has been perfect. I’ve always meant to overhaul my recipe completely and get a perfect from scratch chocolate cake recipe down, but it wasn’t until this past December when I had a less than ideal result out of some variation on “the best chocolate cake recipe ever” that I finally had the “THAT’S IT!” moment. I put other cake flavors aside as I focused on creating the perfect chocolate cake recipe and recruited a test group that ate a pretty good amount of chocolate cake for me so I could get this right. Something like 8 or 10 cakes later (I lost track), I can confidently say that this is it.  (more…)

Chocolate Lava Cake {Guest Post}

Hello darlings! I’m thrilled to have my friend Meaghan from Cook.Craft.Love. here today to share one of her delicious, easy dessert recipes, and this one has me drooling! One thing that I really admire about Meaghan is her practicality in the kitchen. She wants good food without a huge time investment; but then again don’t we all? Be sure to stop by her site and show her a little pixie-dust love while you pick up some great easy meal ideas.


Chocolate Lava Cakes - Ready in less than an hour! A one-way ticket to chocolate nirvana

Hey Goodie Godmother readers! My name is Meaghan from Cook. Craft. Love. and I’m so excited Mary asked me here today to share this to die for and crazy easy recipe with you all!


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…)

S’mores Cheesecake

S'mores Cheesecake is a perfect anytime dessert. Love the creamy cheesecake topped with milk chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallow fluff. So so good!

There are always two kinds of kids around any campfire, the ones that like their marshmallows burnt to a crisp and light them on fire, an efficient way to cook so as to facilitate the consummation of as many s’mores as possible, and those that cautiously keep their marshmallow just outside the flames, waiting, turning, watching carefully until the outside is just the perfect shade of golden brown. Which were you? (more…)

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