The Smart Baker Blog

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

This is my second pumpkin recipe this fall (and it's not even officially Fall until tomorrow… oops).  I have to pace myself or I'll pumpkin myself out. I promise the next few recipes will be pumpkin free… maybe. We loved those soft and chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies we mad
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German Chocolate Bundt Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Did you know that German Chocolate Cake is not German in origin? The title "German Chocolate Cake" has nothing to do with this recipe's national origin, and everything to do with its' ingredients.  The original recipe uses German's Sweet Chocolate, a dark baking chocolate created by&n
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Twix Stuffed Caramel Topped Brownies

What is your favorite candy? For me, it would be hard to choose between Twix and Reese's Cups (preferably of the Dark Chocolate or Big Cup variety). I have baked with Reese's cups in the past, but for some reason never thought to include Twix bars in a recipe before. While surfing around 
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Double Stuf Oreo Rice Crispy Treats

Often, my weekend baking choices are based on ingredients I have leftover from previous recipes, or items I have tons of in the pantry. The Brownie Goody Bars we made recently left us with a pretty good amount of rice crispies sitting in the pantry with no immediate use for them. What better to
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Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's September! And that is just about all the excuse I need to start baking with pumpkin. Nevermind that it is still in the high 80's here in Florida. Are you as excited to start baking with fall flavors as I am? I knew I wanted to start out with Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies.  
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Brownie Goody Bars from scratch

Recently, I came across this Traditional Brownie Goody Bar recipe from Betty Crocker. Have you heard of it before?  I had not, but it sounded so good I knew I'd be making a version of it very soon.  The original recipe begins with a brownie layer, then comes a salted peanut and van
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