Cooking with Core Home Products

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Core Home Products Giveaway from

Earlier this year I purchased a set of mini bamboo & silicone spatulas off of Zulily.  I loved the small size and shapes of them and found myself using them in the kitchen all the time.  I did a bit of research about Core Home Products, the company that made the spatulas and found of […] Read more…


Black Friday Favorites

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Black Friday Deals |

As I sat down at my computer today to do  my Black Friday shopping, I realized that I was buying from the same online retailers that I was last year and the year before and the year before.  Why is that?  Because they are my favorite and I love everything I buy from them.  So, […] Read more…


JavaCupcake 1st Annual Reader Survey

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JavaCupcake 1st Annual Reader Survery

This January, I will be entering my 7th year of sharing my life and recipes here at JavaCupcake! I’ve grown so much over the last 5 years as a blogger, recipe developer, story teller and photographer and now am ready to hear what you think! So I’m excited to bring you the JavaCupcake 1st Annual […] Read more…

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Red Velvet Mocha Macaron Cake

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Red Velvet Mocha Macaron Cake |

Decadent red velvet cake filled with a whipped cream cheese filling surrounded by a rich chocolate fudge frosting adorned with mocha macarons make this cake an extravagant dessert fit for any special occasion! A couple months ago, my friend Rachel of the fashion and lifestyle blog Glitter & Bow asked me to make a cake […] Read more…


German Plum Cake

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German Plum Cake |

Ripe, sweet, juicy plums are one of my favorite fruits in the Fall. Here in Germany, the most delicious cake is make from these dark purple pitted fruits, Plum Cake! Sign up for my newsletter and never miss another post or recipe… SIGN UP HERE!  With less than a year left in Germany, I’m determined […] Read more…


Baking Conversion Charts

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FREE PRINTABLE Baking Conversion Chart - Basic Ingredients |

Since living in Germany, I’ve been exploring European recipes and baking… most of which are in Metric measurements.  This can be tricky since most recipes in the United States use the Imperial measurement system. Sign up for my newsletter and never miss another post or recipe… SIGN UP HERE!  Converting recipes can be time consuming […] Read more…


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