Goober Cupcakes


Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart

I grew up in an age where penny candy was actually a penny!  And one of my fondest childhood memories was spending a dime at ‘The Corner Store’ and filling up a little paper bag with pieces of my favorite candy.  At the movies, however, I would always buy a box of Goobers.  I wonder how much they cost at the theater these days?!

What do you do when you want to relive a piece of your childhood?  Ride a bike?  Go to the zoo?  Eat a special sweet treat?

Not only did these Goober Cupcakes bring back sweet memories of my past, but they are a fitting farewell to Vintage Cakes.  The Cake Slice is a wonderful group of women who love baking cakes!  In the past year, we have been baking from the book, Vintage Cakes, by Julie Richardson.  And if you love baking, this is a MUST HAVE for your collection!



Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart


Enrollment for The Cake Slice happens once a year…..AND IT’S HAPPENING NOW!!!  If you are interested in becoming a member of this very special group, please contact our fabulous and fearless leader, Paloma of The Coffee Shop.  We would LOVE to have you baking with us and joining in on our discussions on Facebook as well as the Cake Slice site.

We reveal our cakes on the 20th of every month.  And though we normally vote for the cakes we hope to bake (majority wins), since this is our last month baking from Vintage Cakes, we were allowed to choose any cake we wanted.  I chose the Goober Cake, and turned them into cupcakes.

It all started with a sweet little peanut butter cupcake.




Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart



And factor in a luscious, rich, chocolate ganache!




Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart



Now call me quirky.  I’ll be the first to admit it.  But I love peanuts.  And I love peanut butter.  But I HATE crunchy peanut butter!  Crazy right?  But that’s me!   So instead I used crushed pieces of Goobers candy.  Mm hmm.  Crazy like a fox!




Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart



And so all I did was follow the recipe for the peanut butter cake using creamy peanut butter.  For cupcakes, these baked for about 20 minutes.  Then I iced them with a little ganache, topped them with a sprinkling of crushed Goobers and a pinch of sea salt.




Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart



But wait!

It gets even better.  The recipe also called for a sweet peanut butter frosting.  Again, I used creamy peanut butter and piped the frosting on top of the ganache, and topped each cake with a little Goober peanut.




Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart



A sweet, creamy, chocolately, peanutty taste of childhood.




Goober Cupcakes | From My Sweet Heart



The recipe may be found in Vintage Cakes.

I want to take a moment to thank Paloma for all that she does for our wonderful group and to all my Cake Slice sisters, for all the fun and support that we share baking together.  Looking forward to another wonderful year with everyone.  Thanks Julie Richardson and farewell Vintage Cakes!




Vintage Cakes | From My Sweet Heart


Please check out the final cake choices made by my fellow Cake Slice Bakers. Like us on Facebook, too!

To view more cakes that I have baked from this awesome book, please visit my Red Velvet Cake, Boston Cream Pie-lets, The Pink Cake, Maple Pecan Chiffon Cake with Brown Butter Icing, Black and White Cake, Shoo Fly Cake, Lemon Almond Streamliner Cake, Banana Cake with Coffee Walnut Frosting, Butterscotch Cream Roll Up Cake and the Honeybee Cake.

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  1. says

    This was my second choice and I’m so happy to see that you made it. It would be torture to eat these in front of Gabbi but I’m sure she would forgive me. Looking forward to the next year of our baking adventures!

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Sandra…so glad you are in this group my friend. And I loved your gorgeous and boozy Kentucky Bourbon Cake. A perfect cake for that lovely heritage pan….what a cool shape! : )

  2. says

    Whenever I am about to open your blog I even call my husband! It’s true! I always have to show him what you baked and then he says: “There’s someone better than you! and laughs” LOL! :) Well… if he saw everyone’s cakes he’d know there are MANY better than me! You have such artistry! The passion you have for baking is really reflected on the way you set everything up, talk about it and on every image you share! Great job! Thanks for the mention! You are so sweet! I am so honored! and humbled! Thanks!

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Paloma….you are crazy, girl! I am just hacking away at all of this….but having a great time doing it! LOVED your pistachio Impeachment cake….a must make for me. Again, Paloma….you are a wonderful leader for this group, and I’m so glad to have met you. Looking forward to another wonderful year of baking together! : )

  3. says

    The cupcakes look delicious Anne! My childhood candy is hard to find here in the US, but every now and then someone sends me some British goodies. I love how cute this cupcakes are and all the lovely flavours going through it. You guys did a great job with the Vintage Cakes, all of them were awesome.


    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Nazneen….now you’ve got me wondering what your favorite candy is! And I love your little mini pumpkin bundts! So pretty. You should definitely consider joining the Cake Slice! : )

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thank you Ms. Glam! I hope you buy this book one day…it’s really a good one! I have to say I am a huge fan of your photography….those lamb and chorizo pastries look amazing! : )

  4. says

    Cherry chip cake made from a box, frosted with store bought tub frosting, that’s what takes me back to my childhood days!
    May I just say…..these cupcakes look out of this world! Ugh! Wish I had one right now!

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Anabel….that describes my childhood baked goods memory to a tee! Loved your very gorgeous and celebratory champagne cake! You are such an inspiration to me! : )

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Heather….and I can do crunchy peanut butter in a cookie, too. Funny how that’s ok for me. But your Harvey Wallbanger cake….now that is a fantabulous cake! : )

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Felice! I’m not sure if goober is a southern thing or not. I’m a Yankee! But I love them. And as a northerner….I absolutely love your Vermont burnt sugar cake….gorgeous! : )

  5. says

    Oh these cupcakes are perfection!!! I agree with you though. I love, love, LOVE peanut butter but HATE crunchy peanut butter! Well done on these cupcakes. I am going to have to make them in the future.

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Maranda….and I’m so glad I’m not alone in my love of peanut butter without the crunch! It’s like bourbon…..I’m not a bourbon drinker….but I would have sucked it right out of your beautiful Kentucky Bourbon Cake! Beautifully done! : )

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Leslie…and I’ll save you one! So glad to have discovered your wonderful blog. What a great guest post with Doree and her fabulous pumpkin chili crockpot recipe! I’m definitely coming back to visit again! : )

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Emily…..and I had my eye on your jam cake, too! So glad you made it….it really looks scrumptious! : )

  6. says

    Yes, I remember when penny candy was one cent! But I don’t ever recall seeing such a fancy Goober cupcake. Fantastic! And grateful to know there is a scrumptious peanut butter cake recipe awaiting me =)

    P.s. I release the inner 12-year-old with bike rides along the beach.

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Kim….I wish we could have baked another year from this book! Your red velvet cupcakes look so awesome! I’m so glad we are in this group (and others) together. It’s really been a pleasure getting to know you! Wish I could bike ride along the beach with you some day! : )

  7. says

    I too grew up near a corner country store that sold bins of penny candy for A PENNY! Oh those were the days… I love the vintage look of your cupcakes Anne. Not to mention how scrumptious sound. Peanut butter is one thing I can’t get enough of :)

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Eileen…..Oh those were the days for sure. I think the last I bought some (maybe 2 years ago)…penny candy was 9 cents a piece! LOVED your skillet pancakes and that home made caramel apple sauce is to die for! : )

  8. says

    These cupcakes are probably the most adorable cupcakes I have ever seen. You did a supurb job! And I’m with you on the crunchy peanut butter. I think the reason I don’t like it doesn’t spread as easily as the creamy kind.

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Becca….and you may be right! Spreading crunchy peanut butter just tears up my bread! Ha! Your chocolate chiffon cake is a beauty….it looks absolutely melt in your mouth divine! : )

  9. says

    Anne, Chocolate, peanuts and peanut butter…what a luscious combination of flavors! Goobers were always my choice at the movies too. These cupcakes look so delicious and I love how the peanut butter frosting is piled so high. The sisterhood with your fellow bakers is so sweet. I too remember penny candy.

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Joan….and what beautiful wedding cake cookies you made…..and your sweet little story….so hopeful! : )

  10. says

    Mmm… I love all the toppings. Chocolate and Peanut Butter are like heaven in your mouth… and you did this perfectly. :) I remember the 5 and dime stores when I was a kid… we could sure buy a lot with change. :)

    • Anne Boeckl says

      Thanks Ramona! And I’m so looking forward to all of your sweet and savory pumpkin recipes this week. Your pumpkin carvings are fantastic! : )

  11. says

    I have no idea what “goober candy” is but my god to I want to eat it all!! I just love these… I am a huge peanut butter/chocolate anything fan so these are just perfect! Hazel x

  12. says

    Yup, I remember penny candy too! And remember when a candy bar was 5 cents, and much bigger than the one’s today? Might not be a bad thing they’re now smaller! Anyway, fun cupcakes. Thanks so much for these.

  13. says

    Now you’ve got me craving some goobers! I never at them much as a kid. My movie choice was the 25 cent box of Milk duds. :) These Goobers cupcakes are just too pretty to eat! What great pictures of a gorgeous little cupcake! And yes, these do take me back to the day….

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