Category Archives: Chocolate Recipes

Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake with Meringue Topping

This flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake with a Meringue Topping was the winner of a recent dinner party that I didn’t really want to have because I didn’t want the event to happen. It was in honor of a friend and … Continue reading

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Black & White French Macarons: Guest Post at the Heritage Cook

Vanilla Macarons, filled with dark chocolate ganache and then dipped in bittersweet chocolate is one mouthful of deliciousness. The recipe, process pictures and all my macaron tips are over at a guest post I did at  the Heritage Cook, published … Continue reading

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Black Bottom Cupcakes from Pastry Chef, Alisa Huntsman

Black bottom cupcakes combine three favorite ingredients, chocolate cake, chocolate chips and sweet cream cheese. Pretty to look at, easy to make and moist and gooey to eat, they are a perfect dessert to bring to a party or picnic. … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Eggs with Dark Chocolate

I saw this recipe on Brown Eyed Baker,  and I was instantly reminded of the homemade peanut butter and coconut cream eggs of childhood.  They were always around at Easter, either sold at the Farmer’s Market or made by one … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sundae Cupcakes and a Soda Fountain Theme Brings Back Memories

Today is my birthday and these adorable Chocolate Sundae birthday cupcakes were part of the soda fountain theme for my recent party. We had the most amazing grilled cheese and mini root beer floats and  a special cocktail I can’t … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake in a Jar or with Bourbon Ganache, Sea Salt or a Perfect One Layer Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake in a jar with chocolate ganache  with sprinkles and sea salt is the dessert that is kid friendly but really for grown ups.  It’s laced with a little bourbon and if you don’t want to bake it in … Continue reading

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Best Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes and Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Can I really say this is the best homemade chocolate fudge cake and best chocolate fudge frosting? Yes, I think I can stand by it. And, the good news is, this recipe make a lot of cake. If you want … Continue reading

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Chocolate Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies with Sea Salt and Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is the adult Valentine’s treat.Chocolate Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies with Sea Salt is the perfect sweet treat for a non-dessert eater who prefers savory food. This bite of chocolate salty cookie is just enough to enjoy with a coffee … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Last year I made my bats with sugar cookie dough and while they are amazing, it dawned on me that bats should be made with chocolate. I found this perfect recipe at Baked by Rachel. It’s very easy to assemble … Continue reading

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Espresso Frosting for Dark Chocolate Cake

Sometimes things go unexpectedly right. This delicious frosting came quite by accident, as I had every intention of showing off my newly developed strawberry frosting that stands to attention and works in a piping bag (If you know anything about … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sour Cream Mini Bundt Cakes

Are you familiar with that commercial that says “life comes at you fast?” I was admiring the tux we rented for my husband to wear to a black tie event celebrating a designer show home which was  featuring my faux … Continue reading

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Salty Chocolate Ganache Tart with Raspberries, Hazelnut Whipped Cream

I brought out the little black dress last Sunday night. And, it all started with a text I received  last Sunday around noon from a friend I hadn’t seen in about a year. SS: Are you around tonight. I want … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ganache Cake

I love a good, rich, melt in your mouth, dark chocolate cake, especially on my birthday. This post is the transition between my birthday, September 30, and the start of Halloween Season, October 1. And, a sudden surprise $50 Amazon … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pots de Créme and Not Guilty Dinner Conversation

Do I Dare? I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to squeeze in a little more trial discussion without veering too far from what this blog is supposed to be about. And, then it hit me. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Sorbet Served with Spicy Chocolate Cookies

In order to be a consistent week in and week out blogger, it takes tremendous effort. And, it’s all done in the dark so to speak, in faith that someone out there somewhere will visit and be touched. Most of … Continue reading

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Well Fancy This: Chocolate Ribbon Cupcakes and How to Melt Chocolate

The night before a visit to Mrs. Roberts, my mother in law, I found myself in a dilemma. I had not prepared a confection. It has become a tradition for me to bring a cake, a pie or a tart … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie and The Cookie Monster on Top Chef

Watching Top Chef’s recent quick fire, I had to shake my head in wonder.  The cookie monster showed up and challenged the all star contestant chefs to make a cookie. And, then there was panic. How can some of the … Continue reading

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The Search for the Best Flourless Chocolate Cake Stops Here with Gateau Victoire from the Zuni Cafe´

I don’t suffer the let down of post Christmas festivities because on January 2, I immediately start day dreaming about Valentine’s Day. I’ll spend weeks planning a menu and a special dessert. And, I don’t stop at my husband. I … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Men Dressed with Chocolate and Ginger Salt

While the darling gingerbread man has amassed centuries of history, starting with kitchens in England over 500 years ago, my kitchen has no history of this cute little guy (or gal). But, I got a crazy idea to make a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Pudding Cupcakes with Crispy Prosciutto

Chocolate and hazelnut naturally go together. But, adding in crispy prosciutto takes it up several notches. Seriously, you have the chocolate, the crunchy, the nutty, and the salty all baked together and topped with hazelnut cream. What could be better? … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Orange Basil Cream Cheese Frosting

Watching Cupcake Wars on the Food Network Channel is like rubbernecking an accident. I shouldn’t watch, but I can’t help myself. As I follow the progression, I get nervous and I get a headache. I like to cook and bake … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Salty Caramel Frosting for the Man Who Married Me

Have you ever had a dream where you need to be somewhere important, but you just can’t get there? Perhaps you have to take a final exam, but in the dream you find yourself at the mall shopping and then … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake with Caramel Irish Cream

This is probably as Irish as I get, but I didn’t want to forget St. Patrick’s Day, and I think a cake flavored with Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream counts. I may not be anywhere close to Irish, but St. Patrick … Continue reading

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Salty, Nutty Double Chocolaty Chocolate Cookies AKA Pecan Mudslides

This is quite possibly the best chocolate cookie you will ever eat. There is very little flour in it in proportion to chocolate, so it’s gooey good, yet the finely chopped pecans give it the necessary texture to help you … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Chocolate Fudge and Homemade Marshmallow

I keep my promises and I hope you do too. If you plan to make this fudge, raise your right hand and promise me that you will only make it at Christmas time, and if you teach someone else how … Continue reading

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Whisk Wednesday: Profiteroles, Plum Brandy Ice Cream, Hot Fudge

I remember my first profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce sitting at an Italian restaurant in New York City, a place I frequented although I lived in California. I was impressed, and I continue to be impressed with this … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Macaroon Mini Tarts and a Little Bit of Sugar for Fellow Bloggers

These delicious chewy, cherry chocolate macaroons are you for you my readers, as Spinach TIger celebrates post 100. And, for my fellow bloggers, a little bit of sugar. Love and generosity of spirit go hand in hand with food. This … Continue reading

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies are probably the world’s (at least America’s) favorite cookie. Everything about a chocolate chip cookie is satisfying, but there is usually this creeping guilt that follows, because it’s hard to eat just one or two or three, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

We love chocolate zucchini cake. Zucchini is abundant at my local farmer’s market. Green, yellow, zephyr, big, tiny. It’s everywhere, and that’s perfectly okay with me because in and amidst all of my savory recipes, one of the local vendors … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cream Tart: Tuesdays with Dorie

This tart reminded me of cookies and cream brought down from heaven. Or, an Oreo Cookie all grown up. It begins with a chocolate shortbread crust, which I was reluctant to make, fearing this would be just too much chocolate. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Amaretti Torte

Dorie describes this as 15-Minute Magic. I made this just a little harder than I needed to. The recipe calls for pre-purchased Amoretti cookies, suggesting the one produced by D. Lazzaroni & Co. that come in beautiful red tins. They … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Brioche with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle

These are just as delicious as they look, and how could they not be when they have white chocolate inside and dark chocolate outside? What a lovely idea for a breakfast bread served in bed on Valentine’s Day. After all, … Continue reading

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