Chocolate

Tuxedo Cake

October 2, 2011
Tuxedo Cake

It’s my turn to host Project Pastry Queen so I chose the very first recipe that I ever baked from the book – the reason I bought the book – the Tuxedo Cake. People have always gone nuts over this cake, even before taking a bite into it. The mile high cake, the fluffy white [...]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

September 23, 2011
Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

I know, right? Pumpkin, cream cheese, and fall spices swirled into a moist, chocolatey brownie. Pumpkin cheesecake swirl. Oh, yes. The brownie base is actually my new favorite brownie recipe. It’s a little less fudge-like than I’d normally go for but it’s still on the dense-and-fudgey end of the spectrum. It gets its deep, chocolatey [...]

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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes

September 13, 2011
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

I’ve purchased a few bags of cherries this season but you probably wouldn’t know it. The Toddler and I are big fans of just eating them straight out of the bag. But what we did actually cook with, none of those recipes made it to our blog. Oh, they were good (especially the cherry margarita!). [...]

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

June 2, 2011
Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Sometimes you just want something a little different. And sometimes you don’t, but you keep such terrible inventory of your pantry that you’re left with no choice. Everyone wants something chocolate to munch on at 11pm. But no one wants to run to the store at 11pm for chocolate. So we took our favorite chocolate [...]

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Sticky Fingers Bars

May 15, 2011
Sticky Fingers Bars

Tara chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Sticky Fingers Bars, an over-the-top dessert bar that we’ve come to expect from The Pastry Queen. We’ve got a cookie base, a sweet Snickers filling, and just for good measure, a layer of peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate on top. For real. I have no idea how [...]

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Salted Caramel Peanut Bars

May 10, 2011

Pay Day candy bars are one of my guilty pleasures. When we take a road trip, there are three things that we have to grab at a quick pit-stop before getting on the highway: A bag of Funyuns, a Diet Pepsi, and a PayDay. When it comes to sitting in the car for hours, I [...]

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

March 22, 2011
Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

What’s better than a warm, fudgey brownie? A warm fudgey brownie with a kick, covered in ganache. I’m not usually about messin’ around with brownies. Hold the nuts. Hold the fuss. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make perfect even better I took our favorite basic brownie recipe and added a hefty dose of ground [...]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011
Cocoa Powder Heart

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Cooking a romantic dinner for your significant other? Or maybe you’re rolling your eyes so hard they hurt I’m cooking Filet Oscar, roasted asparagus, and a salad for dinner and we’ve got molten chocolate cake for dessert. If you still need a V-Day dessert, here are some chocolatey options:

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