Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

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!

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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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes

This is the final recipe of two weeks of Valentine’s Day chocolatey desserts. And, personally, I think we saved the best for last (although the Dark Chocolate Mousse is a very, very close second). The people who have opinions on these sorts of things say that molten chocolate cakes (or chocolate lava cakes… whatever you [...]

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Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

How perfect are red velvet cupcakes for Valentine’s Day? They’re strikingly dark red, the color of love. And not coincidentally, the color of food coloring I’ve tried other recipes but I still always come back to The Pastry Queen’s cupcake as my favorite. It’s the way a buttermilk cake is supposed to be: moist, tender, [...]

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Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Soft, creamy, chocolate mousse. Smooth, almost pudding-like, chocolate mousse. Rich, super chocolatey mousse. If you’ve never tried it, it’s unbelievably easy to make at home. You crack some eggs. You melt some chocolate. You whip some cream. You have a fantastic dessert that’s perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day, or my favorite reason: just because.

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Chocolate-Peanut Meringue Tart

Chocolate Peanut Meringue Tart

Another perfect pair: chocolate and peanut butter. A super rich chocolate filling inside a peanuty crust. Top with a full-out beautifully styled meringue, adorn with just a small amount of piped meringue, or serve it naked. The tart, that is. What you wear while serving it is your business Get the recipe!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Big, juicy strawberries + decadent, dark chocolate = romantic dessert. Our quiet evening dessert of choice is chocolate covered strawberries. They take no time to make and pair nicely with a bottle of our port. When we were planning the most important aspect of our wedding – the cake – The Foodie Groom immediately shot [...]

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Black & White Angel Food Cake

Black and White Angel Food Cake

We interrupt your regularly scheduled rich & decadent chocolate desserts with something lighter: a pretty angel food cake. Half vanilla, half chocolate. My favorite part of this cake is that each slice of cake comes with a surprise: what will the chocolate layer look like in this slice? Angel food cake is one of those [...]

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