Chocolate

Molten Chocolate Cakes

February 11, 2011
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

February 10, 2011
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

February 9, 2011
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

February 8, 2011
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

February 7, 2011
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

February 4, 2011
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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Chocolate Truffles

February 3, 2011
Chocolate Truffles with Grand Marnier

We couldn’t do a whole series on chocolates and not cover truffles. Sure they’ve been done, but they’re far too delicious and far too easy to skip over! My favorite part of making truffles is that we get decide what goes in them. ‘Cause nothing says I love you quite like a heart-shaped box full [...]

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Chocolate Overdose Cake

February 1, 2011
Chocolate Overdose Cake

The name says it all. A rich brownie base topped with an indulgent mousse layer, topped with chocolate cake, covered and decorated with ganache. It’s chocolate-filled chocolate, covered in chocolate. With almost 2 lbs of melted chocolate, Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed! Get the recipe!

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