Tag Archive for chocolate

Espresso Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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I am so excited that I get to showcase my pumpkin pie spice, that I posted a few weeks back, yet again in this recipe. Pumpkin is a great flavor by itself, but when paired with certain other flavors, it really shines. Read more

Caramel Espresso Chocolate Cooked Frosting

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There aren’t many words I can use to describe this frosting. It tastes like a cooked flour frosting, but it’s not. It’s full of espresso and chocolate flavor, but since it’s cooked it takes on a deep, caramelized flavor as well. Read more

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, Dairy-Free)

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Hello, friends! Last week, I posted a Basics recipe for a much loved spice that reigns supreme during this season – Pumpkin Pie Spice. While it contains no pumpkin whatsoever, its flavors enhance pumpkin and other members of the squash family so well, it’s used quite often in Fall baking.  Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (V)

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Sometimes you need a quick fix. Sometimes you don’t want to turn on the oven or get your Kitchenaid mixer going. Sometimes you don’t want to let your fridge-cold butter come to room temperature. Sometimes… baking is not the only way to dessert.  Read more

Too Good to Be True Vegan Chocolate Cake

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Vegan food is everywhere these days. To be vegan means to eat foods that do not come from animals. Veganism has brought an awareness to foods that are natural and nutritious, unprocessed and full of health benefits. This is why veganism has become such a popular lifestyle choice.  Read more

Basic, Creamy Cheesecake

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So far on this blog, I have devoted my posts to cakes – pound cakes, chocolate cake, carrot cake. The list goes on. This week I am sharing with you a cake of a much different sort. In fact this is not even a cake at all.  Read more

Banana Chocolate Cake

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I am always making banana bread or banana cake – mostly because I am constantly left with a bunch of overripe bananas that no one in my house (myself, included) wants to eat. What may look less than appetizing is actually golden in baking. An overripe banana is sweeter, moister, more flavorful, and softer than a just-ripe banana that is ideal for eating. These brown-speckled specimens are prime ingredients in baking as they add all these qualities to your baked goods.  Read more

Peanut Butter Cake

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Peanut butter is the quintessential American food. It’s made by roasting peanuts and grinding them into a smooth paste. Peanut butter is delicious in sandwiches – both with jelly or banana (one of my favorites). It is also is a great baking ingredient, adding tons of peanutty flavor to cookies and cakes, ganaches and frostings. Read more

Marble Pound Cake

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Sometimes I just can’t decide whether I want chocolate or vanilla. Sometimes I want a fancy random pattern swirling through my cake. Either way, this cake fits these criteria. Marble cake has been around forever and it’s no wonder why. This cake is innately beautiful and satisfies vanilla and chocolate lovers, alike. Read more

Flourless Chocolate Cake (GF)

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Flourless chocolate cake is not actually a cake but rather a thick and dense chocolate custard that is baked until firm. It is rich, fudgy and best taken in small doses (this from a dessert addict). 🙂

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