Chocolate Velvet: Chocolate Cake of the Month

If you love cheesecake and also love chocolate, this recipe is for you. This is one of the finest cheesecakes I have ever made and the name says it all…chocolate velvet..smooth and creamy all the way down from your lips to your tummy. It sits in a yummy pecan-enhanced graham cracker crust.

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Dessert Divine – the Chocolate Mousse


Chocolate mousse is a sophisticated pudding, once only a specialty of French restaurants. It is an integral part of French dessert making. Every home baker and restaurant pasty chef have their version for special occasions. “Mousse” is the French word…

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The Original Tunnel of Fudge Cake

The Tunnel of Fudge Cake is somewhat of a legend in cake making land and precursor to the now-hot restaurant dessert of individual chocolate cakes with a oozing, under baked center that looks like a thick sauce. Tunnel of Fudge was a Pillsbury Bake

Its still going strong/ the 44th Pillsbury Bake Off for home cooks last April at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando hotel/photo courtesy of FoodGal Carolyn Jung, who was a judge for the Sweet Things category/the grand prize is a cool $1 Mil Cash

Off Winner decades ago and has never lost its appeal.

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The Microwave: Dressed Up S’Mores: Marshmallow Dessert Nachos

“This dessert will make you a star among whoever you serve it to!” says the promo material for this recipe. It is really unique and great fun food for a party.

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Chocolate Cake of the Month: Chocolate Chip Cake

Ingredients

3 large eggs
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup (6 ounces) sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
dash salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate…

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Gold Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


I used to make a gold layer cake like this for my father’s birthday. It may not be fancy, but it is the quintessential layer cake. Really really good.

Ingredients

Cake
1 1/4 cups (176g) all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups (150g) cake flour
1…

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Raspberry Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Mmmmmm c u p c a k e s !! Gotta lov’em,” says my fellow Veggie Life magazine food writer Shanna Masters when I asked her for her favorite cupcake recipe. “Try these out! They are very moist and fudge-y luscious vegan cupcakes…

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Chocolate Cake of the Month: Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cake

When asking many of my friends what their favorite winter layer cake is, I am always surprised when most of them emphatically reply “Black Forest Cake!” Never having made it myself and finding bakery versions much too sugary with canned cherry pie filling, my interest perked up when a friend told me of the best Black Forest Cake she ever had; it was from an old recipe printed in Bon Apétit magazine in the 1970s.

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Murray’s Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Nuts

Blondies by Esimpraim
Need a fabulous homemade treat for friends to nosh or dinner guests? Blondies take minutes to prepare.
Makes 16 2-inch squares for bite sized or 1 dozen bars

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 ounces…

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Everyone’s Favorite White Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake

This cheesecake is as close to divine as food gets. It is a uber creamy standard cheesecake with lots of sweet-hot candied ginger and a hint of ground ginger in the cake, and a gingersnap cookie crust. It is a perfect Easter dessert. Make the day before, as the cake needs to chill overnight in the refrigerator to develop the proper texture. Beware. This is truly addictive and everyone’s favorite.

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