Category Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcakes

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcake

While there is something to be said for light, citrusy spring-like desserts at Easter, it’s hard to deny that chocolate is a pretty good fit for the holiday. Maybe you can blame all that Easter candy in stores, from chocolate bunnies to peanut butter-filled eggs, but I don’t have any problem with another excuse to eat some chocolate. So, in my book, these Chocolate Coconut ... Read More »

Triple Threat Dark Chocolate Cookies

Triple Threat Chocolate Cookies

These cookies have a great name that promises to deliver a lot of chocolate – and there is no disappointment when you take a big bite, because these definitely pack a chocolate punch. The inspiration for this recipe came from a Sunset magazine article that featured a Portland, Oregon bakery – The Sugar Cube - recipe for Triple Threat Dark Chocolate Cookies. I made the ... Read More »

Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cake

Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, which means that there are a lot of potential health benefits packed into each fruit. Pomegranates are a bit difficult to eat, since each little seed – although tasty – doesn’t have a lot of juice or flesh surrounding it, so it takes quite a while to consume one. This is where pomegranate juice comes in, making it easy to ... Read More »

Irish Cream Brownies

Irish Cream Brownies

When liquours are included in baked goods, the flavor doesn’t always make it through to the finished product. This definitely isn’t the case for these boozy Irish Cream Brownies. There is quite a bit of Irish Cream mixed right into the brownie batter, infusing it with flavor. There is also some in the glaze that finishes these off, adding yet another little kick to these ... Read More »

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A few years ago, the idea of adding salt as an accent flavor to a dessert – in addition to just having a pinch in with the ingredients – was new and exciting. Now, it’s a lot more common to find salt in slightly unexpected places, such as sprinkled on top of cookies and caramels in a much more obvious way than ever before. I’ve ... Read More »

Two Bite Chocolate Cream Pies

Two Bite Chocolate Cream Pies

While there is nothing like a full-sized cake or pie, there is something very appealing about little desserts. They’re cute – a shrunken down version of their full-sized cousins – and can pack in a lot of flavor. Best of all, you can usually eat more than one without feeling guilty. So I’m easily tempted by miniature versions of desserts, and when I saw a ... Read More »

Individual Nutella Bread Puddings

Individual Nutella Bread Pudding, closeup

I like that fact that bread pudding is a cross between a custard and a cake. I also like that it tends to be a family-style dessert, baked in a big casserole dish or a loaf pan and and portioned out into both big and small servings. It can be made in advance and can also serve a crowd. But as nice as it is ... Read More »

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are great because they deliver all the chocolate and all the buttery flavor of a regular chocolate chip cookie, with a little bit more texture and a delicious oaty, nutty flavor on top. When you toast nuts, you bring out their nuttiness even more, and this same thing works on oats. So, I added some toasted, sweetened granola right into this ... Read More »

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