Category Archives: Chocolate

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Cookies

Coffee and chocolate are a great combination, and small amounts of coffee appear in recipes for all kinds of chocolate desserts. Coffee is used to bring out some of the darker, roastier notes in chocolate and make chocolate desserts taste even richer. As a coffee fan, sometimes I want coffee to share the spotlight a little bit. These Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies have a good ... Read More »

S’mores Pancakes

S'mores Pancakes

Pancakes are definitely a breakfast food, although I occasionally have them for dinner just to mix things up. I typically serve them with butter, fruit and maple syrup, depending on what kind of pancakes I’m whipping up. The most recent batch of pancakes I made was inspired by campfire s’mores and are stacked up with chocolate and marshmallows – which made me wonder if I ... Read More »

Applesauce Brownies

Applesauce Brownies

I bake brownies all the time because they are such a crowd pleaser, but every time that I bake a batch, someone will tell me that they just have to pass on something so rich. Brownies are known for being decadent and delivering a big dose of chocolate in every bite. As much as people love chocolate, it is understandable that you may not want ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is essentially a pudding-like chocolate filling that is spooned into a pre-baked pie shell. The creamy filling is a good contrast for the crispy pastry crust and the filling is relatively easy to make since it doesn’t have to be baked in the oven. There are a lot of chocolate cream pie recipes out there that start with instant pudding. They’re easy ... Read More »

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are delicious just as they are – and that is probably why people don’t tend to stuff as many mix-ins into peanut butter cookie dough as they do with chocolate chip cookie dough. But peanut butter is very versatile and can go with all kinds of other flavors – especially if one of those flavors happens to be chocolate. These Loaded Peanut ... Read More »

Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve always said that you can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies – and I probably always will. That means that I bake up batches of simple, classic cookies on a regular basis because I know they’ll be a hit, but it also means that I like to use the simple chocolate chip cookie as a canvas for a bit of experimentation. These Cornmeal Chocolate ... Read More »

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate pound cake is not quite as common as vanilla pound cake. Vanilla pound cake has a delicate flavor, balancing the floral flavor of vanilla with the richness of butter. The taste is addicting, but it is subtle compared to other types of cake. Chocolate flavor, on the other hand, is not subtle and most of the time we want chocolate desserts to be very ... Read More »

Bourbon Brownies with Sea Salt

Bourbon Brownies with Sea Salt

Bourbon is an American whiskey distilled from corn mash, malt, and rye and aged in oak barrels, which give it a distinctive flavor. It’s a bit strong on its own for my tastes, but it actually goes extremely well with other flavors. For instance, it goes very well with toasted nuts, which work well with the oak flavors in the whiskey, and it makes a ... Read More »

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