Category Archives: Chocolate

Sweetened Condensed Milk Fudge

Sweetened Condensed Milk Fudge

Fudge is a rich, easy to make candy that will always satisfy the sweet tooth of a chocoholic. I like to make it around the because it makes a good gift and is very easy to ship, since you don’t have to worry about anything going stale between the time you make it and the time that your recipient gets the package. This is a ... Read More »

Peppermint and Cacao Nib Bark

Peppermint and Cacao Nib Bark

Peppermint bark is a type of chocolate bark where layers of white, dark and/or milk chocolate are topped off with a generous sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies. Many big chocolate brands, including Dove and Ghirardelli, release their own take on peppermint bark during the holidays, and even Haagen-Dazs has a limited edition peppermint bark ice cream flavor. But peppermint bark is easy to make at ... Read More »

Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

Snickers Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

When you have fun sized Halloween candies left over after the trick-or-treating is through, the obvious thing to do is to simply eat it yourself over time. As good as those tiny candies are, however, they get boring after a while. I like to put mine to good use in other baked goods and these Halloween Candy Lava Cakes are one of the absolute best ... Read More »

Chocolate Spice Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Spice Angel Food Cake

I have to admit that a vanilla bean angel food cake is my favorite, when it comes to these towering and cloud-like cakes. Vanilla can become very expressive when it is the main flavor on such a light and airy cake. That being said, angel food cakes are mostly flavored with vanilla alone and it has become quite uncommon to see them in other flavors. ... Read More »

Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

I think that everyone should have one go-to brownie recipe. This One Bowl Brownie recipe is mine. The recipe takes just a few minutes to put together and I typically have everything that I need to make it on hand at any given time. Brownies are a huge crowd pleaser, so they’re perfect for almost every situation when you need or want a baked good. ... Read More »

Mini Whoopie Passion Bites

Mini Whoopie Passion Bites

The winning recipe from the 2012 Ghirardelli Chocolate Championships, which I judged at the LA County Fair this year, was for Mini Whoopie Passion Bites. These are Mini Chocolate Passion Fruit Whoopie Pies, with a rich, brownie-like cookie sandwiching a sweet, tangy passion fruit filling. The combination is delicious and unexpected, as passion fruit and chocolate isn’t a combination that you find all that often, ... Read More »

Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake

Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake

An icebox cake gets its name from the fact that this is not a cake that is baked, but one that sets up in the refrigerator – a.k.a. the icebox, hence the name. The cakes are usually made with a mousse-like mixture that is stacked with layers of crisp cookies, like chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers, and left to setup and meld together in ... Read More »

Lemon and Dark Chocolate Brownies

Lemon and Dark Chocolate Brownies

Lemon and dark chocolate may not always sound like a match made in heaven, but the two flavors are a surprisingly good combination. The bright and tart flavor of the lemon really highlights the richness of chocolate by contrasting with it. You get a lot of chocolate flavor, and a much more refreshing finish from the lemon. Of course, both lemon and dark chocolate are ... Read More »

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