[real life foodie adventures] This holiday season was a week shorter than usual and boy, oh boy, am I feeling it. Three days before Christmas and I’m not done shopping. Three days before Christmas and I’ve barely put a dent in my planned holibaking list. I mean, really… I haven’t even made a single cookie! My brain keeps screaming, “but I’m not ready!” Black Magic Cake While I’ve often said I’m not a big fan of chocolate… and I’d never fight you for a slice of chocolate anything, my friends, let me state right here… this is the cake that would make me change my mind. Although it is homemade from scratch, it rivals any cake by a professional pastry chef in a 5 star restaurant. It is incredibly moist… incredibly rich… incredibly flavorful… and incredibly delicious. Yeah, this cake is black magic alright because it would pretty much take some black magic to make me love a chocolate cake this much! Suffice it to say that if there were two of us at the table… and only one slice of Black Magic cake left… oh yes indeed I would push up my sleeves, slip off my earrings, kick off my shoes and wrastle you right there in public.
Chocolate Brownie Pudding Chocolate lovers – this one is for you! It’s seriously the most decadent and rich dessert I have ever eaten in my entire life! And man was it good. The Family Kitchen I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago. None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. I modified the classic mug cake recipe, added Nutella, and a little more milk and oil than I had been using before.
Cinnamon Roll Cake You all know that I love breakfast foods. Maybe it’s because I don’t really cook breakfast that often. My husband sometimes cooks breakfast stuff on the weekends. We usually just eat cereal in the morning. Pumpkin Pie Bites I’ve been in a mini-mood lately when it comes to baking and these bite-sized pies met my big craving. They are really, really easy. Let me show ya. Snickers Cake Recipe For the Cake: 2½ cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 3 cups granulated sugar 1 cup + 1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1½ teaspoons baking powder 1½ teaspoons salt 3 eggs, at room temperature 1½ cups buttermilk, at room temperature 1½ cups strong black coffee, hot ¾ cup vegetable oil 4½ teaspoons vanilla extract For the Nougat Filling: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup evaporated milk 1½ cups marshmallow fluff ¼ cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups salted peanuts, roughly chopped For the Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting: ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature ¼ cup salted caramel sauce 2 cups powdered sugar For the Milk Chocolate Ganache: 8 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped 4 ounces (½ cup) heavy cream
The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies - StumbleUpon Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that’s why they call him Mr. Chocolate! These are a chocolate chip cookie of another color, that’s for sure.