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Chocolate Wasted Cake

Chocolate Wasted Cake
Ever since my brother started using the phrase "I wanna get chocolate wasted" from the movie Grown Ups I've been wanting to make this cake for his birthday. Being a chocoholic myself, I had no trouble coming up with ways to fill this cake with layer upon layer of chocolatey goodness. Just looking at this cake, I think you'll agree that it definitely deserves its name. Photo Credit: Ryan Rivera To create this chocolate beauty, I baked two layers of delicious chocolate cake. Then, I completely covered the sides of the cake with Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips. Next, I topped the cake with an assortment of chocolate candies. Last, I drizzled some melted chocolate all over the cake. I hope this cake inspires you to create your own chocolate wasted cake. Special thanks to Jef at My Food Geek for sharing some food photography tips with me recently. Chocolate Wasted CakeThis is an egg-free recipe I created to accommodate my son's food allergies. Preheat oven to 325 350 F degrees.

fudgy chocolate chip cookie dough brownies | Sweet Anna's Fudgy, chocolate-y mocha brownies, topped with an amazingly rich (egg-free) raw chocolate chip cookie dough and a beautiful chocolate glaze! Need I say more? I am excited to join this year’s Holiday Recipe Swap over at My Baking Addiction, because really… who doesn’t like sharing and discovering new favorite recipes, especially with the busy holiday-baking season approaching?! I saw the idea for these brownies over on the brown eyed baker‘s blog, and I knew I had to try it! These bars are yummy and impressive… Let them chill completely before cutting and serving for the best (prettiest!) Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Directions:for the brownies:Preheat the oven to 350ºF. with foil and generously butter or spray the foil. In a large bowl , whisk together the melted chocolate and baking soda. Whisk in the sugar, egg, and remaining butter until smooth. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the brownies are just set. in the fridge or freeze!

The Baked Brownie The famed Baked brownie. Oprah says it’s one of her favorite things. America’s Test Kitchens says its their favorite brownie. I don’t put much stock in Oprah, but America’s Test Kitchens are pretty much like the bible when it comes to all things kitchen. I check their reviews before any other recipes, and before I buy any kitchen equipment or new ingredients. has been on my Amazon wish list for what seems like an eternity. There is a great explanation in the book about how the Baked brownie recipe came to be, which is a great read. They have a good bit of height given that they don’t have any leavening agents, so they aren’t thin, gooey and smooshed like some brownies (this is a good thing). Three years ago: Outrageous Brownies

Party Food! Pizza in a Bite October 20th, 2008 by katie Getting together to watch a game? Or maybe watching a different sort of game? Pizza Bites 2 recipes pizza dough (or 2 cans refrigerated pizza dough)8 oz block mozzarella cheese4 oz thin sliced pepperoni2 tsp Italian seasoning (combine oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic)1/4 cup olive oil3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheesepizza or marinara saucePrepare pizza dough and roughly chop pepperoni. I used to use the refrigerated pizza doughs for this recipe, but I actually find the homemade dough far easier to work with. Basic Pizza Dough 1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp loose yeast)1 cup warm water1 tbsp olive oil1 tsp salt2 3/4 cup flourCombine yeast and warm water, stir to dissolve.Add oil, salt, and flour. What’s for dinner this week? Don’t miss my other pizza creations: Pizza Bagels and Pizza Egg Rolls and Pizza Bread!

Little Chef and I: Oreo Cookie Cupcakes I did tell you guys that I got Martha Stewart's cupcakes book, right? Now I'm making cupcakes and more cupcakes. In our family when it comes to dessert we used the democratic voting system. Who says the politics are not good? Three kids many choices for dessert so we vote. Lucky for him his older brothers love him a lot, and let him win ( they do most of the time). Here are the official winers of the democratic election (dessert edition). Ingredients 21 oreo cookies, 15 left whole and 6 coarsely chopped 1/2 cup of sugar 2 large eggs room temperature lightly beaten 1/2 cup sour cream 1 pound cream cheese ( I used 2 packages of light philadelphia cheese) 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract. pinch salt Preheat the oven to 275˚F. Place one whole cookie in each paper lining. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium high speed until smooth. Stir in the chopped cookies by hand. Divide the batter between the cookie filled cups, filling each almost to the top.

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever with Pudding Frosting The Best Chocolate Cake Ever with Pudding Frosting It’s my birthday today and I made myself a chocolate cake…a cake I call the best chocolate cake ever. After having a facebook conversation, we all agreed it’s not sad at all when you make your own birthday cake. It started after my husband told how sad it was when I told him my plan. I didn’t think it was at all…I get what I want! What makes this cake so amazing and the best ever? I have posted this chocolate cake recipe before…it was the first ever post on The Little Kitchen. In that post, I talked about a whipped frosting (made with pudding) that I would share and I realized I never did so when I told myself I’m baking my own birthday cake…I thought I would share that recipe along with some of my tips for baking cakes. I learned this from my Wilton cake decorating instructor. Once the cakes are done, allow them to cool inside the pan on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes before flipping them onto the cooling rack. I love this frosting.

S'more Cookie Bars These were a huge hit! Keith, Andrew, and Kramer all ate at least two of these the other night. I brought some into work, too, and they quickly disappeared. They seriously tasted just like a s’more, and they should, considering that all of the same ingredients are used, just kicked up a notch! The crust is a graham cracker cookie, topped with marshmallow, a layer of chocolate, and a graham cracker crust to top it all off. These bars are sure to wow everyone that tries them! What you’ll need. Pulse about 8 graham crackers in a blender or food processor to get your graham cracker crumbs. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and graham cracker crumbs. Cream together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy (at least 3-5 minutes), then beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Press half of the dough down into the greased and/or lined 8×8 pan (I doubled it and did a 9×13). Lay the chocolate bars over the dough. Enjoy! S’more Cookie Bars

Mozzarella Sticks When I told my friends I was planning on making homemade mozzarella sticks for a guy’s weekend out of town the idea was met with a profound lack of enthusiasm. Everybody knows that I like to experiment in the kitchen, but somehow the idea of making a bar food staple like mozzarella sticks from scratch seemed like a complete waste of time to the group. After being lectured about the innumerable brands available in the freezer section at the grocery store and a heated debate about whether marinara or ranch is the better dipping accompaniment, I decided to risk further heckling and see if I couldn’t one-up T.G.I. It might have been the alcohol, but the first batch was gone within a matter of seconds. With the right breadcrumbs, fragrant Italian spices and an organized assembly line for the essential double-dredging technique, perfect, scratch-made mozzarella sticks can be made at home in no time and with little effort. For the Mozzarella Sticks: For the Buttermilk Dip: Serves 4

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies *If you are visiting this post for the first time, you may wish to visit my “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Take Two” post- a more recent post where I share (what I think is) a better version of these brownies! These are good too- but I took the comments suggested in this post and created a new recipe based on feedback. Okay, Cookie Dough Lovers. I gave you those Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles a few weeks ago, and now I’m giving you Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies! The raw dough is egg-free, of course. I first saw these in a bakery in Maine a few years back. I’d say I had some major success with this recipe. These are easiest to eat when placed in little cupcake wrappers.

Collaborative Curry: Everyday Chocolate Cake One fine Wednesday, I suddenly started craving for a chocolate cake.Without thinking much, I googled for "simple loaf chocolate cake" and yes,I was exactly looking for a not-so-calorie-rich, simple as in "one bowl", chocolate cake that I can whip up in a jiffy.I was so happy to have found this recipe ! Now I wonder why didn't I ever search for such a thing before ! If I knew, I would have made this a thousand times, well almost,by now. If you are looking for a cake that you can have without much guilt and without much fuss,this is the cake for you ! I didn't have much time left before I took my son for his swimming class that day,and I had to hurry up with the pictures. Now as he turns 3.5,it is more like,"Mom what you doing,can't you see I'm hungry"(as in,why can't you leave these silly things and come take care of me because I'm more important).Or he comes up with "what is this and why is this" kind of stuff.Sometimes he just says random dialouges and just go away. Ingredients: Method:

Apple Rose Tarts October 2, 2012 Say that you are having a party. Say, a large party, one with lots of guests. The kinds of guests you want to impress, but are svelte health-conscious types, so you don’t want to go overboard with dessert and serve a seven-layer chocolate cake or something. This. Not only are these tarts impressively beautiful, they’re something of a Cinderella dessert: despite all their frills and puffs, at their hearts they’ve got the honest flavor of down-home apple pie, all cinnamon and sugar and sweet homey reminiscence. Ingredients 1/2 recipe pie dough/pâte brisée1 cup apple butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 6-8 medium rosy-skinned gala apples juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup sugar pinch salt powdered sugar for dusting Directions Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Notes Copyright Diane, A Broad ( Music to cook by: Angels [The xx // Coexist]

Easy Fried Rice with Chicken Have leftover chicken or rice? This easy Fried Rice with Chicken is a quick and easy meal you can get on the table in 15 minutes. (Or less if you don't have to cook the rice!) We eat a lot of Tex-Mex inspired meals around here so this Asian favored dish was a yummy departure from the norm. Easy Fried Rice with Chicken Ingredients: 3 cups cooked rice (brown or white, which ever you prefer)2 cups cooked chicken, chopped3 tbs sesame oil1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)3/4 small onion, chopped3 to 4 garlic gloves, minced or about 1 tsp garlic powder3 eggs, slightly beaten1/4 cup soy sauceDirections: Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Looking for more quick and easy dinner solutions? Enjoy! Don't miss any more posts!