how to make mini chocolate curls

How to Make Mini-Chocolate Curls!

I recently shared my Birthday Cake for 2015, which was covered in hundreds of little pink chocolate curls. Here is a quick and simple tutorial on how you can make these as well! For these little guys it’s all about the process. Here is what I do: 1 bag candy melts. (I love Bakerella’s new […]

cinnamon shortbread bars

Cinnamon Shortbread Bars with Chocolate Ganache!

Shortbread, when done right, is one of the my favorite ways to end a meal. The way that a light sweet cookie is infused with a crispy buttery crumb speaks right to my carb loving heart. Top it with the perfect ganache and my eyes are rolling towards the heavens. It’s perfection. The fabulous recipe just happens […]

snickers cheesecake cake

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

“MOM STOP!!!” “What? What is it?” “IT’S SPILLING EVERYWHERE!” Yes, it most definitely is. But I could not help myself. It was magical, that spilling forth of sugary sweet rich chocolate ganache and Snickers® frosting. Yes, I said Snickers® frosting. Poured on a cake. A cake with a Snickers® cheesecake inside. Sandwiched between layers of […]

red velvet fudge recipe

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

I already have one red velvet fudge recipe on my site, and while it is delicious, it is completely different from this recipe. (and I can proudly say that both of these recipes are original!) This one is easier (much, much easier). Plus it’s got real red velvet flavor, real ingredients, and is real pure […]

red velvet buttercream rose cake

Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

It’s all about that cake, bout that cake, bout that cake… Sorry. But that song (with my personalized cake-y lyrics) is stuck in my head. Funny thing about it is, it is NOT all about that cake. At least, not for this blog post! It’s all about that buttercream. Red Velvet Buttercream. Deep, rich, vibrant […]

salted caramel peanut butter mousse in a mini chocolate cookie cup

Peanut Butter Mouse in Chocolate Cookie Cups!

As you can tell by my blog posts of late, peanut butter is becoming my favorite ingredient to add to desserts. This amazing mini Peanut Butter and chocolate treat is no exception! Quite frankly, I was really inspired by the peanut butter itself for this particular dessert. Skippy has a limited edition flavor out that is […]

chocolate mug cake (in 1 minute)

Chocolate Mug Cake~ ready in ONE minute!

Delicious chocolate cake made in a mug and ready in just one minute! I was lost in a Pinterest rabbit hole the other day. When this 3-2-1 mug cake was in front of me I was fascinated. I mean, literally in 1 minute the cake was ready. This is a emotional eaters dream come true! I […]

my birthday cake

Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Layers and Chocolate Buttercream!

As is the tradition in our home, I make my birthday cake. Not because others won’t, but because baking cakes is my passion as well as my profession. My birthday is one of the few times a year that I throw all good business sense out the window (easy recipes, easy assembly, less time, etc.) […]

chocolate mint mug cake

Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

Kinda. Don’t you love when I start a recipe off with a “kinda”? I was in heavy experimentation mode yesterday and made this recipe more times than I can count. After much trial and error and vanity (I’ll get to that in a second) I changed up the entire procedure for the cake. While it […]

chocolate beer cake (adult cake)

The PERFECT Super Bowl Cake~ CHOCOLATE BEER CAKE!

I set off to make the perfect Superbowl Sunday Cake. While I have no intention of even watching the Super Bowl, you know I will embrace any excuse to make a cake. Here is the God’s honest truth: This cake tasted way too much like beer for me. I dismissed it and vowed to perfect […]

homemade brownies with peanut butter butterscotch ganache

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

My obsession with peanut butter & butterscotch has been well documented. It’s like the dream team to me.  Move over jelly, peanut butter has a new BFF. Adding peanut butter and butterscotch to ganache seemed like a good idea because clearly I look to add it to all the foods. All the cakes.  All the […]

skinny chocolate raspberry cake

Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Buttercream!

I will only eat a skinny cake if it tastes like it is a fat cake. Because if I am eating cake, I want a good cake.  I think it’s safe to say that bad cake makes unicorns and newborn babies cry. Unicorns and newborn babies are sensitive to these things, of this I know. […]

peanut butter brownie caramelitas

Carmel Brownies with Peanut Butter!

Not really sure I can call these carmelita’s, but if not I am hoping the carmelita police is busy pursuing other more serious offenders. I kinda love the name ‘brownie carmelita’ and want to keep it so please don’t tell me if it is completely being used out of context. But you can see why […]

old fashioned monster cookies

Old Fashioned Monster Cookies!

These Old Fashioned Monster Cookie recipe is inspired by a love of eating. I wish I had some awesome story about how my grandma made them in 1942, but yeah. It was just me tinkering away in my kitchen and putting together what I envisioned an old fashioned cookie would be like. Seems like that […]

skinny chocolate cake

Skinny Chocolate Naked Cake with Fresh Fruit!

This cake. I am sorta kinda totally obsessed with it. It’s fabulous for so many reasons! The first being is that… well, the beauty of a Naked Cake.  You can see the fluffy whipped cream and glorious fresh fruit and sweet drizzle of a rich chocolate sauce. The second is that is it low in […]

perfect marble cake and whipped chocolate buttercream

The Perfect Marble Cake with the Perfect Whipped Chocolate Buttercream!

I have been going nuts this week.  For the last three days I have made marble cake after marble cake, trying again and again to achieve the perfect marble.  The perfect ratio of chocolate to yellow.  The perfect looking slice of cake. After three long days of recipes testing and failing it occurred to me […]

spanish hot chocolate

Spanish Hot Cocoa~ a decadent experience!

This cocoa is not for the faint of heart.  It is real chocolate, it is thick, it is rich, and it is amazing.  Amazing in a new and exciting way.  I had to get my head about the fact that I was not going to be drinking chocolate and sugar flavored water with crunchy mini […]

peanut butter reese’s cheesecake {in a jar}

Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar with Oreo crust!

One of my favorite blogs is The Slow Roasted Italian.  Donna & Chad do a fantastic job of sharing exactly the kind of foods I want to eat! They shared an Extreme Reese’s Peanut Butter No-Bake Pie that I have been eyeing for over a year.  I finally made it and loved it, but then […]

chocolate peppermint cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake!

Peppermint in December is it. Chocolate is good any time of year, but when paired with the refreshingly cool tones of peppermint, my heads spins a little.  I love taking a breath right after a bite of this cake; the rich chocolate flavor lingers, but the air traveling down my windpipe seems to be coated […]

2 ingredient decorative chocolate bark~ easy and delicious!

Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

My friend Joan and I were scrolling through Instagram together (because don’t all friends do this?) and happened upon one of my favorite people ever, Manuela from Passion for Baking. She had a brilliant idea of using silicone fondant mats for her chocolate bark!  I am not kidding you, that very day I put her […]