Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Is there a more perfect pairing than chocolate and strawberries? These chocolate cupcakes are rich, filled with strawberry compote, and topped with light strawberry buttercream. Perfect, right?
These chocolate cupcakes are rich, filled with strawberry compote, and topped with light strawberry buttercream. Perfect right?

In the next few weeks I’m making cakes for some friends, so I wanted to try out a few new recipes. I like using cupcakes to test new flavor combos. It’s not as much work as making a layer cake, and I can easily share the extra cupcakes with friends, instead of accidentally eating a whole cake by myself. Not that that has ever happened…

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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate lovers and easy recipe makers unite! These Chocolate Truffles are for you. Chocolate Truffles

I first learned how to make chocolate truffles in pastry school on the first day of chocolate class. Almost every pastry student at my school dreaded chocolate class.

Some students described it as the gauntlet of desserts. Others described it as the opposite of Disney World. Okay, I may be embellishing, but this class was no joke. Continue reading

S’more Brownies

S'more BrowniesS’more brownies: the perfect summer treat when a bonfire isn’t right at your disposal.

Just like the summertime sandwich, these brownies come in three layers. There’s a crunchy graham cracker crust, ooey-gooey chocolate brownie, and a toasted marshmallow topping. All the tastes of summer without the campfire*. Continue reading

Tiramisu

This classic Tiramisu is layer after layer of coffee soaked ladyfingers, smooth mascarpone cream and cocoa powder. It’s the ultimate pick me up!

Classic Tiramisu with three layers of coffee soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cream, and cocoa powder.

 Let’s take a poll. Raise your hand if you love chocolate. Now raise your hand if you also love coffee. If you currently look like a lunatic with two hands in the air, then this tiramisu recipe is just for you crazies.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Ganache

The Flourless Chocolate Cake to end all Flourless Chocolate Cakes. This brownie-like cake goes next level with a rich raspberry ganache that’s poured on top. 

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Ganache: a brownie-like cake with rich and decadent raspberry ganache poured all over.

Dear non-gluten freers, do not fear this flourless chocolate cake, because it’s better than half the flour-full chocolate cakes you’re eating. Promise. 

Dear gluten freers, throw out whatever recipe you have as your go-to flourless chocolate cake, because this variation is better. Promise.

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