Category Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Cake

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This is a recipe mash-up. I used Smitten Kitchen’s Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake for the cake, Martha Stewart’s Dark-Chocolate Ganache frosting, and took my cake decoration cues from Desserts for Breakfast.

An awesome law school friend had the brilliant idea of hosting a western-themed murder mystery dinner party for her birthday.  In lieu of a present, I volunteered to bake her a birthday cake (I think its slightly sad to buy your own birthday cake, though that’s never really stopped me). Her stated preference was for a cake “as chocolatey as possible.” The clean plates and lack of leftovers make me think that this cake definitely delivered.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

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This is a recipe adapted from my mother’s 1974 Betty Crocker’s Cookbook.

These brownies are definite comfort food for me  because they’re the brownies I grew up eating. I started adding cinnamon and chili powder to the original recipe at some point in high school after I became obsessed with the Mexican hot chocolate at Pannikin. This recipe is a go-to for me when deciding what to bring to a house party or potluck.

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Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Glaze

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This is a Smitten Kitchen/Sky High: Irresistable Triple-Layer Cakes recipe.

This cake is so good. Sooooooo good. This was the second birthday cake we made for my friend Becky‘s birthday last January, and people barely looked at the other cake. I mean, would you?

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