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Mexican Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting

I love, love, love this cake! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked my eldest daughter to make this Mexican Chocolate Cake with chocolate buttermilk frosting. It has to be hands down one of my favorites!  It’s a dark chocolate flourless cake made with oat flour, brown sugar, flax seeds, cinnamon and a hint of cayenne for a Mexican twist.  To be honest, I’d rather have this flourless cake over a regular chocolate cake any day!  Filled with a chocolate buttermilk frosting that tastes like Cadbury’s chocolate frosting, this cake is the kind you would pick up from a specialty bakery. Have it with a good cup of coffee and you will be in dessert heaven!

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Peanut Butter Apple Banana Cake

These days there are lots of cake and cookie recipes being shared and each and every one is enticing and tempting.  But what caught my attention with this particular recipe is two things – one, my daughter Rani loves peanut butter.  Two, I was running way low on sugar and was trying to figure out how to make something sweet with less sugar and this recipe fit that criteria perfectly as it only required 1/4 cup of white sugar 😊.  The sweetness in this cake comes from 2 ripe bananas and an apple. Between the bananas and apple and all the peanut butter and chocolate chips, the cake is soft, moist and delicious.  Kind of like a Reeses peanut butter cup but in a cake form.   This is an awesome cake for those of you who love peanut butter and chocolate! Continue reading Peanut Butter Apple Banana Cake

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

This is an awesome recipe with awesome results! Its sweet, soft, crunchy and delicious, all in an oatmeal chocolate chunk cherry cookie.  With all our Shelter in Place right now I am watching way more TV than I usually do and Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa is one of those shows I’ve been watching a lot lately to get inspiration for delicious feel-good recipes.  I may have mentioned before that though her recipes are predominantly meat-based, I try to improvise and substitute her meat ingredients with vegetarian substitutes.  However when it comes to Ina’s desserts I just follow her recipes as is, just as I did with this one. These oatmeal cookies are the best I’ve ever made!  Soft, with crispy edges, chocolatey with tangy fruit flavor these cookies are deliciously good! Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Homemade Copycat Girls Scout Thin Mint Cookies

Are you like me and love thin mints?  Especially those delectable girls scout cookies?  I absolutely love those minty cookies!!  I wait all year to buy them from girls scouts who are usually selling them outside grocery stores.  Minty chocolate all enrobed around a crunchy cookie – these are so addicting and I love them so much that I can never stop at just one, or two or three! Continue reading Homemade Copycat Girls Scout Thin Mint Cookies

Tried and True and Some New. Week 4 of Social Distancing

Hello, hello, how are we all doing? Still hanging in there with Social Distancing? We are all going along doing our part, and we are doing a great job from the news articles I am reading.  It’s the beginning of week 4 in the Bay Area of our Shelter in Place. If you are wondering if all these measures are working, these excerpts gives us a glimpse of hope that it is. Continue reading Tried and True and Some New. Week 4 of Social Distancing

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Anyone?

Chocolate chips cookies – the all-American cookie is a favorite cookie of many a kid and adult alike. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, with sweet chocolate chips, all melted in a cookie.  This is one feel-good sweet treat. There are so many recipes out there for chocolate chip cookies that one can find countless recipes for the ultimate chocolate-chip cookie in cookbooks and online, and they are all great recipes –  how can you go wrong with sugar, butter, chocolate, and dough?. Here is one more chocolate-chip cookie recipe to add to your chocolate-chip cookie recipe library. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Anyone?

Dark Chocolate Brandy Cardamom Ice Cream

With Father’s Day upon us this Sunday I thought I would share one of my most popular ice cream recipes that I posted around this same time last year. The ice cream flavor is a dark chocolate brandy cardamom ice cream and folks absolutely loved it. Brandy and dark chocolate are so good together and cardamom just takes it to the next level, and our guy (Father of three) absolutely went gaga over it! Naturally, this ice cream is not meant for kids, however of you are looking for an adult ice cream that takes care of after dinner drinks and dessert all in one –  then this decadent dark chocolate and cardamom brandy ice cream is the one.   Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brandy Cardamom Ice Cream

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Spring Edible Flowers

A chocolate torte so easy that all you do is combine the ingredients in one bowl and bake. This is my kind of recipe! I had this delicious flourless chocolate torte a while back when we had hosted a Father’s Day Brunch and our friends Tracy and Carl had brought a decadent flourless chocolate cake.  It was so good that everyone devoured it! I’d been meaning to ask them for that recipe but just forgot until a couple of weeks ago when we met for dinner at their place and finally got the recipe! Continue reading Flourless Chocolate Torte with Spring Edible Flowers

Dark Chocolate Cardamom Truffle Ice cream

Decadent, rich, and creamy, this dark chocolate cardamom ice cream will make you happy, happy, happy 😋😊. The best way to describe this ice cream is to think of a deep dark chocolate truffle infused with cardamom, but in an ice cream form.  The idea for a chocolate and cardamom flavored ice cream came from a chocolate ganache that my daughter Rani was making for a chocolate cake. She started off with dark chocolate ganache and decided to jazz it up with cardamom.  The cardamom ganache was so good that when the cake was ready we just ate the ganache and not the cake 😀.  This got me thinking that maybe dark chocolate and cardamom would taste great together in ice cream too?  No surprise here, it tastes delicious!  Continue reading Dark Chocolate Cardamom Truffle Ice cream