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Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12

Ingredients
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ½ tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the 1 cup of sugar, vegetable oil, water, vinegar, and vanilla. Sift the flour, salt, cocoa powder, and baking soda into the wet ingredients and whisk to combine. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Evenly distribute the batter among the muffin cups.
  3. Bake the cupcakes for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and spoon 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam into the middle of each partially cooked cupcake. Return the cupcakes to the oven and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into middle comes out without any raw cake batter on it, about 6 minutes more. Set the cupcakes aside to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. When the cupcakes are cool, make the frosting. To make the frosting, place the heavy whipping cream, 2 ½ tablespoons sugar, and vanilla in a chilled bowl and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Transfer the frosting to a large resealable plastic bag. Cut the tip from a bottom corner of the bag and pipe an even amount of frosting onto each cupcake. Sprinkle the cupcakes with the chocolate sprinkles and serve.Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

 

Chocolate Molten Middle Chocolate Cake Mugs

Chocolate Molten Middle Chocolate Cake Mugs
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  2. Lightly butter 4 (8-ounce) oven-safe coffee mugs.
  3. Place the butter and chocolate in a medium microwave save bowl and microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, just until melted.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar. While whisking briskly, slowly pour the melted chocolate into the eggs and mix until combined.
  5. Add the flour and salt and stir, once more, just until incorporated.
  6. Evenly divide the chocolate batter among the coffee mugs using a small scoop or spoon. Place the mugs on a baking pan and place in the oven.
  7. Bake just until the edges of the cake are cooked, but the middle is still liquid, about 8 minutes.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool for 5 minutes, then serve.Molten Middle Chocolate Cake Mugs

 

Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 dozen cookies

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Ingredients
  • 1 stuck unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger or ½ tablespoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter, ginger, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and molasses in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until it becomes light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients until mixed.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and stir just until combined.
  6. Roll the dough into 1½-inch balls and place 1-inch apart on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake the cookies until cracks begin to form on the top, about 15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 cake (10 inch)

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Ingredients
  • 18 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅛ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Thoroughly grease one 10 inch round cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, salt and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside.
  3. In a large glass mixing bowl, melt the bittersweet chocolate in the microwave, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Using an electric mixer, add the butter into the melted chocolate, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat in the hot sugar-water. Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Have a pan larger than the cake pan ready, put the cake pan in the larger pan and fill the pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the cake pan.
  6. Bake cake in the water bath at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Chill overnight in the pan. To remove from pan, dip the bottom of the cake pan in hot water for 10 seconds and invert onto a serving plate.
  7. Top with powdered sugar.Flourless Chocolate Cake

 

Coca Cola Chocolate Cake – AKA – The Triple C Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:
•    2 c flour
•    2 cups sugar
•    1/2 teaspoon salt
•    1 teaspoon baking soda
•    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•    1 cups butter
•    1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
•    1 cups coca-cola
•    1/2 cups buttermilk
•    2 eggs
•    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup coca cola
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

 

Directions:

  1. In a pot or deep pan, insert butter, cocoa powder, coca- cola and buttermilk on med to high heat.
  2. Mix well and remove from heat once boiled.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and put into pot whisking it well.
  4. Include eggs and vanilla – whisk again.
  5. Mix into pot and bake for 30 minutes @ 350F.
  6. For the glaze, mix butter, cocoa powder and coca cola into a pan and boil.
  7. Remove from heat once boiled.
  8. Add 4 cups of powdered sugar, stirring between each one, until smoothly combined.
  9. Add in the pecans and stir.
  10. Apply glaze onto cake (once out of the oven), and serve.

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Yields 30-60 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon espresso of instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate (70% minimum), broken up
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken up
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt – leave to set.
  3. Whip eggs in an electric mixer.
  4.  Add sugar, espresso, and vanilla beat with the eggs for 15 minutes on high speed, this will make it very thick.
  5. In the meantime, melt the butter using a double-cooker (or a steel bowl over a pot of simmering water).
  6. Add the 2 kinds of chocolates until all melted.
  7. Turn off the heat and mix, so the chocolate and butter are combined.
  8. Pour the choc mixture into the whipped mixture, and mix slightly so as not to ruin the texture and not to combine fully.
  9. Fold in the flour mixture and the chocolate chips.
  10. If it doesn’t seem thick enough, set it aside for about 5 mins.
  11. Use a teaspoon to scoop out quantities of cookies onto baking sheet (you may need 2 sheets).
  12. Bake for 8 minutes, the cookies should be crispy from outside and juicy from inside.
  13.  Leave on a metal tray or wrack to cool, this will make it easier to remove the baking sheets.

 

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New York Time’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields about 18 cookies.

Ingredients:

•    1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate disks (60% cacao or more)
•    1 2/3 cup (8 1/2 ounces) of bread flour
•    8 1/2 ounces cake flour
•    2 tsps natural vanilla extract
•    2  1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
•    2 large eggs
•    1 1/2 tsps baking powder
•    1 1/4 tsps baking soda
•    10 ounces golden brown sugar
•    8 ounces granulated sugar
•    1 1/2 tsps coarse salt
•    Sea salt

 Directions:

1.    Flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt all to be sifted into a large bowl and set aside.
2.    In a separate bowl, use a mixer (preferably fitted with a paddle attachment) to make cream out of the butter and sugars – mix for approx 5 mins – it should be very light and airy.
3.    Add eggs while mixing well between each addition.
4.    Stir in the vanilla.
5.    Lower the speed, add dry ingredients and mix approx 7 secs – should be mixed very well.
6.    Drop chocolate pieces in and incorporate without breaking them.
7.    Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
8.    When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
9.    Scoop 6 3 1/2-ounce mounds of dough (the size of generous golf balls) onto baking sheet, making sure to turn horizontally any chocolate pieces that are poking up; it will make for a more attractive cookie.
10.    Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes.
11.    Transfer sheet to a wire rack for 10 minutes.
12.    Slip cookies onto another rack to cool a bit more.
13.    Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day.
14.    Serve warm.

 

Homemade Butterfingers

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz candy corn
  •  16 oz peanut butter
  •  16 oz chocolate
  • 1 oz butter

Directions:

  1. In a pot, over hot water (double pot), melt candy corn and peanut butter while stirring constantly.
  2. Once the mix is ready, pour into a baking pan and let it set.
  3. Cut to desire length.
  4. In a pot, over hot water (double pot), melt chocolate and butter while stirring constantly.
  5. Dip the bars in the chocolate and let it cool.

 

No-Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients:

For about 20 bites
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Cool recipe from Smashed Peas and Carrots
As simple as it gets –
Mix all the ingredients together.
Refrigerate it for a while in order to make the mix firmer and easier to work with.
Make small balls, bite size, from the mix. Refrigerate.
Optional – Roll the balls in coconut, make it less sticky and adds a little twist too it.
Detailed directions with photos in the link below –