Tag chocolate

Mexican Chocolate Cake for Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot sweeter with this decadent spiced chocolate cake filled with gooey dulce de leche and spicy chocolate ganache. When I say spicy, this cake has a touch of heat to it with flavors such a cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. This seriously may be my new favorite cake and it’s actually made with boxed cake mix! Yeah, we are about to get

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Coconut and Dark Chocolate Tart with Ginger Caramel (GF)

This Coconut and Dark Chocolate Tart has proven to be a moment of character building for me, haha. Well, not one those moments that make you question everything about yourself, but this recipe has shown me the importance of persistence! There’s a quote by Winston Churchill that says, “I’ve never failed at anything in life. I was simply given another chance or opportunity to get it right.” It’s a quote

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Champagne-Chocolate Pots de Crème

I absolutely, one hundred and ten percent love chocolate desserts – which sounds rather cliché, since I’m a girl. Throw champagne into the mix and I’m happier than a bird eating a french fry! On the other hand, my husband is not chocolate’s biggest fan, by any means. I fear this may have been my fault and I will tell you why. Way back when we first were married, we went out

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Chocolate Lavender Truffle Cake

It’s safe to say that I’ve been on a chocolate cake kick lately! Which seems rather counterproductive when most of us are attempting to follow through on our New Year’s resolution to get in shape and eat healthy. But with Valentine’s Day only a week away how can you not indulge in a little chocolate to celebrate this lovestruck holiday? Especially when that chocolate comes in a pint-sized cake meant for

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Blackberry + Black Pepper Chocolate Cake

Like most things in my life, I had planned on doing this cake for the holidays, but time got away from me. I had initially imagined an all white cake with the white chocolate tree covering the top like a winter wonderland. A dusting of white edible glitter to finish and bam, you’ve got yourself the perfect white Christmas! I was about to abandon the idea of this cake in utter

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Blood Orange-Chocolate Tartlets with Sweet Meringue

It’s that time of the season when I have blood oranges on my mind – like nonstop! Unfortunately, it’s been rather crazy lately with birthdays, a trip to vegas (for a birthday), trying to get ready for that amazing trip, spending as much time with two of our friends before they leave us for Georgia (my hearts is breaking), fighting off the flu between Adam and I, and of course work.

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Bittersweet Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake

I am madly in love with chocolate – so does that make me a stereotypical girl? Probably, but I don’t care! Back in my restaurants days, the massive bins of chocolate chips would always call my name. I would get so sick snacking on them, but it was hard to resist. My waistline hate my guts for this horrible obsession with chocolate. The downfall to being surrounded by so much yumminess! 

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16 Decadent Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Not Pie

I know what you are thinking, “how can you have Thanksgiving without pie? It’s simply against the rules!” Now don’t get me wrong, I’m fully on board with some silky rich Pumpkin pie or fresh apple pie – both loaded with vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce. However, some years I feel like breaking out of the usual and having some fun! You know, try something new. With that

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

On my last post, we featured some really amazing Paleo chocolate chip cookies that I made for one of my friends while we were having a movie night.  Before our “Gluten Free” cookie extravaganza started I was making my go-to for chocolate chip cookie goodness. They are best known as the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies.  The beauty about these cookies is that they are a sink-your-teeth-in-chocolate thickness. A

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