Posts Tagged ‘dessert recipe’

Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day, so of course we are celebrating with a chocolate cupcake recipe. The secret to these cupcakes is the addition of ground coffee, and we recommend adding semi-sweet chocolate chips for enhanced indulgence! These are delicious plain, but for more flavor try our Cream Cheese Frosting or classic Peanut Butter Frosting.

What you’ll need:

  • Chocolate Cupcakes1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coffee
  • 3 tablespoons
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet
    chocolate chips, if desired

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease muffin tin or line with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Add ground coffee and combine well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix in vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture and milk alternatively, beating well until all ingredients are combined. If using chocolate chips, add now and mix with a spoon or rubber spatula. Spoon into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 of the way full.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean. Serve warm, or wait until cool before frosting.

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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Don’t worry, you won’t need a machine for this recipe, just your freezer for keeping the ice cream nice and cold. It is Chocolate Ice Cream Day, so while you can make ultimately any kind of ice cream with whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk, this recipe is all about the chocolate.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Let us know if you try it, and remember to share your homemade ice cream recipes in the comments below.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate syrup
  • Nuts, white chocolate chips or other additions if desired

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Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup until well combined; the color should be even. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks with a hand mixer on high speed. Fold into the sweetened condensed milk-chocolate syrup mixture.
  3. Add desired additions and pour into a 9 x 5 loaf pan or 2-quart container  and cover. Freeze for at least six hours, or until firm. Enjoy on a hot summer day or as dessert after dinner.

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Favorite Macaroon/Macaron Recipes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

It’s National Macaroon Day! Although this particular day doesn’t seem to have deep importance in the life of a macaroon, we’re celebrating anyway with a round-up of some irresistible macaroon recipes. We’re also including one for the French Macaron, for more experienced or adventurous bakers. Enjoy!

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Perhaps the easiest recipe in the books, this Coconut Macaroon Recipe from Once Upon a Chef gives you the choice to add a chocolate bottom or not. You can also drizzle the chocolate on top of the finished macaroons if preferred.

Coconut-Apricot Macaroons

For an added fruity flavor, these Coconut-Apricot Macaroons from Martha Stewart are also relatively simple to make and include an extra delectable flavor to impress guests, family and friends. We would avoid adding chocolate to these, but to each their own!

French Macarons

French Macarons

The infamous French Macaron is a little more complex to make, but not impossible! This version from Allrecipes.com lays out great instructions on whipping up this delightful treat.

Macaron vs. Macaroon

The best way to tell these apart, besides their appearance, of course, is flavor. Macaroons will always be coconut flavored, whereas Macarons can have virtually endless flavor possibilities. Nads’ Bakery offers more information on the differences in these treats, although both are exceptionally lovely.

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