Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

A crumb so moist, chocolaty, and deep in flavor, is cloaked in a rich chocolate glaze taking this old school-style cake in the form of a classic Bundt straight into contemporary times. #CHOCOCRAVE Not quite a week has passed since Valentine’s Day, and while all the arrows of love from Cupid’s bow struck me in […]

Cranberry-Chocolate Macaroons

A crispy exterior gives way to a magnificent chewy mélange of coconut, cranberry and chocolate flavors. Fresh orange zest heightens the experience making these macaroons merry and bright! Of the countless times recipes on ingredient packages have passed my eyes, many gave pause, but this one stopped me in my tracks. This past Thanksgiving, I […]

Chocolate Rads

Two pounds of lush chocolate go into this Chocolate Rad cookie recipe making them exquisitely sublime and totally rad! A little more than a week ago my Instagram thumbing stopped dead in its scrolling tracks when I spied this stunning tart from my gal pal Liz over at That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Seriously, take […]

Leprechaun Cake

  HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN   I had never seen one or heard of it before, but Mrs. Anderson introduced the leprechaun trap to our family. Mrs. Anderson is one of the finest special education teachers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting—and I’ve been lucky enough to meet three!   So when my son […]

Valentine Blackout Cake with Chocolate Crunch

Fudgy chocolate frosting under a coat of crunchy chocolate crumbs hugs layers of chocolate cake. Decorated with ombré sugar rosebuds, this cake recipe will make your Valentine swoon! Mrs. W gave me some heart-shaped cake pans as a gift some 20 years ago. She does wonderful gestures like this, some out of the blue, as […]

Sourdough Chocolate Cake

A vintage cake takes on modern flair with its chocolaty sourdough tang in an eye catching buttermilk frosting. Most of the time it hangs out in the fridge just chilling; nudged to the back like an unengaging carton of leftover Chinese takeout. The canning jar, carefully sealed with a sheet of plastic wrap and a […]

Stars and Stripes Chocolate Cake

Broad layers of moist, deep chocolate cake are generously frosted in vanilla bean buttercream icing, and cloaked in red, white and blue fondant stars and stripes. Ideal for Fourth of July celebrations, this American dessert stands tall and proud!   Would it surprise you to know visions of cake dance in my head? It’s true. […]

Whoopie Pies with Mint Filling and Chocolate Ganache

Covet, Track, And Savor I had it bad. Real bad. I had a fixation so dense it was thicker than fog at less than a quarter mile visibility. I was fixed on satisfying a hankering for that last Thin Mint cookie and I was the only one who knew where it was. Or so I […]

Hazelnut-Espresso Coffeecake

  The aromatic flavors of toasted hazelnut, espresso, and cinnamon are captured in a whole grain crumb dotted with chocolate. Finished with an espresso glaze, this coffeecake begs for a cup of Joe like no other.   I have a confession. I wasn’t a fan of hazelnuts. It’s not that I totally dislike the nuts; […]

Holiday Chocolate Biscotti

  Chocolaty, crunchy, nutty and sweet―a spike of peppermint delivers a holiday treat. Wrap a batch in handsome packaging to gift about, the recipients will squeal with delight, no doubt!   By this time in December I’m in FTBM (full throttle bake mode). The oven seemingly radiates 24/7 at 350°, running two stand mixers simultaneously […]