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Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes

Our very sweet friend Steph from Steph’s Bite by Bite is getting married next weekend so we decided to throw her a Virtual Bridal Shower!

While trying to decide what to make for Steph I played around with a couple of ideas, but I knew that I wanted it to be something sweet, smooth, and chocolaty.

These cakes made the cut, and thank goodness that they did – they are freakin’ delicious!

It’s cake. It’s chocolate. It’s hot. It’s gooey. I wish I made more. I am still shocked that they survived a photo session.

Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes

(inspired by My Recipes)

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In your mixer’s bowl cream the butter, then add in the sugar and brown sugar; beat until well combined.
  • Add in the eggs and the vanilla and continue mixing until thoroughly combined.
  • Fold the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, then fold in the chopped chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly among 8 4-ounce ramekins, cover and put in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Take out the ramekins from the fridge and let sit in room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Arrange the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops of the cakes are puffed up and crusty on top.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while they are hot.
  • If you like, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… nom nom nom!

ENJOY!

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Cravings

Fair Food, Chocolate Covered Fritos

If your tongue is bipolar like mine is, you’ll love this sweet and salty snack brought to us by Nick at DudeFoods.com who discovered it at the Wisconsin State Fair. These chocolate covered fritos by Ultimate Confections will apprehend any craving you have going on. Move over chocolate covered bacon! There’s a new rival and its packing a trifecta of sweet, savory, crunchy goodness.

 

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Double Chocolate Brownies

“Every day you learn something new.”

That is the absolute truth.

Today I learned that 15 minutes of exercise a day can add 3 years to your life … I would like to know if it doubles if I do 30 minutes? And will all that exercise lead to immortality?

I also found out that, “every single hour of TV watched after the age of 25 shortened the viewer’s life expectancy by just under 22 minutes”.

I watch 5 hours of Reality TV-junk a week… and I’m 33.

According to the Math I just did in my head, I’ve lost a month of my life to TV?!?

Can I gain back that month, and the many more to come, if I exercise 15 minutes a day, every day? Thanks in advance, genius study/research people.

MSNBC just informed of another study; 60,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled due to E.Coli.

That’s just one more reason to have dessert first.

Have a brownie, please!

Double Chocolate Brownies

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup good quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • handful of roughly chopped walnuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder; mix in the chocolate chips. Set aside.

  • In a separate bowl pour in the butter, sugar, and vanilla and whisk just until combined.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined; do not overmix. 
  • Spread the batter into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan and sprinkle the top with walnuts.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into brownies comes out with a few crumbs.
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes before cutting.
ENJOY! And don’t watch the news. 🙂
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Make Your Own Cookie Dough Magic Shell Topping

Who knew making your own magic shell ice cream topping could be so simple? Our new friend Katrina turned us on to her recipe for a Magic Shell Cookie Dough Ice Cream Topping, made with only two ingredients and a few minutes of spare kitchen time. The way her recipe is laid out, you can probably make some bulk amounts too…oh the possibilities.

 

Cookie Dough Magic Shell Topping

Ingredients:

  1. ½ Cup coconut oil, melted
  2. ½ Cup Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Ready-Made Mix 

(You can use any amounts, just use equal parts for best flavor.)

Directions:

  1. Melt coconut oil and stir in dry mix.
  2. Let stand for about 20 minutes.
  3. Spoon over ice cream. Enjoy!
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Sweets

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars are the new look for those who don’t want to get the oven going unnecessarily during these warm summer months. Through the use of a large sauce pan, the microwave and your fridge and some simple ingredients, the making of this dish is within your grasp! The only ingredients needed in this dish are: unsalted butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, quick cooking oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter. (Recipe @ GingerbreadBagels)

Eat up!

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Cake Batter Candy Bark

One thing that seems to turn on many-a-persons sweet tooth is the idea of attributing cake batter flavors to items that are…well, not cake. In the case of Becky’s Cake Batter Candy Bark, she’s taken white chocolate chips, yellow cake mix, chocolate frosting and a batch of rainbow sprinkles to make these ready-to-go pieces of candy bark. (Recipe @ TheCerealBaker)

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Triple Layer Oreo Cookie & Cream Crunch Bars

I’ve learned over the years of scarfing down countless pounds of food that you never steer away of anything that has “multiple layers” in its title/name, for instance the Layered Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos and the Loaded Layered Pancakes, these Triple Layer Oreo Cookie & Cream Crunch Bars are no exception. Check out why:

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Cake Batter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

With the recent obsession of cake batter, I only thought it would be right if I brought you the next installment in the line up: the Cake Batter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies! These follow the same strategy as all cake batter infused goods, utilizing yellow cake mix, butter, flour and in this particular recipe: milk chocolate chips! Check out what these badboys look like after they’re pulled out the oven: