The Choice of Chocolate Cake

It’s summer and one of the fun ways to pass the time is by cooking, decorating or making food.  One sweet treat that invites lots of creativity is chocolate cake, so today I thought I’d share some chocolate cake recipes.

Fudge:

Fudge birthday cake

Chocolate fudge bundt cake

Chocolate fudge blackout cake

Double fudge chocolate cake

Sweet additions:

Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries

Peanut butter fudge buckeye cake

Chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate beet cake

Chocolate meringue cake

Salted chocolate cake

German chocolate cake with coconut and pecan filling

Dark chocolate cake with coconut macaroon filling

Triple chocolate tres leches cake

Chocolate peppermint mini bundt cakes

White chip and coconut chocolate swirl cake

Peanut butter cup and Oreo cake

Snickers candy bar dump cake

Chocolate carrot cake

3 nut upside-down cake

Flourless:

Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake 2

Flourless chocolate espresso cakes

Mini flourless chocolate cakes

Even more Chocolate Cake:

Chocolate stout cake

Chocolate loaf cake

German chocolate mini cakes

Chocolate cassata

Mississippi mud cake

Chocolate lava cakes

Hot cocoa brownie cake

Bourbon chocolate tipsy cake

Double fudge poke cake

Gluten Free & Vegan:

Gluten free chocolate cake

Gluten free chocolate chip cake

Vegan chocolate cake

What is your favorite chocolate cake?

Fantastic Fudge

Today for a summer sweet treat we’re going to take a look at fudge recipes!

Eggnog 

Pumpkin 

Candied cherry opera

Opera

Orange cream

Double decker layered 

Salted caramel

Espresso toffee

Mocha

White

Creamy cranberry

Vanilla

Marshmallow

Rocky road

Maple bourbon

Chocolate fudge with pretzels

Cookies-n-cream

Birthday cake white chocolate

Peanut butter 

Chocolate peanut butter

Peanut butter and jelly

White chocolate peppermint

Triple chocolate peppermint

Peppermint tuxedo

Triple chocolate pecan

Chocolate walnut

Double almond marshmallow

Cinnamon chocolate

Making it:

Microwave fudge

5 minute fudge

What’s your favorite fudge?

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo.  It’s a great opportunity to eat some Mexican, play with a pinata, and take a siesta!!  Here are some recipes so you can continue the celebration all weekend long.

Dinner:

Tortillas

Telera rolls

Tamale pie

Mexican frittata

Breakfast mingas

Mexican pizza with chorizo

Cod and potato stew

Shrimp ceviche tostada with fennel and grapefruit

Mexican shrimp salad

Chicken and tortilla soup

Picadillo style chicken taco salad

Jalapeno peach wonton poppers

Baked tilapia veracruz

Spicy buffalo tacos

Pork empanadas with jicama and pico de gallo

Crispy chicken mini tacos

Garlicky guacamole

Dessert:

Churros

Quesadilla coffeecake

Tres leches cake

Mexican snowballs

Cinnamon spiced chocolate brownies

Mexican chocolate pudding

Baked apples with Mexican chocolate

Apple pie chimichangas

Churro ice cream sandwiches

Double feature cupcakes with Mexican hot chocolate frosting

Sopapillas with chocolate sauce

Flan

Drinks:

Mexican hot chocolate

Mango margarita

Classic margarita

Passion fruit margarita

Pomegranate margarita

Jalapeno margarita

Pineapple chili margaritas

Acai margaritas

What are your favorite Mexican and Mexican inspired recipes?

Craving Cups of Chocolate

Today we’re going to look at two ways to eat chocolate: mousse and pudding!

Mousse:

Chocolate ricotta mousse

White chocolate mousse

Tofu chocolate mousse

Individual chocolate mousse

White chocolate mousse with cherry sauce

Genoise torte with chocolate and praline caramel mousses

Bittersweet chocolate mousse torte

Chocolate mousse tart with hazelnuts

Frozen chocolate mousse tart

Gluten free nut crusted chocolate mousse tart

White chocolate mousse tarts

Frozen chocolate mousse trifles

Chocolate chestnut mousse cake

Milk chocolate mousse cake with cashew brittle

Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries

Chocolate icebox pie

Chocolate peppermint mousse pie

Mini frozen mousse pops

Frozen chocolate nougat mousse

Pudding:

Chocolate ginger pudding

Mocha chip pudding

Chocolate yogurt pudding

Chocolate cinnamon pudding

Lighter chocolate cinnamon pudding

Chocolate intemperance

Stovetop chocolate pudding and pie filling

Pots de creme

Individual dark chocolate pudding cakes

Chocolate pudding cake version one, version two

Dessert shot parfaits

S’mores pudding dessert

What are your favorite chocolate pudding and mousse recipes?

Perfect Together: Chocolate and Caramel

Today we’re celebrating the paring of two delicious ingredients: chocolate and caramel!

Seven layer bars

Caramel crunch blondies

Coconut caramel bars

Coconut caramel candy bars

Chocolate, caramel and almond crunch brownies

Caramel crunch bars

Caramel chew bars

Fudge brownies and caramel a la mode

Chocolate caramel toffee cupcakes

Chocolate caramel pie

Dried pear and chocolate caramel tart

Bittersweet Chocolate and caramel tart

Frosty caramel, chocolate and pecan torte

Chocolate caramel pecan tart

Port caramel chocolate tartlets

Chocolate caramel cream pie

Chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies

Chocolate turtle cookies

Salted caramel chocolate chip cookies

Caramel chocolate seduction

Genoise torte with chocolate and praline caramel mousses

Chocolate, coconut and caramel candies

Caramel cracker candy

Hot caramel chocolate

Caramel chocolitas

Chocolate caramel crispy cakes

Chocolate caramel fondue

What are your favorite chocolate and caramel treats?

Baking Better Brownies

Today we’re looking at one of those classic treats, desserts and snacks, the brownie!

Melting mint brownies

Brownie crisps

Chocolate cheesecake brownies

Fudge brownies

Crazy blonde brownies

Butterscotch chocolate brownies

Brownies with fruit, nuts and flax

Maple walnut brownies

Brownies tannenbaum

Chocolate, caramel, almond crunch brownies

Anns applesauce brownies

Nut brownies

Truffle brownies

Cappuccino brownies

Turtle brownies

Guilt free brownies

Brownie pizza

Shortbread brownies

Raspberry mousse brownies

And a few special treats for those with dietary restrictions:

Gluten free brownies

Whole grain brownies

Almond flour brownies

Gluten free zucchini brownies

What are your favorite brownie recipes?