I love when birthdays are coming up in my family because, you guessed it, I get to make a cake. Unfortunately, this is the third year in a row that I won’t be with my dad on his birthday because I went back to school early again, but I still made him a cake. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, knowing that he would of course say something that had to do with chocolate, and he asked for a mocha chocolate cake. So, that’s what I gave him. Happy birthday dad!
I’ve seen photos of chocolate babka all over Pinterest, but then you look at the recipe and it says 14 hours to make it and so I always backed out. This time though, I didn’t, and I am so glad. First of all, it’s a lot of fun to make, even if it takes a while. I love making brad though, so I guess I am biased. Second, it’s delicious! Plus it’s so pretty. I mean just look at that.
I swear, every time I go on Pinterest, there’s a new way of making chocolate chip cookies. Don’t get me wrong though, I love it. I make all sorts of cookies and have tons of cookie recipes on this blog, but my all-time favorite will always be chocolate chip cookies. However, since I want to keep updating this blog with new recipes, I also try to find new ways to make them. How could it possibly get any better than a chocolate chip cookie filled with hot fudge?
I’ve been wanting to make a chocolate silk pie for a while now, but never got the right opportunity to do it. As many of you know by now, my brother is allergic to eggs, so if I wanted to make a chocolate pie it wouldn’t be allowed to stay in the house, or else he’d get too tempted and eat some. So, I made this for a barbecue. It was deeeeelicious. Everyone there loved it. It’s simply a homemade recipe for chocolate pudding chilled inside a homemade pie crust. Plus, the whipped cream on top really makes it.
I meant to post this yesterday, but lost track of time and so here I am posting it on Monday. Maybe it’ll be a good way to start your week off though. This summer is going by so fast. I’ve already been home for over 10 weeks! In some ways, it feels like I just finished the semester. But, in other ways, it does feel like it’s been a long time, and a great time!
The recipe for these cupcakes originally had raspberry frosting on top instead of strawberry frosting. I personally thought strawberries goes so much better with chocolate though, so I used strawberries in my frosting. Then I thought, it’s like recreating a chocolate-dipped strawberry in a cupcake form, hence the name. Plus they have a little Nutella on the inside, because a little Nutella never hurts.
These brownies were crazyyyyy good. I probably say that about most of the recipes on this site, since I only post recipes I think are the best of the best, so let me explain to you what makes these so good. First, you have the brownie, which is rich in chocolate and oh so fudgy. Then, it’s topped with a creamy peanut butter topping that’s a lot like a frosting. Then, you drizzle the bars with homemade chocolate ganache and finally top them off with chopped peanuts. All that chocolate and peanut butter together make one of the best and most decadent brownies I’ve ever tasted.
I know, right? Cheeseburger cupcakes… say what? Well, there is no meat, cheese, ketchup, or lettuce in these cupcakes, but it sure looks like there is. What better cupcakes to pair with your Sunday barbecue than ones that look like cheeseburgers? Plus, they’re so much fun to make! All the components are recipes already on my blog, but I’ll go through exactly how I made them.
I love M&M cookies. When I think of M&M cookies, I think of these giant M&M cookies they sell at a nearby grocery store. Although this grocery store is more than just a grocery store. It’s called Wilsons Farms, and they have farmland all around the store where they grow most of their food and have a bakery section with homemade breads, cookies, cakes, etc. These cookies are probably the size of a small child’s face and topped with lots of M&M’s. I’ve only had one a couple of times, if that, but I always loved admiring them.
Happy birthday to me! You guessed it, this is my birthday cake that I made for my birthday, which is today! I was born 20 years ago on this day. And if you’re one of the many people who are going to ask if I feel older, the answer is no. I feel a day older, sure, but not a year. I’ve always found it to be an odd question. Does anyone ever confidently answer yes to that?