Caramel Stuffed Brownies {w/coconut pecan frosting}


I decided I wanted to make German chocolate something to bring into work one day because one of my coworkers loves German chocolate cake. So I did the obvious and browsed Pinterest for various recipes until I found one for caramel stuffed German chocolate brownies, which was caramel stuffed brownies with a coconut pecan frosting….

Double Chocolate Banana Bread {Paleo, GF}


A few weeks ago I made a paleo chocolate banana bread recipe that turned out to be less than stellar in my opinion. It managed to be underdone but dry at the same time. How does that happen, you ask? The middle was under done but the edges were dusty dry. I blame this on…

Chocolate Candy Bar Crush Cake


One of my favorite parts about making a cake is that moment when you reveal it to the people who are going to be eating it and you hear the oohs and the aahs. I had planned on making a chocolate cake for my (joint) birthday (cake) celebration. Then the day after my birthday, I…

Death by Chocolate Cake


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
I copied this recipe out of a magazine (I wish I could remember which magazine!) a few years back, tried it out for my mom’s 50th birthday cake and last year for my coworker Karen’s 50th birthday. It was a huge success both times. Since then it’s become a…

Chocolate Truffle Brownies


The past month or so I was busy studying for a work-related exam to gain an additional certification, which left me with little time to cook/bake/blog during my free time. Having aced the exam this past week, my free time opened back up and I was free to try this brownie recipe sent to me…

German Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


I noticed when I began melting some butter for this cake that I had two different boxes of German chocolate in my possession. Oh it was the same kind of chocolate — the kind I needed for my cake — it was just that on the back of one was a recipe for German chocolate…

Gail’s Frosted Brownies


My mom sent me this recipe earlier in the week for brownies she’s made and shared with old family friends. This is not the brownie recipe I remember from my youth but apparently they were so popular with one of my parents’ friends that they would make them all the time and they dubbed them…

Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling


I somehow convinced my coworker (and friend!) who hates marshmallows to let me make this cake for her for her birthday. I was admittedly nervous she would hate the cake because she hates the texture of marshmallows and the filling calls for bits of toasted marshmallow mixed with marshmallow fluff. I was sure she would…

Triple Chocolate Cookies


A friend once asked me how I know so much about cooking and baking. I can’t remember what I told her at the time, but as I was attempting to bake these cookies today I realized the answer: trial and error. I do. Or I try anyway. And I learn from my mistakes. Isn’t that…

Chocolate Superfood-Spiked Energy Bites


A couple of weeks ago I bought a cookbook titled, Superfood Snacks, by Julie Morris, a health food chef living in Los Angeles. It was an unusual purchase for me because I rarely buy cookbooks. Oh I used to all the time when I lived in Portland. But back then I was buying discounted cookbooks…

Red Velvet Banana Bread {from scratch}


I was positive that SOMEONE before me had made red velvet banana bread, and I was right. I found a whole slew of recipes for red velvet banana bread … made with a red velvet box cake mix. Gross! If you know anything about me you know that in most instances I detest shortcuts like…

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread


I saw amazing pictures for double chocolate banana bread on Pinterest the other day but when I tried to go to the website linked to the picture, Pinterest had blocked me. I got an error messaging letting me know that the site was reported as spam. Damnit! So I searched high and low clicking on…

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake


This might be my favorite chocolate cake recipe of all time. I made it in October and took it to work to share with my coworkers. It reminds me of a cake The Cheesecake Factory used to sell circa 2008. Sadly, the cake is no longer on their menu. This recipe is gently adapted from…

Black and White Cake


Still catching up on blogging – this cake was made in July during cake week. Unfortunately due to the length of time that’s passed since I made this cake, I do not have any interesting stories or baking anecdotes to share. I barely remember making this cake. This was an interesting cake to make in…

Chocolate Maltball Cake


Holy hell I’m behind in my posting. My laptop took a crap on me a few months ago and I’ve been posting sporadically since then. Right now I’m writing from my dad’s lap top at the dining room table in my temporary housing in Long Beach, Calif. My laptop is somewhere in Portland, Ore. I…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake


A few months ago my old coworker Anchal asked me to make a cake for her husband’s birthday (September 15th). I used to see Anchal around the office last year and think she was the cutest little pregnant woman I’ve ever seen. She really was! While she’s no longer pregnant, she’s still the cutest little woman…

Cookie Dough Chocolate Layer Cake


In my first full day of work at my new job, I warned my two coworkers that I’m a cake baking fiend. I did not tell them about cake week. I’m not sure I want to unleash that beast at this time. But I did let them know that they can expect their own birthday…

Double Chocolate Brownies


What can I say? I’m a sucker for brownies, cookies, cakes, pies or any other sort of dessert that exists. I spotted a recipe for double chocolate brownies from sweetasacookie.com that my sister had pinned. I changed the recipe slightly both on purpose and on accident. I had 5 egg yolks that I needed to…

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Cake


For Julie’s daughter’s 2nd birthday party this past weekend, I volunteered to make a completely vegan cake. Julie and her family are mostly vegan and Julie was thrilled at the offer. For Christmas this year my dad bought me a vegan cookbook (at my request), Sweet & Easy Vegan by Robin Asbell. I had intended…

Egg Yolk Chocolate Pudding


Whenever I have huge amounts of leftover milk (let’s face it – not often), I am compelled to use it before I lose it. I recently discovered I had almost two quarts of milk that was about to go bad (from buying a gallon of milk set to expire the first part of January right…