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DOUBLE CHOCLATE TIRAMISU

Chocolate fans will cheer this twist on tiramisu: It has ladyfingers infused with cocoa instead of espresso and an ethereal filling of chocolate and cream cheese. One bite and you’ll be transported to your favorite trattoria.
For an easier way to make traditional tiramisu, substitute cocoa for espresso and use cream cheese instead of the more expensive mascarpone. This unbelievably creamy and rich double chocolate tiramisu is sure to become a new family favorite.

Double Chocolate Tiramisu
Yield: 10 servings

You’ll need: 2-quart serving dish

2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for garnish
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 bar (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
24 ladyfinger cookies (from a 7-ounce package)

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Posted on Feb 10, 2015

MARTHA’S RED VELVET CAKE

This rendition of a Southern specialty gets its deep-red hue from food coloring and comes from Martha Stewart — the other Martha but her namesake, a home cook from Montclair, New Jersey. Watch and learn how to make Red Velvet Cake.

Martha’s Red Velvet Cake
Yield: one 8-inch cake

You’ll need: Two 8-by-2-inch round cake pans

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
2-1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted, plus more for pans
3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 one-ounce bottles liquid red food coloring
3 Tablespoons lukewarm water
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon white vinegar

*** For directions please watch the video.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 (8-ounce) bar cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Place butter in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese, and beat until well combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes more. Add sugar and vanilla, and beat until combined, about 2 minutes. Fold in walnuts.

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Red Velvet Macarons

Red Velvet Macarons

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

Red Velvet Cake Roll

Red Velvet Cake Roll

Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Posted on Feb 3, 2015

TANGERINE CAKE

Take advantage of the citrus season and try this beautiful and bright bundt tangerine cake with a tangerine glaze. Have a slice with a cup of tea and enjoy! Make this cake a day ahead: Let glaze set, then cover and store at room temperature.


Tangerine Cake with Citrus Glaze

Yield: 12 servings

You’ll need: A 12-cup Bundt cake pan

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
2 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
2 Tablespoons finely grated tangerine zest, plus 1/2 cup tangerine juice (from 6 tangerines)
2 Tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Glaze
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 Tablespoons tangerine juice (from 2 tangerines)

*** For directions please watch the video.

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Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake

Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Tangerine Cake

Tangerine Cake with Citrus Glaze

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE

If I told you that you could make a dessert with a creamy pudding-like bottom and airy cake-like top with only six ingredients, would you believe me? Well, allow me to introduce you to chocolate pudding cake, which has, yes, only six ingredients and no flour. Watch and learn how to make this all-in-one delight in just a few minutes!

Chocolate Pudding Cake
Yield: 6 servings

Butter, room temperature, for baking dish
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for baking dish
6 large eggs, room temperature, separated
6 ounces semisweet chocolate (56 to 61 percent cacao), melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

*** For directions please watch the video.

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Potted Chocolate-Mint Puddings

Potted Chocolate-Mint Puddings

Pound-Cake Tiramisu

Pound-Cake Tiramisu

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Posted on Jan 20, 2015

CHOCOLATE CHERRY COOKIES

No time to bake? Got three ingredients? Got 15 minutes? Then I have a recipe for you! These no bake chocolate cherry cookies will be your go to recipe that adults and kids will love. The best of all is that you only need just three easy ingredients: cornflakes cereal, dried cherries, and melted chocolate! These cookies are ready in about 15 minutes and not much clean up. Watch and learn how it is made! These cookies can be stored in an airtight container, up to 1 week. Out of cornflakes? Puffed rice cereal, shredded wheat, or even granola would work nicely here too.

Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Yield: 18 cookies

3 cups cornflakes
1/2 cup dried cherries
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (1-3/4 cups)

*** For directions please watch the video.

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Crunchy Chocolate Treats

Crunchy Chocolate Treats

chocolate cherry cookies

Chocolate–Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Cranberry-Oat Cereal Bars

Cranberry-Oat Cereal Bars

Honey Nut Cereal Bar

Honey Nut Cereal Bar

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

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