Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Happy moving weekend! Ok, I didn’t move. But with one roommate moving out and another one coming in to take her place, there’s been a lot of excitement and heavy lifting. Now that the dust has settled, we’re watching the Jinx and eating pudding cake.

My mom used to make chocolate pudding cake a lot, and now I know why. It’s so easy! You make a simple cake batter and put it in an 8 x 8 pan. Then you sprinkle on a mixture of cocoa powder, white sugar, and brown sugar. Then you pour on cold water, don’t mix, and throw it in the oven. Something magical happens: the cake rises to the top while the water and cocoa sugar mixture forms a pudding on the bottom. Delicious chocolate magic! Top with faux ice cream (doesn’t that make soy ice cream sound exotic?). Continue reading

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Chocolate Stout Cake with Raspberry Filling and Whiskey Frosting

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IMG_8103This cake is delicious. I have served it to many, many people at this point, between the wedding and allll the test cakes. It is not the world’s moistest chocolate cake but the frosting and filling make up for it. It stays together and comes out of the pan very cleanly which makes it perfect for frosting. Also, beer in cake! What could be bad?

IF you want to make a wedding cake (you crazy kid!), I suggest tripling this cake recipe and multiplying the frosting recipe by as much as 6 or 7 times to make sure you have more than enough. If you want to read the whole saga of how I made a wedding cake, check out the post below or follow this link. Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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ImageHello everyone!  I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Seattle, and now I’m back to share a new recipe with you.  I made these cookies last week for the Golden Globes.  By the time I realized they were good enough to blog, everyone who came over to watch the awards had already finished them.  I had to make a new batch!  They’re gluten-free, which is an added bonus for your brother’s friend’s husband who can’t eat wheat.  Easily enjoyed by all! Continue reading