Tagged with chocolate

Banana Chocolate Pecan Muffins

Banana Chocolate Pecan Muffins

The banana-chocolate chip combination is hard to beat. Add pecans, and you’ve got an¬†irresistible muffin. I kid not. I based this recipe on The Silver Palate Cookbook’s banana bread recipe. I can’t remember exactly when I realized that the quantity of batter required for one loaf of banana/zucchini bread ¬†would make exactly 12 muffins, but … Continue reading

Chocolate & Pear Cake

Chocolate & Pear Cake

Bittersweet chocolate and pears are an unbeatable combination. This cake may take more work than a simple chocolate and pear fondue, but I promise, it’s worth it. Aside from substituting a whisk for a handmixer, I followed Smitten Kitchen’s recipe fairly closely. I won’t lie, whisking the eggs by hand takes about 20 minutes (and … Continue reading

Red Wine Chocolate Layer Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Layer Cake

What’s a burgeoning cook to do for her birthday? Make a cake, of course! With exams finished and work yet to start, I decided to spend the afternoon of my birthday making a Smitten Kitchen cake I had been eyeing for awhile. As always, her recipe works like a dream. The quantities listed below are … Continue reading

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies take approximately 2 minutes to prepare and 13 minutes to bake. This means that you are only 15 minutes away from peanut butter & chocolate heaven. Did I mention that they’re vegan and gluten-free? I baked six, and froze the extra 14 dough balls for easy access in the future :) Adapted from … Continue reading