Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Category: chocolate

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

I did complete the DB challenge this month, but I have been too lazy to take it out of the freezer for photos. I will try to do it tomorrow. Anyway, here are some cupcakes I made while my mom was here. I normally stick […]

Chocolate Sybil Cake

Chocolate Sybil Cake

I don’t know who Sybil is, but she gave Paula Deen a fantastic recipe for Texas Sheet Cake. It is easier to make than another version I’ve made, yet tastes the same, if not better. I halved this recipe, and baked it in an 8×8 […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 6

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 6

Don’t forget to sign up for the GIVEAWAY! The deadline is Monday, July 5th! I think we found THE cake so far. The recipe comes from the baker at Cake Love, Warren Brown.You may have seen him a long time ago on Food Network’s Sugar […]

Daring Bakers: Pavlovas, Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse, and Crème Anglaise

Daring Bakers: Pavlovas, Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse, and Crème Anglaise

The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard. I did […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 2

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 2

Okay, here is the second attempt. Click here for the first cake we made. I didn’t get any good photos of this cake because it kept sliding. Someone impatient forced me to ice the cake after waiting 40 minutes for the cake to cool. Needless […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 1

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 1

My friend and I have decided to search for the perfect yellow cake. The idea for this search started when my friend told me that she was craving a yellow cake with chocolate frosting – the prototypical cake in my mind. She asked me if […]

White Chocolate Mocha Cookies

White Chocolate Mocha Cookies

For some reason, I was craving cookies the other day. I was deciding between two recipes that both had espresso powder in them and decided on this one because it was more different from any cookie recipe I’ve done on the blog due to the […]

Baby Blue Cake: Chocolate and White Cake with Blue Frosting

Baby Blue Cake: Chocolate and White Cake with Blue Frosting

Yeah, I know I still have a long way to go to being a good cake decorator hahaha. I took a nice break from the kitchen and the computer. I want to thank you all for your encouraging words and advice on the previous post. […]

Guittard Chocolate Review and a “Bittersweet” Giveaway!!

Guittard Chocolate Review and a “Bittersweet” Giveaway!!

Finally, I’m back! My mom is in town. My students took their final exam last week. I had to do a lot of grading and a study session with my students. Now, I will be turning in final grades tomorrow, and then I can say […]

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Here’s another recipe I found on someone else’s blog not too long ago. Her photos are lovely (she’s not going through a white balance problem like I am!), so make sure you stop by her blog. I admit that I only made these cookies because […]

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