Chocolate Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting – Recipe By Ina Garten and Frosting By Sweetapolita I hope all you’ll had a wonderful 4th of July. I have family visiting from New York and so the next couple of days are going to be super fun! Yay! I decided to make these cupcakes for my adorable niece who is crazy about all things chocolate and princesses. I just had to use these cupcake liners I had bought some time ago. I could just imagine the delight and joy she would feel on seeing them. As for the cupcakes, I went with a tried and tested recipe. Just love these cupcakes by Ina. I have made these cupcakes many times before. I love . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Pink Swirl Cake

Pink Swirl Cake- Recipe By I have been obsessed with baking lately. Be it baking sugar cookies and decorating them, baking cakes, trying out different types of frostings. I have been wanting to do it all. All this inspiration comes from visiting blogs like sweetopia, sweetapolita, bake at 350, and the list goes on. This recipe comes from sweetapolita’s blog. I love her website. She has the most amazing recipes. I have tried a few of her recipes like her cheesecake pops, sugar cookies and vanilla frosting and they are outstanding. I originally set out to make a ruffle cake like this one. I had to make swiss meringue buttercream for it, which I have never tried before. Call . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Outrageous Brownies

Outrageous Brownies -Recipe by Ina Garten – 20 large brownies These “outrageous” brownies are aptly named because they’re are rich, chocolaty, and decadent in every sense of the word. The “secret” ingredient in this recipe is coffee – as it really brings out the chocolate flavor. Serve warm with vanilla ice-cream. (As this recipe makes a big batch, I usually freeze the brownies – individually wrapped in cling seal and foil before placing in a zip log bag). Ingredients: 1 pound unsalted butter 1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate 6 extra-large eggs 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Tea Bag Cookies

Shortbread Cookies- Recipe by Ina Garten (makes 24 cookies) Baking and decorating shaped cookies is my latest obsession. The tea-bag cookies featured here were inspired by a picture I came across on Pinterest. I was surprised at how easy it was to prepare them! After making the cookie dough, roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut out using a tea bag as a guide. With the help of a skewer make a tiny hole at the top of the cookie so that once its baked and cooled, you can tie a string through it. Chill for 10 minutes in the refrigerator and bake. Shortbread cookies when allowed to chill before baking, get a nice sharp edge . Cool and dip . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cookies- Recipe by Ina Garten, Makes 36 cookies Few food indulgences can match the warmth and comfort of eating a freshly baked cookie! I surprised my daughter with a special after-school treat with a fresh batch of Chocolate Chunk Cookies (with white, melted chocolate drizzled on top!). These cookies are a hit with kids of all ages! Crisp on the outside, warm and chewy on the inside thanks to gooey chunks of chocolate make these the best cookies I’ve ever tasted (so far!). And now, in accordance with specific instructions from my 3-year old niece (!), I am freezing half the cookie batter in advance of my upcoming visit to New York City in the Spring. Ingredients: . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding- Recipe by Ina Garten, serves 5 Just about everything home-made is not only more reasonable but also tastes fresher and better. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for simplifying things and taking short cuts but when the recipe looks easy and do-able, I usually opt for making it myself. Last week, I made chocolate pudding for a few of our friends. The pudding was lusciously smooth, rich and decadent! I don’t think now, I can go back to eating the instant chocolate pudding out of the box. This home made version of chocolate pudding was an instant hit with all! Ingredients: 6 extra-large egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 3 tablespoons cocoa powder ( I . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake -recipe by Ina Garten . Makes one 10-inch Bundt Cake. This is one of the first recipes I had posted on my blog. Unfortunately I lost the post because of my little knowledge about computers. I hit the forbidden red button while trying to update my blog and lost the entire theme and layout. I immediately called Maria, who is responsible for the layout of this blog. Maria who has a beautiful blog fixed it for me within 24 hours. She was kind, professional and super quick in restoring the oringinal laylout of the blog. So I am re-posting this recipe because I didn’t do full justice to it the last time I posted it. . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies- recipe by Ina Garten. I have used this recipe with much success for many years. These brownies were my first attempt at baking, for a New Year’s eve party held at my house where I served them as dessert as well as party favors for the guests to take home. For those of you who have baked Ina’s outrageous brownies must be aware of just how outrageous they are. The brownies are incredibly chocolaty and rich with a hint of coffee making them it the best brownies in the world. The addition of walnuts and extra chocolate chips makes them even better. I decided to make peanut butter swirl brownies, a slight variation of the outrageous . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Chocolate-Orange Mousse

Chocolate -Orange Mousse -recipe by Ina Garten I made this mousse last weekend to take to a dear friend’s farewell party. If there is a dessert that is worth breaking your diet for, It is this! A classic French dessert which is luxuriously rich, creamy and smooth. It is made with some of the finest ingredients like Grand marnier liqueur, freshly grated orange zest, fresh cream, lots of eggs and a high quality chocolate. I used “Lindt” which is one of my favorite. Since this recipe uses raw eggs it is essential to use the the freshest eggs you can find. It is a very easy and simple recipe too. It looks gorgeous, tastes like heaven and serves a large . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes– recipe by Ina Garten. Makes 14-15 cupcakes. I baked these for my daughter’s teacher’s birthday last week. She loves chocolate and coffee and these cupcakes have both. These incredibly soft and moist cupcakes are made with a rich dark cocoa powder, buttermilk, sour cream, and coffee making it an intensely chocolaty cupcake that’s any chocolate lover’s dream! Ina usually makes a creamy peanut butter icing with these but since I was taking them to school I topped it with a cream cheese icing, due to allergy concerns. I baked them in these adorable cupcake holders and toppers made by Meri Meri . The recipe given below makes 14- 15 cupcakes, I doubled the recipe. I got 24 regular . . . CLICK TO READ MORE