Chocolate Stout Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache

It’s March. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?! Life is weird and Mercury is in retrograde but this cake makes up for all of it. ;) Plus, this weekend is St. Paddy’s Day so it’s a perfect excuse to make some cake. This cake is delicious and super rich so all you need is a small slice (aka it will feed a huge group of people)! Three layers of a moist, fluffy chocolate stout cake with rich and creamy chocolate ganache in between. Oh, and did I mention that the ganache has irish cream in it??? If you’re looking for a cake that really tastes like Guinness or Baileys Irish Cream, you’re in the wrong place. The addition of stout and Irish cream in this particular recipe just really brings out a deeper and richer chocolate flavor overall. That’s actually one of my favorite aspects about it. Ganache tip #1: There [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

HI! It’s been a while. I know, I know, I know. This new year has been really busy but full of fun! Meaning I’ve really dropped the ball on getting some blog posts up. The weather has also been surprisingly nice in San Francisco so I’ve been finding myself outside a lot on the weekends, leaving less and less time to cook. Oops! Also, I recently looked at my credit card statement and realized just how much I’ve been spending on eating out. Wowza! Oops again. But hey, sometimes it’s just nice being able to head out with friends and  grab an order of eggs benedict with smoked salmon and a bottomless coffee, right? Sadly, this spending habit wasn’t sustainable (can someone send me endless amounts of money for food please?) so I realized I had to get back in the kitchen. I decided to make a weekend breakfast and am [Continue Reading...]

Potato Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s something about a salty kick in desserts that has been making me swoon lately. Salted caramel has been one of my favorite flavors for the past 6 months and even my new favorite cookie is topped off with a generous sprinkle of sea salt. So I think it’s safe to say that these “double chip” (potato and chocolate) cookies also did the trick! The chips aren’t overpowering like you’d think. In fact, the potato chips actually soften a bit while the cookies bake so there isn’t too much of a crunch when you take a bite. I actually like the crunch so I added more kettle chips to the top of the cookies right when I took them out of the oven. This is the first time I’ve made cookies with potato chips in them and I gotta say, I dig it. I will definitely be trying out this recipe [Continue Reading...]

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Today I’m guest blogging over at 52 Kitchen Adventures! I was super excited when Steph asked me to be a part of The Chocolate Chipe Cookie Challenge. I made brown butter chocolate chunk cookies, and they’re pretty tasty if you ask me :) I talk about my favorite method for baking cookies, which results in perfectly baked cookies every time, as well as the key ingredients that will make your chocolate chip cookies stand out from the rest. The best part about this challenge is that you’re invited to participate as well! To read my guest post and to get the recipe for these brown butter chocolate chunk cookies, click here. Happy Monday!

(Vegan) Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake with Baileys Icing

Ok, I don’t know if Guinness is 100% vegan (whoops!)…actually, I’m pretty sure it’s not thanks to my good buddy and his internet research skills! Aaand while we’re at it, Baileys Irish Cream doesn’t really make the vegan cut either… BUT BUT BUT…if you want the cake to be vegan, replace the Guinness with warm coffee and instead of the icing, drizzle melted chocolate or simply dust the cake with some powdered sugar. This is adapted from Joy the Baker’s Vegan Chocolate Cake recipe. It’s the perfect recipe because she created the recipe hoping that you would be able to find all (or at least almost all!) of the ingredients already in your pantry. She’s such a genius :) I tweaked it a little in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! I added a little stout, a little Irish cream, and some festive green sprinkles…yum! I also reduced some of the [Continue Reading...]

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