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Mini Skillet Cookies, melty chocolate chip goodness

These mini skillet cookies are what you want for dessert tonight. Or at least they’re what I want for dessert tonight. They’re like the simple, warm, melty, gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies that you find at so many restaurants, usually topped with a scoop of ice cream. But these ones are better than what you’ll …

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Classic Brownies, rich and fudgy

It’s tough to beat a classic brownie for sheer chocolate pleasure. At least as long as it is a fudgy brownie rather than a cakey one (and who are those mysterious people who prefer cakey brownies?) and is sufficiently bold with chocolate flavor. There are about eleventy-billion brownie recipes out there, many of them good-to-great …

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13 Ways of Looking at a Chocolate Cake

When our friend Traci commissioned a surprise birthday cake for her significant other, Dan, she requested something chocolate. So I started flipping through my cookbook collection looking for inspiration for chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. This was no time for restraint. Special occasions call for special cakes. And this would be a special cake. I …

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S’mores Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Meringue Frosting

This cake is a beauty. It’s an oversized s’more in cake form. Four layers of honey graham cracker cake get filled with vanilla marshmallow cream and bittersweet chocolate ganache and topped with a gooey marshmallow meringue frosting which gets toasted with a kitchen blow torch to bring in a whiff of campfire. This cake was …

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