All posts tagged: cake

Brownie Torte

Get out your baking pan, it’s time for brownies! These are special, rich chocolate brownies, made with the best ingredients like raw cacao. Recently, I’ve been following Purely Twins’ blog, written by a set of twins that eat healthy, who are certified personal trainers and address health challenges with nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. I admire their approach to cooking, making food variations that fit any dietary needs. If you follow my blog, you may not be surprised that I added chocolate chunks to this recipe—more chocolate the better! I also dusted the brownies with powdered sugar, giving them an elegant look. Cacao vs. Cocoa Usually, I’ll grab Hershey’s cocoa powder, but today I’m using the very best quality cacao. So, what’s the difference between cocoa and raw cacao? They’re both made from cocoa beans, but raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans, whereas cocoa roasts cocoa beans at a high temperature. Cold-pressing keeps all the nutrients and enzymes alive, making raw cacao the very best kind of chocolate you can eat. The brownies are gluten, dairy and grain free. Apple sauce …

Chocolate-Dunked Ginger Molasses Chews

It’s been a while since I’ve last posted—new job, new apartment and new cat! Wishing you a happy Monday, all the same, and I want to share a recipe with you that you’ll want to try soon. Very soon. If you’ve ever reached for a cookie instead of a cupcake, you’re not alone! I prefer chewy over fluffy any day. Not to say there isn’t a cake I love out there, but sometimes I really crave a bite of a sweet, salty, soft cookie. The fact that you can easily personalize a cookie is fun and attractive. Nothing beats a chocolate addition, like this chocolate-dipped bad boy seen above. If I’m making it, I have to incorporate chocolate somehow, in some way. Ginger Molasses Chew just got dunked! The best part of this recipe is the texture and SIZE of the cookies. (Well maybe the size was more of my doing, but as I say, exercise your will as the creator!). After combining all the ingredients and rolling (and tasting) the dough into balls, pop them into the oven. …