Brownies and Chocolate

Marble Cupcakes with Swirled Chocolate-Vanilla Frosting

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2019

Chocolate or vanilla? These Marble Cupcakes with Swirled Chocolate-Vanilla Frosting are perfect for those days when you just can't decide! My…

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Boozy Chocolate Bourbon Cake

Posted on Jun 8th, 2019

This boozy chocolate bourbon cake features my favorite easy vegan chocolate cake recipe and a bourbon glaze that is sure to blow your guests' minds.…

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Fudgy, Crackly-Topped Guinness Brownies

Posted on Nov 6th, 2017

Three months have passed since my last post and so much good has happened since then that I can't even apologize for going off the grid completely.…

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Posted on Jul 11th, 2017

This chocolate layer cake with peanut butter frosting is THE perfect birthday cake. Made with my favorite moist, rich chocolate cake and a fluffy…

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Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Posted on Dec 29th, 2016

A few weeks ago, I posted some of my very favorite photos from this year. Now that it's the last Thursday of 2016, I'm throwing back to some of…

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The Perfect Muffin for Chocolate Lovers

Posted on Dec 21st, 2016

The holidays are here! Sorry for the shortage of posts lately: I spent the last few weeks braving REAL winter and cavorting through the chilly…

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Chocolate Souffle Custard Cake, a.k.a. Chocolate Magic Cake

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

So remember how last week I wouldn't shut up about this Vanilla Souffle Custard Cake (a.k.a. "Magic Cake") that I made, and then some of you tried…

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One-Pot Chocolate Guinness Cake with Chocolate & Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Oct 10th, 2016

I can't talk about my time in Ireland without talking about Guinness. I might as well have eaten at a Michelin-star seafood restaurant and told you…

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Chocolate Kahlua Rum Balls

Posted on Aug 7th, 2016

Posts might be sparse around here these weeks, but food is most definitely not in short supply! Part of the reason for this is because I just got…

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Caramel Coffee Toffee Sticky Pudding Brownies

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Happy Teachers' Appreciation Week, everyone! It's crazy how much you take for granted until you're the one standing in front of the…

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Cheesecake Brownies with Fudgy Chocolate Ganache

Posted on Oct 21st, 2015

Somehow the gods of time have managed to speed us straight through October. In less than two weeks, I'll be flying to Florida to compete in the World…

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Chocolate Rum Bundt Cake with Chocolate Syrup {churned by Willy Wonka’s chocolate waterfall}

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

Exactly 7 days ago, our school hosted its annual Edible Book festival! And you bet your chocolatey pants that I entered. After last year's…

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Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies for #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 1st, 2015

When I was 5, my mom told me I was allergic to chocolate. Now, you'd think that a future 20-year product of the public education system would…

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Easy English Toffee

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

Spoiler: majorly embarrassing stories ahead...... Yesterday, over lunch, my friends and I were sharing our best embarrassing stories. You…

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Vegan Walnut Fudge {Raw + Gluten-Free}

Posted on Jan 29th, 2015

I know I promised to share "something juicy" with you in Monday's blog post about these awesome cookies. That just goes to show two things: that a) I…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies Oreo Brownies (Vegan) + PB&Co. Giveaway

Posted on Nov 26th, 2014

Fact: Everyone else's life looks cooler than yours. Did you just get a promotion at your accounting firm? Congratulations! Your former classmate…

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Rocky Road Brownies for #SundaySupper

Posted on Oct 19th, 2014

These brownies aren't the only crazy thing happening around here this week, though they are insanely fudgy and I made boxes of these for friends who…

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German Chocolate Brownies for #SundaySupper

Posted on Aug 31st, 2014

I'm not usually an eat-my-feelings kind of girl. Lately, though, I have had ALL the feelings, and that called for eating my weight in…

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Healthy Sticky Fudgy Chocolate Cake/Brownies (GF, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, & Weird-Free)

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

Hi there. Yeah, you. I think you're a really smart and charming person. No, really! I mean it. And if you leave me a note after reading this post,…

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Hot Fudge Chocolate Brownie with a Killer Choco Frosting (V, GF, Raw, No Added Sugar)–And the Importance of Meeting Strangers

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2014

My earliest memory of talking to a stranger goes back to Ala at age 6, standing in a ballet class, chatting happily and obliviously in her pink tutu…

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Two-Toned Red Velvet & Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2014

As I've grown older and the weary years have coated my hunched back like a film of unwanted snail slime, I've come to the wary conclusion that there…

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Baked Brownies: Guest Post at Gotta Get Baked

Posted on May 20th, 2014

These are the quintessential brownies: gorgeously chewy, deeply fudgy, and perfectly crackly on top...and you can read more about them today at my…

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Healthy Raw Vegan Fudgy Bars (Gluten-Free, V)

Posted on Apr 19th, 2014

It's gif season! (Pssst--if you like this gif, maybe you should consider following my shiny new Twitter account for the latest WG updates. Also,…

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Epic Dulce De Leche Brownies

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013

It's that time of the year again. You know, December: the month of Christmas lights, good cheer, the smell of warm apple pie wafting around every…

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Killer Cookies ‘N Cream Brookies and Oreo Butter: An Online Bake Sale for the Philippines

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

How does one not lose all control when digging a fork into this warm, melting gooey Oreo lovers' mess? Oh, that's right. One doesn't. If you…

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Peanut Butter & Cookie Butter Fudge Truffle Brownies

Posted on Sep 13th, 2013

Think this recipe name is a mouthful? Wait until you actually EAT one of these. Talk about one mouthful after another...and another... So here's a…

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Extra-Fudgy Kahlua Brownies with Kahlua Icing

Posted on Jul 20th, 2013

Ever have one of those years, or let's be honest, decades days where you sit down at your computer, grab your mouse...then stare at your screen and…

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Fudgy Chocolate Tunnel Cake

Posted on Jun 10th, 2013

This is not a cake for the weak. This is a cake for the fudgiest, moistest, chocolate-iest, veganest (if you want it to be!), cake that you will…

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o.m.f.g. (Oreos made for gods) bars & producti-baking

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2013

o.m.f.g.--stick around, I'll explain. Trust me, you won't want to miss this post OR recipe. We'll get to the o.m.f.g. factor in these bars in just…

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Slutty Cheesecake Bars (from Bakers Royale)

Posted on May 19th, 2013

Everybody loves watching a good action movie on the big screen. Everybody, except the two people sitting directly on either side of me, the…

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Choco-Peanut Butter Ying Yang Cookies

Posted on Apr 16th, 2013

NOTE: I was writing the following blog post when I learned the news about the Boston Marathon explosion. To those of you in Boston or with loved ones…

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Black Sesame Sunshine Brownies

Posted on Apr 1st, 2013

I'd like to file a complaint. Somebody has stolen all of the sunshine. If you're from a place where spring actually feels like spring, and…

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What the FUDGE Brownies

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2013

One golden rule to the art of storytelling has withstood the test of time and clime: "Show, don't tell." I call it story-showing. If a picture's…

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Lovey Dovey Trifecta Cookies and Sweetheart Cupcakes

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

I'll admit it--I'm a little vixen. This crazy (good) cupcake-and-cookie love blast combo is brought to you by a little V-day vixen named…

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Posted on Feb 14th, 2013

So sombody's been listening to "I won't say I'm in love" on repeat today! I won't say--er, who. Happy Valentine's/Galentine's Day, folks! In…

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Insanely Fudgy Deconstructed Twix Brownies

Posted on Jan 11th, 2013

Happy Friday! Or, if you're at my house, Happy Gooey, Rich, Caramel-y, Fudgy Friday... In honor of this momentous occasion, I have composed an…

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Saltine Toffee ‘Crack’-ers: An Ode to a New DSLR!

Posted on Dec 30th, 2012

I have not danced around with such elf-like mirth since they announced the summer 2013 release of Sailor Moon. Guess who is the proud new owner of…

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7 Days Until Christmas: Orange Cheesecake Gingerbread Blondies

Posted on Dec 19th, 2012

Playful, chilly winds nip our ears and prick our exposed noses. Straggling students wrap scarves around their heads in the fashion of ancient,…

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Pumpkin Pound Cake Truffles with Gingerbread Cookie Crumbs

Posted on Dec 15th, 2012

I love the holiday season for many, many reasons. I'm sure you do, too. Holding a very special place at the top of this list is the fact that, as…

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Easy Saltine Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Posted on Nov 24th, 2012

It's 6:42 PM and you're running late for a potluck. You've just spent the past three hours completely absorbed in who-knows-what at your computer…

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Individual Kahlua Chocolate Cakes

Posted on Sep 11th, 2012

There are two types of parents in this world. There are parents like my roommate's. When asked what their daughter does as an English grad student…

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NEDFM Challenge Day 10: S’mores

Posted on Aug 11th, 2012

What happened to National Rice Pudding Day? Er, I'll get back to you on that one. In the meantime, why not enjoy this huge, indoorsy distraction of…

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NEDFM Challenge Day 8: Molten Lava Cake with Vanilla Frozen Custard

Posted on Aug 9th, 2012

What do Katy Perry and my dinner tonight share in common? I'll give you a hint: You're hot then you're cold, you're yes then you're…

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National Eat Dessert First Month Challenge Day 4: National Chocolate Chip Day

Posted on Aug 5th, 2012

It’s the third day of National Eat Dessert First! Month, an entire 31 days dedicated to a different themed dessert but, more importantly, getting…

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Cookie Balls

Posted on Jul 13th, 2012

You know those times when you do something disastrously wrong, and everything turns out miraculously right? Welcome to my world! My kitchen, to be…

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Chunky Cheesecake Brownies

Posted on Jul 9th, 2012

This chunky cheesecake brownie recipe has gotten me through mountains and miles, thick and thin, extraterrestrial encounters and existential crisis.…

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