Homemade Cosmic Brownies

I have a confession to make: I love cosmic brownies. Even though they’re mass-produced sub-par brownies. They’re chocolatey and sugary and I love the candy coated chocolate pieces on top. So when I found these pretty pastel candy coated chocolate sprinklesΒ on a gourmet sprinkle website (did you even know such a thing existed?), I knew…

Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, I came across new Ghirardelli caramel chips at the grocery store and immediately bought a bag. The first thing I did when I got home was bake up a batch of chocolate brownies with the caramel chips mixed in. While they were delicious, I felt like I could do something…

Chocolate Stout Cake

You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day properly without a good amount of Guinness and one of my favorite ways to consume Guinness is in this chocolate stout cake. I have been baking chocolate stout cupcakes for St. Paddy’s Day since I was in college, but this year I decided to change it up a bit…

Turtle Cheesecake

If you made a New Year’s resolution to eat less cake, I would totally break it for this turtle cheesecake. A classic, creamy cheesecake on top of a chocolate graham cracker crust is topped with homemade caramel sauce, chopped pecans, and a drizzle of dark chocolate. It’s decadent and so delicious that you shouldn’t feel…

Millionaire’s Shortbread

I’ve had a big container of delicious, homemade caramel from a farmstand in my pantry for a few weeks now. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it – make a caramel apple pie, swirl it in chocolate brownies, eat it with a spoon? Finally I decided to make a simple but classic…

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

I admittedly went a little overboard with this birthday cake, but it was so worth it. Birthday cakes should be a little overboard, I think. This beast of a cake includes three layers of chocolate cake, peanut butter frosting, a chocolate ganache drip, Reese’s cups on top and chopped up between the layers, and finally a ridiculous…