Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Chips

I found the original recipe for these Chocolate Muffins (are muffins just cupcakes without frosting?) on the internet, looking for a recipe with oil instead of butter, and then tweaked it. These are fabulous! So rich and tasty! Highly recommended. And here’s the recipe: Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Chips 1… Continue reading

Chocolate Pound Cake with Ganache Icing Recipe

Chocolate Pound Cake with Ganache Icing 1 1/2 cup butter 3 cups granulated sugar 5 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup milk 6oz. mini chocolate chips (optional) Beat butter and sugar together, cream well. Add eggs,… Continue reading

Chocolate Ganache – Easier Than I Thought

A while ago, I had an impulse to try making chocolate ganache. For a long time I’d thought ganache to be this tremendously tricky thing (probably because the word ‘ganache’ SOUNDS complicated, although apparently it comes from the French word ‘jowl’, which makes sense, but suddenly makes it seem NOT… Continue reading