We’re going to keep it really simple and delicious this week. Let’s be honest we all have a thousand things going on right now and no one needs to add to the list! This Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is hands down my favorite cake. It’s super simple to make, uses just one bowl and is both delicious and light. Topped with a nice pile of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it’s really a delightful dessert.
Do you get overwhelmed by all the rich food and sweets during the holiday season? I love food but it can definitely get tiring. The good news is that this cake looks lovely and fancy but is incredibly airy. The cake has a deep dark chocolate flavor accented with a little punch of espresso. However, because we are making it with hot water and buttermilk it has a very soft and fluffy texture. Putting whipped cream on top gives a beautiful pile of “icing” but without all the sugar and butter. I like to sprinkle mine with cinnamon because I love the flavor combination, but you can put whatever you like on top!
Cookie Week is here!!! Are you ready to bake? I’ve got seven cookie recipes for you this week, everything you’ll need for this holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of other delicious cookie recipes out there, but sometimes trying to choose one is overwhelming. I’ve tested these recipes heavily over the past month and I hope you love them! We’re starting the week off with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies. These cookies have a soft shortbread crunch packed with peanut butter flavor on the bottom and a smooth layer of dark chocolate on top.
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I’ve always liked peanut butter cookies but I feel like the blossom part is lacking. The chocolate is a hard lump on top and it’s hard to bite into without crumbling the cookie. Also, I want chocolate in every bite not just the middle! I’ve made peanut butter cookies a handful of times with dark chocolate kisses and spread them over the cookie while it was hot. Unfortunately dark chocolate kisses can be hard to find and spreading them doesn’t create a very nice finish. I wanted these to be a prettier cookie that would make a lovely gift.