Cranberry Brownies

Today we made Cranberry Brownies!

3/4C flour, 3 eggs, 1T vanilla extract, 3/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1t salt, 2C sugar, 6T butter, 1/2t baking soda, 1C chocolate chips, 1C coarsely chopped fresh raw cranberries

Preheat oven to 325F. Melt butter with chocolate chips.

Cranberry Brownies

Add sugar. Blend well. Cool 20 minutes.

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in vanilla extract.

Cranberry Brownies

In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda. Add to melted chocolate mixture.

Cranberry Brownies

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in cranberries.

Cranberry Brownies

Turn into greased 8″X8″ pan.

Cranberry Brownies

Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center emerges almost clean.

Cranberry Brownies

Prune Brownies

Today we made Prune Brownies!

3/4C flour, 1T vanilla extract, 3 eggs, 1C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1t salt, 1/2t baking powder, 2C sugar, 6T butter, 1 1/4C chocolate chips, 1/2C loosely packed, coarsely chopped prunes

Preheat oven to 325F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Prune Brownies

Add sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

In small bowl, sift together flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder. Add eggs to chocolate mixture.

Prune Brownies

Add vanilla. Blend well.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Add flour mixture. Blend well.

Prune Brownies

Mix in prunes and remaining 1/4C of chocolate chips.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Turn into greased 8″X8″ pan.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center emerges clean.

Prune Brownies

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Today we made Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes!

6T butter, 1 2/3C flour, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1T baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C firmly packed brown sugar, 2C chocolate chips, 2 eggs, 1C plain nonfat yogurt

Icing: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 1/4C powdered sugar, 4T plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in brown sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir eggs into melted chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and yogurt, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in remaining 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick cupcake tin, overfilling each cup.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Bake 25-30 minutes or until set in center. Cool completely. For icing, sift together cocoa and sugar. Mix in yogurt until barely spreadable.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Mocha Ice Milk

Today we made Mocha Ice Milk!

1C chocolate chips, 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed coffee, cooled, 1 1/2C skim milk

Constantly stir coffee, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat until well blended and thickened slightly.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

In bowl, stir together milks.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Add chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency. Serve with chocolate syrup if desired.

Mocha Ice Milk

Cocoa Fruitcake

Today we made Cocoa Fruitcake!

1/2C cocoa, 1C boiling water, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 1/4C coarsely chopped dried apricots, 1/4C coarsely chopped prunes, 1/3C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Add boiling water to cocoa. Stir until dissolved. Cool 5 minutes.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Stir in sweetened, condensed milk. Stir with cocoa mixture.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Fold in fruit and chocolate chips.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Turn into greased loaf pan.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Bake 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Chocolate Nut Cake

Today we made Chocolate Nut Cake!

1/4C butter, 1C sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C milk, 6 oz (1C) chocolate chips, 1/6C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped roasted almonds with sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Add eggs.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Melt 1/2C chocolate chips. Cool.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Add to wet ingredients.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to wet, beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Stir in nuts and 1/2C chocolate chips.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Choc Nut Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center emerges clean. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired.

Choc Nut Cake

Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 3 small bananas, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 3/4C brown sugar, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 2 1/2C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and 1C chocolate chips.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in mashed bananas.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 3/4C brown sugar.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add butter/chips mixture.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan. In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1C raspberry preserves, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 1/2C brown sugar, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 2 1/2C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and 1C chocolate chips.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in preserves.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 1/2C brown sugar. Add to butter mixture. Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips. Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved. Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm. Just to overdo it, serve with chocolate syrup.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Today we made Chocolate Marshmallow Cake!

10T butter, 10T white sugar, 3 eggs, 1C powdered sugar, 1 1/8C flour, 1/3C cocoa, 6 oz marshmallows

Preheat oven to 325F. Cream buttter and white sugar.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Add eggs.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Turn half of batter into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Place marshmallows on top.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Spread remaining batter evenly on top of marshmallows.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from sides of pan. Cool before cutting.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Today we made Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake!

1/2C butter, 1/4C cocoa, 1/4C sugar, 1/4C honey, 1/3C skim milk, 1 egg, 12 oz chocolate chips, 1C flour, 1/2t baking powder, 1/4t baking soda

Preheat oven to 325F. Cream buttter and sugar.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Add egg.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add wet.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Stir in milk.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Stir in honey. Blend well.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Fold in chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Turn into 13″X9″ greased cake pan (for a higher cake, use an 8″X8″ pan and extend baking time by 5-7 minutes).

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Spread evenly.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake comes away from sides of pan and toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out very nearly clean.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake