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How To Make Chocolate Cigarellos (Nati's Way)

Posted by boonenati This is the cheater's way of doing choc cigarettes, it's time consuming but it's foolproof, and after many failed attempts at real ones, im going to settle for these :D Items Required Scissors Acetate Non toxic marker (suitable for writing on plastic) Bowl Hot water Pot Chocolate Sticky tape Spatula or flat knife Hobby knife Spoon Before starting on this you will need to cut up your acetate. I had really large sheets of acetate for this project so I cut it up in this way. They were all cut even because i wanted to ensure all the cigarettes... read more

Fudgy Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake

Posted by Anonymous A dense tunnel of chocolaty cream cheese winds through this cake, which is so decadent, yet surprisingly easy. Fudgy Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake Ingredients 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix 3/4 cup cold, brewed coffee 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 2/3 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease... read more

Neopolitan Bundt Cake

Posted by Anonymous Strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla striped cake . . . it's quite delicious! Neopolitan Bundt Cake Ingredients 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix 1 cup water 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 teaspoon strawberry extract 1/4 cup chocolate syrup 3 drops red food coloring 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup Instructions 1 Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).2 Blend the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs on low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed. Pour... read more

Chocolate Ganache

Posted by Anonymous This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like. Chocolate Ganache Ingredients 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional) Instructions 1 Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour... read more

Chocolate Mousse Cake II

Posted by Anonymous Very rich chocolate mousse over a rich chocolate cake layer and topped with chocolate ganache sauce and chopped nuts. Great for special occasions. This cake takes TIME to make, and TIME to set. It's worth every second of preparation, and is a hit every time! Chocolate Mousse Cake II Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup hot, brewed coffee 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 egg   16 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate 1/2 cup unsalted butter... read more

Ganache II

Posted by Anonymous Heavy cream, butter and chocolate are melted together to make a dark chocolate glaze. Use high quality chocolate in this recipe. Ganache II Ingredients 16 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup unsalted butter Instructions 1 Place the chopped chocolate in a large stainless steel bowl.2 In a large, high sided saucepan, heat cream and butter over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until it just starts to boil. Watch carefully as it will boil over pan in a matter of seconds. Immediately remove from heat and pour... read more

Honey Syrup

Posted by Anonymous This is a great syrup for pouring over gingerbread, but it is wonderful on almost anything. For best flavor, poke holes in the cake with a fork before pouring syrup. Honey Syrup Ingredients 1 1/2 cups honey 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest Instructions 1 In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until boiling. Continue to boil until the mixture is reduced by a fourth. Pour warm syrup over cake and allow to sit for a few... read more

Apricot Filling and Frosting for Angel Food Cakes

Posted by Anonymous This is a great recipe to fill and frost angel food cake, especially in the summer months. Apricot Filling and Frosting for Angel Food Cakes Ingredients 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup cold water 1 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup heavy cream, whipped Instructions 1 Heat apricots by placing them in a bowl, cover with water, and microwave on high for about 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Soften gelatin in the cold water. Blend... read more

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