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Dark Chocolate-Cherry Cake

The setup: For cake ~ 2 cups boiling water 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/4 cups sugar 4 eggs … Continue reading

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Mochaccino Cupcakes w/Coffee Buttercream

The setup: For cake ~ 1/4 cup butter 3 eggs 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup milk 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

The setup: For cake ~ 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup butter 1 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1 tsp vanilla … Continue reading

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

The setup: 12oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp Roasted Saigon cinnamon 1 tsp ancho chili powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 stick butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly … Continue reading

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Beef Stir-fry

The setup: 1 pound sirloin steak, sliced in thin strips Soy sauce 1 tsp Sri Racha sauce 2 tsp red pepper flakes Olive oil 3 carrots, peeled and sliced thin 8oz whole mushrooms, sliced 1 each red, yellow, and green … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

The setup: For cake ~ 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk** 2 cups all-purpose … Continue reading

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Herbed Tofu Cakes

The setup — For cakes — 1 16-oz package firm tofu, drained and pressed 2/3 cup finely shredded carrot 2 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro 2 Tbsp snipped fresh mint 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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