Chocolate Hazelnut Cake Recipe

If you’ve ever wanted your Nutella to manifest in cake form, this rich choc hazelnut cake is for you. A Short History of Chocolate and Hazelnut The region around Turin has long been known for both its hazelnut production, and its chocolate confectionery. Turin was one of the earliest European chocolate-producing centers. Emmanuel Philibert, Duke … Read more

Baked Chocolate Mini Donut Recipe

chocolate mini donut recipe

This chocolate mini donut recipe is for those of us who believe that if we make smaller baked goods, we will consume fewer calories. We will leave it to you to decide whether this works for you! A Short History of Mini Donuts While we think of mini donuts as quite ubiquitous, and perhaps (erroneously) … Read more

Nutella Bars Recipe

Tired of simply spooning Nutella straight from the jar into your mouth? This Nutella bars recipe will allow you to consume your weight in Nutella in a much more elegant fashion. This perfect dessert consists in a layer of gooey Nutella sandwiched between layers of crispy shortbread cookie dough. The hardest part of this easy … Read more

German Blueberry Kuchen Recipe

blueberry kuchen recipe

This blueberry kuchen recipe combines the best of German and American baking into one tasty breakfast treat. A Short History of German Baking in America During the nineteenth century, German immigrants left for the Americas at an astonishing rate. In the 1880s alone, some 1.5 million Germans emigrated to the United States. In total, some … Read more

Strawberry Brownies Recipe

strawberry brownies recipe

Have you every wished that your dark chocolate strawberry truffle came in dessert, rather than candy form? Well, good news. This strawberry brownies recipe is the perfect thing. This sweet treat has the perfect flavor contrast between the rich, fudgy brownies, and three kinds of real strawberry flavor (jam, fresh strawberries, and freeze-dried strawberries). These … Read more

Oatmeal Crumble Topping Recipe

Oatmeal Crumble Topping Recipe

Every baker needs a foolproof oatmeal crumble topping recipe in their back pockets. With this recipe in hand, you can instantly whip up a delicious summer treat. Fruit Flavor Combinations While the classic British crumble has stewed apples on the bottom, we’ve found that just about any fruit variety tastes good when topped with an … Read more

Blackberry Scone Recipe

In peak blackberry season, the fruit is sweet and juicy and perfect for baking into just about anything, but especially this blackberry scone recipe. A Long History of Blackberries Humans have been eating blackberries since 8,000 BC. Native to Armenia, Blackberries spread across Europe like a weed. Blackberries arrived in America along with European colonists … Read more

Triple Chocolate Extravaganza: Dark, Milk, and White Chocolate Mousse Cake

white chocolate mousse cake

We like to make this special dessert, which layers dark, milk, and white chocolate mousse cake, for extra festive occasions. Since the mousses are already quite rich, we skip the chocolate cake base for an all-mousse experience. A Short History of Commercial Chocolate-Making While the history of chocolate cultivation is long and complicated, the modern … Read more

Chocolate Revel Bar Recipe

Chocolate Revel Bar Recipe

Chocolate revel bars consist in two layers of oatmeal cookie dough sandwiching a layer of dark chocolate fudge. This chocolate revel bar recipe holds up well on the road, making them the perfect to-go snack. A Short History of This Chocolate Revel Bar Recipe The history of chocolate revel bars is one of the shortest … Read more

Double Chocolate Butter Cookies

Chocolate Butter Cookie Recipes

This chocolate butter cookie recipe is the logical next step once you’ve mastered Italian butter cookies. How can you improve on their crumbly, buttery deliciousness? Add some chocolate, obviously! A Short History of Chocolate Butter Cookies The origins of these crispy, buttery, chocolatey cookies are completely unknown. At some point, some genius must have added … Read more