Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Serves 12
INGREDIENTS
For the cake
2 cups Guinness
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1½ teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
11⁄3 cups sour cream
For the icing
2 cups cream cheese, softened
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
¼ cup Irish Cream liqueur
4 cups powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
For the cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter [...]

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Makes 1 cake
INGREDIENTS
For cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1½ tablespoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sugar
1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
1½ cups buttermilk
For frosting
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 pound semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
DIRECTIONS
For cake
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare 3 baking pans by buttering [...]

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Cardamom Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles
INGREDIENTS
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cardamom seeds (removed from cardamom pod), crushed
¼ cup dried cherries, chopped fine
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Cocoa powder, for dusting
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, cardamom seeds, and dried cherries to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber [...]

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Hand Rolled Vegan Truffles

Makes 12 truffles
Ingredients
½ pound pitted & chopped dates
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon of your favorite Liquor
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup cacao nibs
¼ cup finely shredded coconut
Directions
In a food processor add dates, water, liquor, and salt. Mix on high till it forms a ruff paste. Add ½ of the cocoa powder and date mix [...]

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Orange Ginger Chocolate Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles
INGREDIENTS
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Cocoa powder, for dusting
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the cream, vanilla, orange zest, and ginger to a simmer, take about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape the side of [...]

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Rosemary Chocolate Soufflés

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon butter, softened
¾ cup sugar, plus one tablespoon
4 tablespoons flour
¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped super fine, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Sea salt
2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into little pieces
1 cup milk
2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine
2 egg yolks
5 egg whites
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425°F. Butter 4 (8 [...]

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