Swirled To Perfection

Take your regular chocolate milkshake to the next level with a sinfully good recipe that features the classic flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Homemade hot fudge and peanut butter sauces swirled together create a rich, creamy shake with pockets of peanut butter and chocolate, which give it a malt-like texture. Garnish with a miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup—or two. Indulge yourself, but eat slowly. Take it from us: You’ll need every bit of willpower not to consume seconds or thirds (or fourths).

Dark and Handsome

Which do you like better: milk chocolate or dark chocolate? With these Rich & Dense Triple Chocoletta Muffins you don’t have to decide because you get both! The decadent combination creates a literal heaven-in-your-mouth experience. These treats require only a few simple steps and bake in less than 25 minutes. In fact, the amount of labor required to create these delicious masterpieces is far less than the level of satisfaction you get when you take that first bite. As moist as they are rich, these muffins make [... more]

Ice Ice Baby

Both refreshing and intriguing, Vietnamese Iced Coffee redefines the “norm” of our favorite caffeinated beverage. It calls for ingredients used to make traditional iced coffee, but adds a surprise element: sweetened condensed milk. However, the real surprise is in the method. Making this drink requires a Vietnamese coffee filter (you can find them in most local Asian markets, but if not, the recipe offers an alternative). This distinct refreshment broadens your coffee horizons and makes you seem like a true coffee connoisseur.

Cake With an Irish Accent

You don’t have to wait until Saint Patrick’s Day next March to celebrate Ireland’s rich culture. Salute the Emerald Isle this summer with a little local flavor crafted from their famous stout brew. This Guinness Chocolate Cake combines chocolate, caramel, and the dark Irish brew to create a dense and decadent dessert. Two full cups of sugar counter the bitterness of the beer, resulting in a rich, intense flavor. And if that’s not enough, a Salted Caramel Glaze drizzled on top elevates the cake to sinfully sublime. [... more]

Carrot Cake Creativity

A creative variation of the favorite spring dessert, these Carrot Cake Cookies will become your new baking obsession. Light and fluffy with a generous layer of cream cheese frosting in between, they dare you to eat just one. The chewy bites of carrot mixed and crunchy walnuts or pecans perfectly complement the yummy cake-like batter. Super moist and full of flavor, these carrot cake cookies make the perfect after-dinner treat or midday snack. We recommend doubling the recipe because 12 cookies won’t last long!

5 de Mayo: Margarita Madness

Do you prefer your margarita on the rocks or frozen? With or without salt? While options on the classic margarita exist, you can experiment with this classic drink favorite in so many more interesting and flavorful ways. Some versions tend to be overpowered by their fruity components, but this Ginger Pineapple Margarita offers just the right flavor combo of spice and sweetness. The recipe takes a bit of preparation time, so we recommend making a big batch to freeze for later.

Ultimate Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella usually finds itself consumed via the end of a large spoon, but one taste of these sinfully rich chocolate Nutella Cupcakes and you’ll find yourself gleefully parting with not one but two jars of the scrumptious chocolate hazelnut spread. This decadent dessert features a Nutella filling as well as a Nutella buttercream frosting. And to top it off, each mini-cake is crowned with a delicious Ferrero Rocher candy. Bake a batch of Erica’s Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever on Sunday, and you’ll thank yourself every day for [... more]

Dessert Sandwich

Juicy roasted strawberries, bitter dark chocolate, creamy melted brie, and crusty bread make a peculiar but delicious combination in this sophisticated variation on a childhood classic. Served as either a sweet lunch option or a creative dessert, Roasted Strawberry, Brie + Chocolate Grilled Cheese requires minimal preparation, so you can whip the sandwich up in a hurry. But if you don’t want to share yours, you’ll need to make several, because the sweet aroma will entice everyone within scent-distance. Consider yourself warned.

Summer Rum

If you love to experiment with cocktails but haven’t met your match yet, may we introduce you to the Lemon Rum Drop. Spring’s warm weather turns every evening into happy hour, and this sweet-and-sour sipper delivers the perfect splash. This particular recipe uses Brugal Extra Dry Rum, but feel free to substitute whatever you have on hand. The sour punch comes from the lemons and limes, of course, while a shot of agave nectar injects the right amount of sweetness. So next time it’s a cocktail-drinking kind [... more]

Premium Oreo Milkshake

Milkshakes are arguably summer’s coolest dessert. This Classic Oreo version uses premium ingredients to give the drink a deliciously rich, chocolate flavor. So double the recipe, and fill your blender to the top. We can guarantee that you won’t be the only one slurping one down. For a hint of mocha flavor, try adding some shavings of Hershey’s chocolate and a splash of coffee extract. If you’re still craving more chocolate, throw in a few extra Oreos. We promise not to tell!

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Muffins

Requiring no silverware and just two bites to consume, muffins make a satisfying breakfast or snack for those of us on the go. This recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins—which yields 12 to 15 moist, fluffy mini-cakes—takes just 15 minutes of prep time and 18 minutes to cook. The subtle nuttiness of the poppy seeds combines with the light lemon flavor to create a fresh taste. Drizzled on top, the light glaze, a mixture of lemon juice and powdered sugar, makes the muffins moist and that first [... more]

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

As visually appealing as it is delicious, Salted Caramel Coffee Double Chocolate Cake satisfies your sweet tooth in one bite. Although it’s gluten-, refined sugar-, and dairy-free, this three-layer cake won’t weigh you down, but that doesn’t take away from its sinful taste. The rich, dark chocolate ganache deepens the flavor and offers heart-healthy benefits. While the cake does require some time and effort to make, it’s worth the wait. Drenched with an ample amount of salted caramel, this cake looks as good as it tastes.

Easter Morning Waffles

Whether you celebrate big or small this Easter, this recipe must make its way to your kitchen table come Sunday morning. While classic Belgium waffles are hard to beat, Carrot Cake Waffles will give them a run for their money. Moist and fluffy, just like the popular namesake cake, each bite melts in your mouth. A sinfully rich cinnamon maple cream cheese spread serves as the “icing” on these cakey treats. Sprinkle a few extra raisins on top to give them a sweet burst of flavor and [... more]

Made in the Shade

Perfect for an outdoor get together, this refreshing Cane Sugar Blackberry Limeade will help you and your guests beat the summer heat. Whether you use frozen strawberries or fresh ones (we opt for fresh every time), this savory concoction quenches your thirst deliciously. A full cup of raw cane sugar and juice squeezed from the blackberries provide ample sweetness, while the limes add a tartness that balances all that sugary goodness. So find a shady spot and kick back with a glass (or two) of this ice-cold [... more]

Sweet Tooth Soother

Chocolate cravings happen a few hours after dinner. You’re settled in for the night and then—wham!—it hits you. And it never fails that there’s no chocolate to be found! Why not keep something on hand for when that massive sweet tooth hits? This dairy-, egg-, and gluten-free (don’t let that scare you) chocolate pudding uses almond milk and maple syrup to seriously amp up the rich flavor. Even though this recipe takes a lighter route, you won’t be disappointed. Rich, creamy, and equally decadent, Vegan Chocolate Pudding [... more]

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