Perfect Chocolate Malt Layer Cake

Chocolate Malt Layer Cake is dense, moist and totally decadent. Chopped malted milk balls add flavor and crunch. You need this dessert! There are many sweet flavor pairings I adore, and chocolate + malt is right at the top of that list. Maybe it’s the nostalgia factor, because I can still clearly remember the first time I tried malted milk balls in the fifth grade. There’s something about childhood food memories that makes the flavors taste that much better, you

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Bittersweet Brownies with Matcha Frosting + The Stigma of Bipolar Disorder

An easy recipe for Bittersweet Brownies with Matcha Frosting + a discussion on the stigma associated with bipolar disorder. “Never give someone a reason not to hire you” – a well-meaning friend.  Frozen. How many times have I used that word to describe myself in the past few months? I’ve lost count. I said it when I wrote a post discussing how sad I am about the state of things in the US right now. I turned off commenting on that post because

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Macerated Strawberries

You’re going to love this decadent chocolate cake with macerated strawberries! Talk about a special treat for your next dinner party. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! California Strawberries asked me to created a classic, decadent chocolate layer cake that was bursting with fresh berries. How could I say no to that? If you’re looking for a showstopper, look no further. This cake isn’t just perfect for February 14th. It’s perfect all year round for chocolate and strawberry lovers.

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Salted Chocolate-Swirled Tahini Cashew Bars

These decadent Salted Chocolate-Swirled Tahini Cashew Bars are soft, rich, and a perfect balance of flavors. Perfect for parties! I suppose these are technically blondies, but I get a bit confused by the terminology I see floating around these days. It doesn’t take much perusing to find recipes for lemon “brownies” (sans chocolate) or “blondies” that are actually loaded with chocolate. Between the chocolate topping, the tahini, the cashew butter, and the salt, I decided the title was already long enough

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Chocolate Tart with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt

This Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt is rich, decadent and perfect for parties. People will beg you for the recipe! Over the years I’ve shared many recipes for tarts, galettes and pies. I often write about techniques for working with dough, but I’d like to try and visually demonstrate some of the methods I’ve been describing. Eventually maybe I’ll work my way up to video tutorials, but one step at a time! My friend recently hosted a

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Yellow Sheet Cake With Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting is a perfect cake to serve at parties! Your guests will love it! I share a lot of layer cake recipes here. It’s my thing. If you’ve visited this site before, you’ve probably seen my chocolate espresso layer cake or my cardamom vanilla bean layer cake. I find them relaxing to prepare and beautiful to gaze upon. But there are many steps involved, and I use a lot of specialty equipment. The truth

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Malted Milk Chocolate Bourbon Ice Cream

You don’t want to miss this recipe for Malted Milk Chocolate Bourbon Ice Cream. It’s a decadent, boozy treat that’s perfect for homemade ice cream lovers. Savory Simple has gotten a makeover! I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the past few weeks so I could focus on fine tuning the new design. I hope you all love it as much as I do. Homemade ice cream is one of my absolute favorite things to prepare, and I can think

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Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Melting Hearts

Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Melting Hearts is the perfect end to a romantic meal. All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter & a few ingredients! It’s almost Valentine’s Day! You should totally make this. If you’re not a fan of this particular holiday but like the concept, make melting stars instead. Or melting whatever-cookie-cutters-you-have.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies are delicate, flaky & buttery. This easy recipe uses 6 basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand! Cabin fever never seems to hit me quite as hard as others, and I’m assuming that’s partly because I work from home. I’m used to spending extended stretches of time in one space, though under normal circumstances I try to leave at least once per day. Even during the blizzard, I was able to take a walk

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Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Love Bailey’s Irish Cream? You need to try making it from scratch! Homemade Irish Cream is so easy and it tastes AMAZING. I’ve recently begun delving into the world of homemade liqueurs, and it’s a lot of fun. My friend Shannon got me started when she suggested we make a Romanian cherry drink called Vișinată, which is made from freshly picked sour cherries, granulated sugar, and alcohol. It’s really good. I didn’t document the process for the blog (I will do so

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