Chocolate birthday cake

Tomorrow we have two birthdays at the office, so i am making my delicious chocolate cake…

Everyone loves this cake, it’s so chocolaty and moist..

I been making this chocolate cake since I was in high school, every time I baked it my brothers and sisters went crazy over it!

This time I topped the cake with homemade cranberry jam and buttercream frosting, two layers of cranberry jam and two layers of chocolate buttercream frosting…

First I did the crumb coat and I let it set in the fridge for half hour for the frosting to set a little, after half an hour I did a second coating to finished it off…

This is a homemade cake so I was not really worried about mastering the decorating part, the only concern I had is how would it taste… so a simple swirly wiggly touches with the offset spatula and I was done!

I was creative with the leftover crumbs, I lined a small cake pan with parchment paper for easy left, folded the sides and held them with a metal office clips…

Pressed the leftover crumbs in to the pan and made it in to a small cake, also I had a leftover frosting and I always have sprinkles in my pantry…

Frosting a little sprinkles and a mini cake was born for the little ones in my life to enjoy, well at least one of them was present at that moment!

Chocolate-Puffs

Chocolate-Puffs

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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I am not a chocolate lover; my kids take after their dads, for me it has to be a delicious dessert in order for me to enjoy chocolate! Also I am not a lover of overly sweet desserts… However, with these Puffs filled with all this ooey gooey chocolaty goodness, won me over today when I made them…

I had a package of whole-wheat Puff pastry squares and I did not know what to make with them, I have made them with cheese most of the time and they are absolutely, amazingly delicious, but I wanted to make a sweet treat, so I came up with this one.

I choose dark chocolate, and dusted it with sugar free powder sugar so my husband will be able to eat some of these delicious puffs.

These chocolaty puffs could be prepared quickly to serve after dinner or at any gathering.

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Preheat oven 375

Line up a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the egg with water and set aside.

.1 package of whole-wheat puff pastry, 22 oz. thawed overnight in the refrigerator

.1 bag dark chocolate morsels

.1 egg

.1 tbsp. water

.1/4 cup sugar free powder sugar

Roll out each square of puff pastry in one direction to create a 1/2 inch thick long sheet, cut to two strips.

In each strip line up 10 chocolate morsel length wise, roll the pastry tight and making sure all the chocolate covered.

Repeat until all the puffs are used.

Line up in on cookie sheet leaving 2 inches space between them.

With pastry brush, lightly brush the puffs with the egg wash.

Bake for 25-35 minutes.

Let the puffs cool in the pan for 5 minutes, dust with powder sugar and arrange on serving platter. Enjoy!

Chocolate chip muffins-sugar free

chocolate chip muffins

  • Servings: 6-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Chocolate chip is just delicious and heavenly on its own, but can you imagine a muffin filled with ooey gooey melt in your moth chocolaty goodness? it is just amazing.

These muffins are not your average sugar free muffins, one bite and you are hooked on the irresistible taste of the filled morsels.

The dark chocolate morsel were filled with Cherry filling and this was the first time baking with it, and it turned out delicious and added just the right flavor to the muffins. I will be using them again for sure!

I guarantee you will not eat just one or two or three :)!

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.1 bag 9 oz filled baking morsels

.1/2 cup brown sugar substitutes

.1 stick of butter

.1/4 cup low-fat milk

.1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

.1 tsp. baking soda

.1 tsp. baking soda

.1/4 tsp. salt

.1 tsp. vanilla

.1 large egg

Preheat oven 375

Line muffin pan and set aside.

In a stand mixer bowl, add butter and brown sugar substitutes and cream well until the butter is fluffy and the sugar dissolved.

Add egg and mix until incorporated, add Vanilla.

Sift flour; add baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

On low speed, add flour mix in thirds alternating with the low-fat milk.

With an ice-cream scope, fill muffin liner all the way up and bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove to cooling rack, and cool completely. Enjoy!