Keyword: Cocoa


I’ve been writing articles about food and baking for over ten years—I’m guessing several thousand articles. Sometimes the well just seems to run dry.  But for a magazine that we […]

Ask the Baker: Answers to Popular Questions





Whipped cream makes scrumptious frosting–better than butter or shortening-based buttercream frosting.  And it’s easy to make fabulous whipped cream. How to Make Fabulous Whipped Cream We use caramel whipped cream […]

How to Turn Your Whipped Cream into Frosting



What You can Learn from a Blondie? These blondies are really good, so good that a major company commissioned us to make them a blondie mix.  The original Chocolate Caramel […]

The Blondies and the Baking Lessons


“How much chocolate can you put in a brownie before it’s too much chocolate?” We asked ourselves that question years ago—and then went to work to solve it.  Batch after […]

How much chocolate is too much chocolate?



I may have the most fun job on the planet!   I’m a food explorer.  I have an office just down the hall from the test kitchen.  I don’t do all […]

Seven Kitchen Breakthroughs I Love




“You’ll never go back to plain vanilla whipped cream.” We tell people that all the time.  It’s true.  Let them taste caramel whipped cream.  Caramel whipped cream is stunning. Make […]

How to Design your Own Fancy Whipped Cream





Still got Zucchini? Make a Chocolate Zucchini Cake In this post, you will find recipes for a pound cake made in a loaf, a bundt cake, and layer cake. You’ll […]

Zucchini Chocolate Cake



Extraordinary Whoopie Pies and How They’re Made These are not your ordinary whoopie pies.  We served whoopie pies in our store. Instead of two cake-like cookies sandwiched with frosting, we […]

How to Make Whoopie Pies




5-Minute Fudge from the Prepared Pantry
This fudge is so easy that it’s ridiculous. Just mix it up in a bowl, stick it in the microwave to melt the chocolate, and pour it into a pan. […]

5-Minute Fudge


“How much chocolate can you put in a brownie before it’s too much chocolate?” We asked ourselves that question years ago—and then went to work to solve it.  Batch after […]

How much chocolate is too much chocolate?



Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake With only four ingredients and three steps, this is an easy flourless cake. And it’s scrumptious—perfect to make for your family or sweetheart. As with other […]

Flourless Chocolate Cake in 3 Easy Steps





Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake “We’ve made dozens of these flourless chocolate cakes and served them to our customers in the store plus we’ve used them in classes. This is the […]

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake