Mocha Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Filling

Coffee Buttercream Roses

Hey friends!

I’m so happy to be back in my kitchen baking you all some sweet treats. After a long work week, spending a day off with some chocolate and a whisk is the perfect antidote to stress. With this recipe, I think you’ll feel the same.

Chocolate cupcakes with gooey ganache filling

These bad boys are especially fun to make. Not only are the cupcakes themselves super easy to whip together, but the filling is deliciously dark and the buttercream tastes like like rich, creamy coffee ice cream. You may find yourself eating it with a spoon before it even gets the chance to sit atop a cupcake. And that’s quite alright. Continue reading

Chocolate Banana Cake

Like most other things in life, this blog mostly consists of happy little accidents.

And as much as I am against the consumer-driven holiday that is Valentine’s Day, I’ve made it my mission to create something actually worth celebrating. Even if you’re anti-hallmark-holiday like I am, you cannot deny chocolate. Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies {Levain Copycat Recipe}

Levain Copycat Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Stack

Stop what you’re doing and listen up.

This hunk of chocolatey butter needs to be in your life. More specifically, it needs to be in your mouth.

Cooling chocolate walnut cookies

I know I’m not the first (or even the hundredth) to recreate the Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies. But, I have been making cookies for a long time. My mom’s been baking cookies for a long time. And I’m sorry, but her cookies are better than Levain’s.

Yeah. I said it. Continue reading

Mayan Chocolate Cookies

Mayan Cookies Plate

Friends, I think I may have just fallen in love this year on Valentine’s Day. That’s right, I’m in love. I have fallen in love with the beautiful craft of baking. Especially cookies.

Mayan Cookie Close Up

About a year ago, Leili gave me a cookie mix created by the amazing Ashley Rodriguez and from there I baked my first batch of perfect cookies. For months, I kept the empty container so I could read the ingredients and set out on my own to create my perfect cookies. I’ve concocted several recipes since that time and have had wonderful feedback, but I’m still chasing after more perfect cookies. Who doesn’t love a good cookie to sweeten up their day? Continue reading