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Chocolate Lava Poptarts

Dough Recipe:  1 1/4 cup flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/4 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp a water 1 1/3 sticks butter   Chocolate Filling: 1/2 cup dark chocolate 1/2 cup heavy cream Chocolate Icing:  1 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 egg white 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Water(1/4 teaspoon as needed)    Instructions: Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.  In a medium bowl add All-Purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and powdered sugar and whisk to combine.  Add cold cubes butter to the flour mixture and rub the butter in the flour with a fork or...

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Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Equipment: Stand mixer or hand mixer Cookie sheet  Ice cream scoops  Round cookie cutters    Recipe: 3 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 sticks salted butter 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips (plus more for rolling) 1 tub of vanilla ice cream  Instructions:  Preheat oven to 375° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.  Cream together the butter, shortening & sugars for  3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla, mix until it’s well incorporated.  Next add the flour and baking soda, mix until halfway incorporated (there should still be some...

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Black Forest Tart

  Black Forest Tart. An original recipe I came up with on the fly. At first I was attempting to make a black forest cookie but along the way it just made more sense to make a tart. I may not be that experienced when it comes to pies & tarts but I promise you this tart recipe is pretty much no fail. Even if it does, your'e guaranteed a tasty treat! This recipe has many components to it and it does take a bit of time to out together but it is one of those recipes that require multiple steps. Follow along and please feel free to comment any questions you may have. Equipment: Handmixer or Standmixer Tart Shell...

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Sponge Cake

Nothing better than a classic soft & fluffy sponge cake. I got this recipe from my mom who got it from an old coworker of hers from New York. I remember first trying this recipe when I was a little kid and thought it was bland (because there was no icing). Now that Im a full grown adult I can say that although it might not be my favorite type of cake, this may be hands down the best sponge cake you will try. Tips: Using room temperature eggs is best when making sponge cakes and will whip the eggs faster than cold eggs.    Equipment: Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer Standard Tube Pan    Sponge Cake: 1 1/4 cup...

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Coffee Cake Muffins

Do you like muffins? I asked a close friend of mine if they liked muffins. Their response was “No, it’s like eating a cupcake with no frosting” 🤭. Although I have to slightly agree, I have grown to love muffins and I want to share this easy versatile muffin recipe! I’ve used this recipe to make blueberry & chocolate chip muffins. Minus the addition of adding complimentary flavors like orange & lemon for the blueberry muffins or cinnamon for the chocolate chip muffins. For now I’ll share with you how to make my personal favorite, coffee cake muffins.   Equipment: Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer Muffin Pan Bowls Tips: For bakery styled/domed muffins bake each muffin in every other muffin...

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