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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

If anyone else is living with a cookie monster disquised as a grown man then you know how frustrating it is to spend a good amount of time baking a batch of cookies only to have them disappear in less than one day.  So much time and effort gone in the blink of an eye.

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Quick and Easy Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake

If you have a craving for chocolate and a massive sweet tooth then this Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake recipe is for you!  I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to try it.

What I like most about this recipe is it’s simplicity.  Just a few ingredients thrown in a crockpot for a couple of hours.  Not fuss, just walk away and come back to a hot and gooey delicious cake.

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Chocolate Mint Oreo Cake

September 27, 2012

I know I’ve mentioned this before but hubs loves anything mint and chocolate.  But he absolutely loathes cupcakes!  So when I found this recipe for Chocolate Mint Oreo Cupcakes I knew I had to somehow convert it to cake form.  It looked so delicious and I loved the idea of  whole Oreos on the bottom.

I decided to make mine in a 13×9 baking dish instead.  I simply just lined the bottom of my glass dish with the whole Oreos and followed the rest of the recipe as is, except for adjusting the cooking time too.  The cake version turned out really well.  The cake was moist and the icing was just the right amount of sweet and minty.

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Chocolate Pudding Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Boxed store brand cake mixes are good but you can make them even better by adjusting the ingredients just a bit.  By tweaking it a little it makes the cake super moist.  I always get a bunch of compliments  and people are surprised that it’s just a simple doctored up cake mix.

I made this chocolate cake for hubs on Valentines Day; hence the red, white and pink M&M’s on top.  The cake is so soft and moist and the icing is perfectly sweet without being too sugary sweet.

Chocolate Pudding Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Pudding Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Ingredients:

1 boxed Devil’s Food cake mix
1 box instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350°.  Mix together all of the above ingredients.  Spray baking pans (I used two 9″ rounds) with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour batter into pan and bake according to cake mix directions, or until toothpick comes out clean (around 25 minutes for the round pans).  Let cool completely before icing.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
4oz cream cheese, room temp
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 – 6 tablespoons milk
plain M&M candies (optional)

1.  Beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Gradually start adding in the powdered sugar and milk, alternating each.  You may not use all of the milk.  Use as much as you need to reach the consistency you’d like.  Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

2.  Frost your cake and sprinkle M&Ms on top if desired.  Enjoy!

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