Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting and Drizzle

Is anyone else absolutely obsessed with watching cake decorating videos on Instagram?  They are literally HYPNOTIZING and very good at convincing you that yeah, you can totally make a huge four layer cake with icing succulents.  No problem at all. Well, I didn't try to get that extravagant with this cake.  But it was my … Continue reading Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting and Drizzle

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Salted Espresso Chocolate Donuts

I am a sucker for salt. It brings brightness of flavour to any baked good.  Cookies tasting a bit flat? Salt. Making a caramel tart? Salt. Chocolate? Salt. I'm not kidding. When I was in Napa, I came across Whole Spice at the Oxbow Public Market.  I could have spent the day there - they … Continue reading Salted Espresso Chocolate Donuts

Guinness Chocolate Donuts

Last St Patrick's Day I made Guinness chocolate cupcakes and proclaimed that all my future chocolate cakes would include Guinness.  I'm glad I decided to do the same with these donuts. Guinness adds a richness and "je ne sais quoi" that makes any chocolate cake or donut unbeatable.  This is the first time I've attempted … Continue reading Guinness Chocolate Donuts

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Icing

Cupcakes are essential for any birthday party, right? In the spirit of a friend's birthday and St.Patricks Day, I decided to whip up some Irish influenced cupcakes.  I had always heard rumblings about Guinness chocolate cake and I've gotta say I was impressed.  The cake texture is rich and decadent, yet it isn't too sweet … Continue reading Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Icing