Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding

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Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding

Yields: 0ne 9″ x 13″

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box Brownie Mix (approximately 18 ounces, get the 9×13 pan size)
  • Eggs, water, and oil called for on the brownie mix box
  • 1 package (about 3.9 ounces) instant chocolate or chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk (regular or nonfat)
  • Ice cream or whipped cream for serving, optional
  • 12

Directions:

  1. Spray a 6-7 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare brownie mix as directed on the back of the box. Pour into prepared slow cooker.
  3. Whisk pudding mix and milk in a medium sized bowl until smooth. Pour carefully over the brownie mix in the crockpot.
  4. Cover the crock pot with a paper towel and place the lid on top (to catch the condensation). Cook on high power 2-3 hours. It will probably take at least 2 1/2 hours, but start checking it after 2. Some of the pudding stays on the top and stays wet looking, so you cannot trust the toothpick test and it will stay somewhat jiggly until it’s done. Watch the edges – when they look somewhat dry and done, then the pudding is ready. Baking time will be different for every slow cooker, but after 3 hours on high it should be done. You don’t want to overcook it or the brownie (which is on the bottom) will be dry.
  5. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Store in an airtight container in the regfrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes:

You can also make this with cake mix and any flavor pudding. I made this with sugar-free cake mix and sugar-free pudding and it also worked!

source : crazyforcrust

Fudgy Brownies: Whole Wheat with Pumpkin

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Fudgy Brownies: Whole Wheat with Pumpkin

Yield:  9″ x 13″

INGREDIENTS:

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate (like BAKERS)

1-3/4 cups (one 15 oz. can) unflavored pureed pumpkin

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (same as ground flaxseed)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups (one 10 oz. bag) dark chocolate chips, divided

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, divided

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Directions

Spray or grease 9×13 baking pan; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chop unsweetened chocolate bar into 10-12 pieces, and to a  large microwaveable bowl, and microwave on high. Stop and stir every 30 seconds until there are a few chunks left that can be stirred and melted in. (Total microwave time is approx. 2 min.; actual time may vary).

To bowl with melted chocolate, add pumpkin, sugar, and vanilla and stir until uniformly mixed. Add flour, flaxseed, baking powder, and salt; stir until just combined– don’t over mix.  Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup nuts, just until evenly distributed.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread evening. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 nuts evenly over top of batter.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until set in middle and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with only moist crumbs. (If toothpick comes in contact with a melted chocolate chip, it will be coated in melted chocolate when it is removed. If so test in another place until you’ve tested a spot without a chocolate chip.)

Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

source:  theyummylife

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

INGREDIENTS:

For the Crust

  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour, buckwheat flour (or all-purpose flour for a non-gluten-free version)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For the Cheesecake

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 large eggs

For the Ganache

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Note: If you need these cheesecakes to be gluten-free, make sure all your ingredients are certified gluten-free.

Directions:

For the Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a pan with 12 muffin liners. Note that this crust recipe does not work in regular pie pans and only as mini cheesecakes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using an electric hand mixer, beat in the butter at low speed until thoroughly combined and a dough forms. If you have trouble incorporating it, use your hands. It’ll be sticky.
  3. Divide the dough between the muffin liners (I used 19 grams of dough per liner). Press the dough down with the bottom of a shot glass. If using gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour or all-purpose flour, bake for 11-13 minutes or until the surface of the crust no longer appears wet. Move on to the next step. If using buckwheat, bake for 14 minutes. The crusts will appear very bubbly and liquid. Remove from the oven, let cool for a minute, and then use the shot glass again to lightly press down (which will remove the holes).
  4. After baking, the crust will still be soft but will firm slightly as it cools. Let cool for 10 minutes while you prepare the cheesecake.

For the Cheesecake

  1. Turn the oven down to to 325°F.
  2. With an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and salt and beat on low until well combined.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating on low after every addition until thoroughly incorporated. Do not over mix!
  5. Fill each muffin liner to the top with cheesecake batter and bake for 20 minutes or until the middles of the cheesecakes are set and don’t jiggle when the pan is tapped.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the cheesecakes cool in the pan.
  7. Once completely cool (about 1 hour), remove the cheesecakes from the pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve. The wrappers come off neatly before and after refrigeration.
  8. Refrigerate the cheesecakes in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

For the Ganache

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the cream just until hot, steamy and on the verge of simmering. Remove from the heat.
  2. Pour this over the chocolate chips and stir until all the chocolate chips are completely melted.
  3. Let cool for about 20-30 minutes or until room temperature before pouring over the chilled cheesecakes.

source: mybakingaddiction

Chocolate Velvet Cake

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Chocolate Velvet Cake

Chocolate Velvet Cake with Chocolate Heritage Frosting gives a nod to the traditional Southern velvet cakes we all know and love while giving them a bit of an update. Full of rich, delicious chocolate flavor with that unmistakable velvet cake texture.

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup butter, softened

1½ cups granulated sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

2½ cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon espresso powder

1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

 

Chocolate Frosting:

Use any Chocolate frosting you want (see chocolate heritage frosting , chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream, chocolate frostings)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350o F. Prepare three 8-inch cake pans with butter and flour, taking care to remove any excess flour.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Add eggs one at a time, completely incorporating after each addition.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and espresso powder in a separate medium bowl, set aside.
  4. Pour buttermilk and vanilla into a measuring cup, set aside.
  5. Alternately, mix flour mixture and buttermilk mixture into butter mixture, beginning
  6. and ending with flour. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  7. Reduced speed of mixer and stir in baking soda, making sure incorporated into batter. Then, stir in the vinegar, taking care not to overmix.
  8. Distribute cake batter evenly into the three cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until cakes have gently pulled away from the edges of the cake pans and a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Cool in pans for about 10 minutes and then turn out onto cooling racks until cakes are completely cooled before frosting cake.

source:  addapinch

Chocolate Heritage Frosting

 

Chocolate Heritage Frosting

Heritage frosting is made by cooking flour and milk over low heat until it is thick, then allowing it to cool completely. As it cools, you whip together butter, sugar and vanilla until they are light and fluffy before adding the butter mixture to the cooled flour mixture and whipping until it resembles fluffy whipped cream.

INGREDIENTS:

6 tablespoons flour

2 cups whole milk, room temperature

2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook flour and milk over medium high heat until thickened, approximately three minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. After flour and milk mixture has cooled, cream together butter, sugar, and cocoa until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
  2. Add flour and milk mixture to butter mixture and beat until it has reached a whipped cream consistency. Add vanilla and beat one additional minute.

source:  addapinch

Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 6 big pcs

INGREDIENTS:

  • 113g unsalted butter
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 190g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 130g chocolate chips
  • 4 – 5 rashers of cooked smoked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 pack of Rolos
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350/176C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter for 40 seconds to just barely melt it.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and the egg, and mix until just incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until a crumbly dough forms. Add the chocolate chips and bacon, and mix until just incorporated.
  4. Divide the dough to make six cookies, each cookie having two scoops of dough. Place one scoop of dough onto the prepared baking tray, gently press a Rolo into the centre, then place the second scoop of dough on top, then roll into a ball so both parts stick together. Do this for all the cookies.
  5. Bake for 14 – 15 minutes. If you made smaller cookies, bake for less minutes. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely…

source :  marshasbakingaddiction

Paleo Gluten Free Brownies

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Paleo Gluten Free Brownies

INGREDIENTS:

125g (1 cup) blanched almond flour (also called almond powder in international supermarkets)

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda (called natron in Norwegian)

115g (4 ounces) baking chocolate (70+% cacao), roughly chopped or in disks

7 Medjool dates, pits removed

3 large eggs

125ml (½ cup) coconut oil, melted

Seeds from 1 vanilla pod

½ teaspoon vanilla stevia

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Spray your baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 175C/350F.
  2. Add the almond flour, salt and baking soda to the bowl of food processor and pulse together. Add in the chocolate pieces and pulse again until the mixture resembles sand, before adding in the dates. Pulse the mix again until the dates are finely chopped and well incorporated into the mixture. Be sure to pulse in the ingredients in the right order as this helps them incorporate better into the mixture.
  3. Next, add your eggs into the mix all at once, and pulse the machine until they are fully incorporated. Finally, add in the coconut oil, vanilla seeds, and stevia then pulse until the mixture is smooth. It should look like dark brown silly putty, and be very pliable.
  4. Add the mixture to the baking pan and smooth the top with a spoon, rubber or offset spatula. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 hours, before serving.

source: thanksforthefood

Gluten-Free Chocolate Tea Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Tea Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Tea Cake

 Yields:  8.5″x4.5″

Prep Time : 15 mins
Total time: 1 hrs, 45mins

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick vegetable oil spray

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup unsalted, roasted almonds, plus 2 tablespoons chopped

7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (61%–72% cacao), coarsely chopped

½ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¾ cup granulated sugar, divided

4 large eggs, separated

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

1 tablespoon raw sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly coat a 8½x4½” loaf pan with nonstick spray. Pulse cocoa powder and 1 cup almonds in a food processor until very finely ground, about 1 minute.
  • Microwave chocolate and ¼ cup water in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second intervals (or heat in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water), stirring occasionally, until melted. Whisk in oil and salt, then almond mixture and half of granulated sugar, then egg yolks.
  • Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy. With motor running, gradually add remaining granulated sugar; beat egg whites to firm peaks.
  • Gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture in 2 additions, folding just until incorporated each time. Scrape batter into prepared pan; top with chopped almonds and raw sugar. Bake cake until top is firm when gently pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 50–60 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cake cool in pan 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack and let cool completely.
  • Do Ahead: Cake can be baked 4 days ahead. Store tightly wrapped at room temperature.

source:  Chris Morocco @ bonappetit

Halloween Cupcakes

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Halloween Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups AP flour

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

2 large eggs

3/4 cup warm water

3/4 cup buttermilk

3 tbsp canola oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease or line your muffin tin.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, water, buttermilk, and vanilla, and mix until the lumps are gone, scraping the bowl as you go along.
  4. Fill the muffin tins 3/4 full, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick pulls out clean.
  5. Let cool. To fill with pudding, slice off a circle in the top of the cupcake, much like you would when removing the top of a pumpkin for carving. Plop some pudding into the hole, and press the cupcake lid back down. Easy!

 

Halloween Buttercream

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter

3-4 cups icing sugar

1 tbsp vanilla

a few drops of orange food colouring

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Whip butter in bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Gradually add icing sugar and vanilla until desired consistency is reached. Beat in food colouring until evenly orange.
  3. If icing is too thick, add a tsp of milk or cream at a time until it softens

source:  leannebakes

Melted Witch Cupcakes

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Melted Witch Cupcakes

 Yields:  24 pcs
Prep time: 1 hr
Total Cooking Time:  1 hr

 

INGREDIENTS:

24 chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled (see chocolate cupcake recipes)

Green buttercream frosting (recipe below)

Chocolate ganache (recipe below or see chocolate ganache recipes)

24 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

12 Oreo cookies, separated with the frosting scraped off

Buttercream Frosting:

3 sticks salted butter, slightly softened

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup heavy cream

6 cups powdered sugar

a few drops green and yellow food coloring

Chocolate Ganache:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy cream

4 Tablespoons light corn syrup or honey

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Prepare frosting: In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, vanilla, and heavy cream on medium low speed until combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add powdered sugar and a few drops of yellow and green food coloring until just combined. Increase mixer speed to high and beat for one minute, until fluffy and smooth.

Using tiny dabs of frosting, attach Hershey Kisses to Oreo halves to form witch hats. Set aside.

Frost cupcakes generously and place in the refrigerator for about an hour, until frosting is slightly chilled.

Prepare ganache: In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and cream, stopping every 20 seconds to stir until melted and smooth. Stir in corn syrup, then let cool and thicken just a bit. Spoon over cupcakes and let set for just a few minutes, then top with an Oreo witch hat

source:  confessionsofacookbookqueen