Desserts

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cups

1 Chill the coconut milk: The night before making this dessert, chill the unopened can of coconut milk (standing upright) in the fridge for at least 8 hours until solidified. (Be sure not to shake the can or turn it over. You want the fats to separate from the liquid, undisturbed.) 2 Scoop out the solid coconut cream: When ready ...

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Chocolate Frosting

MAKE THE CAKE (Makes one 9-by-13-inch rectangle)      1 Prepare the pan and preheat the oven: Heat the oven to 350F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch cake pan, dust the pan with flour, and tap out the excess. (Or line the pan with parchment paper and butter the paper.) 2 Combine the dry ingredients: In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, ...

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Coconut Whipped Cream

Print Photography Credit: Sabrina Modelle If you are dairy-free, you might have thought whipped cream was a thing of the past. Surprise! It turns out that you can whip the heck out of a can of coconut cream and make yourself an extraordinary topping for pie, hot chocolate, or any dessert. To make coconut whipped cream, you just need a ...

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Print Photography Credit: Sabrina Modelle This rich and velvety vegan chocolate pudding is sure to satisfy even the most serious chocolate craving. It may look and taste fancy, but this dairy-free dessert contains just two simple ingredients and takes less that 20 minutes to prepare. The texture of this pudding is dense and rich thanks to full-fat coconut milk and good-quality dark chocolate. ...

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Classic Vanilla and Chocolate Marbled Bundt Cake

I do love a good bundt cake. I feel like they’re somehow less fussy and formal than layer cake, but still, you know… Cake. That’s why I zeroed right in on this recipe for Vanilla and Chocolate Marbled Bundt Cake in my friend Irvin Lin’s new cookbook, Marbled, Swirled, and Layered.  He makes it with a chocolate-coffee syrup swirled into the batter. Plus ...

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Christmas Crack

Feel free to add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts or coconut flakes on top once you’ve poured the melted chocolate. Method 1 Preheat the oven to 400F. Line the saltine crackers in a single layer on a jelly roll pan (10 x 15 inches). (Do NOT line the pan with foil or parchment; the crackers should easily release from the ...

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Chocolate Peppermint Swiss Roll

1 Preheat oven to 450F. Position a baking rack in the center of the oven. 2 Prepare the baking sheet: Spray a 13 x 17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, line bottom with parchment paper, then spray again and dust with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess. Set aside. 3 Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt for ...

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Slice-and-Bake Pistachio Butter Cookies

Method 1 Make the cookie dough: In a small bowl, stir the egg yolk and vanilla. Cut the butter into a few chunks. In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Pulse just until mixed. Add the butter chunks and pulse just until the mixture forms crumbs. Add the yolk mixture, scraping the small bowl with a rubber ...

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Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Buttercream

MAKE THE CAKE (Makes two 9-inch cake rounds) 1 Prepare the pans and preheat the oven: Heat the oven to 350F. Butter two 9-inch circular layer cake pans. Dust each pan with flour, and tap out the excess. Line the bottom of each pan with a circle of parchment paper. 2 Combine the dry ingredients: In a bowl, whisk the ...

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Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Print Photography Credit: Irvin Lin Thin and crispy oatmeal lace cookies can seem magical if you have never made them before, but they are actually very easy. Just melt sugar and butter, and then add the oats and flour to make a thin batter. Don’t be scared of how thin it seems! The cookies spread and caramelize in the oven, ...

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