Double Chocolate Muffins Saturday, Jun 29 2013 

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Summer is just flying by here in the Chicago burbs! I am loving every minute of it! I especially lazy mornings pool side 🙂 Taking time to make the kiddos something incredible to munch on is one of my favorite things to indulge in. We all love chocolate here. Who doesn’t right?!?!?!  So todays special treat was double chocolate muffins!!! They loved them by the way 🙂 Basic, simple, and oh so decadent.

 

Dry Ingredients

2 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa

3/4 cup sugar

3 teas baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375

use muffin liners or grease pans

In bowl mix dry ingredients and chips, set aside

in another bowl whisk wet ingredients

add dry to wet fold but do not over mix.

Scoop into liners bake 15-18 or until spring back when touched.

 

Chocolate Creme filled Strawberries! Thursday, Jun 20 2013 

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I  was looking for a new idea for strawberries. I’ve done the cheesecake filled ones. They are amazing! I’ve seen inside out Chocolate Berries. Also look amazing. I decided to make a Chocolate Cheesecake filling. And oh my my they are AMAZING! here’s what I used

1 Quart hulled Strawberries

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese (soft)

1/4 c heavy cream

1/4 c cocoa

1/2 c powdered sugar.

Beat cream cheese till fluffy and smooth, slowly add in heavy cream. Beat about 2 min. On low speed slowly add cocoa and sugar. Fill berries, chill serve ENJOY!

Nutella Pecan filled Banana Muffins Wednesday, Jun 5 2013 

Ohhh here’s another case of just can’t leave well enough alone! Yes, banana muffins are good. But, fill them with some nutella, pecans and sea salt and they are even better. I even got I think I’m in love out of my 15 year old over these!! Sooo  if you would like your kids to be in love with a muffin rather then well you get the meaning… Feed them these bad boys 🙂

Simple banana muffin recipe. Makes 12 average size muffins. Line the pans and turn the oven to 350.

Mash 3 bananas

3/4 c Sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup melted butter

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp sea salt

1 small jar nutella

1/2 chopped pecans

Sift flour, baking soda. set aside

melt butter, add bananas, sugar, egg.

Fold flour mix into banana mix

Fill the bottom about 1/4 c mix of the muffin cups. Carefully add about 1 tbs of nutella on the top of batter, spread out with a spoon. This can be tricky not to mix into batter. Sprinkle pecans over top of nutella, Sprinkle sea salt on pecans. Top with about 1/4 c batter. Bake at 350 for about 25-30, Done when they spring bake. For extra decadence top with drizzle of caramel sauce!!

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Oreo Swirly Chocolate Bundt Cake! Saturday, Jun 1 2013 

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Oreos and Chocolate Cake. Oh YES! This is a very simple but elegant cake. I used a small silicone bundt. The recipe can be used for a single layer cake or even a spring form. Heres the list of ingredients!

1 can sweetened condensed milk

4 eggs

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup cocoa

4 Tbs Butter melted

1 sleeve or about 12 oreos

2 Tbs powdered sugar

Grease and flour pan. Preheat oven to 350. In mixer bowl add sweetened milk, eggs, flour, baking powder, and melted butter. Mix well on low speed, stir in 8 crumbled oreos. Pour into pan and bake for 40 mins. 

Let cook for 10 mins, remove from pan on to cooling rack. After cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar, fine chop remaining oreos sprinkle on top, melt 2 squares semi sweet chocolate, drizzle on top.

ENJOY!!!!

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