Category: Chocolate

Chocolate Macaroon Tart

Chocolate Macaroon Tart Every two weeks, I attend the Mathematician’s Potluck at George and Bettina’s house.  This has become my testing ground for new recipes, and last night I had a hit with this luscious tart . This gluten-free vegan treat is calorie-dense;  of course, you only need to have a tiny slice, right?  In…

Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake The days are getting cooler here in the Midwest, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice season is upon us.  Okay, I did choose the pumpkin pancakes when we went to the diner for Saturday breakfast, but all the same, a little pumpkin spice goes a long way. Despite my natural culinary cynicism,…

The Best (vegan) Chocolate Cake EVER

It’s my birthday on 10. June, so I’m making this cake for the mathematicians potluck, as the closest thing to a birthday part (given that I’ll be in Santa Barbara for my actual birthday, getting my braces removed).  Lots to celebrate, for sure! Vegan Chocolate Cake Seriously, this is the best chocolate cake recipe I’ve…

Four For Fudge Cake

Here’s another great WAR (Work Avoidance Ritual) to gladden the hearts of your household… or, in my case, the Mathematician’s Potluck next Wednesday! Four for Fudge Cake That’s right – only four ingredients (plus a pinch of salt). This is NOT vegan:  there are eggs, and possibly a bit of dairy in the chocolate, depending…

Vegan Buttercream Icing/Frosting

I’m making my Hazelnut-Pear Torte for a dinner party tomorrow, and researched some healthier-but-delicious buttercreams to go with it. So let’s leap in! In each case, the quantity will make enough to dress one 7” cake in two layers. Sweet Potato Buttercream – which tastes much better than it sounds. Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes,…

Vegan Brownies – yum!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE BROWNIES For a variety of health-related reasons, I’ve been attempting to go vegan. Truth to tell, it’s been a dismal failure, especially over Thanksgiving – partly because I cannot resist cooking for others, and partly because I love my once-a-year stuffing made with rye bread, fresh herbs, and a handful of sour cherries…