The Perfect Combo: Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Cups

So you may be wondering, What does she mean? “The Perfect Combo”? And I would confirm, Yes. The Perfect Combo. You see, strawberries and chocolate are a classic combination and insanely good together. I mean, chocolate covered strawberries are pretty hard to beat. But add that classic flavor combination to another perfect combo, cheesecake and brownies, and you get something out-of-this-world spectacular! So basically, these Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Cups are the ultimate mash-up of perfect combinations: strawberry/chocolate and cheesecake/brownie! (Really, wants not to love? I know you want to click the “read more” button below…)

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Literally the Best Thing Ever: German Chocolate Cake

So as you can tell from the title, I really like German Chocolate Cake, which shouldn’t surprise you because pretty much everything I make I somehow incorporate coconut into it. But when I say this recipe is “Literally the Best Thing Ever,” believe me. Go make this. Become German (actually, did you know that German Chocolate Cake isn’t even German? Yeah, kind of like French Fries aren’t even French. I’ll explain this later in the post). And by the way, this is my go-to dessert recipe, it isn’t all that complicated and it gives insanely delicious results. So next time you have a birthday party, company coming over, or you just really want to bake a cake, make this.

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Chocolate Rebel: Chocolate Fried Chicken

Chocolate isn’t just for dessert anymore. Chocolate can add depth of flavor, a hint of bitterness, and an extra somethin’-somethin’ to any savory dish when applied correctly. So why not combine two of the most extraordinary foods into one? This, ladies and gentlemen, is a match made in Heaven. Say “hello” to Chocolate and Fried Chicken’s baby, and don’t plan on saying “bye” anytime soon!

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Happy Birthday Dad: Momofuku Milk Bar’s Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pie: a perfectly buttery, flaky pie crust topped with a fluffy banana cream and lightly sweetened whipped cream. Or so you may think… Momofuku Milk Bar, made famous for their cereal milk, compost cookies, and crack pie, takes the traditional and elevates it to new levels. This banana cream pie consists of a chocolately crust reminiscent of a graham cracker crust. On top of this unusual crust is a bright yellow, luscious, banana-flavor-packed cream.  Trust me, this recipe will change the way you look at banana cream pie forever. Happy birthday, Dad. I know you will enjoy a slice.

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Some Days Just Require Chocolate: Triple Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake

Ah, chocolate. One of the greatest inventions, alongside the wheel, the internet, and many others. Chocolate. This basic ingredient crucial for the creation of the chocolate chip cookie, molten lava cake, and of course, this microwave mug cake. But this Triple Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake, unlike the molten lava cake or chocolate soufflé, only takes three minutes to create. The results are heavenly: deep chocolate flavor, light and fluffy texture, and the perfect amount for one serving. So let’s get baking (or should I say, microwaving?)!

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Almond-Chocolate Microwave Mug Torte (As Requested: A Gluten-Free Mug Cake!)

So a friend of mine recently went gluten-free and noticed that most of my mug cakes and other creations included some form of gluten. And did you know that 1 in 5 Americans actively include gluten-free food in their diet? So for all of you viewers out their gluten-free, this one’s for you! Even if you’re not gluten-free, I would definitely recommend making this rich, decadent, dense, and chocolatey microwave mug tort. It has only has 5 ingredients and takes 1 minute to cook, so what are you waiting for? Whip out that mug and let’s make us a delectable, gluten-free, single-serving dessert!
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