Chocolate Birthday Cake

This is too rich for any other occasion but for a birthday, who can resist (unless you’re gluten-intolerant and/or dairy intolerant). Based on a fairly famous recipe from the NY Times. Ingredients For the Cake 2 sticks (226 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature (plus more for the pan) ⅔ cup (56 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-processed (plus… Continue reading Chocolate Birthday Cake

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Modified from David Lebovitz’s blog and book, Sweet Life in Paris. Ingredients 8 tablespoons (115g) salted or unsalted butter, cut into pieces 6 ounces 170g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 1/4 cup (25g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder (if not Dutch processed, see below) 3 large eggs 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract… Continue reading Dulce de Leche Brownies