13 Show-Stopping Chocolate Cakes

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These 13 Chocolate Cakes will make you speechless. (Mainly, because your mouth will be full).

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake

Recipe here by Life, Love, Sugar

 

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Bourbon Cake 

Recipe here by Call me Cupcake

 

 

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake 

Recipe here by Domestic Gothess

Cannoli Cake Chocolate 

Recipe here by The Seaside Baker

 

Salted Caramel Snickers Cake

Recipe here by Half Baked Harvest

 

Chocolate Brigadeiro Cake 

Recipe here by House Recipes

 

S’mores Cake Chocolate 

Recipe here by The Gunnysack

Black Forest Chocolate 

Recipe here by Evil Twin

 

White Chocolate Truffle Raspberry Tuxedo Cake 

Recipe here by Rock Recipes

 

Chocolate Orange Cake 

Recipe here by Taming Twins

 

Chocolate Pistschio Cake 

Recipe here by Baked by an Introvert 

 

Turtle Chocolate Chocolate 

Recipe here by Liv for Cake

Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Dulche de Leche Frosting

Recipe here by Pint Sized Baker

 

This Valentine’s Day Ditch the Flowers, Buy Her Chocolate

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Dear Cupid,

Those Valentine Roses are Going to Cost You…

Nope, the price of roses hasn’t risen this year. They will cost you the same astronomical inflated dollars they always have. You see, it’s not the damage to your wallet we’re talking about here, it’s the potential damage to your relationship. Those flowers you gift her on Valentine’s Day come with an underlying message. Get it wrong, and your relationship status will update to Loves Me Not.
 
Let me break it down.
 
What he thinks: This Valentine’s Day, I’m giving her flowers. I can’t go wrong here. It’s the gift that says I’m romantic.
What she thinks: Well that depends on a few things…

 
The Delivery
Did he send the flowers to your home?
What she thinks:  What’s the point, no one else will even see them. Is he embarrassed of me?
 
Did he send them to your workplace? 
What she thinks: Does he think I’m a narcissist that craves attention causing my significant other to publicly display his fondness for me? Next thing I know he’ll try to stick his tongue down my throat in front of my boss.
 
Did he bring the flowers to me in person after work?
What she thinks: Zilch on the thought level. Prince charming waited till the last minute, grabbing something on the way home.
 
Flower Type
 
Roses? 
What she thinks: How unoriginal. sigh
 
Not roses?
What she thinks: Cheapskate! Guess our relationship is not important enough to spring for the long stems. Gail at work got two dozen. Her boyfriend really cares about her.
 
The Color 
 
You may be asking yourself, who cares about the color? She does. Because every rose color has meaning. And maybe she doesn’t know that– but, what if she does? Or worse, what if Gail from work knows?
 
Red
What he thinks: The flowers are red.
What she thinks:  Oh my gosh, he loves me. This is too soon. Or red, yawn, so ordinary. The color that says, yippee, I got red roses on Valentine’s Day— just like half of the other women in the country. Bet they were on sale, too.
 
Not red? 
What he thinks: The flowers are not red.
What she thinks:  He doesn’t love me. He’s insecure with our relationship status and afraid of commitment. I mean there are red roses everywhere, and he went out of his way to pick a different color.
 
Yellow
What he thinks: The flowers are yellow.
What she thinks:  Oh, so he wants to play it this way. The dreaded, he just wants to be friends. Great friends. Gag. And on Valentine’s Day, nonetheless. Coward.
 
Peach
What he thinks: The flowers are some light orangey color. Whatever.
What she thinks:  He thinks I’m sweet. (Yeah, so is my grandma.)
 
Pink
What he thinks: The flowers are pink.
What her best friend thinks: Oh, you think she’s so beautiful, do you? So you finally admit it, you just like her for her looks. You mine as well give her a pork chop with a ribbon tied around it, if you really want her to feel like a piece of meat.
 
Orange
What he thinks: Why did she just smack me?
What she thinks: Orange relays a message of passion and desire.  So depending on your relationship status, the smack on the face, or the bum, was well deserved. 
 
Coral
What he thinks: These flowers are pink. Or orange.
What she thinks:  I fascinate you? What, am I a clown at the circus?
 
Blue: 
What he thinks: Cool. I’ve never seen blue roses before.
What she thinks:  He thinks I’m fake. Just like these fake flowers.
 

White
What he thinks: The flowers are white.
What she thinks: I will need to consult my friends on this one.
What your best friend thinks: Loverboy thinks you’re loyal. You know, like a faithful dog.
What your mom thinks:  Innocent? Yeah right. He’s a living and breathing man, gushing with testosterone. I’d gather to say his innocence isn’t his strongest trait. Dump the pervert.
What Gail from work thinks:  Ouch. Sympathy. (Do you really want to go there?)
 
 
Assorted Colors 
What he thinks:  I’m indecisive.
What she thinks: He’s indecisive. Furthermore, he lacks a backbone, and knows nothing about me. If he can’t even commit to a color, he surely cannot commit to us. Relationship status: game over.
 
No matter the delivery, the style, or the color, one thing is for certain. The life span of flowers is short. Every day she looks at them they will get a bit weaker, lose a little zest, and eventually shrivel up and die. A reminder of your relationship’s impending doom.
 
So, what should you buy her for Valentine’s Day?
Chocolate.

 
Because not getting her chocolate sends the biggest message of all:  
I think you are a profoundly obese bloated baboon who eats bonbons while watching reality shows all day. You don’t want her to think she’s a profoundly obese bloated baboon who eats bonbons all day while watching reality shows all day, right?
 
So spring for the chocolates…Just be sure to buy the right ones. 
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What’s your favorite gift to receive on Valentine’s Day? Please share in the comment section! ❤️

13 Warm Chocolate Comfort Foods

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but these desserts are nothing short of delightful.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Molten Cake

Recipe here by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Slow Cooker Chocolate Turtle Bread Pudding

Recipe here by Gunny Sac

 

Warm Chocolate Chip Stuffed Soft Pretzel

Recipe here by Half Baked Harvest


Bourbon Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate 
Recipe here by Warm Vanilla Sugar


Chocolate Cobbler
Recipe here by Tasty Kitchen

Morning Cocoa Rolls
Recipe here by Chickens in the Road


Warm Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake
Recipe here by Alaska from Scratch

Cookie Dough Bread with Drizzle
Recipe here by Bite It!

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
Recipe here by Erin Blue Burke

Death by Chocolate Monkey Bread
Recipe here by Crazy for Crust

Chocolate Espresso Pudding with Marshmallows
Recipe here by Delish

Brownie Stuffed Eggrolls
Recipe here by Kosher in the Kitch

Skillet S’mores Dip
Recipe here by Our Life Tastes Good

 

 

13 New Year’s Resolutions any Chocoholic can Fulfill

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This year I will eat less chocolate. (Try saying that with a straight face.)

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But, seriously…

Here are some resolutions that are actually possible.

 

Resolve to change your eating habits:

Eat 3 square meals a day.

 

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Eat more greens.

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Add more fruits to your diet.

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 Eat smoothies for a snack or meal replacement.

 

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Try new approaches to healthy eating:

Raw diet.

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“Hole” Foods

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Clean Eating.

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You’ll also want to get fit this year:

Exercise more. 

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Explore Fitness- Fitness whole cake in my mouth.

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Get in shape.

 

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Lastly, avoid things that can make you look fat.

Such as scales…

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Mirrors,

…and cameras.
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Happy New Year to my fellow chocoholics! May your year be filled with sweetness! ❤️

Gifts for the Chocolate Lover

What do you buy the chocoholic for Christmas? Chocolate, of course. While a true chocolate enthusiast will appreciate any sweet offering, how about something unexpected?

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A note about the suggested items: 

The lists have been created based on my opinion. (Basically, all these items would be on my Wish List).  *Please note, I’m not affiliated with any of these companies or products. Ive included a link for purchase with each item for your convenience only. If interested in the product, I suggest researching the product for more details and price comparison.

Week #6: 13 Unique Gifts for the Chocoholic  

Chocolate Brix Tasting Set and Cutting Board

You can buy it here.

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Jacques Torres Hot Chocolate

 You can buy it here.


Chocolate Dipped Wine

Wine or Champagne Dipped in Belgian Chocolate 

You can buy it here.

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Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

You can buy it here.

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Chocolate Scented Flowers

You can buy it here.

Chocolate Passport- Chocolates from around the world

You can find it here.

 

Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur

 You can find it here.



Hot Cocoa Maker

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Chocolate Fondue Cascading Fountain 

You can buy it here.

Mexican Chocolate Kit

You can buy it here.

“Chocomize” Custom Chocolate Bar

You can buy it here.

Chocolate Tabasco Wedges

 You can buy it here.
Chocolate Dipped Pears
You can buy it here.

Chocolate Tarts for Thanksgiving

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13 Recipes to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving Day

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Bittersweet Chocolate Pumpkin Tart

Recipe here by Love and Oil

Chocolate Orange Tart

Recipe here by Donalskehan 

Dark Chocolate Tart with Blackberries and Hazelnut Praline

Recipe here by From the Kitchen 


Coconut Chocolate Tartlet

Recipe here by Jacquelyn Clark

Nutella Tart with Toasted Hazelnut Crust

Recipe here by Sally’s Baking Addiction 

Red Wine Poached Pear Chocolate 

Recipe here by Domestic Gothess

Cannoli Tart

Recipe here by Tasty Kitchen

Chocolate Whiskey Tart

Recipe here by Planet Byn 


Smores Tart

Recipe here by Flour Arrangements 

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Salted Caramelized Pistachios 

Recipe here by Fine Cooking

Reeses Peanut Butter Tart

Recipe here by Hungry Couple NYC

Chocolate Kahlua Walnut Tart

Recipe here by Target

Oreos Cookies n Cream No Bake Tart

Recipe here by What Jessica Baked Next

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What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?

Stacking up the Perfect Pancake Day!

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I’m not an everyday pancake kind of gal. Mainly because pancakes to me are so much more than butter and syrup. If I’m going to go that far with calories, then I’m going to do it up right. 

That means Chocolate

Whipped Cream

The works. And, lots of it.

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Today is Pancake Day.

And we’re celebrating ALL day long!

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Breakfast

Nutella Espresso Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Recipe here by Two Red Bowls

 

Lunch

Oreo Pancakes

Recipe here by Spoon University

 

Snack

Ice Cream Sandwich Pancake

Recipe here by Chocolate Covered Katie

 

Dinner

Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes

Recipe here by Handle the Heat

And…Dessert

German Chocolate Pancake Cake

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How do you top your pancakes? Please share in the comment section below!😊

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