Mexican Chocolate Torte

I think it’s fair to say I’m obsessed with “Mexican” chocolate desserts. I made those cookies…and now this torte…and every coffeehouse I dip into I ask if they have Mexican hot chocolate.

Chocolate Mexicano Discs from Taza Chocolate

There’s no magical ingredient here. It’s not rocket science. Nor do you need to run off and purchase expensive ingredients. One needs only to own adobo chili powder and some cayenne pepper.

A dash of each adds just enough heat and a subtle deep smoky chili flavor that all your chocolate dishes are really just crying, nay, screaming for.

I didn’t snap a photo of the completed torte but you can check out the original recipe and photos over at Design*Sponge. It’s a really elegant looking and tasting dessert. I’d put this in the category of “things I’d take to a dinner party.”

It’s something like the best, gooeyest, just-barely-cooked-enough brownie you’ve ever had. And then I went and added all that Mexicanness and flavor just went and blew up in your mouth. Yeah. Get hyped!

Recipe after the jump…

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Remember when I went to Austin? Yeah…I remember all that bacon!! Bacon everywhere in everything…bacon!!

What an inspiration. That bacon. Franks had that bacon chocolate chip ice cream sandwich and I really fell in love with it. So, much like the mascarpone pancakes, I wanted to recreate them. So here we go! I feel like I’m using the Bake Sale buyers as guinea pigs…I’m sorry guys…but I promise these are good!


PS – Oh I can’t wait to take pictures of these! Maybe even a few pictures of happy bake salers enjoying them?! Maybe?!

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Homemade Twix!

Hello all! Sorry I’ve been MIA here for a few days now. Things have been uber busy at work and in life. But exciting things are happening, which is all good news! Next week I’m heading out of gloomy, cold Washington, DC for sunny (hopefully) Austin, TX for South by Southwest Interactive. I’m out there for work, so most of the sessions I’m attending will be for that…but oh, don’t you think for a second I’m not sneakin’ in some food sessions if and when I can!! (Not to mention the parties, but whatever, don’t judge me.)

I should also note, that you might be seeing an influx of Weight Watchers recipes here at One Bite. As I’ve mentioned before, Weight Watchers is my go-to program for recalibrating my diet. I’ll admit that I haven’t been working out as much as I should…and maybe enjoying good food and libations a weee bit too often. Either way, it’s time for a reality check. And if my jeans weren’t reality check enough…

Hey! On that note! Here’s a super not healthy, but totally awesome recipe for homemade Twix bars!! :) I may have made these before I decided to truly hunker down on the ‘ol diet.

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White Chocolate Bird Nests

 For awhile I’d beg my mom to make these little nests of deliciousness and send them to me. After awhile she told me it would probably just be easier to make them on my own. She was right. She’s usually right.

I don’t have kids but I’d imagine this is the sort of recipe would be perfect for their little hands to help with. These are also good to make for large groups since it makes a fairly large batch. Super bowl parties…house parties…classrooms full of kids just waiting for their afternoon sugar rush.


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Let’s Make Whoopie (Pies)!

It’s February! It’s the month of love! Or if you’re watching the Valentine’s Day movie trailer it is, at the very least, the day our love life is put on display. I’m not too into Valentine’s Day, except to say it’s a fabulous excuse to make sweet treats (and maybe cut them into heart shapes) (okay, okay and to get dressed up too)!

If your sweetie likes sweets, then this is the treat for them! Too bad The BF doesn’t like sweets. But he likes gin, so if anyone has some great gin they recommend, let me know!!

One note about this AWESOME and intensely sweet treat: just save yourself the trouble and go buy a cookie dough scooper. It looks like an ice cream scoop, but smaller. Using a scooper ensures that each cake will be the same size, which is pretty important for these little cake/sandwiches. It’s also handy for cleanly and evenly putting the filling where it belongs!


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Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

Well, friends. That was an effing long week. I’m sorry I didn’t post this sooner…I had every intention of sharing it Monday…and then Tuesday…and then I just gave into the long days and energy-less nights.

But this is a good one for Friday…you must make this chocolate loaf cake this weekend! I told you about my new cookbook by Nigella Lawson. Yeah, well. She effing rocks. I command you…to make…this cake/loaf…immediately.

This is a good recipe to talk about what I like to call “trust the recipe.” This pretty much applies to any recipe you’re making and at some point you think to yourself, “This just isn’t going to work. What am I doing wrong.” Occasionally this ends up in a fail, but most of the time you just need to (say it with me now!) TRUST THE RECIPE!!

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Chocolate Cherry Cake with Chocolate Ganache

I love this cake. I love this cake because it’s moist, rich, decadent…I love it because it is the easiest recipe in the WORLD…and I extra love it because my mom shared it with me and together, we pretty much swear by it.

Don’t judge me because it calls for boxed cake mix! Don’t judge me because it calls for a CAN of pie FILLING! Because while food bloggers all over the Google tubes just had a heart attack…I will ask you to JUST TRUST ME. This cake will make mouths happy, tummies full and you will generally be regarded as the BOMB for making it.


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