Super easy rum & hazelnut truffles

rum truffles

Super chocolaty rum truffles with a hint of fruit for Christmas

These rum truffles are amazing for the time right before Christmas and are super easy to make. What I love about them is that they are super chocolaty, but also have an amazing fruitiness from the apricot jam. It’s great, because it gives the truffles you way more complexity. Just try it out – you’ll love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Continue reading

Warming dark chocolate & orange banana loaf

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Warming winter deliciousness

Christmas is almost around the corner so I figured it’s time to get out these winter flavors. Do you know the feeling when you’re baking something, your whole apartment smalls of it and you just wander around absorbing the amazing smell and feeling genuinely happy and excited about eating your treat? I’ve been doing that a lot while baking this loaf ๐Ÿ™‚

This dark chocolate & orange banana loaf is simply great. It has an intense dark chocolate aroma which is complemented by warming orange and crunchy walnut bits. It’s basically like eating a dark-chocolate&orange truffle. ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading

The chocolate heart attack (or chocolate glazed triple dark chocolate brownie cake)

Chocolate heart attack

Pure chocolate decadence

It was my sister’s birthday last week and since she loves chocolate I thought it would be nice to makeย her a chocolaty birthday surprise.
The challenge: how to get the mostย chocolate into one cake.
I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but I think Iย succeeded! Now, if you eat a whole piece of this treat and manage not to fall off your chair, you are sure to have earned my respect (and type II diabetes ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Basically, this cake features three different layers of brownies: dark chocolate-nuts, dark chocolate-sour cherry and dark-chocolate-espresso and contains a ridiculous amount of chocolate. Anyhow, it’s really nice to have these different flavors, because you never know what’s next and it’s also a perfect way to find out which kind of brownie you like best. Of course you can also leave out / replace the nuts or cherries by coconut or other dried fruit if you prefer that or simply leave out one brownie layer.

What I love about this cake is that it’sย really easy to make and tastes delicious, so if you have a chocolate loving family or friends you should definitely try this! Continue reading