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Double Chocolate Holiday Cakes

I had a hard time coming up with a name for these. They really fall somewhere between the categories of cake and cookie. Sturdy like a cookie but soft and thick like cake. Semantics aside, they are really delicious, especially dipped halfway in semi-sweet chocolate. Kind of like a superior version of a snack cake you might find at the convenience store. A high-end Ho-Ho if you will.

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

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Ella and Hailey turned thirteen last weekend, so I took the opportunity to improve my double chocolate cupcake game. In the past, they’ve been good but not great, and they needed some thought and effort beyond just using my standard chocolate layer cake recipe. I’m happy to report, the slight tweaking of ingredients and the addition of the mini chocolate chips did the trick. Super chocolatey and moist (sorry, I know moist is a cringy word for some, but there is no better synonym – I looked), they passed the Ella test with ease. 

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Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

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This recipe isn’t new, it’s in the post for Mom’s Chocolate Cake, but I think it deserves a page of its own. After reviewing several years of posts, I’ve decided to do some updating and refreshing. In the early years, I produced a lot of my favorite recipes, but the pictures are abysmal, and, in many instances, the ingredients lists need to be simplified. Also, as is the case here, there are frostings, sauces, dressings, etc. that I doubled up with other recipes that need to stand alone. 

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