Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

Ingredients Yield 24 mini cupcakes or 12 large cupcakes 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar ½ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ounce espresso, cooled 3 ounce coffee creamer (makes ½ cup when combined with espresso volume) ¼ cup sunflower oil 1 egg, large ½ teaspoon…

Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients yield 8 oz 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon butter, soft 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped In a heavy saucepan, warm cream over medium low heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Remove from heat, add in chocolate, and allow to stand 3 minutes before stirring. Once combined, refrigerate 3-4…

Zucchini Spice Cake

Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cloves 1 cup mini chocolate chips 2 grated zucchinis (2 cups) 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped dates or raisins or walnuts if desired Directions Mix eggs…

Chocolate Granola Bites

Ingredients Yield = 9 x 11 pan ¼ cup salted butter ¼ cup corn syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla 250 grams mini marshmallows 3 cups granola ½ cup chocolate chips ½  cup shredded coconut ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted ¼ cup sundried cranberries In a large heavy stockpot, melt butter over…

Dairy free chocolate cake

2/3 cup cocoa 2 ¼ cup flour 2 cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules 1 ½ cups orange juice 3 room temperature eggs 1 ¼ cup oil Mix all ingredients together. Bake in a greased and sugared bundt pan for…

Plum Pudding Recipe

Ingredients Yield one 8” pudding 1 cup raisins 1 cup currants 1 cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup sun dried cranberries 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon allspice ½ cup spiced rum 5 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 2 cups flour 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 cup butter, melted 1…

Coffee Cake from my Favourite Aunt

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South I have been blessed with many Aunts that I loved for various reasons. My Auntie Shirley who I believe I take after was the Aunt I visited into adulthood and was there for me through thick and thin. I would drop in for a good dose…

No Bake Haystack cookies

8 ounecs chocolate chips 8 ounces butterscotch chips 1 package dry chow mien noodles 1 cup small marshmallows Optional: peanuts Melt chips in 30 second intervals in microwave. Stir after each interval. When melted mix other ingredients. Drop by tablespoonful on greased parchment paper and let set in refrigerator. Enjoy.

Chocolate Espresso Mousse with Vanilla Macerated Strawberries

Mousse Ingredients 4 large egg yolks 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 2 cups whipping cream (35%) 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon espresso, fine ground 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla (or 1 vanilla bean) In a heavy bottom saucepot, combine 1 ¼ cups of whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of white sugar, and 1…