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Black bottom cake!
December 4, 2014, 12:15 am
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Chocolate Pudding
November 20, 2011, 7:21 pm
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2/3 cup of semi-sweet choc chips (look for a brand that is dairy-free like Guittard or Ghiradelli)
1/2 cup of Almond milk (I prefer the vanilla)
1 baked yam (after it’s been cooled, peel removed)
1 avocado, peel and seed removed
2 TBS pure maple syrup, optional

Melt the chocolate chips and then combine all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender. Pulse until smooth. Pour into a prepared pie crust (I love the graham crust) or simply eat it by itself. Let it refrigerate for about 30 minutes to let it set up.

Cinnamon Flourless Chocolate Cake
January 21, 2009, 4:02 am
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After Joe requested a moist, rich chocolate cake (he meant that type of cake that is so decadent you can barely eat a whole piece), I started scouring the interwebs for recipes.  Confound this specific cake request with the problem that I’m currently living at altitude 5,280 where cakes often fall flat…Needless to say, my work was cut out for me.  After my research, I came up with the recipe listed below.  Joe and I both LOVED this cake.  So delicious it doesn’t need frosting (though, Joe had some vanilla ice cream with his). Without further adieu!

10 oz of semisweet chocolate, 7 tbs butter, 5 eggs, 1 cup sugar, dash of salt, cinnamon to taste

spray round 9” pan with cooking spray.  Preheat oven to 350.  Mix chocolate and butter together and use either a double boiler or microwave to melt.  Whip sugar and eggs together, then add chocolate mixture slowly.  Add salt and cinnamon and bake for about 25 minutes. If desired, put powdered sugar over the top.

Here are some additions that could make this recipe tailored to your taste buds: chili powder and chipotle seasoning, orange zest, etc.

Also, a spring pan would be great here, especially if you are looking for a nice presentation.