HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ICEBOX CAKE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ICEBOX CAKE | FOOD RECIPES

This Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake was a huge hit! With layers of chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse and chocolate graham crackers all topped with chocolate sauce, you will be in a chocolate coma after eating it. 🙂

So you know what I don’t love? Jeans shopping. If I want to feel not so hot about myself, jeans shopping will surely do it. That must be why I usually wear my jeans until they start to have holes in them before I’m willing to go shopping for them again.

I did a little jeans shopping on Sunday and Monday and the experience was as expected. I tried on mountains of jeans and barely found some that actually fit. Seriously, why is it that every. single. pair. fits differently. I could try on the same size of jeans but because they’re different styles they’d all fit differently. Some big, some so small I can’t put them on.

What is up with that?

And then I find a pair that actually fits well and they come with holes in them. That’s the exact problem I was trying to get rid of to begin with.

Fortunately I was able to find a couple pairs. My favorites were from Express, surprisingly enough. They fit quite well.

Then I did some shoe shopping, which I sometimes have the same problem with. I love shopping for fun shoes like heels. I could buy those babies all day long. But when looking for the basics that I wear most of the time, it’s hard to find stuff I like that fits well.

I finally walked holes right into the bottoms of my favorite flats so I had to get new ones. I literally got the same brand and size assuming they’d fit just as comfortably. Then I wore them for a little bit yesterday and already had problems with them rubbing. Grrr.

I’d rather shop for cute dresses, tops and heels any day. I just don’t like to wear those every day. Darn it!

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ICEBOX CAKE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ICEBOX CAKE | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ICEBOX CAKE | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

1 14.4 oz box of Chocolate Graham Crackers

Chocolate Mousse :

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 8 oz cool whip (or homemade whipped cream*)

Chocolate Ganache :

  • 11 oz semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Whipped Cream and Toppings :

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Chocolate sauce (I used this one)
  • Mini chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS :

To Make the Chocolate Mousse :

  1. Combine cream cheese, sugar and milk together in the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer. Mix until completely combined.
  2. Add cocoa and mix until smooth.
  3. Fold in the cool whip.

To make the chocolate ganache :

1. Place chocolate chips in a metal bowl.
2. Microwave the heavy cream until it starts to boil. Remove from microwave and pour over chocolate chips.
3. Cover bowl with saran wrap for 5-7 minutes.
4. Whisk chocolate and cream until smooth.

To make the chocolate whipped cream :

  1. Freeze metal bowl and whisk for 15-20 minutes to get them good and cold.
  2. Remove bowl from freezer and add whipping cream.
  3. Whip on medium speed for a few minutes. Cream will initially bubble a little bit, then start to thicken.
  4. As the cream starts to thicken, add the cocoa and powdered sugar.
  5. Whip until stiff peaks form.

You can find complete recipes of this CHOCOLATE ICEBOX CAKE in lifeloveandsugar.com

HOW TO MAKE SOFT BATCH SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SOFT BATCH SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

Soft Batch Chocolate Fudge Cookies with a gooey pocket of salted caramel inside! Pure decadence.
We’re heading to Paris on Wednesday! The trip was originally just for a quick two-day conference, but after much debate, we’ve decided to stretch it out and stay for a week.

I’ve never been to the city of light before, so I’m beyond excited to eat, explore, and eat some more. Coffee, chocolate, croissants, and cozy sweaters! I cannot wait.

The recipe I used to make them is almost the same as my famous soft batch double chocolate fudge cookies. These cookies are made with simple ingredients like flour, cocoa powder, butter, chocolate, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, and vanilla. ← Proof basic ingredients,when combined properly, can create epic recipes!

I recommend using a softer salted caramel that will melt nicely and keep a plush texture even after the cookies have completely cooled. You’ll want to roll the soft caramel into a small ball and pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes. This helps ensure no caramel escapes the cookies during the baking process.

When it comes to baking these cookies, you’ll preheat your oven to 325 degrees (F), but once you pop the cookies in the oven, you’re going to immediately crank that dial down to 300 degrees (F). The low, longer baking time gives these cookies their crackly shell and gooey fudge interior. ♥♥♥

FYI: These cookies must – I repeat MUST – cool completely on the tray. I usually leave the room for a good 45 minutes before I even think about sneaking one (or 3…) off the tray.

HOW TO MAKE SOFT BATCH SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SOFT BATCH SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE SOFT BATCH SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 salted caramels, see post for more information
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Unwrap the caramels, roll each one into a ball, and place them on a freezer-safe plate.
  2. Place the plate in the freezer for 10 minutes. In the meantime, prep your cookie dough.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, lightly spray them with non-stick spray, and set aside.
  4. Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter in a small, microwave safe bowl.
  5. Heat them in the microwave for for 15 second increments of time, mixing in between each, until butter and chocolate are completely melted and can easily be whisked smooth. Set aside. *You may also do this process on the stove top if you don’t own a microwave.
  6. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  7. In a separate medium-sized bowl whisk together the sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  8. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir to combine – be sure not to over mix here!

You can find complete recipes of this SOFT BATCH SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES in bakerbynature.com