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Chocolate Nut Fudge

Chocolate Nut Fudge

Ingredients
1 tablespoon plus 1 cup butter divided
4 cups sugar
1 cup milk
32 large marshmallows
2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 cups (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 to 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped nuts
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
Butter a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and remaining butter. Bring to a full boil over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Add chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate; stir until chips are melted. Add nuts and vanilla.

Spread into prepared pan. Cool for 1 hour at room temperature. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 5 pounds.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Nut Fudge

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Speedy Brownies

Speedy Brownies

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the first seven ingredients. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Recipe found here: Speedy Brownies Recipe

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Chocolate-Caramel Mousse Parfaits

Chocolate-Caramel Mousse Parfaits

Ingredients
4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping

Directions

For chocolate mousse, heat 2 cups cream in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer, about 180°. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled. Beat until soft peaks form.

For caramel mousse, beat remaining cream in a large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add caramel topping; beat until soft peaks form.

Spoon 3 tablespoons chocolate mousse into six parfait glasses; top with 3 tablespoons caramel mousse. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Chocolate-Caramel Mousse Parfaits

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Rich Chocolate Mousse

Rich Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients
8 ounces semisweet chocolate
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons hot strong coffee
3 egg yolks
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

Directions
In a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate. Remove top pan from heat; stir in sugar and coffee. Add one yolk at a time, stirring until smooth. Place top pan over boiling water; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until thick. Pour into bowl; chill 6-8 minutes.

Fold in 3 cups whipped topping. Spoon into dishes. Top with whipped topping. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Rich Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Ingredients
7 eggs, separated
1/2 cup baking cocoa
3/4 cup boiling water
1-3/4 cups cake flour
1-3/4 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

ICING:
1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons hot water
Chopped nuts, optional

Directions
Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a bowl, combine cocoa and water until smooth; cool for 20 minutes. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, oil and vanilla; add to dry ingredients along with the cocoa mixture. Beat until well blended. In another large bowl and with clean beaters, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into egg yolk mixture.

Gently spoon batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on lowest rack at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a serving plate.

For icing, melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat; stir in the confectioners’ sugar, chocolate, vanilla and water. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Chiffon Cake

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Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Ingredients
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups 2% milk

CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

RASPBERRY FILLING:
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup red raspberry preserves
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon raspberry liqueur

CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Chocolate curls and fresh raspberries

Directions
Line three 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper; grease and flour the pans and paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

Transfer to prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For frosting, in a small heavy saucepan, melt chips and butter over low heat. Transfer to a large bowl; cool for 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add the preserves, sugar and liqueur; beat until stiff peaks form.

Cut each cake horizontally into two layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup filling. Top with another cake layer and spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with another cake layer, 1/2 cup filling and remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

For drizzle, place chips and butter in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Place mixture in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe a lattice design over top of cake, allowing some drizzle to drape down the sides. Decorate with chocolate curls and raspberries as desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16 servings.

To Make Ahead: Bake and assemble the torte 1 day in advance. Garnish just before serving.

Recipe found here: Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

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Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
1 package devil’s food cake mix (regular size)
1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar

Directions
In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; add batter.

Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Ultimate Chocolate Cake

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