Darcie Bakes //

Baking from scratch… because good things take time.

chocolate

  • Chocolate Souffl√© with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream.

    I love living in the city. I’ve probably mentioned this in the past, but I’m gonna reiterate it. It’s odd how I became a city girl, because I was actually a small-town kid at heart for the majority of my formative years. You see, I grew up in a small, central Illinois town: one of […]

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  • The *Best* Chocolate Cupcakes [With Cocoa Buttercream].

    I have made quite a few chocolate cupcakes in my baking days, but I think this recipe takes the cake {pun totally intended}. While I’ve never really met a chocolate cake that I totally hated, there are, of course, several requirements for my ideal chocolate cake. Those requirements are as follows: It has to be […]

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  • RBE // Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake Doughnuts.

    I’m very fortunate and grateful to be able to say that I had a good childhood. In fact, one of my fondest childhood memories involves doughnuts. [Then again, any memory that involves doughnuts should be¬†classified as a good one!] When I was a kid, nearly every Sunday before or after church, my parents would take […]

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  • Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake.

    Chocolate Irish whiskey cake. Oh yes. This cake combines two of my favorite things: chocolate and booze. Okay, I’m actually not that into the booze. I mean, I enjoy a nice adult beverage (or three) on occasion. But there’s just something about baking with booze. Booze-infused baked goods are just extra special because the alcohol […]

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  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Cocoa Buttercream Frosting.

    This past Saturday, I taught a cupcake decorating class as a networking event for my day job. [Yikes!] Basically, I just taught people how to make buttercream and frost their cupcakes using decorative pastry tips and bags. Except, as my luck would have it, I had a hard time getting the buttercream to proper piping […]

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  • Mint Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Frosting.

    Working for a huge corporation is a funny thing. It takes a while to adapt to that kind of environment [*cough* bureaucracy *cough*], especially straight out of college.* One of the things that has probably helped me the most when adapting to the “real world” – especially in a huge company – has been mentors. […]

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  • {Homemade} Cosmic Brownies.

    One of my fondest childhood memories involves summers spent at my friend Emily’s house. These summers consisted of drinking a lot of Capri Sun, and eating massive amounts of snack cakes and fried bologna sandwiches. I am going to go ahead and admit that between the ages of about ten to fifteen, I probably consumed […]

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  • {Vegan} Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins.

    Three fun facts about me: 1. I have had bananas getting overly ripe and taunting me from the counter for quite awhile now. 2. Also, I was out of eggs for about a week. 3. In addition, I go through extremely lazy phases in which I don’t even want to drive ten minutes to get […]

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  • Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.

    As usual, I am a day late – or more like four days late – and a dollar short. I know St. Patty’s [or is it Paddy’s? I don’t really know…] Day has already passed, but I wanted to share the Irish car bomb cupcakes that I made for the occasion anyway. I guess I’m […]

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  • Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache.

    My 26th birthday was two days ago, and I knew I had to bake something epic to celebrate. Some people think it’s weird and/or sad that I make my own birthday dessert. But honestly, that’s half of the fun! I love picking out something special and different to make each year for my birthday. Plus, […]

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