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Eggnog White Chocolate Cake

Eggnog White Chocolate Cake

Eggnog lover or not, you will love this cake, or love eggnog in a new way. Self-control required to resist the urge for another piece.
#Holidays #Baking #Dessert #Cake #Christmas #Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp orange zest
  • 4tbsp brandy
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

½ tsp nutmeg

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tsp brandy for drizzling on the cake (optional)

  • 1-2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp brandy, dark rum
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Soak orange zest in brandy in a small bowl for at least 15 minutes
  2. In Ventray Stand mixer bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspices
  3. Beat butter in Ventray Stand mixer over high speed until creamy, then add in sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Scrap down two sides occasionally.
  4. Add one egg at a time, beating a minute in between each addition, then add in vanilla
  5. Add dry ingredients alternating with eggnog, fold it into butter mixture with a spatula (begin and end with dry ingredients)
  6. Add in orange zest and any remaining brandy
  7. For glaze, beat together powdered sugar, orange juice and brandy until thick
  8. Drizzle on cake

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F, adjust rack to the lower third, butter inside of a 9-inch bundt pan or 2 6-inch round pan (for layer cake)
  2. Bake for 50minutes or until centre is set
  3. Remove from oven and let it cool on rack completely before decorating

Tips

  1. For layered caked, its best to refrigerate and decorate at a later time
  2. You can also make it virgin without the rum or brandy

Equipments

  1. 9-inch bundt pan
  2. or 2 of 6-inch round pan (for layer cake)
  3. Mixer

Make This Recipe With

Chocolate Berry Layered Cake

Chocolate Berry Layered Cake

Super moist, layered with decadent chocolate ganache with fresh raspberries and you can add berry jams or filling inside.
#Holiday #Baking #Cake #Chocolate

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 9oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Chocolate Frosting 

Directions

  1. Berry Filling : Combine sugar, corn starch, water in saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Heat until sugar begins to melt; add in berries and coat with sugar mixture
  2. Cook until berries are soft, mash berries with a spatula. Remove from stove, set aside and let it cool and thicken, refrigerate until completely cool
  3. Chocolate Cake: Add flour, sugar cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt to Ventray Stand mixer bowl. Mix over medium to high speed until well combined
  4. Add in milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and eggs in another bowl and mix well
  5. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and beat until well combined
  6. Slowly add in hot water to the batter, and mix on low speed, scrape down sides of Ventray stand mixer bowl, make sure all ingredients are well combined
  7. Chocolate Ganache: Add chocolate chips to Ventray Stand Mixer bowl, heat heavy whip cream in microwave until hot, then pour into Ventray mixer bowl
  8. Use whisk attachment and mix over medium high speed until chocolate completely melted.
  9. Layer cake assemble: Level trim off any excess cake, make sure each layer is fairly flat. Drop frosting on to your cake board and place the first layer of the cake onto cake board
  10. Pipe a dam around the outside layer of the cake, spread jam in the inner circle of the dam Spread evenly so that you can place the second layer of the cake.
  11. Pipe frosting, and add berry filling. Then cover the cake with ganache.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, prepare 3 8’inch cake pans with non-stick baking spray and parchment paper at the bottom of the pan
  2. Divide batter evenly and pour into baking pans and bake for 20-25mins
  3. Remove from oven, allow it to cool for 10mins, remove from pan and cool completely on rack

Tips

  1. To decorate, you can add fresh berries, chocolate pieces and swirls of frosting.
  2. You can try different flavour buttercream frosting or other frosting for the cake.
  3. For special occasions, you can also try a white chocolage ganache to decorate (check out our chocolate ganache recipes)

Equipments

  1. 3 x 8-inch baking pan
  2. Parchment paper
  3. Pipping bag
  4. Spatula
  5. Mixer

Make This Recipe With

Fudge Brownie

Fudge Brownie

Easy chewy brownie with crunchy nuts
#baking #snack #chocolate #dessert

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of espresso powder
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2½ cups of sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened chocolate broken into pieces
  • 1½ cups of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Crack the 4 eggs into Ventray Mixing bowl, add cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, vanilla, then beat with flat beater at speed 2 for about 1 minute
  2. Increase to speed 3, continue beating for about 2-3 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium-high heat in a saucepan, add in sugar and stir
  4. Add in butter to your egg mixture, and beat at speed 3 until completely smooth
  5. Add in flour and chocolate chips, beat at speed 3 then increase to speed 4 for at least 2 minutes until all ingredients fully combined

Oven Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F, and lightly grease 13 by 9-inch glass baking pan
  2. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet, toast in oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. set aside and let it cool , then fold into batter
  3. Spoon batter into pan, bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  4. Brownies should be firm, remove from oven, cool for 30 minutes, cut into squares
  5. Serve with vanilla ice cream

Tips

Add a scoop of ice cream or drizzle with caramel and enjoy this decadent dessert.

Equipments

  1. rolling pin
  2. pie dish
  3. Mixer

Make This Recipe With

Chocolate Nut Cluster Brookies

Chocolate Nut Cluster Brookies

Say “I’m nuts about you” with these Chocolate chip cookie meet nut brownie, bring the best flavours into one tasty treat.
#baking #dessert #chocolate #cookie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour divided
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt divided
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cups chopped milk chocolate pecan caramel clusters
  • 1/3 cup butter

Directions

  1. Melt ¾ cup butter, let it cool
  2. In Ventray Stand mixer bowl, beat together sugar, melted butter over medium low speed, gradually add in 1 egg, ½ cup flour, cocoa powder and ¼ tsp salt. Mix until ingredients well combined, scrap batter into baking pan
  3. Clean and dry Ventray stand mixer bowl, beat together 1/3 cup butter, brown sugar, agave nectar, egg and vanilla extract. Then add in 1 cup flour, baking soda, and ¼ tsp salt
  4. Fold in ¾ cup chocolate nut pieces
  5. Pour nut cluster butter over cookie layer in baking pan, spread evenly
  6. Sprinkle remainder nut cluster pieces
  7. Once baked, cool on wire rack, slice into squares.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line baking pan with parchment paper allow extra to overhang for easy removal
  2. Bake for 40-45mins covering with foil after first 15mins

Tips

This recipe makes about 24 squares

Equipments

  1. 13 x 9′ baking pan
  2. parchment paper
  3. Mixer

Make This Recipe With

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles

No longer need to visit any resturant for these amazing chocolate waffle- better than EGGO
#brunch #chocolate #waffles #breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter softened

Dizzle syrup onto a perfectly cooked chocolate waffle with butter on top. Spread Nutella, whip cream, and some fresh fruit. This is the perfect weekend breakfast. And now you can make these while WFH.

Directions

  1. Preheat your waffle maker, brush both sides with oil
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, salt, instant coffee
  3. In Ventray Stand Mixer, whisk using medium low speed, eggs, butter, milk into smooth mixture
  4. Add in dry ingredients mix until just combined
  5. Pour batter into waffle iron, cook until ready
  6. Serve waffle with confectioners’ sugar, butter, and topping of your choice

Equipments

  1. Mixer
  2. Waffle Maker

Make This Recipe With

Classic Chocolate Chip Waffles

Classic Chocolate Chip Waffles

Fluffy, chocolatey, classic waffle
#waffles #breakfast #chocolate #brunch 

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 4 tbsp sugar
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  6. 2 cups milk
  7. 4 eggs
  8. 1/4 cup butter
  9. 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Waffles, fresh juice, bacon, and scrambled eggs. These are the perfect weekend brunch food to make for your family this weekend.

Always start your day with great breakfast, sets everyone off in a happy mood. This is an easy recipe for the classic chocolate chip waffle, use any kind of waffle maker you have. Make sure you don’t fill your waffle maker with too much batter.
You can always make ahead, and toss your cooked waffles in your oven to reheat it for later.

Directions

  1. Preheat your waffle griddle
  2. Brush both sides with oil
  3. Mix together all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon
  4. In Ventray Stand MIxer, mix together milk and egg
  5. Add in dry ingredients into Ventray Stand Mixer bowl, whisk over medium low speed until just combined
  6. Add in chocolate chips and mix a few times
  7. Whisk in melted butter, whisk a few times over low speed.
  8. Fill the waffle maker, close the lid and cook waffle until your waffle is ready
  9. Serve with butter, maple syrup or whipping cream

Equipments

  1. Mixer