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Recipes starting with D

Daddy's Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Salted Caramel Ganache
  • Time: 1 hr 20 mins (plus refrigeration time)
  • Complexity: advanced

Daddy's Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Salted Caramel Ganache

The name might be slightly misleading for this decadent cake, as my father is about as capable in the kitchen as Stevie Wonder, so where does the naming come from? Well quite recently it was my dear old pop's birthday and being a fan of chocolatey goodness, I knew I had to do something special!

This cake could easily be used as a dessert, it's rich, decadent and definitely indulgent but not in a 'make you feel sick after one bite' kind of way. The cake itself is dense, moist and almost a blur between a flourless chocolate cake and a mud cake - best made in advance and it will fudgey itself up in the fridge. The caramel is simply delicious and could be used in a tonne of recipes! Be warned, the sheer density of this cake can make your caramel squeeze out the sides, but hey, just cover those parts up with more dark chocolate ganache!

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookietime Cookies
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookietime Cookies

Another chocolate chip cookie to add to the Chicks Cookbook, but this one is different yet again! Unintentionally, this one is remarkably similar to the 'Cookietime' cookies, us kiwi's should all know and love. It's quite dark, has a beautifully rich flavour and the texture is sort of hard on the outside and a coarse crumby consistency on the inside. 

A cookie that Cookie Monster would enjoy me thinks!