baking cocoa

Best Red Velvet Cake

"It's just not Christmas at our house until this festive cake appears. This is different from other red velvet cake recipes I’ve had; the icing is as light as snow." —Kathryn Davison, Charlotte, North Carolina

Jack-o’-Lantern Cream Puffs

"These jack-o'-lanterns may look spooky on the outside, but inside is a creamy, sweet treat. The classic flavour of pumpkin...


Spiced Chocolate Truffles

"I make truffles for family events and gift-giving. Someone once asked me to add pumpkin spice, and now my recipe...


Candy Bar Fudge

"My manager at work, who knows I like to try new treat recipes, shared this one with me. I've made...


Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

"I begged my aunt for this recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favourite. The...

Layered Peanut Butter Brownies

"The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes these layered brownies a real crowd pleaser. They're so good that they...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

"Soon after I learned about overnight oats, I decided to create a recipe with my favourite sugary combination: chocolate peanut...

Chocolate Cream Pie

"Our teenage son, John, has done lots of 4-H baking. His favourite is this old-fashioned chocolate cream pie recipe with...


Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

"I've been asked to share this marshmallow chocolate bar recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime...


Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Lime Butter

"This grilled chicken gets a lovely pop of colour and flavour from the lime butter—don't skip it!" —Diane Halferty, Corpus...


Zucchini Brownies

"A fast-to-fix peanut butter and chocolate frosting tops these moist brownies that are a sweet way to use up your...

Cincinnati Chili Dogs

"My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this...


Chocolate Chip-Cherry Chunk Cookies

"My grandmas and mom created this recipe with chocolate chips, cherries and spices, a combo of their favourite parts of...


Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn how...


Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

"Instead of using coffee and rum, I let cinnamon shine in this tiramisu. It's best if eaten within two days—if...


Silky Chocolate Pie

"Chocolate makes the world go round! We have a family that loves chocolate pies, and this version with a splash...

Creamy Tiramisu Cheesecake

"The Italian word 'tiramisu' means "pick-me-up" and refers to a dessert of ladyfinger sponge cake dipped in coffee, embracing mascarpone...


Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

"Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for...


Brownie Batter Dip

"I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie-batter variety fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes...


Pretzel Puppy Chow

This variation on regular puppy chow replaces peanut butter with Nutella and chipotle for a delicious spicy-sweet combination.


Mocha Truffle Cheesecake

"I went through a phase when I couldn't get enough cheesecake or coffee, so I created this rich dessert. Its...


Devil’s Food Whoopie Pies

"These mini cookie cakes were one of my favourite treats while I was growing up in Pennsylvania. We called them...


Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix

"I gave this away at our neighbourhood Christmas party in cutie-patootie gift bags and was thrilled that I was able...


Mexican Hot Chocolate

"This delicious, not-too-sweet Mexican hot chocolate is richly flavoured with cocoa and delicately seasoned with spices. The whole-stick cinnamon stirrers...

Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

"Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond...


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

"Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? If not, this special cocoa will do the trick. It’s like drinking a...


Favourite Hot Chocolate

"You need just a few basic ingredients to stir up this spirit-warming sipper. It's smooth and not too sweet, making...


Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

"We make batches of this minty, malted milk-flavoured hot chocolate to give as gifts. Be prepared—friends will return the jars...


Fluffy Hot Chocolate

"This is our daughter's favourite hot chocolate recipe. It may look like ordinary cocoa, but a touch of vanilla sets...


Cozy Hot Chocolate

"Steaming mugs of these smooth beverages are a nice anytime treat with my husband, Ken." —Marie Hattrup, Sonoma, California