Brownie with Drunk Prunes

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And yet another idea for a very good and heavy portion of a chocolate cake.
You know what I think about Brownies… I’ve said it so many times… Baking this cake only confirmed what I thought before – Brownies The King of Chocolate Cakes :)
And let me underline (subjectively so) that this cake is way better than the oatmeal one :)
Adding prunes made the cake more creamy and wet, which is really really good :)
You know me, I tend to panic for no reason. At first I thought the cake was not ready yet… as if it were still raw… And then it occured to me that these are prunes which give this creamy feeling… Gosh, one day I’ll be totally lost in this world ;P

I’ve got my own bakelist and I’m trying to keep it up-to-date… This time I also decided to check to exact date of adding this recipe to my list… and it turned out it was a year ago… Time flies ;)

Maja made a richer version of this cake. Me, the lazy one, tried to make it simple ;)
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Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

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The express one.
You don’t even need a mixer to make it. A spoon should be enough.
By the way, don’t you think it’s time for “No Mixer” category? It would be useful, me thinks ;)

I found this recipe on Rustykalna Kuchnia and I immediately fell in love with the pictures. Yes, these are the eyes that eat first :)
The only thing I changed in the original recipe was the time of baking. I shortened it a bit since my cake was ready after an hour or so :) It is also connected with my personal weakness for heavy and wet cakes ;)

So especially for you, emergency cake which goes perfectly with a cup of coffee ;)
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Chocolate Poppyseed Cake

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Remember when I was saying I was not a poppyseed fan? Well, not much has changed…
Why am I adding a recipe of a cake which is one big poppyseed? Why am I adding such a recipe then?
Gosh, how to find any logic in it? Let’s say, it seems to me that even people who are not fond of that kind of cakes will be appealed to this particular one! How come? No idea! But I’m the best example here :)
The cake is heavy, wet and you don’t need much of it to feel full :)
Therefore, if you are a person trying to experiment with poppyseed or you’re trying to “force” yourself to like poppyseed cakes, really really really check this recipe out. It may turn out to be a good decision :)

And about poppyseed itself. I’ve used… ground poppyseed for the first time in my life and in my baking… And not for the last time for sure :) I know, I know, traditionalists will kill me but it is so so convenient. With no disastrous effect on the taste :) I do recommend, I do:)
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Sweet & Salty Brownies

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Evening pictures.
Million calories.

Why, I really forgot how it is to take pictures in the evenings. Got a bit scared they wouldn’t look as yummy as they should :)
Of course I could wait till the sunny morning but in this case it would be of a high risk… Brownies started disappearing quite fast so that the next day I was left with a quarter only :)

I’m sitting here trying to find a right word to describe this cake and, really, the only thing coming to my mind is… a bomb! This cake is like a bomb, no joking. Bomb, gut bomb :)
No other way to describe it since it’s quite fatty mascarpone along with peanut butter, caramel and peanuts themselves! Paraphrasing Sophie Ellis Bextor “it’s a murder at the table…” ;)
And the taste… Hmmm… The taste is surprising, at least for me. It’s like expecting to eat something really really sweet and then, all of a sudden, oh my! it’s salty too?! Nicely contrasted :)
Oh, and one more thing, if you think you’ll get plump right after eating this brownies, no way. Just no way. I ensure you that eating a piece of it can easily satisfy your sweet tooth :)

There is also a thing I’d like to explain here. This mentioned caramel. Well, I have to admit this is MY version of caramel, so to speak… which simply means it’s more like caramel-fudge mass rather than real caramel itself :) But you know what? It’s so addictive!

So, let my brownies love last forever :)
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Chocolate Birthday Cake with Cherry Jam

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I adore birthday cakes, all of them… Well, maybe these chocolatey-chocolate ones a bit more :)

This one was supposed to be served with plum stew… but while preparing the cake, it turned out that there were dozens of jars of jam and confiture, just no plum one :P
I ended up with cherry jam as an alternative… Good choice :)

Chocolate Birthday Cake with Cherry Jam is wet wet wet :) And soaked too. Surprisingly, not heavy.
It’s not too sweet, either… For me, it’s a huge advantage of a cake :)
What is more, when we think about preparing birthday cakes, we think “Oh, Jesus, it is so time-consuming”… Well, this one, comparing to others, is relatively quick to be made. And not that complicated :)
Oh, and one more thing, it looks really really presentable :)

It’s not the last time I made it. Maybe next time with these unfortunate plums..? :)
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Chocolate cake with Lemon Mousse

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My camera is back! I missed it! So much!
Last weekend I managed to make two delicious cakes and and and… a close shave and I wouldn’t have even one picture of them! They started disappearing so quickly :)
But here they are… I mean, here it is – one as for now :)
It’s been a long break, which I didn’t like at all but now it’s high time I caught up with some baking :)

Both cakes I made are sweet (of course!) but this time I wanted to bake something that would break this sweetness :)

Ladies and Gentlemen, lemon mousse. One of the yummiest things I’ve eaten :)
If you are fond of lemon sweets, this one will win your heart within seconds :)

The thing is, eating mousse is way easier than making it ;P
It should be clearly stated, this mousse can be problematic if it wants ;)
I think next time the consistency will be smoother and… even better :)

Sooo… this cake is a mouuse-t :D
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Choco-Coco

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The name and the recipe stolen from Moje Wypieki.
In my humble opinion, this cake has got everything that a good cake needs to have – it’s heavy, wet, extremely chocolatey with delicious cream.
Just to underline at the very beginning, if you’re a fan of fluffy sponge cakes, this recipe is not for you… And if it is not for you, you may feel like jumping to wuzetka recipe :)
If you are, however, a lover of more brownie-like cakes, you’ll fall for this one, for sure! The exceptional mix of the flavours is what makes the cake sooo good – on the one hand, chocolate everywhere… on the other hand, coconut surprise :)
And though you may find it difficult to cut the cake into two pieces (kind of troublesome, at least for me ;P), it’s really worth making it :)
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