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Decadent Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Recipe (with caramel sauce!)

Decadent Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Recipe (with caramel sauce!)

When you’re in the mood for something decadent, it’s hard to go past the classic pairing of chocolate and caramel.

Our chocolate buttermilk cake is moist and tender; cooked in a traditional fluted pan it is also a feast for the eyes…especially as you drizzle the delectable caramel sauce over the cake. 

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A delicious and decadent cookie recipe

A delicious and decadent cookie recipe

The very talented Marcy Braselton of Community Kitchen recently posted her recipe for Spiced Hot Cocoa Cookies, and aside from looking OMG amazing we were thrilled to see that she used her Liddy Lifestyle utensils to create them!

Read on to see Marcy’s recipe for these ultra tempting, ultra delicious cookies.

Spiced Hot Cocoa Cookie Recipe

spiced hot cocoa cookie recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t cayenne pepper
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C extra dark (63% cacao) chips
  • 3/4 C cultured butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T vanilla bean paste
  • 1 C marshmallows, chopped

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Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees (180C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, cayenne and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate chips, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat.
  4. In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the butter and brown sugar and beat on medium speed for about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs and vanilla bean paste and beat for 2 -3 minutes until creamy. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  6. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the melted chocolate. Beat until combined.
  7. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until just incorporated.
  8. Remove from the standing mixer. Add the chopped marshmallows and fold into the dough by hand.
  9. Using an ice cream scoop, place cookie dough balls about two inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks *These are SO good warm!*

Serves 18 cookies

 

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Easy (and impressive) recipes to serve up with your next cheese board

Easy (and impressive) recipes to serve up with your next cheese board

Everyone loves a cheese board, right? Easy yet eye catching, they’re an essential for any entertainers repertoire.

But if you’re looking for something different for your next get together, we have some beautiful recipe ideas to kick your cheese serving game up a notch.

marinated feta recipes

Marinated feta recipe (serves 4)

¾ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
4-5 sprigs thyme or rosemary
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves (optional)
pinch of dried chili flakes (optional)
200g block Danish feta

In a large bowl place the olive oil, herbs and spices. Mix to combine.

Break the feta into large pieces and add to the oil mixture, tossing gently to combine. Spoon the oil mixture and cheese into a sterilized jar and refrigerate.

marinated feta recipe

Allow 24 hours before serving for flavours to infuse. Serve on rustic bread or crackers. Will keep for up to a week refrigerated.

Note: Danish feta is much softer than Greek feta. Once you have added it to the oil mixture, toss gently until just combined – don’t over mix or the feta will break up too much.

warmed brie recipe

Warmed brie with honey recipe (serves 4-5)

Preheat oven to 300F / 150C.

Take a boxed brie or camembert, such as Clarines and remove the lid, keeping the cheese in the box base.

Place on an oven tray and drizzle with a little honey. Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through (do not overheat).

warmed brie with honey

Place on your cheese board with a palate knife and gently dig in. Alternatively, dollop a little cranberry sauce on top of the cheese before warming.

marinated olives recipe

Marinated olives recipe (serves 4)

¾ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
4-5 sprigs thyme or rosemary
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves (optional)
pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)
200g block Danish feta

In a large bowl place the olive oil, herbs and spices. Mix to combine.

Break the feta into large pieces and add to the oil mixture, tossing gently to combine.

Spoon the oil mixture and cheese into a sterilized jar and refrigerate.

 

Looking for more tips on how to assemble the perfect cheese board? See our post HERE.
 
CLICK HERE to browse the Liddy Lifestyle collection of entertaining boards, cheese knives and spreaders.

 

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