Fudgy Brownies with White Chocolate Mint Mousse

Baker Bettie Bars, Brownies, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 3 Comments

My ultimate fudgy brownies with white chocolate mint mousse are the definition of decadence. Fresh mint elevates the mint chocolate combo to a new level!  I’m baaaaaaack! Whew, what a whirled few weeks! Just to catch you up to speed in case you didn’t know, my husband and I just moved from Philadelphia back to the Midwest, to Chicago! This move was for multiple reasons, mostly for my husband’s job, but we have been wanting to be closer to family and Chicago is definitely a lot closer to Kansas than Philadelphia is! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I …

Chocolate Cream Pie

Baker Bettie Christmas, Cream Pies, Holidays, Pie, Thanksgiving 9 Comments

Get this chocolate cream pie recipe and tutorial! A flaky buttery crust, a rich chocolate pudding filling, and topped with light whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. This is one of my favorite pies from my childhood. Perfect for holidays and celebrations!  The closer we get to the holidays the more and more I get nostalgic about my home. I think about how lucky I am to have grown up in Kansas and I grow homesick of the familiar feeling that state will always bring me. It is difficult for me to express to people from the East Coast who have never experienced …

The Fudgiest Brownies in All the Land

Baker Bettie Bars, Brownies, Sweets 18 Comments

This recipe seriously makes the absolute fudgiest brownies you will ever eat! The recipe only calls for 6 ingredients and is incredibly simple to make! The brownies border on the texture of a chocolate truffle and are incredibly rich and decadent. You’ll never need another brownie recipe!  I’ve been trying to figure out what to name these brownies for a few days now. I have other brownie recipes on this site, but I NEED to convey to you through words just how mind-blowing these are . That is if you like intensely rich and fudgy brownies. And when I say fudgy, I …

Devil’s Food Cake with Ganache

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 9 Comments

I recently learned to word: tchotchke. I was talking to my mother-in-law and she said, “I hear you like tchotchkes!” I immediately assumed it must be some kind of dessert. Then she told me what they were and I guess I do, in a way, like tchotchkes, but only ones with meaning or purpose so I’m not sure you can really call them that. Our living room is decorated with vintage camera’s displayed from my father’s camera collection, and much of my kitchen decor is either props that I use for the blog or pieces that my mother or father made …

Chocolate Ganache 101

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Candy, Frostings and Sauces, Fundamentals, Sweets 8 Comments

Learn how to make ganache for truffles, cake frostings, glazes, fillings and many other uses. Made from only cream and chocolate, ganache can be used for so many things! You see that picture up ^ there. That! That is what we like to call “food porn.” Sexy right? But that right there is also what we call the beautiful simplicity and perfection of chocolate ganache! Ganache is one of those few things in the pastry world that I love because of it’s simplicity and versatility. If you have never made ganache before you might not even realize how darn easy …

Espresso, Pecan, and Dark Chocolate Coffee Cake

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This recipe for dark chocolate pecan coffee cake that is really flavored with coffee! This is not your ordinary coffee cake. This is coffee flavored coffee cake for an extra jolt in the morning!  One of the worst pains I have known in my life is the pain of seeing the person you love more than anything mourning. Knowing  that they are in an incredible amount of pain and despair and feeling as though there is nothing I can do to put their heart at ease. Wishing I could fast forward time for them to the day when it will feel …