Grandma's Recipe Box: #2 Death By Chocolate

Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines are two of my Grandmother's biggest heroes. She's a huge fan of boxed cake mix!  In fact, she thinks it's absolutely ridiculous when I insist on making a cake from scratch. 

Here's the second recipe out of Grandma's Recipe box, a very decadent confection, Death By Chocolate!  Although it's incredibly easy, relying heavily on instant ingredients - boxed cake mix, instant mousse and Cool Whip -  the tall, chocolately Trifle makes a very impressive appearance. 

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Hot From The Kettle™: Chocolate, Love?

Laura Himmelein, is not a pastry chef, she’s a confectionery architect!

Laura is the owner Maplewood based Partycake-Partycake, a custom baking company that specializes in creating whimsical and delicious desserts.

Laura recently spent a morning in the Kettle kitchen baking up a batch of Valentine themed Fudgy Sweetheart Brownie Bites. Laura’s brownie recipe is very quick and simple, and yields a chewy, fudgy, cocoalicious brownie.

Take a look at the video to see Laura’s interpretation of nostalgic Sweetheart candies via Brownie.

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Hot From The Kettle: Ah . . . Chocolate!

Partycake Partycake's Fudgey Brownie BitesOn the heels of a five day juice fast, I had a shoot this morning with the confectionary architect, owner of Maplewood's Partycake-Partycake, Laura Himmelein. 

Laura baked up her Fudgey Sweetheart Brownie Bites, and the aroma was a chocoholic dream.  I was eating vicariously through my oldfactory senses!

Check out the divine creations she baked up in the Kettle kitchen in the gallery