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Triple Chocolate Brownie Mousse Cake

This mouthwatering Triple Chocolate Brownie Mousse Cake is so sinful. There’s a fudgy brownie on the bottom, a layer of easy chocolate mousse and finally a layer of irresistible brownie batter mousse. Tell me you don’t want to dive right in. If you happened to catch any of my Instagram stories Friday or Saturday, you might have seen that I made a shark cake for a birthday party for my friend’s son. I bit off a little more than I could chew, no pun intended. I can’t just do anything simple, it...

Tours for chocolate lovers not just about sampling sweets

This April 28, 2017 photo shows Jon Payson, owner of The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn, N.Y., explaining how he and his wife started the business in a chat with a group on A Slice of Brooklyn's chocolate tour. The Chocolate Room is one of a number of stops on the tour. In addition to chocolate samples to taste, the tour offers a peek at the chocolate-making process and neighborhood visits. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz) This April 28, 2017 photo shows Jon Payson, owner of The Chocolate Room in...

new week treats to make:

GOOEY LAYERS OF MOLTEN CHOCOLATE, OOZING ROASTED MARSHMALLOW AND CRUMBLY BISCUITthis decadent twist on the classic s’mores recipe, is a must to make on the weekendDonna Hay’s s’more caramel slicewhat-you-need:250g malt biscuits125g unsalted butter, melted½ cup (125ml) warm water2 tablespoons gelatine powder1½ cups (330g) caster (superfine) sugar⅔ cup (230g) liquid glucose+½ cup (125ml) water, extra1 teaspoon vanilla extract200g dark chocolate, chopped1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 cup (300g)...

Hana Gold raising the bar for homegrown chocolate

Hana Gold was founded as a family-run farm in 1978, and today, as its chocolate bar business blooms, the Frost family still makes up the core of the company.Robert and Francine Frost bought the 10-acre parcel from Hana Ranch, and experimented with a few different agricultural products. They finally landed on cultivating cacao in 2005, and the couple has been joined in the business by their son Aldon and his wife Alyssa. After a decade of selling their cacao to other producers, the Frosts...