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Decadent recipes for chocolate desserts

From classics such as chewy chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, to crazy candy creations such as Peanut Butter Cup and Snickers crunch brownies; whatever your guilty pleasure, we've got you covered with more than 50 chocolate recipes.

Fudgy brownies with cream cheese frosting

The Pastry Chef's Baking
Decadent, moist brownies made richer with a cream cheese and chocolate frosting.

By Carol RamosThe Pastry Chef's Baking
Adapted from Dear Crissy

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1. Using a medium sauce pan, heat butter and unsweetened chocolate while stirring until smooth; set aside to cool.

2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.; line an 8-x 8-x 2-inch baking pan with foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. 

3. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture. Add your eggs one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla.

4. In a small bowl stir together flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined.

5. Spread batter evenly into the pan.

6. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack.

For the frosting 

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 + 1/3 cup powdered sugar

1. Using a small saucepan heat and stir semisweet chocolate pieces over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

2. In a medium bowl beat together 6 ounces of softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat in melted chocolate until smooth then frost cooled brownies.

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