Sugar Free Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

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This Dulce de Leche Cheesecake recipe uses granulated sweetener like Splenda, and low-fat cream cheese.  To me reducing the sugar alone is a big plus. This is a simple recipe but it does have to set a long time before serving.

If you want to cut back on the sugar and fat a little bit give this one a try it’s really good.

Sugar Free Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9 inch cake
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup granular sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup dulce de leche
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs with the butter until thoroughly combined and press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes; remove to cool. Reduce oven heat to 325F.
  3. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl; add the sugar substitute and flour. Using an electric mixer beat until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix until well blended and then beat in the eggs one egg at a time, and then add in the milk , mixing until well blended. Spoon mixture onto the crust in the spring form pan.
  4. Separate ½ cup of the cheese mixture into a small bowl, add the dulce de leche, and using a spoon mix until well blended. Place tablespoons of the mixture over the batter and gently swirl it in with the edge of a knife or spatula.
  5. Bake at 325 for 45 – 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven and run a knife around the edge to help keep the cheese cake from cracking.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes, cover, and chill for at least 6 hours before serving.

 

Chocolate Fudge Cakes for Two

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Some time baking a whole cake for two people just doesn’t make a lot of sense. This Chocolate Fudge Cakes for Two recipe bakes in two ramekins making just the right for two people. This is a simple and quick recipe, just add ice cream and you will create a delicious dessert for two.

Chocolate Fudge Cakes for Two
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate ( 2 ounces chopped and 1 ounce broken into 2 pieces)
  • ¼ cup half and half or whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons egg (lightly beaten at room temperature)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix the chopped chocolate together with the milk. Heat the mixture in a microwave for 1 -3 minutes or until chocolate is melted stirring the mixture until smooth, stir in the sugar and mix until sugar is dissolved; let cool slightly. Mix in the oil, egg, and vanilla until well combined. Mix in the flour to form the batter until just moist.
  3. Lightly spray two ramekins with cooking spray and divide the batter between the two. Push one piece of the remaining chocolate into the center of the batter of each ramekin.
  4. Baked for 15 minutes or until tops are just firm and center is gooey; let cool for 3 – 5 minutes and serve warm with ice cream on top.

Adapted from Cooking for Two cookbook

Fudge Brownies for Two

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This Fudge Brownie recipe is the perfect size for two people. The brownies are rich and moist, dont require a lot of prep time, and only require 20 minutes in the oven. If there are any left over they will store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

If you cooking for two give these Fudge Brownies a try; they’re delicious!!

Fudge Brownies for Two
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 ½ ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Line a 8 ½ x 4 ½ loaf pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray; preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place the chocolate chips, cocoa, and butter in a small bowl. Microwave mixture for 30 – 60 seconds until butter and chocolate is melted. Stir with a spoon until well combined and smooth; set aside.
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  5. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, egg, and egg yolk, salt, and vanilla. Using a spoon mix in the flour until just combined.
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  8. Pour and spread batter evenly into the loaf pan and bake for 24 – 30 minutes until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
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  10. Cool on wire rack, remove, and cut into desired size bars; enjoy

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Adapted from Cooking for 2 Cookbook

Coffee Cake Muffins for 2

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This Coffee Cake Muffins recipe is simple and just the right amount to feed 2 people. This recipe is kind of unique because it marbles the streusel into the inside of the muffins.

If your cooking for 2 people give this one a try; it’s really good.

Coffee Cake Muffins for 2
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup plus 8 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 teaspoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (sliced into 4 pieces and chilled)
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sour cream
  • confectioners sugar for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. and spray 4 muffin tins with baking spray with flour. (I used cooking spray and lightly sprinkled the tins with flour)
  2. Place granulated sugar, 8 teaspoons of flour, and 4 teaspoons of brown sugar into the bowl of a food processor; process until well combined. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a small bowl. To create the streusel whisk in the cinnamon, and 4 teaspoons of brown sugar into the small bowl mixture; set aside.
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  4. Add ⅓ cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the mixture in the food processor and mix until well combined. Place the butter pieces in the food processor and pulse until small pebbly pieces form. Add the egg and sour cream and mix until well combined.
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  6. Place 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup, divide the streusel between the 4 cups and place on top of the batter, and then top each cup with the remaining batter.
  7. Bake for 20 t0 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes, remove to wire rack, and let cool for another 10 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar before serving.

Adapted from Cooking for 2 Cookbook

Basic Muffins Recipe

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If you looking for a basic muffins recipe that is nice and moist; this is it.

This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, is fast to put together, and makes a pretty good size batch.

Serve warm with butter making for a delicious breakfast.

Basic Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1cup granulated sugar (less 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups plain low-fat yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In another bowl using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one egg at a time,.mix in half of the dry ingredients and ⅓ cup yogurt. Mix in the remaining yogurt and dry ingredients a little at a time until incorporated.
  4. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray and distribute the batter evenly in the cups. (batter will be very thick an ice cream scoop works good for this)
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown; serve warm.

Adapted from Cooks Country.

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

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Hot Fudge Pudding and ice cream. How good can it get this Hot Fudge Pudding Cake is rich and delicious and is a simple recipe to put together.

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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ⅔ cup Dutch processed cocoa (divided)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (divided)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces semi sweet chocolate (shaved or chopped)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Spay an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray. Mix the coffee into the water and set aside.
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  4. In a small bowl whisk together ⅓ cup cocoa, ⅓ cup granulated sugar, and the brown sugar; set aside.
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  6. Heat a saucepan with water that you can fit a small bowl into just to simmering. Place the bowl on top of the water and melt the butter in the bowl. Mix in the semi sweet chocolate, and ⅓ cup cocoa stirring until chocolate is smooth and melted; set aside.
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  8. In another small bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
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  10. In a medium size bowl mix together the ⅔ cup granulated sugar, milk, egg yolk, salt, and vanilla. Add the chocolate mixture and mix with a spoon to combine. Add the flour mixture and mix until moistened.
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  12. Pour the batter into the baking dish evenly so it comes all the way out to the sides. Evenly sprinkle the cocoa mixture over the top of the batter and then gently pour the coffee over the top.
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  16. Bake for 45 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from the sides and the mixture is hot and bubbly. (don't over bake)
  17. Let rest 45 minutes and serve with ice cream.

Adapted from Baking Illustrated

 

Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

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Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

This is pretty much a basic recipe leaving a lot of room to add additional spices, but I wanted to keep this recipe as quick and simple as possible. The recipe was prepared as written – I thought the end result was pretty good.

Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the sweet potatoes and eggs.
  2. Using a large spoon mix the flour and baking powder into the sweet potato mixture and then mix in the butter and milk. The mixture will be thick and lumpy. (If you want a thinner batter add extra milk a little at a time. (Be careful the batter thins quickly)
  3. Cook pancakes in a skillet, or over a griddle on medium high heat. Cooking until golden brown and bubbles form on top and edges start to firm up, flip and finish cooking.
  4. Serve hot with butter and syrup.

Adapted from Food.com

Bite Size Apple Fritters Recipe

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Turn your extra apples into a bite size delicious treat. This Bite Size Apple Fritters Recipe is simple, and quick to prepare, and are, “I bet you can’t eat just one” delicious.

I made my wife hide these because I was on my way to devouring them all.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” well it appears this old saying comes pretty close to reality; Check out this article on all the health benefits of apples – 34 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Apples

 

Give this one a try, it’s well worth the time. Enjoy

Bite Size Apple Fritters Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cup cake flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large apple (peeled and diced)
  • Convection sugar (optional)
  • Oil for deep frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat deep fryer to 360F. (If you don’t have a deep fryer use a Dutch oven or heavy duty pot)
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl whisk the egg and then mix in the milk, butter, and vanilla; and then fold in the apples.
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  7. Spoon the batter into the oil about 1 tablespoon at a time (cook in batches to keep them from sticking together, and lowering the oil temperature too much); deep fry to a deep golden brown.
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  9. Place fritters on a platter covered with paper toweling to absorb any excess oil. Sprinkle with the powder sugar – cool and serve.
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Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen

Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

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This Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe is quick and simple to put together and is super-rich in chocolate.

With several birthdays taking place within a month I needed a cake recipe that wouldn’t take up a lot of my time. My thinking was “well were all adults so a basic sheet cake should at least do the trick.” This sheet cake turned out to be a pleasant surprise, served with a couple scoops of ice cream, it was delicious.

If you’re in the mood for cake give this Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe a try; it’s quick and simple to put together, and your family will love it.

Simple Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
 
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Serves: 1 cake
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate (shaved-I used mini chocolate chips for this)
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • I teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Frosting of your choice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Shift the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl; whisk to combine.
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  4. Place the chocolate and butter into a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 2 minutes at 50% power. Stir the chocolate butter mixture with a spoon until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
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  6. In a large size bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add the butter milk and mix until smooth.
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  8. Mix in the chocolate mixture until well combined and then add the dry ingredients; mix until batter is smooth and glossy.
  9. Pour the batter into a 13 x 9 baking pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
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  11. Bake for 40 minutes and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Cool on wire rack for at least 1 hour before frosting.

Adapted from Baking Illustrated

 

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

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This Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe is a chocolate lovers dream. Cocoa and chocolate chips go into this recipe to create a rich chocolate flavor, and the zucchini turns into a nice and moist delicious treat.

If you looking for a great end of the summer recipe give this Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe a try; its delicious.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe
 
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  • ½ cup butter (melted plus extra for coating baking dish)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (plus extra for dusting baking dish)
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • ⅔ cups chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Lightly coat a loaf pan with butter and dust it with cocoa power. (I used a butter flavored cooking spray for this)
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. In another large bowl whisk the eggs, and mix in the sugar until smooth. Add the melted butter and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Mix in the zucchini and then gradually add in the flour mixture – mixing until just moist and then fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out with just a few crumbs left on it.
  5. Let the bread cool slightly and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Adapted from blogchef.net – check out the cool Facebook video to see this recipe come together.