MY MOTHER used to make this dessert whenever she could. During the Depression it was hard to find chocolate, but when she found some, she saved enough to make this pudding. I make it now and think of her every time I prepare it.
Moist, delicious and tender…that's what you get when you bake this luscious coffee cake from Charlotte Mallet-Prevost of Frederick, Maryland. “I get a good response whenever I make it,” Charlotte writes. “It's fantastic.”
My mother had this recipe in her cookie collection and she and I began baking these when I was a young teen. There is no sugar among the ingredients, just the subtle taste of marmalade to add sweetness. It's a soft cookie with an interesting combination of orange and chocolate.
“My mom made this recipe all the time for family gatherings,” recalls Jennifer Cannon in Round Rock, Texas.
“I was never a cheesecake fan until I tried this one—now I make it for any special occasion or excuse!”
Patricia Pruett of Pueblo West, Colorado shares this smaller and easier version of the sweet classic. The vanilla filling sets beautifully, complementing the graham cracker crust and luscious chocolate coating.
These mouthwatering mini cakes from Eglon, West Virginia’s Debora Simmons make the perfect treat for a twosome. “My mom used to make these when I was a little girl,” Debbie recalls. “Now I whip them up for a speedy dessert.”—Debora Simmons, Eglon, West Virginia
These rich, fudgy cookies from Trisha Kruse in Eagle, Idaho are chewy and studded with tangy dried cherries. “It’s a good thing the recipe makes only a small batch,” she laughs, “because we eat them all in one night!”
Chocolate lovers will think they're in heaven when they taste these ambrosial treats from Lisa Renshaw of Kansas City, Missouri. Creamy chocolate mousse is piped on a cocoa wafer and then topped with a pretty maraschino cherry. So cute!