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Almond Cake $1.19 per serving
Almond Cake
Inspired by artist Claude Monet’s favorite confection, this cake is subtle in taste, redolent of almond, and a dash of liqueur adds a complementary note. No need to say more—except that if you’ve eaten healthy and saved all week by cooking with us Five Dollar Foodies, here’s a treat.
Chocolate Truffles $1.02 per serving
Chocolate Truffles
These are the creamiest, most decadent treat — pure chocolate truffles. They are remarkably simple to put together and require just 4 basic ingredients. Melt chocolate bars or chips, add a little cream and a bit of butter, and spice them up with vanilla, peppermint, or orange extracts. Roll them in cocoa powder or crushed nuts for an impressive han ... read more
Chocolate-Orange Spiced Banana Bread 41¢ per serving
Chocolate-Orange Spiced Banana Bread
We can't get enough of this decadent banana bread. It's a luxurious-tasting dessert (or breakfast, if you're in the mood for a real treat) and you get to use up those ripe bananas you have sitting around. Chocolate and orange (from its juice and zest) complement each other nicely, and a touch of spice adds a foodie twist to traditional banana bread ... read more
Easy Chocolate Cake 28¢ per serving
Easy Chocolate Cake
Otherwise known as "Wacky Cake," this World War II-era confection was innovated from basic pantry staples—without requiring any butter, eggs, or milk. Just throw all of the ingredients in a bowl, stir, and bake. The result is an incredibly moist and delicious chocolate treat that can be assembled in minutes (even with the help of toddlers!). Dusted ... read more
Fourth of July Cake $1.00 per serving
Fourth of July Cake
It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without this cake. So carefree, and you can share the fun by letting family or friends help you decorate it. Our quick vanilla cake, dusted with confectioner's sugar, is topped with fresh strawberries (or raspberries) and blueberries. You can use almost any basic cake recipe, such as our Almond Cake, or substitute ... read more
Luscious Lemon Cake with Turmeric 33¢ per serving
Luscious Lemon Cake with Turmeric
This lemony confection is an ideal summer treat. Fresh lemon zest and turmeric give a bright yellow hue to this moist cake, which can be garnished with confectioner's sugar or caramelized lemon slices. Served as a light dessert or with tea for an afternoon delight, it's great any time of the day. We even indulge in a slice with coffee for breakfast ... read more
Mulled Wine $3.59 per serving
Mulled Wine
Winter is here, the holidays are near. We are in the mood for a cozy libation to enjoy at home around the fire. Mulled wine couldn't be easier to make, and you can use any inexpensive red wine (even boxed wine). We made this version with a merlot, though garnacha, tempranillo, pinot noir, or any blend will work nicely. We added cinnamon, whole clov ... read more
Rum Chocolate Ricotta $1.62 per serving
Rum Chocolate Ricotta
Chocolate, honey, and rum whipped together with ricotta cheese make for a denser, more intense dessert than traditional chocolate mousse. Think of it as the best of mousse and chocolate pudding combined. You can use farmer’s cheese rather than ricotta if you prefer. Add a little extra rum and whipped cream if you've had a long day!
= quick and easy
= gluten free
= vegetarian
= vegan