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Mole Brownie Tart

Mole Brownie Tart

This post is in partnership with La Guelaguetza, all opinions are my own.

¡Hola!

How’s your week so far?

Did you catch the Superbowl?.. Yeah, me either!

I did watch the halftime show though, and it was all sorts of amazing. I’m whatevs when it comes to Gaga, pero she did such a good job! I just kind of wish she would have made an even bigger political statement.

Pero pues, beggars can’t be choosers.

Also..where was Beyonce?

Ring Ring…

Mole Brownie Tart

We’re making brownies today.

But we’re being fancy, so we’re making a tart. It’s sort of the dessert you want to make on a first date, because it’s super easy to make and it’ll make you look all sorts of good.

We’re also making it today because there’s days when I have a hankering for chocolate on chocolate on chocolate, and this definitely satiates that craving.

Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, y como dice Alexis Mateo, BAM! GET IT BABY!

Mole Brownie Tart

When you think of Mole, Mole negro is probably the first thing you might think of.

Did you know some Mole pastes can have up to 50 ingredients?

The Mole negro we’re using today has strong notes of plantains, chile mulato, mexican pasilla, black chilhuacle chile, clove, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, oregano, peanuts and raisins (amongst other things).

Mole Brownie Tart

No, we’re not crazy for adding Mole to our desserts.

All of the flavors just kind of dance together and hold hands, and it works so well in this tart!

And we’re topping it off with a super decadent ganache! say whaat?

What is everyone doing/making for Valentines Day?

Wether you’re stress eating like me bc you’re tired of waking up to headlines like “President Trump is now speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks” and you need something to indulge in because you can’t believe this is real life or you’re simply looking for dessert options for Valentines day bc you want to sweep your chulx off their feet.

You know I got you!

I’ll see you in a few days, stay chingonx! 💋

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Chocomíl Cupcakes with a Whipped Chocolate Milk Topping

Mexican Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with a Whipped Chocolate Milk Topping

I lived for chocomíl as a kid, especially when my mom threw in a few fresas into the mix.

What is chocomíl, you ask?

Choco Milk is the OG Nesquik. It first launched as a nutritional milk supplement in Mexico in 1928 with Pancho Pantera as the face of Choco Milk.

Mexican Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with a Whipped Chocolate Milk Topping

Growing up, I used to spend my summers with mi abuelita Victoria in Colima… en paz descanse.

She always used to send me out to pick up tortillas in the morning and occasionally, I’d sneak by Chinta’s corner store for chocomíl on the way back.

It was always served warm in a plastic baggie, and it was topped with cinnamon but the fact that you were drinking it from the plastic bag just made it taste 10x better.

Next time you’re in Mexico, have your agua fresca or your agua de coco in a baggie, it’ll change your life.

Mexican Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with a Whipped Chocolate Milk Topping

Mi abuelita Victoria passed away last year, and a few days ago when I was walking around the super market, I was hit with a wall of memories when I saw the Choco Milk can.

I decided to add choco milk to the batter, as a little tribute to celebrate her and those summers I spent with her, and I was really happy with the outcome. You have a moist chocolate milk cake on the bottom, and a chocolate milk whipped topping that wraps it all together, and if you want to be a little extra–drizzle some chocolate sauce on these babies.

If you grew up on Choco Milk like I did, I hope these cupcakes bring out all the feels like it did with me.

Mexican Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with a Whipped Chocolate Milk Topping

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Rum Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Rum Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Hey [email protected].

This post was originally supposed to go up last Friday, but I’ve been swamped with work and a bunch of freelance projects that I didn’t have time to sit down and write! Last week was Transgender Awareness Week and I want to take a brief moment to talk about it.

Rum Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Trans Awareness week is a week for trans individuals, nonconforming identities, and allies to bring attention to issues happening in the community. Often times, they are the first to champion for LBTQ+  rights because they don’t have the appropriate resources and fundamental rights they deserve and I think it is time they received some recognition.

Plus they also have Caitlyn Jenner as their unofficial-official spokesperson for the entire community, and we all know how much of a mess that is. They need all the support they can receive!

I’m really happy to see Planned Parenthood is now making Hormone Therapy even more accessible for those who choose to go that route because it is important for them to be able to be comfortable in their skin.

Rum Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Adrianna’s coloring cook book, A Cozy Coloring Cook Book is officially out and I was so excited to see her include a recipe for Tres Leches because a) it saves me a bunch of recipe testing time and b) knowing Adrianna, I know this cake is going to be amazing.

Rum Coconut Tres Leches Cake

She was right, this cake is amazing. It’s so light and spongey, not overly sweet, and the whipped topping is so perfect–and were boozing it up because Sandra Lee is my spirit guide #sorrynotsorry.

I was never much of a fan of Tres Leches growing up because Mexican bakeries always used a really gross artificial frosting and it really turned me off. It just tasted like chemicals and food coloring, if you grew up “Hispanic” you probably know what I’m talking about.

If you get the chance, pick up her book and make some of her cozy recipes and color along! You won’t be disappointed.

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Abuelita Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Abuelita Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Abuelita chocolate is one of those things you always had in your cupboards growing up, but if your parents hated you they probably just gave you Ibarra Chocolate. Just kidding. Ibarra is just as good but slightly bitter and I.Am.Not.That.Type.Of.Girl, I like my chocolate to be sweet.

Abuelita Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you’ve never had Abuelita Chocolate before, you’re missing out. It’s a thick round disc of sugary chocolate with cinnamon. My mom would always have a nice warm cup of Abuelita and pan dulce waiting for us at home on rainy days. Looking back, we might not have had very much growing up, but I can’t help but be thankful for such a tasty childhood.

Abuelita Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I had wanted to incorporate Abuelita into desserts, so I figured why not start with cupcakes? If you follow me on Snapchat, you probably saw me snapping at Sprinkles basically every weekend over the summer and so now here we are 5 lbs later. #TeamNoAbs

Abuelita Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

It took me a few tries to figure out what kind of frosting I wanted to pair the cake with. I tried a raspberry frosting, cream cheese frosting, but none of them paired quite right. Then it hit me, PEANUT BUTTER! You guys, Peanut Butter+Cinnamon+Chocolate is a thruple I want to be a part of, and Ina came thru with a good recipe.

Abuelita Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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