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Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 on

"I absolutely love this cake recipe. So moist, flavorful and easy to make! I've made this cake about 10 times with a chocolate-mascarpone frosting instead of Ina's buttercream, and it's always a hit! The cake disappears within a couple hours. So good!"

Reviewed Dark Chocolate Espresso Kissed Brownies with Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"The brownies were only OK to me, but the frosting is amazing! I use the frosting on Beatty's chocolate cake recipe, provided by Ina Garten. The combination of that soft, moist, flavorful cake and this smooth and not-too-sweet frosting is heavenly. I've made it about 10 times, and the cake disappears within a couple hours. So good!"

Reviewed Apple Tarts

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 on

"These were delicious and extremely easy to make. You really can't go wrong with this recipe, because in my opinion, almost anything is better with puff pastry. For the glaze, I used apricot preserves with water and added lemon juice. Amazing dessert that looks difficult. It will impress!"

Reviewed Mascarpone Cheesecake with Almond Crust

Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 on

"Great recipe. I really like the soft, smooth texture the mascarpone provides. Also, as a chocolate lover, I needed another dimension of chocolate in addition to the ganache you drizzle on top. So I added a layer of chocolate shavings (about a half cup) to the crust after baking. It set up hard and added lots of chocolate flavor and the extra crunc""