Luckily, moonshine isn’t overpowering when you bake with it, and I wanted to offer up some kind of hooch cake as a Virginia treat. Its vanilla-like flavor pairs well with chocolate, and the orange zest and nutmeg complement both.
unsweetened cocoa powder
Nigella Lawson’s Emergency Brownies
This is for those times you urgently need a brownie, but don’t want to make – or, rather, can’t justify making – a whole batch.
Chocolate–Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
This one’s got about as much chocolate as we can force into a cheesecake: ground in the crust, melted into the batter, and even shaved on top. We wouldn’t want to shortchange any chocolate lovers!
White Gate Farm’s Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
When you’ve had your fill of zucchini quick breads, why not pull out the cocoa powder and make a chocolate dessert that’s both decadent and loaded with summer’s favorite squash.
Raghavan Iyer’s Chocolate Sweet Potato Pound Cake
You haven’t had sweet potatoes like this before.
Jenny Rosenstrach’s Chocolate Pudding Pie
A family tradition, updated. And it’s a must for every holiday table, but this no-fuss family favorite is easy enough to pull off any time, really.