(Vegetarian) Restaurant-Level Chocolate Mousse; 5 ingredients & 190 calories. UNCOMPLICATED.

(Vegetarian) Restaurant-Level Chocolate Mousse; 5 ingredients & 190 calories. HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

The bitterness from deep, dark chocolate is enhanced by a touch of nutty Kahlua liqueur creating a smooth and romantic final course to a special meal. Top these little (Vegetarian) Restaurant-Level Chocolate Mousse; 5 ingredients & 190 calories. HeDoesXrayIDoFood.comjarred treats with fresh strawberries, raspberries, or perfumy cherries (if in season). Or, if you are up for a life changing experience, spoon a few ambrosial Italian Amarena Cherries along with a swirl of the syrup they swim in for a truly decadent touch. Go ahead, you deserve it!

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How to Make Stabilized Whipped Cream, A Surprisingly Simple Method to Crème Chantilly

How to Make Stabilized Whipped Cream, A Surprisingly Simple Method to Crème Chantilly-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My method for Stabilized Whipped Cream couldn’t be easier to master for someone who has never worked with gelatin or even made whipped cream. It’s a great method/recipe to have in your repertoire as a versatile medium for different flavorings. It can be used to top cakes & cupcakes, be folded into pastry cream to make “Crème Diplomat” or as in my house…to be eaten with a spoon. (I know, I know. Moderation is everything. But sometimes I just can’t control myself.)

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Less than 350 calories- Guiltless Browned Butter Banana Cupcakes with Pecans & Whiskey

This cupcake is showcased by an intensely flavored frosting. It has a rich, deep taste that comes from browning a minimal amount of butter. Adding brown sugar and whiskey creates a sort of layered “caramel” that’ll knock your socks off! The molasses in brown sugar also adds depth to the cake, while bananas reduce the amount of fat used to make it exceptionally moist.

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(Light) Black Forest Cake, less than 1/2 the Calories than the Average Recipe!

Light Black Forest Cake with REAL Whipped Cream- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My spin on the Black Forest Cake is light but not at all “diety”. (That’s a word.) It has a pure cherry compote using fresh or frozen fruit, layered over creamy whipped cream and a light chocolate cake. Don’t eat some synthetic, diet “dessert” with artificial (sugar free) sweeteners, canned “pie filling”, or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Make this cake with all real ingredients, real whipped cream, and real guilt-free satisfaction.

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