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A Fourth of July Cake Worth Celebrating

America’s birthday is full of dazzling hues, from iconic red, white, and blue bunting to the dazzling firework shows that cap the evening. And at backyard gatherings across the nation, one patriotic dessert—the sweet, simple flag cake—has itself become an icon. Fourth of July-themed cakes, traditionally iced with white buttercream and decorated with fresh summer …

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Melted chocolate, being mixed.

How to Make Chocolate—From Scratch

You can make chocolate from scratch in your own kitchen! Follow our recipe below to become a chocolatier (that’s fancy for chocolate-maker). Once you’re finished, you can eat your homemade chocolate right away or use it to make something else, like hot cocoa, cookies, brownies—or whatever you can dream up. If you’d like chocolatey cooking …

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