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Seven Layer Hummus Dip

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I wasn’t going to do a post on this, because it’s not a recipe. Not really, it’s more like assembly instructions. But then two things happened, first, I keep making it for parties, and people keep loving it. Second, I went to a goat cheese making class this weekend and was sent home with a bag of fantastic Redwood Hill Farms goat cheese products, including a fabulous goat feta.

I could eat chèvre goat cheese every day of my life, it’s one of my favorite foods, and by far my favorite cheese. Which I found out is a good thing since goat milk products are easier on the human digestive system and lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than cow cheeses. Which reminded me to try smoked goat cheddar next time I have a craving for a late night grilled cheese, at least I’ll feel less guilty about it.

Speaking of less guilty, this dip is a less guilty version of that other seven layer dip, that one that has refried beans, cheddar, sour cream, you know the one. It’s great, I love that guy. But this one is just as tasty, but with much fewer calories and you don’t even have to resort to "fat free" or fake ingredients, it’s just a big pile of tasty produce sandwiched between hummus and that naturally lower in calorie cheese we talked about. It’s just about winning at party dip making while bikini season rears its ugly head.

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Flourless Chocolate Stout Cake with Orange Mascarpone Frosting


    For The Cake
  • ½ cup butter, chopped
  • 7 weight ounces 60% chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup stout
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 whole eggs plus 2 yolks
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • For the Frosting
  • 3 tbs butter, softened
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In the top of a double boiler over a simmering water add the chocolate and the butter. Stir until the butter is almost melted, turn off heat and continue to stir until butter is melted. Remove the top of the double boiler and place on a clean kitchen towel. Stir in the beer. Whisk in the sugar. Check to make sure the chocolate is room temperature or below, then whisk in the eggs and the yolks. Sprinkle the cocoa powder and the cornstarch over the chocolate, gently stir until combined.
  3. Place a round of parchment paper inside a 10 inch spring form pan, rub the inside of the pan and the parchment paper with butter.
  4. Pour the batter inside the prepared pan, smooth out into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top looks dry and the top is slightly springy, don’t over bake of cake will be dry. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for 10-20 minutes. Transfer to a cake pan, refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and the mascarpone, beat until well combined. Add the powdered sugar and zest, mix until well combined. Frost the cake with the mascarpone frosting, chill until ready to serve. (Don’t be afraid to make this a day ahead of time, it’s better the next day).


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Averie @ Averie Cooks May 20, 2013 um 1:48 am

I love 7 layer dip (and 7 layer bars :)) and this version of yours looks wonderful. Love that it’s a little lighter than the sour cream original one! And has artichokes!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 20, 2013 um 11:49 am

How do I get invited to your parties? 🙂 This dip looks fabulous! Love the hummus and feta!


Miss Kim @ May 20, 2013 um 1:29 pm

The photos look so inviting. I can imagine what a huge hit these are at your parties. I LOVE goat cheese too. And I just want go through that screen and to dig into your Seven Layer Hummus Dip!


Cassie | Bake Your Day May 20, 2013 um 2:59 pm

I will take this kind of recipe ANY day. Love it. And your new header!


Geez Louise! May 20, 2013 um 3:42 pm

love goat cheese too…


Emily May 20, 2013 um 3:56 pm

This dip is sheer brilliance! So yummy!


ashley – baker by nature May 20, 2013 um 7:40 pm

This is so perfect for parties!!! And your header looks fabulous!


Jen @ Savory Simple May 20, 2013 um 7:42 pm

Will you bring me some of this on Sunday? I don’t care whether it’s a recipe or assembly instructions; I would eat this EVERY day.


carrian May 20, 2013 um 9:26 pm

well hello my little savory triffle of deliciousness, you come here much? 😉


Trish May 21, 2013 um 9:45 pm

YUM! This likes my dream lunch……


Megan@Food and Whine May 22, 2013 um 10:20 pm

That dip looks beautiful! Great idea.


BiteMeMore June 23, 2013 um 2:16 pm

❤! This is a party-perfect idea!
OMG this is just another reason why I love layers! I’m inspired to have a layer-themed party now… complete with dress up games and my favourite layer cake


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