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a simple + happy flourless chocolate torte...

Flourless Chocolate Torte / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Today, we have a delicious and super simple flourless chocolate torte recipe for you! It's the perfect spring dessert...not too rich, lightweight in texture, and easy to bake. We love it for a party or get-together. Here's how to make it!

Flourless Chocolate Torte / Recipe via Oh Joy!

You'll need...
- large microwave-safe bowl
- whisk
- springform pan
- parchment paper
- sifter

Ingredients...
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup unsalted butter (diced)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 7 eggs (room temperature)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- sprinkles

Flourless Chocolate Torte / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease the pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and butter. Microwave until the chocolate chips are almost fully melted, about 2-3 minutes.
3. Whisk until smooth and glossy.
4. Add sugar and condensed milk, whisk together fully.
5. Add eggs, one at a time, fully combining between each.
6. Add vanilla extract.
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. It should not be fully set in the middle.
8. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
9. Use sifter to dust powdered sugar over the entire torte and top with sprinkles!

Flourless Chocolate Torte / Recipe via Oh Joy!

We like it served warm, but you can make it up a day or two in advance and keep it in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and baking by Jess Hong.}

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

Guys, it's very possible that I love bathrooms SO much because I'm about to show you a peek at another bathroom design that I am working on for my house with Cleo and her team at Project M+. I'm in the midst of toilets, sinks, and tiles a plenty, as we have finalized ALL of our bathroom designs before our main living spaces because all of those installed items (tiles, toilets, sinks, faucets, etc.) need to be ordered so much further in advance than furniture pieces. Here's a look at this vintage-inspired powder room...

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

We were inspired by vintage eras (60's mod and art nouveau) for this as well as European modern touches. I love seeking inspiration not just from homes but from others spaces like restaurants, hotels, and retail shops. Here are a couple from Senato Hotel in Milan (left) and a hair salon, Salon Delphine Courteille, in Paris (right, designed by Chloé Negre).

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

We've been calling this powder room "a little jewel box with some vintage-inspired touches". Wallpaper is key for me, as we plan to use it throughout the house. But there are places where you want to go classic with it, and some places where you can really go bold. Since this bathroom is small and simple in structure, it allowed us the opportunity to go bold with the wallpaper to set the tone of the room. Here's a look at some of the materials we're using...

1. Wallpaper option by Calico (see the others below), 2. Brass toilet lever from Wayfair, 3. Brass inlay cement tile floor by Tabarka Studio,  4. countertop from Caesarstone, 5. Brass pull for the vanity by Emtek. Plus a toilet and sink from Wayfair, Brass plumbing fixtures by Newport Brass from Ferguson, arched mirror from Rejuvanation, and sconce by Cedar & Moss all shown below.

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room! Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

In looking at wallpapers that could make a statement but really make this jewel box bathroom come to life, here are a few options I love. Which one is YOUR favorite?

Wallpaper option 1 by Calico, Wallpaper option 2 by Taylor Sterling for Lulu & Georgia, Wallpaper option 3 by Anewall.

Check out my post over at Architectural Digest's Clever for my tips on things to consider when adding wallpaper to a bathroom.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture, Interiors, and interior renderings by Project M+, all other layouts by Joy Cho.} 

6 books my kids love right now...

6 Books My Kids Are Currently Loving Right Now... / via Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! Since both of my kids are now readers, books have become even more special in our house as we watch them learn through the word and images on each page. I thought I'd share a few of their favorites right now...

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happy friday + behind the frame...

Happy Friday + Behind The Frame / Party Car via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! Today, we're showing you a sneak peek at the magic that went into creating our latest Instagram post where we turned my mini van into a colorful PARTY VAN! Take a look at what goes on behind the frame...

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the prettiest painted plant stand...

The Prettiest Painted Plant Stand / DIY via Oh Joy!

I love spring for SO many reasons, but one is...all the greenery! Bringing plants into the home is one of my favorite things to do year-round, but spring is a great time to refresh and add new life to your space. SO, today we're showing you how to make these super simple plant stands which you can put any kind of plant (real or faux) and any kind of pot (decorative or simple!) on top of. They'll help keep your plants at varied heights, provide a buffer from any water spillage, AND they'll bring a great dose of color to your space. Here's what you need to know to make your very own...

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