It seems some gourmands have had a particularly strong sweet tooth over the last week, as three out of the top viewed cooking videos this week have been dessert-related.
Here's a selection of the most viral food and cooking videos uploaded on YouTube this week, as of 9 am GMT, July 26.Steampunk Meal Time-Epic Meal Time
In this week's installment of Epic Meal Time which, again tops the food and cooking-related YouTube videos over the last seven days, the Montreal-based group team up with a group of zombie, werewolf and ghost-busters to get rid of their paranormal foes with meat-shaped silver bullets stuffed with bacon and potent cocktails. If it sounds incongruous it's because it kind of is.
View Count: 730,577 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Seattle-based YouTube "food and tea" channel BenjiMan TV makes double chocolate chip cookies with his mom. The video is accompanied by a full recipe recap that calls for both butter and shortening.
View count: 35,214 Marshmallow Whoopie Pie
From British cooking channel Sorted out of London, a trio of bubbly Brit boys create their version of whoopie pies filled with marshmallows and Nutella. The channel itself is pitched towards beginning cooks.
View Count: 27,190 Braised Black Lentils Recipe - How to Cook Beluga Lentils
Popular YouTube channel Foodwishes, which is now partnered with the largest user-generated recipe site Allrecipes.com, creates a simple and classic French lentil recipe using carrots, onions and celery, stock and a finishing touch of vinegar to give the dish a lift.
View Count: 26,934 Microwave Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake-Nicko's Kitchen
Aussie food channel Nicko's Kitchen shows viewers how to make a five-minute cake in the microwave. To lighten the recipe, he uses a sugar substitute called stevia, an all-natural plant-based sweetener and natural peanut butter.
View count: 24,190