Chocolate Recipes


Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients:

To make 12 cupcakes, you'll need the following ingredients.

  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup self-raising flour, sieved
  • paper cupcake holders
  • 2 oz milk chocolate
  • 2-3 drops natural vanilla extract

For the chocolate frosting, you'll need:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 3 teaspoons cocoa powder

Directions: Follow these steps to put together the perfect chocoholic recipe!

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the paper holders in the cupcake tin.
  • Beat together the butter and caster sugar until the mixture becomes creamy and light.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract, along with a little of the flour.
  • With a spatula, fold in the rest of the flour and the cocoa powder.
  • Evenly distribute the mixture between the cupcake holders.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until the cupcakes rise.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the softened butter and the powdered sugar.
  • When the butter and sugar mixture turns smooth, add the cocoa powder and stir.
  • Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes and let it set for a while.

For an elegant decoration for your tasty masterpieces, just soften the milk chocolate over hot water and use a potato peeler to create chocolate curls for accenting the cupcakes. Every chocoholic you know is sure to enjoy every bite!


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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you're a chocoholic, then you must love chocolate chip cookies. But since there's no such thing as too much chocolate, then take these treats to the next level—chocolate chunk cookies!

Ingredients:

The following items are enough to make 4 dozen cookies.

  • 1 ¼ cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs (preferably omega-3 eggs)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 oz of bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Directions:
  • Line some baking sheets with wax paper.
  • Beat together the canola oil, brown and granulated sugars for 1 minute in an electric mixer.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat for around 3 minutes.
  • Add in the baking soda, flour, and chocolate and beat until the mixture is well blended.
  • Spoon the mixture onto the wax paper and bake in a 375°F preheated oven.
  • Once the cookies have turned golden brown, take them out and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the cookies to a rack and let them cool completely.

The best thing about these chocolate chunk cookies is that they do not have artery-clogging trans fats, so you can enjoy your delightful treats without getting worried about your health.

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Chocolate Barbecue Sauce

The gooey Choco Bonbons melt in your mouth leaving a volcano of taste.Easy to make bonbons are sure to leave your Being a chocoholic, you might love to add that chocolate flavor to your dinner as well. Here's a recipe to add a chocolate touch to your main course!

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup prepared barbeque sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Follow these steps to make a yummy chocolate barbecue sauce.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add in the garlic and shallots and cook for 3 minutes, till they soften.
  • Add in the brown sugar, chili powder, and tomatoes.
  • Stir the mixture after adding the cumin and cinnamon.
  • Add in the vinegar and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Once the mixture becomes thick, add in the barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Add in the broth and boil for 20 more minutes.
  • Add in the chocolate and stir the mixture until it melts.
  • Cool the sauce and transfer it to a food processor.
  • Blend well, adjusting the seasonings if needed.
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely.

This chocolate barbecue sauce can be served with burgers, meats, and tofu.

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Another recipe that belongs in any chocoholic's repertoire is one for scrumptious chocolate fudge brownies. Just don't eat too many!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsifted flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 (2 oz) packages baking chocolate squares
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

Follow the procedure below, and you'll soon be enjoying delicious chocolate fudge brownies!

  • Pour water in a saucepan and add in the chocolate, butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Heat the mixture on a low burner setting until the mixture melts.
  • Add eggs one by one; make sure each egg mixes well with the other ingredients.
  • Mix flour, baking soda and salt and blend them into the chocolate mixture.
  • Spread the mixture in a greased baking pan.
  • Bake for half an hour at 325°F.
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Chocolate Pavlova:

This may be the perfect recipe for anyone who's health conscious. Here are the ingredients' list and directions.

Ingredients (for 6 servings):
  • For the Pavlova:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup melted chocolate for drizzling
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Directions:
  • Preheat the oven till 300 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with the help of parchment paper.
  • Beat the egg whites and salt at high speed.
  • Add sugar and lemon juice to the above mixture and whisk.
  • Sift the cocoa powder into one side of the bowl and fold it into the meringue. You may use a plastic spatula to do so.
  • Spread the meringue onto the baking sheet in an oval shape.
  • Bake the meringue for more than an hour.
  • Switch off the oven but don't open its door.
  • Let the Pavlova remain on the oven for an hour and then set it aside.
  • To create the topping, whisk the cream into stiff peaks and sprinkle on top of the Pavlova.
  • Add shaved chocolate and raspberries.
  • Drizzle some chocolate to complete the topping.

Your healthy chocolate recipe is just ready to be served!

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Caramel Latte:

It's a chocolate drink which kids and adults may enjoy having on the Chocolate Day 2014. Below, you will find the list of ingredients and directions.

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup hot espresso
  • 1/4 cup caramel syrup (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup steamed skim milk
  • Foamed milk

Directions:
  • Take hot espresso, steamed milk, and caramel syrup in a cup, and stir the mixture.
  • Top the mixture with foamed milk.

The Caramel Latte is now ready to be served to your guests!

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Cappuccino Chocolate Layer Cake:

This recipe can serve as the perfect dessert for a Chocolate Day party. Just check out the ingredients (for 12 servings) and directions below.

Ingredients:
For the coffee syrup:
  • 1 tablespoon coffee powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water

For the cake:
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Directions:

To prepare the coffee syrup:
  • Combine the ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Stir the ingredients at low heat so as to dissolve the sugar and coffee.
  • Let the mixture cool for some time.

To prepare the cake:
  • Place the rack at the central part of the oven and preheat up to 350°F.
  • Apply butter over the cake pans.
  • Place waxed paper and butter paper on the bottom of the cake pans.
  • Pour flour on the cake pans.
  • Stir chocolate on top of the double boiler. Boil the chocolate so as to melt it.
  • Remove the chocolate from the boiling water.
  • Add flour and baking powder in a medium sized saucepan.
  • Add cinnamon and sprinkle salt into the mixture of flour and baking powder.
  • Add coffee powder and milk in another saucepan and let them dissolve completely.
  • Whisk sugar and butter in a saucepan placed over an electric mixer. Let them mix well.
  • Beat the eggs one by one and add them into melted chocolate and vanilla extract mixture.
  • Pour milk in 3 separate pans, and add dry ingredients.
  • Bake the cakes until the tester placed into the central part comes out just clear.
  • Keep the cakes in pans placed on racks and let them cool for 10 minutes.
  • Take the cakes out of the pans and cool them completely.
  • Cut the cakes into several pieces as required.
  • Apply 2 tablespoons of syrup over each piece of cake. Also, add 3/4 cup frosting to the cake.
  • Repeat the above step to form 2 layers of syrup and frosting.

If you're a chocolate lover, you'll find that you can add chocolate to just about any recipe. Just make sure you don't go overboard! Take care of your health, while at the same time enjoying mouth-watering chocoholic dishes.

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