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15 (shameless) chocolate recipes

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15 shameless chocolate recipes

It’s hard to resist the addictive richness of cacao. Even more so when you’re using it to create these decadent chocolate recipes. From dark chocolate mousse cakes to a classic peanut butter and chocolate combination in the form of a skillet brownie, chocolate will always leave you wanting more.

Rich chocolate mousse cake

Take a chocolate cake to the next level with a rich dark dessert chocolate for the mousse cake and more for the chocolate ganache. Serve with gold leaves and crème fraîche for a decadent finish.

Chocolate-cherry marquise

The classic chocolate and cherries combo is perfect for this rich marquise. Boozy cherries scattered in a dark chocolate mixture inside a chocolate sponge is set in the fridge overnight and served the next day with a dollop of crème fraîche.

Warm chocolate and peanut butter skillet brownie

Smooth or crunchy peanut butter in this warm milk chocolate brownie is best served warm and straight from the skillet. Add scoops of ice-cream on top or clouds of thick cream for that extra richness.

Chocolate hotcakes with fudge sauce

Fluffy hotcakes filled with Dutch-process cocoa and chocolate chips are perfect for breakfast and dessert. Serve them with vanilla ice-cream and drizzle with rich fudge sauce or a handful of raspberries if they’re in season.

Chocolate whiskey soufflé

A soufflé with the consistency of a pudding can be made with whatever liqueur or spirit you fancy and a rich dark chocolate. Serve with warm chocolate sauce and thickened cream.

Chocolate crémeaux with caramel

A layer of caramel covering a thick and luscious dark chocolate custard, is a winning finish to a dinner party. Chill the custard overnight but make caramel on the day for that contrast of textures.

Triple chocolate praline tart

A decadent tart of chocolate pastry filled with milk chocolate praline and topped with a dark chocolate cream, a perfect way to end a weekend dinner party.

Chocolate cake with fudge icing

Nothing satisfies a craving for chocolate like chocolate cake. This easy crowd-pleaser is a delicious dense, moist cake topped with a rich, fudge icing. This cake is the perfect recipe for dessert, picnics or morning or afternoon tea.

Ginger-chocolate tart with roast pears

The dark chocolate richness of this ginger chocolate tart contrasts beautifully with the addition of golden, ginger roasted pears. Dollops of crème fraîche and pear syrup take this already amazing recipe to new heights.

Nougat, salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate tart

This nougat, salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate tart takes homemade snickers to a whole new level. The salted peanut caramel cuts through the sweetness, while the nougat adds a delightful chewiness underscored by the chocolate layer. Try stop at just one slice.

Milk-chocolate doughnuts

These double chocolate doughnuts are the perfect mid afternoon snack, breakfast, or treat for any time of day really. Covering these delicious chocolate doughnuts with milk chocolate ganache, we’ve also added malt powder, chocolate shards and chocolate biscuit balls to add textural diversity.

Dark chocolate mousse cake

This dark chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and orange- sherry soup is a gorgeous marriage between citrus and chocolate. The thick, creamy mousse is beautifully offset by the chocolate cake sandwich and the chewy orange, hazelnuts and chocolate ganache.

Frozen, spiced chocolate pavlova

The dark chocolate semifreddo sandwiched between delicately spiced, chewy meringue is a masterpiece. The infusion of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in the meringue only enhance the chocolate, home-made semifreddo creatinga beautiful variation of the traditional pavlova. This recipe is perfect for entertaining, but we’d understand if you don’t want to share it.

Chocolate moelleux

These dark chocolate puddings with molten centres served with white chocolate ice cream are the ultimate death by chocolate recipe. We’ve recreated this recipe form Must Winebar to create warm, molten centred puddings that contrast deliciously to the cold homemade ice cream served alongside them.

White chocolate espresso parfait sandwiches

This hazelnut meringue with espresso caramel and coffee infused white chocolate parfait is the ultimate ice-cream sandwich recipe. Rich, coffee and lemon infused parfait is sandwiched between this soft, hazelnut meringue exterior before being sufficiently drizzled in espresso caramel and frozen once more.

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