Top 7 Chocolate Recipes

Some say a balanced diet is chocolate in both hands, and on World Chocolate Day that’s something we whole-heartedly agreed with.  

To celebrate one of our favourite days of the year, here’s seven out-of-this-world chocolate recipes that’ll leave your mouth watering and your kitchen filled with rich chocolate aromas.  

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fondant Cake

 

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Peanut butter and chocolate – a match made in heaven! This delectable chocolate and peanut fondant cake delivers everything you’d want from a chocolate dessert and more.

This recipe is easy to make and can be ready to eat in a mere 40 minutes – ideal for hastily put-together dinner parties or when your sweet tooth is craving some chocolate.

The best thing about this dessert is that it can be eaten straight from the oven, there’s no need to wait for it to cool. Cut into the chocolate sponge and watch as the molten chocolate and peanut sauce flows from the centre. Feeling even more indulgent? Serve with some crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream to add an extra hint of sweetness.

Chocolate Guinness Cake

 

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The dark hoppy aroma of Guinness goes perfectly with the rich taste of chocolate in this delectable chocolate Guinness cake recipe. The cake contains two ingredients which are close Irish people’s heart, which could be why it’s proven to be so popular with readers.

Boasting a velvety texture, every morsel of this rich cake is filled with sumptuous flavours that’ll leave you wanting another slice. This cake is a showstopper piece and is the ideal dessert option for anyone planning an adult’s birthday party or evening dinner party.

Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

 

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These chocolate and raspberry cheesecake brownies combine all of your favourite desserts in one. From moreish chocolate brownies, refreshing berry fruits and creamy cheesecake, this brownie recipe has it all.

If you’ve got any children’s birthday parties coming up, these brownies will go down a treat with both adults and little ones alike. As they only take 40 minutes to whip up, they can easily be made in advance and eaten the next day. Just make sure to store them in an air-tight container.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

 

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We’re fans in chocolate in all its forms… cake, biscuits, brownies and even in the form of a deliciously hot chocolatey drink. The definition of indulgence, this salted caramel hot chocolate is simply divine. A delicious hot drink that’s perfect for cosying up with, when the weather turns cold or stormy – which is all too frequent in Irish climes!

Using a couple of spice rack staples, rich dark chocolate and Tesco Finest salted caramel dessert sauce, you can make a winter-warming hot chocolate in minutes. To add an extra flair, serve with whipped cream and sprinkle grated chocolate over the top.   

Dairy and Egg Free Chocolate Brownies 

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A vegan alternative to the classic chocolate brownie recipe. This dairy and egg free brownie recipe is suitable for anyone with specific dietary requirements or food intolerances.

Made using soya milk, dairy-free chocolate and butter, this recipe is still exceptionally moist and gooey – exactly how a chocolate brownie should be. 

Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Cake

 

chocolate and caramel popcorn cake

This caramel popcorn chocolate cake certainly has the wow-factor! Three layers of chocolate sponge goodness are encased in a creamy chocolate ganache and then topped with crunchy salted caramel popcorn. 

This sumptuous cake can be prepped in 15 minutes and only needs 30 minutes to cook in the oven. After that it’s all about decoration. Layer the ganache on generously, you won’t regret it, and top with hearty amounts of the salted caramel sauce – delicious!

Dark Chocolate and Pomegranate Tart

 

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If dark chocolate is wrong, we don’t want to be right. A great recipe to have up your sleeve, this rich dark chocolate and pomegranate tart marries the intense flavours or dark chocolate with the sharp fruity notes of pomegranate beautifully.

Chocolate tarts are a classic dessert, which work perfectly for both afternoon tea or an after-dinner treat. While making pastry may seem daunting it’s actually remarkably easy. Simply whizz your ingredients together to form a ball of dough, leave rest for 30 minutes and then roll out to make the perfect base for your dark chocolate tart.