Chocolate Cream

Chocolate Cream 2/3 cup thickened cream 150g white chocolate, chopped 300ml carton thickened cream, extra Bring cream to boil in small saucepan, add chocolate, remove from heat, stir until smooth; cool to room temperature. Combine extra cream and chocolate mixture in small bowl, beat with electric mixer until firm...

Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins 75g butter, cut into cubes 200g Cooking Chocolate, broken into pieces 1 egg 3/4 cup Evaporated Milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup milk Choc Bits 1/4 cup cream cheese 1. Preheat the oven...

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing 100 g white chocolate 1/4 cup (60 ml) cream 200 g cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup (40 g) icing sugar Melt the chocolate and cream in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly, add to the cream cheese and icing sugar...

Chocolate Cream Slice

Chocolate Cream Slice 1 to 2pkts of Gollywog biscuits Icing sugar Chocolate or chocolate sprinkles 300mls fresh cream Vanilla essence Whip icing sugar, cream and vanilla to taste. Line the base of tray with biscuits. Spread with whip cream mix. Repeat 2 more times. Sprinkle top with grated chocolate...

Chocolate Cream Liqueur

Chocolate Cream Liqueur 400g can sweetened condensed milk 300ml carton cream 3 eggs 1 cup whisky 1 1/2 tbsp bottled chocolate topping 1/4 tsp coconut essence Blend or process all ingredients together. Pour into sterilised bottle or jar, seal, store in cool dark place. This drink does not require...

Chocolate Icecream

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Icecream 450ml thickened cream 150g Nestle Plaistowe Couverture Deluxe Chocolate or one with min 60% cocoa, roughly chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 egg yolks 75g caster sugar Place the cream and chocolate into bowl over simmering water. Cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally...

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream 100g unslated butter 100g milk chocolate 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup icing sugar (sifted) 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder Beat butter for 3-4 min until smooth and creamy. Add the melted chocolate and beat until smooth. Add the vanilla, the gradually add the icing sugar and...

Chocolate Mousse Shots with Raspberry Ripple Cream

Chocolate Mousse Shots with Raspberry Ripple Cream 1 cup dark chocolate chips 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 x 300ml cartons double thick cream 1 Tablespoon caster sugar 1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed # Combine chocolate chips, egg and vanilla extract together in a food processor. # Heat...

Chocolate Ganache, Lavender Cream and Raspberry Tart

Chocolate Ganache, Lavender Cream and Raspberry Tart 240g plain flour 200g butter Pinch of salt 300ml thickened cream 1 Tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp unsprayed lavender flowers, plus extra flowers to serve 1 punnet raspberries 160ml cream 40g butter 180g dark chocolate, finely chopped 1. Place the flour, butter...

Baileys, Cream Cheese and Chocolate Muffins

Baileys, Cream Cheese and Chocolate Muffins 90g cream cheese 1 1/2 Tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream 1 egg 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup water 50g butter, melted 100g chocolate, grated 1 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbsp cocoa 1/2 cup sugar 1. Beat cream...

Creamy Chocolate Fudge (and variations)

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Makes approximately 675g (1 1/2 lb) fudge Equipment: 1 large heavy based saucepan 1 wooden spoon 1 lightly greased shallow tin 20cm x 15cm (8in x 6in) 1 sharp knife 2 cups (450ml / 3/4pt) sweetened condensed milk 2 cups (450ml / 1 lb) granulated sugar...

Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream 250g softened butter, preferably unsalted 500g icing sugar 1 Tbsp boiled, hot water 1 tsp vanilla essence 1. Beat the butter until soft and fluffy 2. Add the sugar, water and essence. Beat until pale and creamy. Stir 100g melted white or plain chocolate into the buttercream....

Chocolate Ice-Cream

Chocolate Ice-Cream 1 1/4 cups cream 2 Tablespoons milk 1/3 cup icing sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 Tablespoons cocoa 3 Tablespoons boiling water Put the cream and milk in a bowl and whisk until just stiff. Stir in the icing sugar and vanilla. Pour the mixture into a...

Pears with Chocolate Praline Cream

Pears with Chocolate Praline Cream Serves 8 3 cups / 750ml water 1 1/2 cups / 375g sugar 8 firm ripe pears, peeled 600ml cream 2 x 35g Chocolate Scorched Peanut confectionery bars, crushed Pureed fresh berries, for serving 1. Place water and sugar in the removable crockery bowl....

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream 200g Bitter Chocolate Buttons (Or Shavings) 60g Butter 100ml Cream 50g Dough (Recipe Below) 4 Ripe Not Brown Bananas 1/2 Lemon 150g Pure Icing Sugar 1L Vanilla Ice Cream 1. Melt chocolate over double boiler or in microwave and stir in butter...

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice 2 x 200g packets malt biscuits 600ml carton thickened cream 395g can sweetened condensed milk 3 x 85g Cherry Ripe chocolate bars, chopped 1. Line a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper or plastic wrap. 2. Arrange a layer of biscuits on...

Deep Fried Ice-Cream with Chocolate Sauce

Deep Fried Ice-Cream with Chocolate Sauce 4 very large scoops vanilla ice-cream 4 eggs 2 cups panko plain flour 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped 250ml cream Put scoops of vanilla ice-cream on a tray and freeze until very hard. Break eggs into a medium mixing bowl and whisk with...

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding Melted butter, extra, to grease 150g self-raising flour 30g unsweetened cocoa powder 100g brown sugar 125ml milk 60g butter, melted 1 egg, at room temperature Icing sugar, to sprinkle (optional) Ice-cream or cream, to serve Chocolate Sauce: 100g brown sugar 30g unsweetened...

Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley   Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake 8.5 oz / 240g dark cooking chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa, broken into pieces 1 3/4 cup / 385g caster sugar (can use normal sugar) 9 oz / 250g / 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups / 312 ml milk...

Chocolate and Custard Torte

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate and Custard Torte 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 x 600ml ctn thickened cream 4 egg yolks 200g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 100ml thin cream 4 bought hot cross buns, thinly sliced vertically 2 Tbsp warm water 2...

Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 50g dark chocolate, chopped 50g butter, chopped 1/4 cup (60g) chocolate-hazelnut spread 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (30g) hazelnut meal 1/3 cup (70g) caster sugar 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar 1...

Chocolate Banana Tart

Chocolate Banana Tart Serves: 8 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup cornflour 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 90g butter, chopped 1 egg 1-2 tablespoons cold water 250g CADBURY Milk Chocolate Baking Melts 1/2 cup cream 4 x 200g ripe bananas 1-2 tablespoon apricot jam, warmed,...

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake Serves: 4 1 stick unsalted butter (112g) 6 oz (180g) good quality dark chocolate 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons plain flour Preheat the oven to 200ºC (fan forced). Butter and lightly flour four 6-oz. ramekins. Tap out the...

Apricot Chocolate Chip Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot Chocolate Chip Cake 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1 cup apricot nectar 125g butter/margarine 2/3 cup raw sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups coconut 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1. Grease deep 20cm round cake pan. Line base and...

White Chocolate Cheesecake

Photo by Kelli White Chocolate Cheesecake Base: 100g white chocolate, chopped 1 1/4 cups rice bubbles Filling: 250g white chocolate, chopped 500g cream cheese 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup thickened cream 1 tsp vanilla essence Base: # Microwave the chocolate on high for 2 minutes stirring every 30...

Peabody’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Photo by Mem This Recipe is Adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I have changed a few things to how I made it. Please visit Peabody’s page for her recipe. Peabody’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake 1 1/4 cups chocolate chip cookie crumbs (I used 400g The Decadent Chocolate...

Upside-Down Chocolate Caramel Nut Cake

Upside-Down Chocolate Caramel Nut Cake 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Macadamias 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Pistachios 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Walnuts 125g Butter, softened 1 cup (220g) frimly packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour 1/4 tsp Bicarb 1/3...

Gooey Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

Gooey Chocolate Cake with Raspberries Serves 8 Topping: 100g good quality dark chocolate 150g raspberry jam 125ml cream Cake: 30g good quality cocoa powder 60ml milk 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract 90g raspberry jam 115g butter, softened 65g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 125g plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons...

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé Serves 2 Softened butter, for greasing dishes 1 1/2 Tbsp caster sugar, plus extra to coat dishes 90g good quality dark chocolate 75ml thickened cream 2 eggs, separated 20ml (1 Tbsp) brandy 1 eggwhite Icing sugar, to dust Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease two 300ml soufflé dishes...

Chocolate Bombe Alaska

Photo by Jean Misko Chocolate Bombe Alaska Serves 4 400g chocolate sponge roll 75g dark chocolate, finely chopped 3 eggwhites 1 cup caster sugar chocolate icecream 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut 4 x 2cm-thick slices of sponge roll. Place onto...

Chocolate Ginger Tart

Chocolate Ginger Tart Serves 6-8 300ml pouring cream 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 55g (1/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar 250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped 60g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks 150g crystallized ginger, chopped Dutch-processed cocoa powder, to dust Thickened...

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by EmmCee M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes about 30 125g unsalted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 lightly beaten egg 1 3/4 cup SR Flour 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup M&M’s 1. Preheat oven to 180C...

Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie Serves 10 250g packet chocolate chip cookies (see note) 2 Tablespoons unsalted peanuts 50g butter, melted 1 litre chocolate ice-cream, softened 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (Chocolate fudge sauce) 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup pure cream 20g butter 1. Preheat...

Chocolate Cheesecake

Photo by Mem Chocolate Cheesecake Serves 12 Melted butter, to grease 1 x 250g pkt plain chocolate biscuits, coarsely broken 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 150g butter, melted 250g dark chocolate, finely chopped 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 3 eggs 3 x 250g pkts cream cheese, at room temperature 2...

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce 175g plain chocolate, chopped 250ml milk 1 teaspoon coffee granules 50g soft brown sugar Place all the ingredients in a small pan and heat gently until melted. Stir well and simmer. uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with vanilla, coffee or chocolate ice...

Macarons with White Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache

Macarons with White Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache Serves 40 130g pure icing sugar 110g almond meal 105g egg-white (about 2), at room temperature, left out overnight 65g caster sugar 4-5 drops rose food colouring White Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache: 50ml pouring cream 100g white chocolate 45g raspberries, coarsely chopped...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 180g white eating chocolate, chopped 350g unsalted butter, chopped 2 2/3 cups (590g) caster sugar 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk 2 cups (300g) plain flour 2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs fresh roses, for decorating white chocolate ganache 3/4 cup...

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart

Photo by Mem Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart Serves 10 250g plain chocolate biscuits 1 tablespoon plain flour 125g butter, melted cocoa powder, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 100g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream Chocolate Mousse: 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 600ml thickened cream 1. Grease...

Strawberry and White Chocolate Mini Muffins

Strawberry and White Chocolate Mini Muffins Makes: 30 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 egg 65g butter, melted 1/2 cup light cream 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped 1/2 cup white chocolate buttons Icing sugar mixture 1. Preheat oven to 180/160°C. Sift flour into mixing bowl. Add...

Chocolate Brownies with Strawberry Sauce

Chocolate Brownies with Strawberry Sauce Brownies: 90g good quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces 150g butter 125g plain flour 15g cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 pinches salt 2 eggs 300g soft light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g pistachio nuts, chopped Strawberry Sauce: 1 punnet (about...

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart Serves 10 250g plain chocolate biscuits 1 Tablespoon plain flour 125g butter, melted cocoa powder, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 100g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream Chocolate Mousse: 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 600ml thickened cream 1. Grease a 6cm-deep, 22cm...

Chocolate-Flecked Frozen Christmas Pudding

Chocolate-Flecked Frozen Christmas Pudding Serves 12 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup currants 1/2 cup chopped raisins 1/4 cup finely chopped dessert figs 1/4 cup brandy 1 piece glace apricot, chopped 1 piece glace pineapple, chopped 1 piece glace pear, chopped 1 piece glace peach, chopped 1/2 cup glace cherries,...

Irish Cream Balls

Irish Cream Balls 1 package vanilla wafer cookies 1/2 cup Irish Cream liqueur 1/4 cup milk chocolate 1 cup coconut 1. Crush the vanilla wafers (can use a food processor). 2. Melt the chocolate and add to the crushed wafers, along with the liqueur. 3. Roll into small balls...

Caramel Parfait Glace with Salted Peanut Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse

Caramel Parfait Glace with Salted Peanut Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse Caramel Mousse: 500ml thickened cream 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped 135g liquid glucose 190g caster sugar 50g unsalted butter, cold 6 leaves gold leaf gelatine, soaked in cold water, drained 160g egg yolks Chantilly Cream: 250ml thickened...

Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Berries

Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Berries 200g dark cooking chocolate 60g butter, chopped 2 eggs 2 Tablespoons plain flour 1/3 cup brown sugar Coulis: 2 Tablespoons caster sugar 2 Tablespoons water 200g frozen raspberries Double cream, to serve Fresh raspberries, to garnish 1 Tablespoon icing sugar, to...

Chocolate Panna Cotta

Chocolate Panna Cotta Serves 4 2 Tbsp water 2 tsp gelatine powder 2 cups (500ml) single or pouring cream 1/3 cup (50g) icing sugar, sifted 100g dark chocolate, chopped vegetable oil, for greasing mixed berries, to serve # Place the water in a bowl and sprinkle over the gelatine....

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse 60g (2 oz) butter 100g (3 1/2 oz) dark chocolate 3 eggs – separated 1 Tbsp orange rind (optional) 1 Tbsp Tia Maria 2 Tbsp cream, whipped 1/4 cup warm water # Melt the butter with the chocolate over a double saucepan, stirring constantly. Cool to...

Chocolate and Port Fruitcake

Photo by Kelli Chocolate and Port Fruitcake 375g currants 375g raisins 340g pitted prunes 1 cup port 250g unsalted butter, chopped 1 Tbsp vanilla essence 1 cup dark brown sugar 4 eggs finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 1/3 cup treacle 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2...

White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake

Photo by Kelli White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake 1 x 340g pkt White Wings Golden Buttercake 2 eggs 60g (3 Tbsp) margarine spread or soft butter 190ml (3/4 cups) milk 125g raspberries (fresh or frozen) 150g coarsely grated white chocolate icing sugar for dusting extra raspberries for decoration #...

Chocolate Caramel Tart

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chocolate Caramel Tart Serves 6 395g can sweetened condensed milk 250g block Careme dark chocolate shortcrust pastry (or 1 large sheet regular shortcrust pastry) 225g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 eggs 150ml thickened cream, plus extra whipped cream to serve (optional)...

Chocolate Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Chocolate Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce 250g pitted dried dates 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 125g butter, chopped 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped double cream, to serve Butterscotch Sauce: 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar...

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake 3 cups self-raising flour 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda, sifted 200g butter, softened 1 cup milk or unsweetened yoghurt 3 large eggs 1 cup boiling hot coffee Chocolate Ganache: 500ml cream 500g best quality...

Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake 350g dark chocolate pieces 225g butter 600ml water 3 eggs 400g castor sugar 400g self raising flour # Grease and line a 23cm/9″ round cake tin. Preheat oven to 170C/325F. # In a saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate, butter and water. Stir frequently until melted...

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake To Prepare Tins: 1 Tbsp softened butter 1 tab flour 2 tsp cocoa Cake: 150gm unsalted butter 6eggs 1cup sugar 1tsp vanilla 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa Raspberry Cream: 300 ml thickened cream 1/4 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries Chocolate...

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake 160g plain flour 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 140ml extra virgin olive oil 140g caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 140ml orange juice 1 Tbsp grated orange rind 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1/2 cup apricot jam 2...

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake 175g butter 175g dark plain chocolate, broken into pieces 2 tsp instant coffee granules 90g S.R.Flour 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda 40g cocoa 400g light brown soft sugar 3 medium eggs 2 Tbsp sunflower oil 90ml full-fat plain yoghurt Fudge Frosting: 300ml double cream 1...

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder 1/3 cup (80ml) hot water 150g dark chocolate, melted 150g unsalted butter, melted 1 1/3 cups, 275g firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup, 110g hazelnut meal 4 eggs, separated 1. Preheat oven to moderate (180°C). Grease a deep 20cm round...

Chocolate Mousse Fridge Cake

Chocolate Mousse Fridge Cake 165g packet Maltesers, crushed 250g mascarpone cheese 200ml thickened cream, whipped 2 x 220g packets White Choc & Macadamia Cottage Cookies 2/3 cup Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur Chocolate Mousse: 300g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4 cup caster sugar 3/4...

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate Lava Cakes Makes 8 180g dark chocolate, chopped 250g butter, chopped plain flour, for dusting 4 eggs 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/4 plain flour, sifted double cream and cocoa powder, to serve 1. Place choclate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium-high (75%) for 1 to...

Chocolate Roulade

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Roulade 3 eggs 1/2 cup castor sugar (with 1/3 cup removed for actual cake) 1/4 cup flour 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder 300ml whipping cream Vanilla Strawberry jam 6 strawberries Extra cocoa/icing sugar to dust 1. Preheat oven to 200c (180c fan forced). 2. Grease...

Mega Chocolate Fudge Cake

Mega Chocolate Fudge Cake Serves 8 This cake is best made using a food processor, as you can simply add everything and blitz it up together, but you can easily make it by hand if you buy ground almonds and grate the chocolate into the mix. 200g good-quality dark...

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge 395g condensed milk 150ml milk 450g brown sugar 100g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp liquid glucose 125g dark cooking chocolate cooking oil spray 50g white chocolate 1. Put both milks, the sugar, butter and glucose into a heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to the boil, turn the heat down and...

Irish Cream Fudge

Irish Cream Fudge Makes: 16 squares 400g dark chocolate, chopped 400g can sweetened condensed milk 75g butter, chopped 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur 1. Line a 5cm-deep, 8cm x 26cm (base) bar pan with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at long ends. 2. Combine chocolate, condensed milk and...

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache 300g dark or white chocolate, broken into pieces 600ml double cream 1. Place the broken chocolate into a large bowl. 2. Gently heat the cream in a saucepan and bring up to boiling point. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. 3. Leave for 3...

Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake 250g (9 oz) unsalted butter 250g (9 oz) dark chocolate, broken 2 Tbsp instant espresso coffee powder 150g (5 1/2 oz) self-raising flour 60g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 550g (2 1/2 cups) sugar 4 eggs 2 Tbsp oil 125ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk...

Rich Dark Chocolate Mousse Tart

Rich Dark Chocolate Mousse Tart 285g dark chocolate, chopped 570ml double cream 6 large egg yolks 170g caster sugar cocoa powder 50g Amoretti biscuits, crushed creme fraiche, to serve Amaretto liqueur, to serve Preheat oven to 130C. Put chocolate in large bowl over a pan of simmering water and...

Melt and Mix Chocolate Chunk Mud Cake

Melt and Mix Chocolate Chunk Mud Cake 200g butter chopped 300g good quality dark chocolate (please use good quality) 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup self raising flour 1. Preheat oven to 160c. Great and line a...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 250g butter 200g white chocolate melts 200ml water 1 1/2 cups castor sugar 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 cup SR flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Icing: 125g butter 125g white or dark chocolate, melted and cooled 3/4 cup icing sugar...

Chocolate Swirled Baked Cheesecake

Chocolate Swirled Baked Cheesecake Serves 8 250g pkt Arnott’s choc ripple biscuits 100g butter, melted 500g cream cheese 300g sour cream 3/4 cup (175g) caster sugar 3 eggs 100g dark chocolate, melted 1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Process biscuits until crumbs form. Add the butter and process until combined....

Gooey Caramel Chocolates

Gooey Caramel Chocolates 150g dark chocolate, melted 80g mars bar (chopped) 60ml cream 50g white chocolate, melted Combine mars bars and cream in a saucepan and melt over low heat until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Brush a thin layer of dark chocolate inside your...

Honeycomb and Chocolate Mousse

Honeycomb and Chocolate Mousse Serves: 4-6 150g dark cooking chocolate 70g Crunchie bar, roughly chopped 300g thickened cream 250g mascarpone white cooking chocolate Gently melt the dark chocolate and then mix in the Crunchie. In another bowl, combine the cream and mascarpone with a wooden spoon, being careful not...

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake 2 tsp gelatine 1/4 cup water 1 pkt plain sweet biscuits (crumbed) 120g butter melted 250g pkt cream cheese 1/3 cup icing sugar 600mls whipping cream 150g dark choc melted 2 Tbsp hazelnut spread (Nutella) 1 Tbsp Cointreau 2 tsp grated orange rind orange colouring Add...

Foolproof Chocolate Caramel Slice

Foolproof Chocolate Caramel Slice Makes 18 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 125g butter, melted Caramel Filling: 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tablespoons golden syrup 50g butter, chopped Chocolate Topping: 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup pouring cream 1. Preheat oven...

Flourless Chocolate and Orange Cake

Flourless Chocolate and Orange Cake Serves 12 2 Valencia oranges 200g dark chocolate, chopped 100g butter, chopped 8 eggs 1 1/3 cups (300g) caster sugar 3 cups (300g) almond meal Double cream, to serve Icing sugar, to serve 1. Place the oranges in a saucepan. Cover with water and...

Death By Chocolate

Death By Chocolate Serves 12 Cocoa Meringue: 4 egg whites 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 teaspoon salt 10 ounces (284 g.) caster sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted 1 Tablespoon cornflour Chocolate Mousse: 6 ounces (170 g.) plain chocolate, broken into 1/2-ounce (14 g.) pieces 12 fluid ounces...

Simply The Best Chocolate Brownie

Simply The Best Chocolate Brownie Serves 12 2 ounces (56 g.) plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 1/2 ounces (42 g.) plus 1 teaspoon plain flour 1 ounce (28 g.) cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 salt 3 ounces (85 g.) unsweetened chocolate, broken into 1/2-ounce (14 g.)...

Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake 500ml milk 625g butter 500g dark chocolate 825g sugar 750g eggs 15ml vanilla essence 15ml rum 550g bakers flour (50/50 self-raising flour, plain flour) 75g cocoa powder 10g salt 10g bi-carb soda 1. Heat milk and butter. Remove from heat add chopped chocolate. Stir until fully...

White Chocolate and Macadamia Brownies

White Chocolate and Macadamia Brownies 125g unsalted butter 250g white chocolate cut into chunks, or white chocolate dots 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon salt 350g caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 300g plain flour 250g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped 25 x 20 x 5 cm brownie tin, buttered Preheat...

Chocolate Cinnamon and Pear Tart

Chocolate Cinnamon and Pear Tart Pastry: 50g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 100g plain flour 25g cocoa 50g caster sugar 1 egg Filling: 2 pears, fresh or canned Icing sugar for dusting 100g dark chocolate, melted 2 eggs, separated 300g mascarpone 100g caster sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon...

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice 1 cup coconut 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup brown sugar 125g butter, melted 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1/2 cup cream 30g butter, extra 1/2 cup chopped nuts (any kind – unsalted) 100g chocolate milk melts, melted Preheat oven to...

Homemade Irish cream

Homemade Irish cream Makes: 8 x 300ml bottles. 200g milk chocolate 400g can sweetened condensed milk 750ml evaporated milk 300ml thin cream 1 Tbsp instant coffee 3 tsp boiling water 750ml Scotch whisky 1. Place chocolate into a heat-proof bowl or double saucepan. Stir over a saucepan of simmering...

Chocolate Mousse

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Mousse 125g dark chocolate 4 eggs, separated 1 Tbsp brandy 1 cup cream Chop chocolate roughly, put into top of double saucepan, stir over hot water until melted. Remove from heat, cool slightly, gradually add brandy and egg yolks. Beat until mixture is smooth...

Custard Ice-Cream

Custard Ice-Cream 2 cups vanilla custard 300ml double cream 395g condensed milk 2 Tbsp vanilla extract Chocolate Sauce: 125g milk chocolate 1 cup thickened cream 1 cup caster sugar Mix together custard, cream, condensed milk and vanilla. Freeze in an airtight container overnight or until firm. Transfer into a...

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies Makes 16 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3/4 cup cocoa 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil 200g thick reduced fat vanilla yoghurt 120g apple puree 200g...

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce 200g condensed milk 100g peanut butter 100g chocolate Melt while stirring. Pour over ice-cream....

Creamy Baked Custard

Creamy Baked Custard Serves 4 3 eggs 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup (250ml) milk 300ml cream Ground nutmeg Preheat oven to 180°C. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the vanilla extract, milk and cream. Pour...

Grated Chocolate Roll

Photo by Julie O’Malley Grated Chocolate Roll 4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 Tbsp hot water 60g dark chocolate, grated 1/2 cup SR flour 1-2 Tbsp caster sugar, extra Vanilla Cream: 3/4 cup thickened cream 2 tsp icing sugar mixture 1 tsp vanilla extract/essence Grease 25 x...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 185g chocolate chips Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla. Add lightly beaten egg gradually, beating well after each addition. Mix in sifted...

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake To Prepare Tins: 1 Tbsp softened butter 1 Tbsp flour 2 tsp cocoa Cake: 150g unsalted butter 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa Raspberry Cream: 300ml thickened cream 1/4 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup fresh or frozen...

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Ultimate Chocolate Cake For the cake: butter for greasing cake tin 175g fine dark chocolate 115g butter 3 tbsp water 3 eggs 140g caster sugar 85g ground almonds 55g SR flour pinch salt For the topping: 115g fine dark chocolate 2 tbsp sour cream For...

Make-Ahead Chocolate Cheesecake Loaf

Make-Ahead Chocolate Cheesecake Loaf 375g cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup sour cream 2 x 50g bars violet crumble, crushed 250g pkt sponge finger biscuits 3/4 cup mango nectar 200g good quality dark chocolate, broken into squares 100ml thickened cream chocolate for...

Chocolate Pudding Bar

Chocolate Pudding Bar 250g packet malt biscuits 3 x 80g Crunchie bars, refrigerated 395g can sweetened condensed milk 600ml thickened cream drinking chocolate, to serve (optional) 1. Line a 3cm deep, 26cm x 16cm (base) lamington pan with non-stick baking paper. Layer malt biscuits over base of pan, cutting...

White Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

White Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding Serves 4-5 half a French stick, finely sliced 50g butter, at room temperature 100g white chocolate, chopped 4 egg yolks 50g caster sugar, plus 3 extra for caramelising 150ml double cream 300ml milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1. Spread the slices of the...

Double Chocolate Mud Cake

Double Chocolate Mud Cake melted butter, for greasing 200g butter, chopped 200g good quality dark chocolate, chopped 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder, sifted 2 tbsp espresso instant coffee powder 60ml (1/4 cup) water 1 tsp vanilla extract 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 3 eggs, room temperature 115g (3/4 cup)...

Fat Free Chocolate Mud Cake

Fat Free Chocolate Mud Cake 2 1/2 cups self raising flour 2 cups castor flour 1 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 25 prunes (pitted) 1 cup tinned or cooked apple 2 cups skim milk 3 egg whites 1. Sift dry ingredients together. 2. Beat egg whites until firm....

Chocolate, Macadamia, Coconut and Cherry Truffles

Chocolate, Macadamia, Coconut and Cherry Truffles 100g macadamia nuts 1 cup desiccated coconut 400g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into squares 140ml can coconut cream 100g red glace cherries, finely chopped 2 tablespoons coffee-flavoured liqueur (like Kahlua or Tia Maria) 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line...

Rocky Road Ice-Cream Muffins

Rocky Road Ice-Cream Muffins Serves 4 4 chocolate chip muffins 1 cup mini marshmallows 4 scoops vanilla ice-cream 1/2 cup chocolate fudge sauce 1. Cut a shallow cone shape out of the top of each muffin, leaving a 1cm border around edges. 2. Place 1 muffin onto a microwave-safe...

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Chocolate Beetroot Cake 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups canola or vegetable oil 2 cups caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 2 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons bicarb soda 1 x 825g can beetroot, drained and blended Chocolate Icing: 125g cream cheese 30g...

Fruit and Nut Ice-Cream Cake

Fruit and Nut Ice-Cream Cake Serves 8 375g Sunbeam Mixed Dried Fruit 3/4 cup hot strong coffee 400g packet chocolate sponge roll 2 litres good-quality vanilla ice-cream 3/4 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped drinking chocolate, to serve 1. Heat coffee and fruit in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring,...

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding 2 1/2 cups milk 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp cocoa mixed with 2 Tbsp warm water 1 Tbsp brown sugar 4 eggs, beaten 8 slices crustless bread 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp currants # Combine milk, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa/water...