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10 Summer Solstice Chocolate Recipes and July’s We Should Cocoa

10 Summer Solstice Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 1st July 2017 | By

On the summer solstice I was stomping over Bodmin Moor with a bunch of friends intent on watching the sun sink behind a tor. Luckily we had a picnic to sustain us. We had plenty of delicious fare to eat and drink but these 10 summer solstice chocolate recipes for June’s We Should Cocoa would have been a welcome addition. What were you doing?

If youโ€™d like to join in with next monthโ€™s #WeShouldCocoa, scroll down to the bottom of the post and youโ€™ll find the July link-up. If you havenโ€™t joined in before or need a reminder, you can find the guidelines on the We Should Cocoa page.

10 Summer Solstice Chocolate Recipes

Beetroot and Chocolate Cupcakes

Bright pink beetroot & chocolate cupcakes from Only Crumbs Remain were a great start to the month. Angela tells us they are equally good, with or without the topping and of course they go towards our ten a day.

 

Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread

I have to say I haven’t quite grasped this unicorn thing, but there seems to be a lot of it about. Here’s some unicorn millionaire’s shortbread from The Baking Explorer.

 

Ferrero Rocher Brownie Bites

I can’t resist a brownie, so these Ferrero Rocher brownie bites from Chez Maximka are very welcome indeed. One of the nation’s favourite chocolates along with one of their favourite bakes, who could resist?

 

Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate and mint are one of my favourite combinations, so I got just a little bit excited when I saw this fresh mint chocolate cake from Farmersgirl Kitchen. I’d love one for my birthday please, Janice.

 

Chocolate Raspberry Brioche Pudding

If you like bread and butter pudding, you’re going to love this super deluxe versions from Jo’s Kitchen Larder. Chocolate brioche pudding with raspberries – mmmmm!

 

Coffee Brownies with Almond Nut Butter

It’s a slightly healthier brownie from me this month. I love to indulge, but I also like to think I’m getting some nutrients from my bakes too. I give you my dairy free coffee brownies with almond nut butter.

 

Strawberry Almond Chocolate Chip Muffins

You can’t have a summer solstice post without strawberries. They are the king of fruit in June. Foodie Quine comes to the rescue with these picnic ready, right royal Scottish strawberry, almond and chocolate chip muffins

 

Black Garlic Chocolate Mousse

For something completely left field, The KitchenMaid is sharing black garlic chocolate mousse with black garlic toffee. Lucy tells us not to be afraid “black garlic just deepens and enriches the chocolate flavours”. I’m intrigued. Now, I just need to get my hands on some fermented black garlic.

 

Vegan Brownies

And more scrumptious brownies. These vegan brownies with optional dulce de leche swirl from Green Gourmet Giraffe sound like there’s no option at all.

 

Cocoa Brownies with Tayberries

Brownies were certainly popular last month, here comes another one. Cocoa and tayberry brownies from A2K – A Seasonal Veg Table. Shaheen assures us she’s not that fond of chocolate, but these were the 4th batch of brownies she made in June.

 

Strawberry Mascarpone Chocolate Cake

Turns out there were actually 11 summer solstice recipes. I must apologise to Chris at Cooking Around the World for having to do the round-up a little early. Luckily, I didn’t miss it all together as this strawberry mascarpone chocolate cake is amazing: cake, strawberry jam, cream, strawberry frosting, fresh strawberries and chocolate – just wow!

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    johanna @ green gourmet giraffe
    1st July 2017

    We need lots of chocolate to get us through a chilly winter solstice – and these recipes will do very nicely thanks – brownies and puddings are what I need. And BTW according to a What Hot or Not column in our local newspaper, everything unicorn is out but I think everything unicorn is just rainbow colours and sparkles which never go out of style (well not with young kids anyway)

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      Choclette
      3rd July 2017

      Hahaha, thanks for letting me know that Unicorn is out – just as I’ve discovered it too ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve just been spending time with my young cousins from Melbourne and I think they would very much like anything unicorn.

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    Shaheen
    1st July 2017

    Taking a baking chocolate break, but I may give in come mid July. but right now KitchenMaid’s Black garlic chocolate mousse with black garlic toffee has me very interested.

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      Choclette
      4th July 2017

      Oh well I hope your chocolate mojo appears before the end of July Shaheen. I always look forward to your entries. As for Lucy’s black garlic, it sounds very intriguing.

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    Chris
    1st July 2017

    Terrific round-up. There are so many delicious goodies. Luckily or not, I am far away from my kitchen and there is no chance to try anything, but … I guess I want brownies soon.

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      Choclette
      4th July 2017

      Haha yes, inspiration and temptation aplenty to be found here ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Choclette
      3rd July 2017

      Yes, that mint chocolate cake sound fabulous and a great summer bake I reckon.

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    Galina V
    2nd July 2017

    Fab round-up! So many inspiring recipes, and such a variety of great ideas.

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      Choclette
      4th July 2017

      Indeed, I always look forward to seeing the #WeShouldCocoa entries. Thanks for taking part.

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    Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist
    12th July 2017

    I didn’t manage to make last month’s linky….. I can’t believe I went a whole month without making anything chocolatey! very unnerving! xx

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      Choclette
      13th July 2017

      Oh and your contribution was very much missed Kate. I’d hate to think you’d gone on chocolate strike.

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