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17 Cheerful Chocolate Recipes and December’s We Should Cocoa

17 Cheerful Chocolate Recipes

This month’s We Should Cocoa linky along with these 17 cheerful chocolate recipes is a little later than usual. It had to make way for the first ever Tin and Thyme Christmas recipe advent calendar. Cranking up the pressure for Christmas, why not flaunt your festive favourites here (chocolate of course)? I do hope you find the time to join in and link up your recipes. And do take a peek at the ones below.

17 Cheerful Chocolate Recipes

Bonfire Cake

Dom over at Belleau Kitchen sets things off in a blaze of glory with this stunning triple layer bonfire cake.


Marbled Bundt Cake

A beautifully moulded hazelnut chocolate spread marbled bundt cake from Galina at Chez Maxima


Blood Orange Chocolate Muffins

The title alone has me desperate to try one of these gluten free blood orange and chocolate muffins from Heather at Snack to the Future.


Medieval Castle Cake

Here’s a truly chocolatey creation from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe – a romantic chocolate lovers mediaeval castle cake.


Bahlsen Biscuit Brownies

Decadent gooey brownies with a surprise crunch, these Bahlsen biscuit brownies from Sarah at Tales of The Kitchen Shed sound too good to miss. 


Pear Chocolate Spice Cake

We have a gorgeous seasonal pear chocolate & spice cake from Angela at Only Crumbs Remain which was nearly vegan, but not quite.


Chocolate Fudge Masquerade Cupcakes

December is the time to party. What could be more suitable than these sophisticated chocolate fudge masquerade  party cupcakes from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary?


Mocha Roulade

For the coffee lovers Kate from The Gluten Free Alchemist has come up with this coffee-intense mocha roulade dessert – gluten free of course.


Mince Pie Chocolates 

These elegant mince pie truffles from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen embody the spirit of Christmas and I really want to try one.


Mini Doughnut Cake 

It’s hard to go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. Jenny from Mummy Mishaps uses this scrumptious combination in her chocolate & peanut butter mini doughnut cake.


Chocolate Date Walnut Bars

Suelle from Mainly Baking brings us a healthier version of a brownie with these chocolate date and walnut bars.


Chocolate Caramel Mini Cheesecakes

Inspired by a Miami caramel pecan turtle cheesecake, Caroline from Caroline Makes created these chocolate and caramel brownie mini cheesecakes.


Giant Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

My contribution are these giant chocolate macadamia nut cookies. They lie somewhere between a cookie and a tart and are absolutely delicious.


Yule Log Kat from The Baking Explorer is well ahead of the festive game with her recipe for chocolate, salted caramel & chestnut Yule log.


Chocolate Ginger Snap Cookies 

Chocolate ginger snap cookies for breakfast? Well why not. Rebecca at Bake n Quilt thought it was a good idea.


Raw Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

And another one from The Gluten Free Alchemist. Strictly speaking it’s only one post per blog per month, but it’s Christmas and I’m feeling generous. Also, 17 cheerful chocolate recipes somehow sound better than 16 😉 This raw chocolate raspberry fudge looks too good to miss anyway!


Cherry Almond Flapjacks

These cherry almond and white chocolate flapjacks from Lucy at Baking Queen contain glade cherries, white chocolate chunks and ground almonds.


  1. Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    3rd December 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Oh my goodness, I want to try them all!

    • Choclette

      3rd December 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Hehe, well you’ve got a bit of time before the austerity of January 😉

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    3rd December 2016 at 2:46 pm

    gosh..I am in chocolate heaven!!

    • Choclette

      3rd December 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Yes, there’s quite a feat here Angie and plenty I’d be willing to tuck into. Just as well they’re all on the screen!

  3. Dom

    3rd December 2016 at 4:26 pm

    gorgeous round-up!… so much chocolate x

    • Choclette

      3rd December 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Well yes, it wouldn’t be much of a chocolate event without it 😉


    3rd December 2016 at 8:07 pm

    What a gorgeous variety of chocolate recipes, I would love to try them all

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Now wouldn’t that be something? I wish the same thing every month 😉

  5. Kate

    3rd December 2016 at 9:14 pm

    So many great chocolate creations, but that bonfire cake is a real showstopper!

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Isn’t it just? A bonfire cake to be really proud of.

  6. Janice

    3rd December 2016 at 10:20 pm

    What an amazing variety of chocolately deliciousness! Always a treat to check out the recipes in the We Should Cocoa round up.

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks Janice. I’m hoping for a few Christmassy ones this month.

  7. Jacqueline Meldrum

    4th December 2016 at 10:11 am

    Wow, what a roundup! I want to try them all. This is a serious chocolate fix!

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 2:11 pm

      I don’t think I’m ever going to give up on chocolate Jac 😀

  8. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

    4th December 2016 at 12:10 pm

    lovely – tis the season for chocolate and being up to your neck in it so you are very seasonal indeed! I really want to munch on all these goodies – am intrigued by the doughnut cake and delighted by some of the gorgeous cakes like Dom’s bonfire. Have something I hope to share with WSC this month!

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Ooh I hope so Johanna. You’re castle was quite astounding. Hoorah for the chocolate season 😀

  9. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    4th December 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Beautiful round-up Choclette. Your macadamia cookies look divine!
    Thank you so much for letting me have the extra post. I get quite confused with which linky allows what, especially when I am often linking late in the evening before I go to bed and am tired. So apologies! I will try to remember in future xx

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Kate and don’t fret about the double entry. It’s hard to keep up I know and easily done.

  10. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    5th December 2016 at 11:31 am

    Mmmm yum yum yum! Great round up Choclette 🙂 x

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks Angela, it’s all down to you guys. Thanks for joining in.

  11. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    5th December 2016 at 2:19 pm

    What a fab array of chocolatey yumminess, love the round up this month. Thanks for hosting Choclette x

    • Choclette

      5th December 2016 at 6:00 pm

      I always start craving chocolate when I do the We Should Cocoa round-ups and wish I could try everything. Thanks for joining in.

  12. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    5th December 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Everything looks so good!

    • Choclette

      6th December 2016 at 7:58 am

      Doesn’t it just Kat? Thanks for joining in.

  13. Nico @ yumsome

    9th December 2016 at 2:33 pm

    What a fabulous round-up – I particularly like the bonfire and castle cakes. Well done, everyone!

    • Choclette

      9th December 2016 at 3:56 pm

      They both look amazing don’t they? But then again so does everything else 🙂


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