11 Luscious Chocolate Recipes & February’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we have some truly scrumptious chocolate treats in store for you. You’ll find everything from healthy to free-from and not forgetting that all important decadent. All you need to do is get your apron on, buy the best cooking chocolate you can afford and make one of these 11 luscious chocolate recipes for your loved ones this February.
If you’d like to join in with next month’s #WeShouldCocoa, scroll down to the bottom of the post and you’ll find the February link-up. If you haven’t joined in before or need a reminder, you can find the guidelines on the We Should Cocoa page.
11 Luscious Chocolate Recipes
Shaheen from Allotment2Kitchen kicks things off nicely with these banana muffins with cocoa crumble topping.
Now here’s one to delight the whole family, not just your Valentine. No-churn rich chocolate ice cream (vegan, gluten-free & nut-free) from The Gluten Free Alchemist.
You can’t have a luscious chocolate round-up without a couple of brownie recipes. But have you thought of black bean brownies? This recipe from Only Crumbs Remain is super fudgy and is studded with walnuts. But, hold fire, it contains no eggs, dairy, gluten or refined sugar. It seems you can have your cake and eat it too.
If you really want to show how much someone means to you, how about trying out this fabulous coffee and walnut chocolate drip cake from Feeding Boys? This one was made as a birthday cake for Katie’s 12 year old, but I know one very large kid who would adore this cake.
One of the 11 luscious chocolate recipes are my tiger nut chocolate chip cookies. I was super excited about coming up with these gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan biscuits made with chufa flour.
For a healthy treat that doesn’t leave you feeling short changed, I find bliss balls hit the spot nicely. I’m now dying to try these peanut butter & coconut energy balls from Jess Eats and Travels.
Peanut butter is as popular as bananas and brownies this month. Go find the recipe for this peanut butter & chocolate banana bread at Curly’s Cooking.
If you like styling cakes, how about this tree house birthday cake over at Green Gourmet Giraffe. Johanna makes clever and innovative birthday cakes and I reckon this might be my favourite so far.
When you fancy a chocolate cake, why not make a polenta chocolate cake? That’s what Galina did after googling for a recipe. And guess what? She only came up with an ancient one of mine. Hers looks a lot better and is more sophisticated with an addition of whisky. It’s been too long since I made that cake.
And for our second round of brownies we have something truly decadent. You’ll find the recipe for these Valentine’s brownies over at Bobsy’s Mum. If you’re making them at any other time of the year, you could just call them raspberry and white chocolate chip brownies – I’m sold.
I find mint chocolate pretty much irresistible. I was reminded of a childhood mint chocolate bar just the other day called ice breaker. It was my absolute favourite and I was devastated when Cadburys stopped making it. Another firm favourite is tiffin, so this mint Aero chocolate fridge cake from Baking Queen 74 seems like a very fitting treat to end our #WeShouldCocoa 11 luscious chocolate recipes.