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11 Luscious Chocolate Recipes & February’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up

11 Luscious Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 1st February 2018 | By

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

Banana Muffins with Cocoa Crumble Topping

Shaheen from Allotment2Kitchen kicks things off nicely with these banana muffins with cocoa crumble topping.


No-churn Rich Chocolate Ice Cream

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.


Black Bean Brownies

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.


Coffee Walnut Chocolate Drip Cake

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.


Tiger Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies - Vegan & Gluten Free

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.


Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls

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 & Chocolate Banana Bread

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.


Tree House Birthday Cake

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.


Chocolate Polenta Cake

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.


Valentine Brownies

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.


Mint Aero Fridge Cake

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.


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  1. Galina Varese

    1st February 2018 at 10:11 am

    What a fantastic selection of chocolate recipes, each and every one looks delicious. But that treehouse cake is in a league of its own, looks super cool.

    • Choclette

      1st February 2018 at 7:35 pm

      That treehouse cake is quite amazing Galina. I don’t have the patience for doing anything like that, but I really admire those that do. Your polenta cake sounds rather scrummy too 😀

  2. johanna @ green gourmet giraffe

    1st February 2018 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for your kind words about my treehouse cake and for getting my chocolate cravings going – can’t believe valentines day is almost upon us – wasn’t it just new years eve? Anyhoo any time of year is always chocolate time – so many wonderful treats in this round up

    • Choclette

      1st February 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Your treehouse cake is just splendid Johanna. Hats off to you. Glad to get you in the mood for chocolate – it’s not something I ever lose 😉

  3. Corina Blum

    1st February 2018 at 10:48 am

    Such a lovely round up! I haven’t made anything with chocolate in for ages but I am tempted. I especially want to try Angela’s black bean brownies as I’ve been wanting to try black bean brownies ever since I first hear of them.

    • Choclette

      1st February 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Oh no Corina, that won’t do at all. Chocolate is an absolute must 😀

  4. Lucy

    1st February 2018 at 10:59 pm

    What a great roundup, I really want to try Shaheen s banana muffins with cocoa crumble, they look amazing.

    • Choclette

      9th February 2018 at 7:06 pm

      They do look good and so does your tiffin – yum!

      • Lucy

        26th February 2018 at 8:50 pm

        Thanks Choclette 🙂 I’ve linked up an Easter inspired bake this month for Creme egg lovers!

        • Choclette

          27th February 2018 at 12:02 pm

          Ooh Easter. Good idea. It’s not so very far away now.

  5. Jessica

    2nd February 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring mine energy balls ☺️ Bliss balls sounds so much nicer! All these lovely chocs and bakes are making me hungry! xx

    • Choclette

      9th February 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks for joining in Jessica. Bliss balls rock 😀

  6. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    2nd February 2018 at 1:49 pm

    What a yummy round up, I’m seriously impressed by Johanna’s tree house cake – it looks such a lot of fun!
    Angela x

    • Choclette

      9th February 2018 at 7:06 pm

      That tree house cake is absolutely fabulous. Mind your your brownies look totally lush.

  7. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    11th February 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Loving this round up Choclette. All of these treats sound amazing. I’m not sure I can choose a favourite. All I can say is ‘yum’! x

    • Choclette

      13th February 2018 at 8:08 pm

      The best thing is not to have a favourite, then you can try them all 😀

  8. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    13th February 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I’m so pleased I finally managed to link up again as it’s been a while! Looking at all the chocolate got my taste buds going now 🙂 and that tree house cake, OMG has anyone mentioned it yet? 😉 It’s fantastic! 🙂

    • Choclette

      14th February 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Good news Jo. Always look forward to your recipes. I think Johanna’s name might have come up once or twice 😉

  9. Cat | Curly's Cooking

    18th February 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Lovely recipes, those black bean brownies look delicious.

    • Choclette

      19th February 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Don’t they just. There’s always some inspiration to be found through #WeShouldCocoa.

  10. Rebecca Smith

    22nd February 2018 at 9:50 am

    I just can’t get over the tree house…what an awesome cake design…best not show the kiddies else they’d expect one come birthday time hahaha

    • Choclette

      1st March 2018 at 10:46 am

      Yes indeed. It looks like quite a feat. But imagine how much they’d love it 😉

  11. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    27th February 2018 at 10:37 am

    Wow that treehouse cake is amazing!

    • Choclette

      27th February 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Isn’t it just? Everything else looks rather lush too.


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