8 Cheerful Chocolate Recipes and May’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up
It’s May Day and I have many reasons to feel joyful. The sun is shining, it’s my favourite time of the year and I have 8 cheerful chocolate recipes to share with you all. We’re just back from a couple of days away and despite the copious amount of work that still needs doing to our garden, I really noticed just how pretty it’s looking. I wish you all good baking, good gardening and a very happy month.
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 May link-up. If you haven’t joined in before or need a reminder, you can find the guidelines on the We Should Cocoa page.
8 Cheerful Chocolate Recipes
It seems we can’t quite get enough of Easter this year. The recipes have been coming thick and fast well after the chocolate festivities were supposedly over. Jo’s Kitchen Larder brings us these cute Easter chocolate shortbread biscuits with mini eggs and there a few bunnies thrown in for good measure I noticed.
Foodie Quine has made her grandmother’s Ministers Slices. Anyone know why they might be called that? Whatever they’re called, I’d be happy to tuck into a piece or two of this no-bake slice made from dates, nuts, coconut and crisped rice.
Wow! I can see why this is called the ultimate marble cake. Kat from The Baking Explorer has excelled herself and made a chocolate and vanilla layer cake that deserves some sort of prize I reckon.
Jammie Dodgers are a well known British classic, but have you ever seen them in cupcake form before? These Jammie Dodger cupcakes from Only Crumbs Remain are made with white chocolate, filled with raspberry jam and topped with white chocolate buttercream frosting and more jam. Oh! And a Jammie Dodger of course.
Hands up. Who liked violet sweets when they were little? I did and this gorgeous looking vegan violet chocolate layer cake from A2K – A Seasonal Veg Table has got me feeling all nostalgic for them.
In the unlikely event you still have Easter egg chocolate lying around, BakingQueen74 has come up with an excellent way to use it up. These slow cooker chocolate flapjacks are great for kids lunch boxes, but I don’t think they’d last long with me either. Lucy is the slow cooker baking guru, so head over to her blog to find out more.
And another Easter bake from Green Gourmet Giraffe. These Easter macaroons with Nutella nests are a good way to get the kids involved with baking. They look really good too.
It was touch and go with me this month, but I just managed to get my post for triple chocolate almond brownies up before I disappeared down to Devon for the weekend. I’m glad I got them into these 8 cheerful chocolate recipes, because they are rich, fudgy and totally decadent. I made them with freshly ground almonds, which not only made them even more delicious, but means they are naturally gluten-free too.
NB 2 May 2018 I couldn’t resist trying Claire’s Minister Slices today. They are fantabulous. I tweaked the recipe and quantities a little and used salted butter, a bit less sugar and a mix of mostly orange flavoured dark chocolate with a little milk thrown in for good measure. Anyone figured out where the name comes from yet?