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8 Cheerful Chocolate Recipes and May’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up

8 Cheerful Chocolate Recipes

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

Easter Chocolate Shortbread

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.

 

Ministers Slices

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.

 

Ultimate Marble Cake

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 Dodger Cupcakes

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.

 

Vegan Violet Chocolate Cake

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.

 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Flapjacks

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.

 

Easter Macaroon Egg Nests

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.

 

Triple Chocolate Almond Brownies

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?

Minister's Slices

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11 Comments

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    2nd May 2018 at 6:09 am

    Mai here is still very cool, esp. in the early morning…well, it can reach up to 20C this afternoon, so I am not complaining 🙂 These chocolate treats are so beautiful.

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    • Choclette

      2nd May 2018 at 10:19 am

      Haha, that sounds pretty warm to me Angie. We’re back to almost freezing temperatures again here. But chocolate always helps.

      Reply
  2. johanna @ green gourmet giraffe

    2nd May 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Lovely chocolatey cheer – nothing like some leftover easter eggs for baking – though sadly ours don’t last long enough most of the time.

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    • Choclette

      2nd May 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Hahaha, strange that. We never seem to have any Easter leftovers either.

      Reply
  3. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    3rd May 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you for the kind words about my Marble Cake! I wish I could reach in and grab some of these fab treats!

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    • Choclette

      6th May 2018 at 11:41 am

      Your marble cake is amazing Kat. You set a very high standard.

      Reply
  4. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    3rd May 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Oh doesn’t May make everything that tiny bit better? The sun is finally shining (like properly) and Bank Holiday weekend looking good so I am definitely cheerful 🙂 Feed me one of these lovely chocolate treats from your round-up Choclette and my life will be complete 🙂 Delicious stuff! 🙂

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  5. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    8th May 2018 at 8:54 am

    I’ll echo that Choclette – Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah for May! Such a beautiful month 🙂 … and lots of yummy chocolate treats to go with it too 🙂
    Angela x

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    • Choclette

      8th May 2018 at 10:14 am

      The weekend has just been glorious and it still is. Rose buds are just peeking in through the window and I just love it.

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  6. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    14th May 2018 at 1:12 pm

    That’s a lovely round-up Choclette. Kat’s marble cake is amazing! So perfect xxxxx

    Reply

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