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7 Easy Summer Chocolate Recipes and June’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up

7 Easy Summer Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 3rd June 2018 | By

Well May was a very odd month, with some really cold weather and some unseasonably hot weather. Luckily, chocolate remains a reliable friend and we have 7 easy summer chocolate recipes here for your delectation and delight. Or maybe I just mean my own. Hopefully June will be a more settled 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 June link-up. If you haven’t joined in before or need a reminder, you can find the guidelines on the We Should Cocoa page.

7 Easy Summer Chocolate Recipes

Raspberry & White Chocolate Ganache Tarts

Raspberry and white chocolate is a wonderful combination and always makes me think of summer. These raspberry & white chocolate ganache tarts from Only Crumbs Remain not only look beautiful and summery, but as Angela says “with a reduced fat ganache filling they’re kinder to the waistline” than you might expect. Do take a look at the video when you head over for the recipe, it’s fun.


M&M Rocky Road

Rocky road will always get my vote, so I was delighted to see this M&M rock road from Baking Queen 74. Lucy made this for a school bake sale, so although I’ve been casting envious eyes at it, it’s probably just as well it wasn’t destined for me.


Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn Chunks

And here’s another no-bake recipe of chocolate deliciousness. Perfect for a sweet treat in summer when, quite frankly, it’s sometimes just too hot to bake. Chocolate and salted caramel popcorn chunks from Recipes Made Easy.


Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

If you want to get your chocolate fix another way, Everyday Healthy Recipes has come up with this healthier chocolate hazelnut spread. Chocolate and hazelnuts are a winning combination that we all know and love.


Magic Chocolate Cake

Sylvie from The Foodie Journey has beaten me to it. I’ve been meaning to make a magic chocolate cake for years, but it’s one of the many things I still haven’t got around to. It’s hard to believe you can get such a good layered effect from making just one cake batter.


Double Delight Bundt Cake - two cakes in one: chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime. Drizzled with a lime icing. Delicious and easy to make too. #bundt #cake #recipe

My double delight bundt cake made with chocolate rum & raisin and coconut lime batters swirled together requires the oven to be on. But even the hottest summers have birthdays and other celebrations in need of cake, so I’m making no apology for my contribution to these 7 easy summer chocolate recipes.


Sloth Slice

Even though it’s not summer in Melbourne, this sloth slice (brilliant name) is super easy to make and won’t keep you chained to the kitchen for very long at all. This easy choc chip slice from Green Gourmet Giraffe is made from condensed milk, chocolate and coconut. It sounds scrumptious and just the sort of thing I’d be tempted to eat far too much of.

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  1. Lucy

    3rd June 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I am loving the look of all of this months bakes! Angela’s gorgeous tarts, the sloth slice and your double bundt all sound magical! Hope to try one of them soon, though my waistline may not be happy with me.

    • Choclette

      4th June 2018 at 10:45 am

      Waistlines really are a pain and do like to stop us enjoying ourselves 😉

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    4th June 2018 at 5:25 am

    They look scrumptious! This is a yummy month, Choclette.

    • Choclette

      4th June 2018 at 10:44 am

      They do indeed look good Angela. Just as well I can only be tempted virtually.

  3. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    4th June 2018 at 1:35 pm

    What a delicious selection of chocolate yumminess. I’m loving Sylvie’s chocolate magic cake – as you say it’s amazing how they’re made with just one batter.
    Angela x

    • Choclette

      5th June 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Yes, that cake really has to be tried. Seven years on my bookmarked list is really too long.

  4. johanna @ green gourmet giraffe

    5th June 2018 at 1:46 am

    All looks so delicious esp as I was wondering if I should bake something chocolate today – would love to try the magic cake and to be buying at Lucy’s cake stall! And just saw film the bookshop last night and your cake looks quite similar to a cake in the film – every bit as appealing

    • Choclette

      5th June 2018 at 2:04 pm

      Ah, books and cake make for a perfect combination – apart from getting sticky pages of course. Thanks for pointing out the film. I’ve just had a look and I it sounds quite good. Now, I’m just hoping the cake is a spectacular one 😀

  5. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    15th June 2018 at 11:28 am

    Strangely, I have been a little off chocolate lately, so seem to be making less with it…. I’m sure that will change soon and I will be back to join the party. I still love drooling over the photos and We Should Cocoa round-up. The Raspberry Tarts have definitely got my attention! x

    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:34 pm

      That is very strange indeed! Luckily, I now know you’ve gotten over the blip now and I’m glad to welcome you back to the party.

  6. Suelle

    26th June 2018 at 10:21 am

    I’ve managed to bake with chocolate this month, so I’m adding to the June link-up. I don’t do as much baking any more so my participation may be sporadic!

    • Choclette

      27th June 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Lovely to have you back Suelle (even if only briefly) and I look forward to finding out what you’ve baked.


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