I have lost count how many recipes i have now made using my Chocolate recipe book i got for Valentines day!
My kids love banana so i made this for them, i didn't make it too rich for them so didn't put as much cocoa powder in as the recipe stated. Finally i drizzled over some milk and white chocolate just in case it didn't look appetizing enough to them!
There are two ways you can add the banana, mashed up or like i did chopped up in chunks, in case they did not believe me it was banana in it!
This cake will probably take a while to be eaten up, so a rest from baking for a few days it is
Shortbread cookies sandwiched and decorated with white chocolate ganache for my eldest daughters lunchbox tomorrow. Using up leftovers again! Today using up some butter and cream as i want it all out of the house and replaced with dairy free items. You can probably tell i got my inspiration from yesterdays star cake.
Banana, walnut, rum, banana chips, chocolate chips and chocolate ganache! This is certainly a big and bold cake with a lot of flavour and attitude. A special cake, for a very special friends birthday.
Lee loves banana cake, he once bought me bananas, eggs, sugar etc round my house so i could bake him a cake while he was here. Since then i mentioned banana and walnut and he got very excited which gave me an idea. I searched many recipes and ideas until i finally found this one on the BBC good food website [link] Of course me being me i just had to adapt the recipe to put my own stamp on it. Instead of vanilla i added rum, chocolate chips to the cake mix and baked it in two tins instead of one so i could fill the center as well as the top of the cake with chocolate ganache. I used two kinds of chocolate ganache, milk and semi sweet then topped it off with banana chips as chopped bananas would have discoloured too quickly plus the chips have lots of flavour, chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.
peanut butter cupcakes (gluten free) with Cadbury Philadelphia frosting with sprinkled toasted nuts served in chocolate cupcake cases making this one tasty chocolatey treat.
Thought it about time i combine two of my recipes together and this came to mind Also i thought it be about time i get back to some chocolate baking after all that fruit! I have never made peanut butter cupcakes before so it was strange to see the sponge so dark.
For this months recipe challenge over at the subject is nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies. More info and recipe can be found here [link]
I have been following and chatting Maytel for a long time now so have been wanting for a long while to make one of her recipes, I just could never decide which to start with until noq! I must say these were a lot of fun to make and very tasty. The smell of Nutella baking at 7:30am on a Saturday morning, divine! I made a few alterations to the recipe. I didn't have any chocolate chips so instead i chopped up two lines of a bar of milk chocolate to make chunks. I made them with gluten free flour so i could have some too. Thanks to who has also made her own version on these cookies for the challenge i was able to make just a quarter of the recipe using my preferred system of measuring of grams instead of cups [link] Finally i didn't flatten the cookies very much as i love the cracked look when stuffing cookies with a filling of them finding their own natural shape.
Rich chocolate sponge filled with vanilla whipped cream covered with milk chocolate ganache and served with Lindt Lindors and chocolate coated oreos.
Chocolate cake recipe Chocolate ganache recipe is in the topping ideas for my basic cake recipe
This is a slice of the trail chocolate cake i was asked to make for a friend claremanson.deviantart.com/art… I am so pleased i made this trial cake (it had been almost 2 years since making this bad boy last) as it really settled my nerves of making a cake for someone i have never even met before plus the family absolutely loved it as well as the left over oreos and lindors i couldn't fit on the final cake.
I know it's not the best photo, far from it, i was working with poor lighting and lack of time with this one.
Banana and nutella mixed with melted chocolate (the kids don't like Nutella too rich so adding chocolate I can get the perfect balamce) on crisp, warm baguette bites (using up leftovers from Christmas again) Gluten free people out there, if like me you don't like gluten free bread then use some gluten free cake as a base instead. Nut issuse? Just use melted chocolate instead. Once you add the banana these bites need eating up straight away before the banana starts to discolour so you don't need to worry about the chocolate being too hard as it will still be melted or at least only semi set at that point.
It suddenly occurred to me last night my kids have nothing to put out for Santa tonight so I quickly threw this together this morning with some leftover dark chocolate, golden syrup, butter, Rice Krispies (had no biscuits so this is the crunchy alternative so that is the white bubbly bits you can see in the bites) and marshmallows.