I staged a chocolate party a couple of weeks ago. Yes you heard me right, a chocolate party!
The BEST kind of party surely?
But in preparation for it we did a lot of research around chocolate. Not that I needed much research because, you know, I’m an expert with years and years of taste testing behind me 🙂
Also I’ve been taught how to taste chocolate properly by Green & Black’s so I take it all very seriously. Ahem.
In my research I was looking for chocolate recipes to try with the children; decadent recipes, beautiful recipes, ones that make you go oooooooooo.
As part of our party (we were running it in connection with Sky Movies and our movie of choice was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) we had a chocolate fountain and we may have dipped quite a bit of popcorn and marshmallows in there.
But back to the cakes. I think every chocolate party needs a centrepiece; something which shouts chocolate. Or maybe a ‘party bag’; something people can take home and scoff in the car (come on now, it can’t just be me that does that).
So, here are 5 recipes I found browsing around the blogs I read, all using chocolate and all perfect for making with the kids for your very own Chocolate Party.
Oh my Mummy Mishaps, you are really spoiling us . . .
Maybe this is one for the adults, but I think it looks fabulous and she promises it tastes the business too. I love her idea of using the leftover (leftover?) Ferrero Rocher at Christmas and making it as an alternative to Christmas pudding.
Plus, given that there are large Ferrero Rocher perched on the top of the cake just LOOK at the size of the slice you are going to get given!
This stunning looking cake is from Super Golden Bakes who wanted to make a Jaffa Cake in, well, cake form!
The result is this super light sponge, tangy orange and glossy chocolate to top it off. I have very fond memories of Jaffa Cakes, but this just takes the biscuit. Would make for a truly stunning centrepiece.
Each of these muffins has a cheeky little surprise in the centre when you take that first big bite. Paul Hollywood know his stuff when it comes to baking given that he’s the King to Mary Berry’s Queen on the Great British Bake Off.
These are really easy to make and are absolutely delicious.
4. Raspberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks
This super easy recipe from Cornish blogger Choclette looks fabulous; and white chocolate and raspberries is a marriage made in heaven!
Slightly sticky, slightly tart, a pile of these in the middle of your table will make everyone’s eyes bulge.
I can’t write a post about chocolate without including brownies! Maison Cupcake’s Dulce de Leche Brownies (or caramel brownies) look a million dollars; all gooey and fudgey with the promise of caramel oozing out.
There’s also a tip on how to melt your chocolate in the microwave. EVERYONE should have a good brownie recipe in their baking arsenal!