It doesn’t matter if you have a sweet tooth or prefer savory dishes to desserts – everyone will agree that chocolate is the ultimate treat. There’s dark, white and milk chocolate, chocolate candy with nuts and fillings, chocolate-flavored gum and drinks, and, of course, a wide range of delicious chocolate-based desserts. If you want to treat yourself with chocolate, but an ordinary chocolate bar or candy seems too boring right now, why not try one of our 8 amazing recipes with chocolate as their main ingredient?
1. Chocolate cheesecake
There are hundreds of cheesecake recipes, but if you’ve already tried them all, go for this delectable triple chocolate cheesecake. Chocolate can be found in every part of this dessert: use crushed chocolate cookies as a base for the cheesecake, and mix cream cheese with cocoa powder and melted milk chocolate for the filling.
One of the most popular cookie recipes in the world is chocolate chip cookies, which are already rich in chocolate. However, you can turn this dessert into a true chocolate heaven by making a chocolate-based batter instead of regular one, and adding chocolate chips as usual. The secret to flawless chocolate chip cookies is to not overbake them, so that they remain a bit chewy and creamy.
3. Chocolate cupcakes
Again, this is a very versatile recipe that you alter the way you like. Use a basic cupcake batter recipe, adding cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate into the mixture. Bake the cupcakes, and when it comes to decorating, you can let your imagination run wild. You can either lightly sprinkle them with cocoa powder mixed with powdered sugar, prepare a stunning chocolate cream, or cook a chocolate ganache.
Brownies is a classic recipe for chocoholics. It is rich, scrumptious, and easier to make than a lot of recipes on this list. The key to irresistible brownies is to make them moist and creamy in the middle, which is why the cooking time should not be exceeded. A classic brownie recipe calls for cocoa powder, eggs, butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, and vanilla extract, but you can add ingredients to your taste – for example, dark chocolate brownies go extremely well with cherries.
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5. Chocolate ice cream
The secret of this delicious ice cream is, once again, a mixture of two chocolate ingredients, melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Additionally you’re going to need sugar, milk, egg yolks, and heavy whipping cream. Ideally the ice cream should be prepared in an ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one, use your regular freezer, just make sure to mix the ice cream by hand once an hour while it’s in the freezer.
6. Chocolate banana bread
It’s no secret that bananas and chocolate are a perfect combo, which you can use in a sweet bread recipe. Besides banana and chocolate chips, you’ll need butter, sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs, and yoghurt. The secret here is to place the banana batter in layers with the chocolate batter, so that in the end the bread looks stripey and colorful. For an extra twist you can add crushed nuts to the banana batter.
7. Chocolate milkshake
Don’t miss the easiest recipe on this list! Chocolate milkshake is a dream come true for everyone who’s in love with chocolate, but doesn’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making a cheesecake or cookies. All it takes is milk and chocolate ice cream – combine the ingredients and mix using a blender. Additionally you can add chocolate syrup, grated chocolate, or whipped cream on top of the milkshake for a perfect chocolate treat.
We couldn’t finish the list of the best chocolate recipes without mentioning chocolate truffles. We’re going to be honest: this might be the most difficult recipe you’ll see today. The classic truffles are made of bittersweet and milk chocolate, heavy cream, butter, and cocoa powder. For an unexpected twist add a bit of alcohol to the mixture. Roll the truffles in crushed nuts, grated chocolate, shredded coconut, or some other finely crushed food, and serve.