Chocolate Surprise Halloween Cake

This cake is a devilish mix of rich dark chocolate, lime and chilli – just perfect for Halloween! I baked it in two small semi-spherical cake tins and stuck them together with chocolate buttercream. I then covered the whole cake with chocolate buttercream and roll-out fondant – coloured to look like a dark sky. I … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Recipe for Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Ingredients: 200g Crushed Digestive Biscuits 75g Cocoa Powder 150g Unsalted Butter 900g Cream Cheese 4 Eggs 200g Dark Chocolate Zest and Juice of Two Oranges Method: Preheat the oven to 160 c. For the base, melt the butter in a pan and add the cocoa powder, blending well. Stir in … Continue reading

Chocolate Tea Time Treats

One of my favourite Christmas Treats is chocolate! This year I’m using lots of chocolate recipes for the coming Christmas celebrations including a chocolate Christmas cake. This weekend I took delivery of a deliciously chocolatey Thornton’s Hamper – a gift  for me! I couldn’t wait to use some of the chocolate for a pre-Christmas Tea Party … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Cupcakes I seem to have been making lots of chocolate cupcakes recently – cupcakes make a lovely gift – and chocolate is always popular! I made the cupcakes with a basic sponge recipe but replacing 25g of the flour with 25g of cocoa powder and adding some chocolate chips. The topping is a … Continue reading