Posts tagged ‘Chocolate’

April 8, 2014

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream

by therecipebank

yum yum yum…..

I made these for our school easter bake sale, my icing is no where near as good as the lovely lady who’s recipe it is but i’m still practicing and they tasted great!


November 16, 2013

Double Chocolate Flapjacks

by therecipebank

I can’t take the credit for these as my husband cooked them up but they were delicious and had to write down the recipe so we don’t loose it!

  • 250g Porridge Oats
  • 125g Butter
  • 3 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 65g Brown Sugar
  • 60g Muscavado sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 50g plain chocolate, chopped roughly

Grease a small (I think ours is 9x6inches) baking dish.

In a large saucepan melt the butter, sugars, cocoa and syrup over a low heat. Take off the heat. Add the oats and stir until well combined. Leave for a while to cool. Add the chopped chocolate and stir quickly and quickly put into the greased pan.

Bake on 180c for approx 20 minutes. It should not brown and be ever so slightly wobbly when it comes out. Leave to cool for as long as you can wait before cutting into squares and tipping out.

November 12, 2013

Double Chocolate Chip Shortbread

by therecipebank


WOW… these are pretty amazing… and there are only 3 left!!!

November 2, 2013


by therecipebank


After watching the ‘Great British Bake Off’ last night both girls were very interested in trying these delicious choux bun treats. We popped out to the shops and bought the extra bits we needed and then all

spent the afternoon cooking.

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October 30, 2013

Hide and Seek Cookies

by therecipebank


I found this recipe on a really useful baby website;, I adjusted it a little and my girls named them ‘hide and seek’ as we hid smarties inside before cooking them!

  • 100g/4oz softened butter/margarine
  • 100g/4oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup or honey
  • 150g/6oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Smarties
  • Giant chocolate buttons

Preheat the oven to 170°C/160°C fan

Beat the butter, sugar and syrup together until soft and creamy.
Mix in the flour, cocoa and vanilla extract.
Divide the mixture into 15 pieces (we were practicing our maths and if you are a perfectionist each one weighs around 27g!) pop 2-3 smarties in each one and roll into balls using your hands.
Place well apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly and pop a chocolate button on the top of each one.

Bake for about 10 mins until a pale golden colour (don’t cook any longer or they’ll go crispy!)

Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes and then remove from the tray and finish cooling on a wire rack.

March 27, 2012

No Bake Bites

by therecipebank

This evening I made these delicious balls of yumminess for a picnic tomorrow. I found the recipe on: but slightly amended the recipe as I don’t like flax seeds.

1 cup oats

1 cup coconut flakes (toasted at 180c for 4 minutes)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup ground almonds                                                                                                                                   

1/4 cup smashed digestive biscuit / graham crackers

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll into golf ball sized balls. Enjoy!

March 26, 2012

The ULTIMATE Chocolate Cake

by therecipebank

I challenge you to find a better chocolate cake! Another BBCgoodfood recipe amazing cake this has been made for pretty much every birthday since I found the recipe… try it yourself.

Ultimate chocolate cake recipe



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March 25, 2012

Chocolate Mousse

by therecipebank

75g dark chocolate , chopped and melted (70% is good)
2 eggs , separated
25g butter , melted
2 tbsp golden caster/icing sugar

Mix the chocolate with the egg yolks and butter. Whisk the egg whites and then whisk in the sugar until the mixture is shiny and stiff.

Fold the two mixtures together. Divide between 4 glasses and chill until set.

March 25, 2012

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

by therecipebank

50g / 3 1/2 tablespoons butter
60ml / 4 tablespoons golden syrup
110g / 4 oz milk chocolate, chopped
75g / 2 3/4 cups cornflakes

In a saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, golden syrup and chocolate. Cook and stir until butter and chocolate have melted and everything is well blended. Mix in the cornflakes cereal. Drop by heaping spoonfuls into paper cases or a buttered baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator until set, about 15 minutes.

March 25, 2012

Chocolate Granola

by therecipebank

3 cups rolled oats
½ cup raw almonds, chopped
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
6 Tbsp. mild honey
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
½ cup, or more, finely chopped plain dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F.

In a large bowl, mix together

the oats, almonds, coconut, sugar, and salt.

In a small saucepan, stir the honey and oil over low heat until melted. Pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to combine well.

Spread the mixture on a baking tray. Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until golden. Remove from the oven a stir well, then leave to cool.

When cool transfer to a storage container, add the chocolate and shake well to mix.

This recipe also works well without the chocolate but with cranberries and yogurt.