Easy Chocolate Recipes That Will Have You Swooning

If you live for chocolate then you have come to the right place! Below you will find three recipes that each have their own different take on chocolate, but are all delicious. Ideal as a post-dinner treat for the whole family or a romantic gift for that special person in your life, each and every recipe below is not only delicious but easy to make too. Read on to find out what they are. 

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

The rich chocolate taste in these delicious confections comes from the combination of using cocoa along with butter, sour milk, and sugar. One of the best things about these Chocolate Whoopie Pies is that they only take 10 mins to cook. They take even less time to prep as all you need to do is combine all the ingredients and then drop equal-sized dollops of batter onto a greased cookie sheet to bake. 

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For the yummy vanilla filling, it makes sense to use a kitchen mixer. Then you can mix it on high to ensure it comes out perfectly fluffy. Just be sure to wait until the pies have cooled until you sandwich them together with the vanilla cream, as any heat will cause it to collapse. 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

There is nothing easier than making chocolate-covered strawberries. They are incredibly delicious too! Although you will want to make sure that you pick large, ripe, and flavorful fruit for this dish. 

Be sure to leave the green leaves at the top of the strawberry on as these will help them last longer, and also give you and the person that eats them something to hold onto. 

chocolate covered strawberries
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Wash the fruit thoroughly and pat dry before dipping in melted chocolate and then laying on greaseproof paper to set. Do remember that when melting chocolate you need to know what type you are working with and the best method to use. Otherwise, you can risk white bloom or a dull and unappetizing finish on your end product. 

Feel free to decorate your chocolate strawberries with additional items such as sprinkles or contrasting chocolate such as white. Just use a fork or spoon to flick the chocolate across the strawberry while the chocolate is still wet to create a striped look. 

Devil’s Food Cake 

Devil’s food cake is richer, and more decadent than your typical chocolate cake, especially if you include chocolate fudge icing in the middle and on top. What makes it different is the addition of more baking soda and the use of fewer eggs than other chocolate cakes. 

For the perfect devil’s food cake, mix the dry ingredients first, and then add the eggs and butter and whisk to a loose battery. Then divide the batter equally between two greased cake pans. Add circles of greaseproof paper in between the batter and the greased pan for easy release. 

Cook low and slow at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit until a knife comes out clean when you prick the cake. Leave to cool for at least an hour before you add your chocolate fudge icing. 

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