Chocolate

Halloween Cake Pops

Sweet scary ghosts and gruesome eyeballs in Cake Pop form – let’s get some spooky Halloween baking going on!

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Lacy Chocolate Collar – How to…

Working with chocolate doesn’t have to be challenging!  How about making a lacy chocolate collar for your showstopper of a bake – here’s how…

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Chocolate Shard Cake

How to make an impressive White Chocolate Shard Cake in my project for Bake with Stork – obviously pink is my go to colour but switch up the colours and this cake is perfect for any celebration!

Find the full recipe, how to make the shards and assemble right here with step by step pictures included.

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Dulce de Leche Brownies

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Let’s talk Brownies – we love them!  But…. some recipes can leave you underwhelmed and lacking the three things I think are ESSENTIAL in a good brownie – a thin papery crust on the top, a squidgy middle and a complete chocolatey taste.

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Patrons Lunch Inspiration

This weekend far and wide we’re celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday, time to hang the bunting and wave those flags!  However you’re joining in the celebrations my recipes for Bake with Stork would make a fab addition to your own Patrons Lunch!  

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Coffee & Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

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How about this for sharing with friends or in fact a hungry family?  A lovely coffee and chocolate marble loaf cake for you today.  Quick and easy to rustle up and I’m sure you have all the ingredients to hand!

Ingredients:

Cake

175g butter, softened

175g caster sugar

3 eggs, large

175g self raising flour

2 tsps of instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

2 tbsps cocoa powder mixed to a paste with a little boiling water

Frosting

100g butter, softened

200g icing sugar

2 tsps instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

 

10g dark chocolate

Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf cake

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Cookie Dough Pudding

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With Mother’s Day and Easter coming up you might be in need of a quick easy and super delicious pudding, actually this pud doesn’t need an occasion for you to make it – celebrate the weekend with this treat too.

Served warm straight from the oven this pud is ideal to prepare ahead and bake in the oven whilst you sit down for a meal, soft melty choc chips and a squidgy cookie dough centre you’re bound to please everyone who’s come for tea!

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12 – Buche de Noel Cake

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A traditional Christmas recipe for a Yule log, just switched around a bit to turn it into a showstopper cake instead,  I love the stripy inside it makes – a perfect winter dessert!  It’s hugely rich and decadent (as you’ll see from the amount of chocolate needed) and the filling is a chocolate French buttercream.

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5 – Baileys Chocolate Mousse

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Have you planned your Christmas desserts?  You might need to squeeze these in somewhere – a simple luscious Baileys Chocolate Mousse and Shortbread Stars.  If you need desserts to serve to Mums to be and the elderly (check and check) then you’ll need to avoid uncooked eggs and this little mousse is a great way to do just that!

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3 – Chocolate Penguins

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I have to admit I love making these little chocolate models, this year I’ve come up with these cutie pie little chocolate penguins, I’m sure you know someone who’d love one of these!

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You will need:

Round christmas tree chocolates

Lindt Lindor chocolates

Chocolate ready to roll icing (Renshaws – Amazon) or sugarpaste coloured dark brown

Modelling or flower paste (available in Sainsburys or Tesco)

Gel paste colouring in orange plus another colour for the scarves

Edible ink pen in black (Amazon)

A little pink petal dust (Amazon)

Small cake cards, a square of card covered in foil or a square of baking paper.

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