Decadent & Droolworthy Chocolate Recipes

Words: Emma Nkunzana

We pay tribute to one of the most lauded ingredients of all time with this round-up of a few of our favourite chocolate recipes. No matter what your preference, there’s bound to be something to satisfy even the most rampant sweet tooth. This is our list of ultimate choc indulgences and ranges from heartwarming chocolate drinks to gooey fondants, earth-shattering cakes and decadent brownies. Ready to get chocolate wasted?

Chocolate Bakes…

Chocolate-filled, dipped or drizzled, we simply can’t get enough of these chocolate bakes.

Amagwinya with Chocolate Crème Pâtissière & Cherries

‘Gwinya like you’ve never tasted. The crème pât and cherry combo is delectable.

Recipe for Amagwinya with Chocolate Crème Pâtissière & Cherries

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tartlets

Dark, decadent chocolate and earthy avo make for the perfect mousse.

Recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tartlets

 

Chocolate Liqueur Truffles

These chocolate liqueur truffles are ridiculously good and dangerously addictive!

Recipe for Chocolate Liqueur Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So wholesome and delicious, all we can ask is — got milk…?

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

recipes with chocolate - Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookie
S'mores biscuit Marshmallow Sandwiches

Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate cookies sandwiched between more chocolate, what’s not to love?

Recipe for Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies

S’mores Biscuit & Marshmallows Sandwiches

Indulge in some childhood nostalgia with these Marie biscuit marshmallow sandwiches dunked in chocolate.

Recipe for S’mores Biscuits & Marshmallow Sandwiches


Death by Fondant

Who can resist a rich sponge filled with oozing molten chocolate? The answer is no-one. Try either of these two fondant recipes for the perfectly melty liquid chocolate bombs.

recipes with chocolate - Black Forest Chocolate Fondant
recipes with chocolate - Dark Chocolate Fondants With Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Black Forest Fondant

The secret to this tangy berry and dark chocolate dessert? Kirsch, a cherry flavoured fruit brandy.

Recipe for Black Forest Fondant

Dark Chocolate Fondants With Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Chocolate and salted caramel in perfect harmony. A dessert for the ultimate sweet tooth.

Recipe for Dark Chocolate Fondants


Bake me a Cake

The original, good old chocolate cake… and then some. We love it so much we have an entire chocolate cake recipe round up.

Chocolate Cake with Avocado Oil

layers upon layers of irresistibly smooth, decadent chocolate. Yum!

Recipe for Chocolate Cake with Avocado Oil

Coffee Choc Bundt Cakes with Ganache & Bacon Crumble

Chocolate, coffee and bacon come together in these sinfully delicious mini bundt cakes.

Recipe for Coffee Choc Bundt Cakes with Ganache & Bacon Crumble

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Dark and delicious — trust us you’ll make this one time and again.

Recipe for Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Sacher Torte, Mount Nelson Style

We have Austrian Franz Sacher to thank for this Viennese beauty – layers of chocolatey goodness covered in more chocolate. Made by the pastry team at the Belmond Mount Nelson, known for their amazing high tea.

Recipe for Sacher Torte

Celebration Chocolate Orange Wreath Cake

This picture-perfect wreath cake is easily customisable to suit any celebration. Top with whatever fits your theme – why not try edible flowers for Valentine’s Day?

Recipe for Celebration Choc-Orange Wreath Cake

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

A decadently dark and rich chocolate cake. A perfect showstopper, or devilish dessert.

Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake


What a Tart I’ve got

Super simple tarts and tortes.

recipes with chocolate - Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart
recipes with chocolate - Chocolate Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart

You won’t believe this tart only uses four ingredients!

Recipe For Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart

Chocolate, Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

This torte is pure decadence, perfect for a teatime treat.

Recipe for Choc Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

Doubly Decadent Chocolate Tart
recipes with chocolate - Chocolate Ganache Ginger Tart

Doubly Decadent Chocolate Tart

This dessert should come with a warning – very rich and super addictive.

Recipe for Decadent Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Ganache & Ginger Tart

Don’t be intimidated by making a ganache, we show you the easy way.

Recipe for Choc Ganache & Ginger Tart

clemengold tart
mud pie

ClemenGold Chocolate Mousse Tart

ClemenGolds add zing to this divine mousse tart.

Recipe for ClemenGold Choc Mousse Tart

Mississippi Mud Pie

Ok, it’s not a tart, it’s a pie. But look at it… what a beauty. Complete with chocolate fudge sauce for pouring over.

Recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie

Chocolate Olive Oil Torte with Mascarpone

Decadently dark and ultra luxe, this torte is surprisingly easy to make and conversation-stoppingly good.

Recipe for Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Torte

Chocolate Olive Oil Torte with Cardamom, Pears & Almond

A divine, fudgy torte that is best served with a dollop of vanilla-infused  fresh cream.

Recipe for Chocolate Olive Oil Torte with Cardamom, Pears and Almond

Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs

A decadent dark chocolate tart highlighted with a sprinkle of Maldon salt and crushed malted puffs. The ultimate dessert for chocoholics!

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Fresh Berries

This delectable ganache tart is full of dark chocolate flavour with a hint of citrus. Top with fresh berries and serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe for Chocolate Ganache Tart with Fresh Berries


Chocolate Recipes For the Masterchef…

Show off your master culinary skills with one of these showstopper recipes.

Raspberry Chocolate Slice
 Crispy Crunchy Hazelnut Chocolate

Raspberry & Chocolate Slice

Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Recipe for Raspberry & Chocolate Slice

Crispy Chunky Hazelnut Chocolate

A chocolate cylinder, with a delicate mousse, poached pear, chocolate crumble and vanilla and salted caramel sauce. Difficult, yes, but worth it? Absolutely.

Recipe for Crispy Chunky Hazelnut Chocolate


Ebony & Ivory…

White chocolate is sweeter and creamier, pair with contrasting flavours that cut through the richness.

butterscotch cheesecake

Lemon, White Choc & Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce

Zesty lemon and white choc pair beautifully in this moist ricotta polenta cake.

Recipe for Lemon, White Choc & Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce

Butterscotch Cheesecake with White Choc & Macadamia Brittle

Cheesecake factory heaven — the butterscotch flavour and white choc are decadent and the macadamia brittle is a textural delight!

Recipe for Butterscotch Cheesecake with White Choc & Macadamia Brittle

White Chocolate Muffins with Almond Streusel & Coffee Caramel

Meet the muffin of our white chocolate dreams, the bittersweet coffee caramel is absolute perfection.

White Chocolate Muffins with Almond Streusel & Coffee Caramel

White Chocolate Pecan Nut Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce

Bread pud’ never tasted so good! Drizzle a little extra marshmallow sauce, for ultimate indulgence.

White Chocolate Pecan Nut Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce

White Chocolate Cheesecake
White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

A silky smooth velvet-like like texture makes this a luxurious cheesecake.

Recipe for White Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart

This Italian classic is neatly packed into a tart, containing all its jiggle.

Recipe for White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart


Brownies…

Honestly, who can ever say no to a brownie? Soft, fudgy and chocolatey – serve warm with a scoop, or several, of ice cream.

recipes with chocolate - Nutty Chocolate Tonka Bean Brownies
Double Chocolate & Orange Brownies

Nutty Chocolate & Tonka Bean Brownie

Filled with all the nuts, cooked ’til gooey perfect, topped with ice cream and served with a caramel chocolate sauce. Mic drop.

Recipe for Nutty Chocolate & Tonka Bean Brownie

Double Chocolate & Orange Brownies

Double the chocolate equals double the pleasure, you’re welcome.

Recipe for Double Chocolate & Orange Brownies

recipes with chocolate - Chilli Chocolate Brownies
recipes with chocolate - Peanut butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Chilli Brownies

With the addition of chilli and coffee these brownies have officially graduated into adulthood.

Recipe for Chilli Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

One of our favourite recipes with chocolate, oh and did we mention peanut butter too? These brownies have a nutty flavour with a chewy gooey centre.

Recipe for Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies


For the Health Conscious…

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips? Well, it doesn’t have to be. With these chocolate recipes, you can still have your cake and eat it too.

Chia & Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Cups

Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? This chia choc breakfast cup is super delicious and healthy!

Recipe for Chia & Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Cups

Marbled Choc Avocado Banana Bread

Everyone has a banana bread recipe, but this is the banana choc bread recipe.

Recipe for Marbled Choc Avocado Banana Bread

baked chocolate coconut berry pudding
gluten free pear chocolate cake

Baked Chocolate, Berry & Coconut Pudding

If you’re following a paleo or Banting diet or and need to satisfy those sugar withdrawals – this is the one for you.

Recipe for Baked Chocolate Berry & Coconut Pudding

Gluten-Free Pear and Chocolate Cake

No one you love should be denied the pleasures of chocolate cake because of gluten intolerance.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Pear & Choc Cake

LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Brownies
recipes with chocolate - Gluten Free Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Fudge Cake

Easy to make, even easier to eat.

Recipe for LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Fudge Cake

Gluten-free Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

The addition of beetroot makes this cake super moist.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Beetroot Cake


Make your own chocolate!

Yes, it’s possible. This one is made with coconut oil and is low in sugar. Trust us when we say you won’t be able to stop at one piece, it just melts on the tongue – heavenly.

Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Slab

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If you’re battling for time and need to dash out to satisfy your chocolate craving try our recommendation of top spots for high tea.

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