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National Chocolate Week Inspiration

Monday 9th October 2017

Chocolate is one of the most popular flavours and ingredients when baking, and we as a nation consume an unholy amount. And who can blame us? With that many variations of the chocolate bar, the temptation is too much to deny. But this blog provides a little inspiration of how to satisfy your sweet tooth for the indulgent confectionary, in the form of cake. These recipes are quick, easy and adaptable, and 100% sure to make all who eat these cakes ‘Mmmm…’ with enjoyment.

Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates Cake

This super simple chocolate cake recipe takes the chocolate level to 100 in 2 hours flat. Made from, topped and surrounded by all things chocolatey. We’re completely in love with this cake, and it could be made for any occasion, where you feel a box of chocolates just wouldn’t do. This recipe was shared with us by a member of our online baking community and has been surrounded with chocolate matchmakers, but you could use chocolate fingers, Kit Kat fingers, there really are no rules. Find out how to make your own here.

Chocolate Battenberg Cake

A delicious twist on the classic Battenberg, we didn’t think it could get any tastier! A handy recipe to whip out on a Sunday afternoon, that is sure to satisfy the chocolate cravings. Still using the classic marzipan but with the addition of cocoa powder, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Feeling adventurous? Add some colour by using Pro Gels from Rainbow Dust, and create a multi-colour Battenberg. Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

A salty twist on a firm favourite when it comes to chocolatey bakes. With minimal amounts of washing, this recipe is a crowd pleaser and the peanut butter makes it even more indulgent. Not a fan of peanut butter? Add an alternative; white/dark chocolate, sea salt or dried raspberries, we’d happily eat any of those! This recipe is definitely one to get the younger ones involved in. You can find the recipe here.

White Chocolate Raspberry Gateau

This sophisticated cake has the wow factor sorted and needs minimal effort, only taking 1 hour and 30 minutes to make! With a basic recipe to follow, the decoration is totally up to you, keep it simple or go crazy. A heavenly cake for an extra special occasion, paired perfectly with a glass of bubbly! Why not try making these as cupcakes and pipe on the white chocolate frosting. Follow the recipe here.

Chocolate and Pistachio Cake Pops

Cake pops are a fun way to make desserts and are a change to the generic layers of sponge and buttercream. A little more effort than usual, but a great way to make something sweet that can be easily changed depending on your guests. Go nuts for the adults and get colourful with the sprinkles for the younger ones. These chocolate and pistachio cake pops just provide the template recipe, you could cover them in any chocolate, icing or even fill them, then cover with toppings for the final touch. Why not get the kids to write their names on lollypops and have a decorating table set up! Find the recipe here.

Hopefully, you’ve got some great baking ideas now for National Chocolate Week. Tell us what you’re baking over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.