13 Chocolate Mocha Recipes

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Some things are just better with coffee…

Mornings,

Doughnuts,

Research papers,

and, ah yes, chocolate.

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13 Chocolate Mocha Recipes…that happen to go great with a cup of coffee.


Mocha Chocolate Raspberry Swiss Cake Roll  

Recipe here by Cake Whiz

Frozen Mocha Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache 

Recipe here by Bon Appetit 

 

Chocolate Espresso Cookies 

Recipe here by Partial Ingredients

 

Mocha Toffee Chocolate Cupcakes 

Recipe here by Inside Bru Crew Life

 

Bailey’s Chocolate Espresso Whoopie Pies 

Recipe here by If You a Give a Blonde a Kitchen

 

Triple Chocolate Mocha Brownies 

Recipe here by Wonky Wonderful 

 

Caffe Mocha Creme Brulee Chocolate 

Recipe here by Diethood 

Mocha Chip Chocolate Biscotti 

Recipe here by All Day I Dream About Food

Mocha Profiteroles with Espresso Ice Cream & Caramelized Cocoa Nibs

Recipe here by the Brick Kitchen

Espresso Macarons with Salted Dark Chocolate Buttercream

Recipe here by Kitchenhooradventures 

 

Mocha Coffee Cake 

Recipe here by My Baking Addiction 

Chocolate Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream 

Recipe here by First Year Blog

White Chocolate Mocha Peppermint Cookies 

Recipe here by Top with Cinnamon

 

13 Sophisticated Ice Cream Toppings

We’re raising the bar for National Fudge Sundae Day.

 

There’s nothing wrong with the classic sundae you grew up with, complete with hot fudge and a cherry. But, if you really want to splurge, it’s time to explore some new mature flavor combinations… meaning, it’s time to upgrade your kiddie sundae.

 

Think of a scoop of ice cream as a blank canvas. 

Now, add a sprinkle of WHAM

A couple spoonfuls of POW. 

A dollop of BANG.

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And suddenly you’ve discovered your new comfort food.


 

13 Sophisticated Adult Ice Cream Toppings


Brandied Cherries 

Recipe

 

Toasted Coconut

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Cacao Nibs 

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Chocolate Sunflower Seeds

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Cinnamon Roasted Cashews

Recipe

 

Candied Orange Peel

Recipe


Salty Espresso Cocoa Almonds

Recipe here

 

Triple Berry Compote

Recipe

 

Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle

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Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

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Chocolate Covered Bacon

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Kahlua Hot Fudge Sauce

Recipe here

 

Bourbon Chocolate Whipped Cream

Recipe

 What ingredients make up your favorite sundae?

Macaroons or Macarons?

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Happy Macaroon Day….or, is that Macaron Day?  


Although many use the spellings interchangeably, most pastry experts define them as two very distinct cookies.

 

The macaroon, is a bit crunchy on the outside, with a sweet chewy, dense center.  They are often made of egg whites, coconut and/or almonds, and sweetened condensed milk.  Preferably, they are dipped or drizzled with chocolate, as in these Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Macaroons by A Dash of Sass.

 

 

In contrast, the macaron, is a round sandwich cookie made of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour.  It can be filled with a variety of fillings, such as ganache, jam, or buttercream, offering infinite flavor combinations.

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Chocolate Macaron with Bittersweet Mocha Ganache

Recipe by Hungry Rabbit

 

Chocolate Macaron with Orange Ganache

Recipe by Bon Appetit

 

Macarons or Macaroons? Dip either in chocolate, and I’ll be in French Pastry Heaven! Photo

 

What’s your preference?

 

13 Black Forest Beauties

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If life is a bowl of cherries, I’ll take mine with chocolate.

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Image courtesy of Whim Magazine

As I’m always looking for excuses to celebrate, aka eat, more chocolate, I discovered National Black Forest Day.  As a proper chocoholic, I’m celebrating the entire week. And thus far, it’s been glorious.

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There’s a reason they don’t simply call the duo “chocolate and cherries”.  It’s so much more indulgent than that.  There’s the dark, deep base of rich chocolate, accompanied by tangy tart cherries, slathered in a blanket of luxurious cream, all together orchestrating a symphony in your mouth.  It’s not just dessert, it’s the Black Forest Experience.

I dare you to check out these 13 Black Forest Beauties.  But be warned, these images aren’t for the weak chocoholic.   Once you get lured into the dark chocolate forest, you’ll never find your way out.  (And, that’s not a bad thing.)


13 Black Forest Beauties