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If you find your sweet tooth hard to keep in check, then you’re probably thrilled that today is World Chocolate Day. You might be tempted to run to the grocery store and indulge in a bag of chocolate candies, a tub of chocolate ice cream, or a few cups of chocolate pudding. But for an occasion as decadent as World Chocolate Day, why not make your chocolate yourself? Below, find five decadent World Chocolate Day recipes that you’ll love so much you’ll probably make them time and time again well after today passes.
Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes, from Averie Cooks
A super sweet, moist cake with a gooey, flowing inside? Sounds appropriately decadent for World Chocolate Day! Break out your baking basics — eggs, flour, butter, sugar — and combine them with melted dark chocolate. Evenly divide your batter into two ramekins that you’ll place in your oven at 425 degrees F for 12 minutes. Eat your lava cakes fresh and warm for an especially gooey, delightful experience.
Mocha Mousse, from Frugal Feeding
What’s more decadent than an overwhelming chocolatey taste that weighs next to nothing and has a texture that could almost pass for air? Mousse is a dessert delicacy, and making it chocolate for today’s holiday is sure to lighten up your day. All you need is dark chocolate, strong coffee, eggs, and sugar — this recipe is both delicious and affordable! Just be sure not to overbeat your batter, because baking mousse is a super delicate and sensitive process.
Double Chocolate Nutella Toffee Skillet Brownie, from Country Cleaver
The hazelnut flavor of Nutella gives this classic brownie extra moistness and flavor, and making the brownie in a skillet rather than a standard cake pan is a fun twist. Combine your baking basics with dark chocolate and toffee bits, and add your mix in a cast-iron skillet. Be sure to leave about half an inch of space between the batter and the skillet rim so that the brownie doesn’t overflow. After baking for 20-25 minutes, you’ll have a beautiful brownie in a stunning skillet.
Chocolate Caramel Liege Waffles, from Bakingdom
Certainly, you’ve encountered chocolate waffles, but have you tried making them yourself? With an iron griddle, making your own waffles couldn’t be easier, and a bit of cocoa powder goes a long way towards making a classic American breakfast option an unforgettable World Chocolate Day delight. Break out your stand mixer to make the dough, then let your dough sit for an hour so the yeast you’ve added can properly expand the dough. Then cook the dough in your waffle iron and voila!
Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting, from Love and Olive Oil
For an occasion as resplendent as World Chocolate Day, why settle for just one cake? With both the lava cake recipe at the top of this list and this appropriately named ultimate chocolate cake recipe, you’ll be celebrating today in full decadence. You’ll want to use Dutch-processed cocoa powder, which is entirely different than ordinary cocoa powder, for this recipe. After 45 minutes in the oven, you can take out your cakes and apply the frosting for a chocolate cake experience you’ll never forget.
What are your favorite chocolate recipes? Share them in the comments!