Chocolate is undoubtedly one of the most adored ingredients when it comes to making delectable desserts. These treats can be served at parties, social gatherings, or during a romantic date. The best part about chocolate desserts? They're not only scrumptious but also a breeze to prepare! Let's dive into the recipes of some well-loved and straightforward desserts.
Who can resist the temptation of indulging in an entire chocolate bar, whether it's any other day of the year? Many people, especially men, adore chocolate. It's incredibly versatile, allowing for countless mouthwatering combinations when crafting desserts. With just around the corner, it's the perfect time to whip up a chocolatey delight. Whether you opt for chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and caramel, your end result will always be something delightful.
As a man, impressing your family or your partner is a piece of cake when you present a delightful dessert. Infuse it with your love, and the combination of your affection and chocolate will make it even more enticing. No matter the occasion, be it Valentine's Day or a loved one's birthday, a scrumptious dessert can make it extra special.
While you can always find a plethora of dessert recipes online, we've curated a selection of classic recipes that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Take a look below:
1. Double Chocolate Bundt Cake
1 cup unsweetened cocoa, divided
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup of cold, strong coffee
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons of cold, strong coffee
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan generously and dust it with 1/4 cup of cocoa.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and the remaining 3/4 cup of cocoa in a large bowl.
In a mixer, beat buttermilk, coffee, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture and blend.
Transfer the batter to the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
Allow it to cool completely in the pan and loosen the sides with an offset spatula.
For the glaze, whisk together melted chocolate and butter in a medium bowl. Add confectioners' sugar, sour cream, coffee, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until smooth, and pour it over the chocolate cake. Allow it to set at room temperature for about 4 hours.
2. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao or higher), chopped, plus chocolate shavings
30 regular-size marshmallows
2 cups heavy cream
In a large bowl, combine chocolate, marshmallows, and 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring until the marshmallows melt and the mixture becomes smooth. Allow it to cool to room temperature for about 45 minutes.
Whip the remaining cream in the bowl until soft peaks form. Transfer 1/2 cup to a small bowl for the topping and refrigerate.
Stir the remaining whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture until fully combined, then gently fold in the rest. Refrigerate until set, for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Serve with whipped cream or sprinkles of shaved chocolate.
3. Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
Butter (for skillets)
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Vanilla ice cream (for serving)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter four 5-inch cast iron skillets.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs and chocolate-hazelnut spread, then stir in flour and salt until fully combined.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared skillets and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
Chocolate has a magical way of melting hearts. A man who can whip up chocolate desserts can undoubtedly captivate anyone, especially women. While we all have a special place in our hearts for the desserts mentioned above, we can't help but admire the individuals who create them. After all, we all have a sweet tooth, particularly when it comes to chocolate. Happy World Chocolate Day!
Written by: Deepti Dogra
Edited by: Aniket Joshi