February 1 is Dark Chocolate Day and you have an excuse to indulge. Despite the bad rap that chocolates get, it has a lot of nutritional properties owing to the flavonoids it contains. These can help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation, among others. National Chocolate Cake Day is on the 27th of January, but Dark Chocolate Day is a week away. Here are some dark chocolate recipes you can make to enjoy this day.
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Chocolate Fudge Cake
One of the recipes you should try on Dark Chocolate Day is the chocolate fudge cake. It’s perfect if you want something moist, chocolate-dense and easy to make. What you need is:
- Dark chocolate chips
- Vanilla extract
- Cocoa powder
- Baking powder
- Hot water
- Coffee granules
Crack away and enjoy your day.
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You can use this as a side dish for breakfast or to power-charge your day. It’s another simple recipe you can make on Dark Chocolate Day. All you need is:
- Melted cocoa powder
- Chocolate chunks.
Make sure your brownies are firm so that they aren’t sticky.
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Dark Chocolate and Olive Oil Cookies
Another Dark Chocolate Day recipe you should try is these olive cookies. The good thing is you can make them for your friends and coworkers. What you’re looking for with these, is crunchiness and then you can top it all off with a sprinkle of salt.
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Looking for something creamy? Then settle for the chocolate mouse on Dark Chocolate Day. It’s the kind of dessert that’ll lift your mood and satisfy your cravings. Some of the ingredients you’ll need include:
- Heavy cream
- Granulated sugar
- Espresso powder
- Egg yolks
- Dark chocolate.
Another way of enjoying Dark Chocolate Day is making or getting a black forest cake. With a splurge of chocolate layered on the cake and some cherries, you get a good amount of chocolate filling. This cake makes for a good dessert, light breakfast or snack.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are an easy way of taking part in dark chocolate day. It’s a straightforward recipe which you can freeze or bake. You want them to be chewy and soft. The size doesn’t matter but you probably don’t want it to be too small. If you make more than you can eat, share the chocolate love around.
You can indulge in a glass or two, which adds a different twist to the recipes shared above. This is the cocktail you should order on Dark Chocolate Day. Your usual martini made of vodka, Bailey Irish cream, liquor and a kick of chocolate sauce.
There are numerous recipes you can sample and try on Dark Chocolate Day. Whatever you pick, feel free to spoil yourself with decadent cakes, creamy fudge desserts, and chocolate drinks of your liking.
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