Cooking with chocolate is deliciously indulgent. Whether entertaining guests, cooking for kids or looking for a little guilty pleasure of your own, you will find the treat to meet your needs in our selection of the best chocolate recipes to try at home...
Chocolate teams beautifully with the wake-up taste of grapefruit, especially if the fruit’s bold flavor profile is softened by using it in an irresistible cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are a perfect finale for casual gatherings such as picnics, but are elegant enough for dinner party fare.
Over the years, some of the most popular recipes in Martha Stewart Living have featured the combination of chocolate, ginger and other spices, including cookies, brownies, and spice cakes. These dapper upside-down cupcakes a delicious variation on the theme.
Niamh says: 'Recently I cooked with my tiny just-turned-two year old niece, who is an utter chocolate addict (when she is allowed it as a treat, of course). She also loves berries. I thought it would be fun to cook heart shaped little brownies in a heart shaped muffin tray that I have at home, rich with raspberries as well as gorgeous chocolate. They worked really well, the raspberries render them gooey, in a foolproof way, and the raspberries and chocolate together make them irresistible.'