World Chocolate Day: Treat Yourself With These 5 Delicious Chocolate Recipes

By Samantha Finch, Parent Herald July 08, 05:00 am

For chocolate lovers, the annual World Chocolate Day celebration is that special time to indulge in their favorite dessert. Others, however, think that celebrating chocolate is more like a year-round season and they don't need a special day to display their love for the treat. We listed five delicious chocolate recipes that you can create right in the comfort of your own homes.

Chocolate Cake

Commonly eaten during birthdays, chocolate cake is appreciated by everyone because of its simple but delightful flavor. Chocolate cake can be stored in the fridge for four to five days, and its preparation time only takes about 30 minutes to one hour.

Visit BBC Food for a simple chocolate recipe. If you want a melts-in-your-mouth twist on your dessert, here's one from Hershey's Kitchens.

Chocolate Ganache

It's hard to believe that this delicious chocolate recipe only contains two major ingredients: chocolate and cream. This rich and dark chocolate mixture can be used as topping or decoration, adding that extra oomph that your cake or pastry needs.

Chocolate and cream are combined through stirring or blending until its texture becomes smooth. Liqueurs, extracts, and butter can also be added to the mixture so the ganache can have a shiny and smooth exterior. You can check out some recipes for chocolate ganache on

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is famous for its light and airy texture. This sweet treat can be light and fluffy to creamy and thick based on how it's prepared.

You can use bittersweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate to create a mousse, though the former is more advisable because it contains more cocoa solids capable of creating a deep flavor for your dessert. Semisweet chocolates, meanwhile, has fewer cocoa solids and has more sugar. Create the perfect chocolate mousse with the help of recipes from Martha Stewart and Fox News.

Carrot Cake With Chocolate

Carrot cake is delicious on its own, but adding chocolate can make the dessert extra special. A tip: finely shredding the carrots provides the cake with a fine texture.

You can also add walnuts and semisweet chocolate chips as the cake's toppings, perfect for that extra crunch your dessert needs. Create the perfect chocolate carrot cake with recipes from Taste of Home and Food Network.

Moist Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate mug cake is an easy-to-prepare dessert when you need a quick fix. With your trusty microwave, this fudgy treat can be ready in less than 10 minutes.

Chocolate mug cake, however, should be prepared with the utmost care so it comes out moist and not sponge-y or dry. Check out recipes from Table for Two and Food Network.

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