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Decadent Chocolate Pots + Red Hot Velvet Cake Recipes

Make your own melting chocolate pots and get a handful of strawberries and marshmallows for dipping. Perfect for sharing with your date!

Ingredients

1 bar of Bournville chocolate

100 grams butter

50 grams sugar

2 eggs

Fresh cream

strawberries to serve

Method

Break the chocolate into pieces in a glass bowl that fits on top of a saucepan (double boiling method) and then add the butter and sugar. Place the saucepan on low heat with water and once it starts simmering, place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Gently stir while the butter, chocolate and sugar start to melt. In the meantime, whisk together the 2 whole eggs and leave aside. Once the chocolate, sugar and butter has melted, remove the bowl from the saucepan and whisk through the beaten eggs. Pour the mixture into ramekins. You can keep them in the fridge until you are ready to serve. To serve, place the ramekins in a preheated oven 180C and let the pots warm through for roughly 10 min. Serve with a drizzle of fresh cream and strawberries, blueberries, marshmallows etc as desire

RED HOT VELVET CAKE

Try some velvet cake but with a slight twist, with the same old sweetness and a little spice.

Ingredients

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 and 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons red food coloring

2 tablespoons cocoa

cayenne pepper to taste

1 cup Buttermilk

Method

Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees celsius, mix oil and sugar until fluffy, then beat in the eggs. Add in food coloring, chocolate and salt, and then alternate the flour and the buttermilk, adding in small portions while mixing all the while. Add in the cayenne pepper as per your taste. Finally, mix the baking powder and vinegar separately and fold gently into the batter. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees celsius until a toothpick comes out of the cake dry.

FOR THE ICING

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

1 cup milk

5 cups flour

Method

Mix the sugar, vanilla essence and butter in a bowl and beat the mixture until it is fluffy. Separately, warm the flour and milk in a saucepan over low heat till thick. Leave this flour-milk mixture to cool and then mix in with the rest before spreading your icing over the cake. If you want, you may add pepper to the icing, too.