Maybe you're looking for a romantic recipe for Valentine's Day. Or maybe you've already acknowledged that the one true love of your life is actually chocolate. Either choice is totally valid, and either way, the first two weeks of February is a fortnight filled with rich, chocolatey goodness.
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To celebrate, I'm sharing one gorgeous chocolate recipe by some amazing food bloggers. Come back each day through February 14 to see a new addition … or sign up for the BlogHer Holidays newsletter to get 14 sweet, sweet emails, with a new recipe featured each day. (You'll also get more gorgeous holiday content through the year.)Day 14: Chocolate brownie pudding cake DAY 14: CHOCOLATE BROWNIE PUDDING CAKE
Can you believe it's the 14th Day of Chocolate already? Tricia from Saving Room For Dessert finishes strong with this genius invention. She says, "The brownies come out of the oven floating on top of a sea of chocolate. This is similar to a molten lava cake, but less like cake and more like a brownie. "DAY 13: DARK CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO "LOVE" CUPCAKES
Alexandra from Bright Eyed Baker says, "Coffee and chocolate are two things I refuse to live without, so combine them into a cupcake and I'm SO there. And I should mention we aren't going weak on either one here."DAY 12: SINFULLY DELICIOUS AND EASY CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE
Christy of The Girl Who Ate Everything says, "I’ve made tons of cakes from scratch, and THIS cake is much easier and even better in my opinion. Literally when people eat this, they say, 'THIS IS SO GOOD!' So all my friends who say they can’t cook, you can do this! And it will make you the most popular lady in town."DAY 11: EASIER CHOCOLATE-MOCHA MOUSSE
Marcie of Flavor The Moments perfected an easier new technique for her mousse without sacrificing one bit of flavor or texture. She says, "It’s creamy and indulgent, deep, dark and chocolatey, with the mocha flavor intensifying the chocolate goodness."DAY 10: DARK CHOCOLATE, 5 DIFFERENT WAYS
Dark chocolate is good for you! Maryal Miller shares five healthy (but crazy good) recipes in this video for SheKnows: creamy avocado-chocolate pudding, a Greek yogurt banana split, chocolate-peanut butter bites, chocolate chunk trail mix, and these cute chocolate-dipped clementine hearts with a Cupid's arrow.DAY 9: CRISPY ALMOND BARK CANDY
Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More (best blog name ever, right?) whipped up this easy candy with just two ingredients: Rice Krispies and almond bark.DAY 8: LOW-CARB, BOOZY CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE
Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food says of her souffles: "They rose delightfully and they didn’t deflate upon the slightest jiggle, although they did deflate slowly as they cooled, which soufflés are wont to do. And I confess, I actually liked them a little better as they cooled and deflated, because they became denser and somewhat gooier."DAY 7: FUDGY BROWNIES WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE
Could this be the perfect brownie? These treats from Cook With Manali amp up the basic recipe with pecans and a glazed chocolate topping.DAY 6: GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES
Laura from Petite Allergy Treats whipped up this beautiful confection from just four ingredients, all gluten free and allergy-safe. And the easy, no-bake recipe has just four ingredients!DAY 5: CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE COOKIES
Ashton from Something Swanky describes these shape-shifting cookies: "Of course, when they’re fresh, they’re super ooey and gooey. But after a day or two, the center firms up a little bit– but not in a stale or hard way. Somehow, the center still sort of melts in your mouth."DAY 4: 4-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE-PRETZEL-PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
Trisha from Stew or Story baked a beautiful post on professional jealousy, why she's inspired to blog, and thankfulness into this minimal and lovely no-bake recipe. It's like a chocolatey metaphor for embracing simplicity!DAY 3: BAKED CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Ami at Naive Cook Cooks said, "While writing this I was tempted almost 1000 times to go ahead and have another doughnut before making sure I save some left for my family. So unfair!"
Any chocolate recipe that tempts someone to steal from family? Is a goooood chocolate recipe.DAY 2: CHERRY-CHOCOLATE MACARONS
What you can't see in this adorable picture is the maraschino cherry that Deborah from Taste and Tell tucked inside these macarons—a delightful take on the chocolate-covered cherry.DAY 1: LINDOR MILK CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM
Kacey at The Cookie Writer said of this recipe: "Oh. My. God. Have I created something dangerous. I mean really, really dangerous."
A milky chocolate Lindor truffle nestles in the middle of each dark chocolate cupcake, hidden by chocolate buttercream. If a chocolate-chocolate recipe with a chocolate surprise is dangerous? I'll happily live on the edge.
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