All posts tagged: chocolate

Low calorie fudgey brownies

Low calorie? Brownies? When have you ever heard those words in one sentence before? You guys better believe it because I can never lie when it comes to brownies. Now there is a brownie option for those trying to go healthy or lose weight, and they are wheat free too! These seriously fudgey brownies are so rich and chocolatey that you’ll be satisfied with one square, as impossible as that sounds, and they’re only 62 calories a square. If you aren’t on any particular diet you’ll still want to bake a batch of these babies because they are scrumptious and literally take 2 minutes to put together. If you’re feeling daring, and I know you are, serve these brownies with a nice big spoonful of my homemade vegan nutella, yummm! The main ingredients here are oats, greek yoghurt, cocoa powder and stevia sugar replacement, a natural alternative to sugar that has fewer calories. Per serve (9 total serves) there is 62 calories, 5g protein and 7g carbs. This recipe can be found on myfitnesspal under ddbagel …

Vegan nutella

Today I’m bringing you lovely folks a healthier version on nutella that tastes so amazing. It’s rich, chocolatey, smooth and beautifully hazelnut-y and best of all, it’s super easy to make! With only four ingredients, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and coconut oil, this nutella only requires some roasting and blitzing in a food processor. You’ll have freshly made nutella in under 20 minutes!! It’s hard to believe something so simple could be so damn delicious and addictive. I know people that can go through a whole jar without even realising. This is a really great spread to keep, you can add it to pies, cheesecakes, brownies, breads, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and the list just goes on. You can definitely taste the freshly roasted hazelnuts and no doubt you’ll be able to brag to your friends about your amazing nutella. It lasts 2 weeks in the fridge, but honestly, there isn’t going to be any by 2 weeks. This recipe makes one small jar, so if you’re a nutella fanatic, double the recipe. This recipe calls …

Never-fail brownies

  I remember when I couldn’t really bake brownies very well. They always came out really flat and not at all chewy. I don’t know what happened, I always followed the recipe but they never came out like they were supposed to. Then one day, out of the blue, I could make them! I finally conquered delicious, chewy and chocolatey brownies. These brownies are fool-proof! You won’t ever have to worry about them failing, they’re so quick and tasty! I can whip up a batch in just a few minutes and they taste so goddam good, really nice and chocolatey. My other brownies are super delish too, but I don’t have cream cheese in the fridge all the time. I have the ingredients for these brownies at all times, so if I’m craving brownies all of a sudden, these certainly satisfy that itch. You and I are friends, right? You’re not going to judge me if I sit down with a plate of brownies and a pile of cream, right? You know I would never judge …

Neapolitan Cakes

I was on pinterest I think, and I saw some little neapolitan cupcakes. I loved the colours and it reminded me of my childhood. We always had neapolitan ice cream because my mum loved vanilla and my dad loved strawberry. I immediately thought I should make something neapolitan, but not cupcakes, I wanted something a little bit different. After finishing my never-fail brownies (the recipe is coming soon!) I didn’t really know what to do with them. At the same time, I also had a craving for some nice vanilla cake, so I had baked a nice big one and then I had an idea. Why not make theses into neapolitan cakes? I searched the house for some small circle cutters and found none, so I used shot glasses. Folks, I do not recommend this! When I pushed down on the brownies they got stuck inside, so I had to use a skewer to gently pry them out of the glass. It was not fun. When I got to the vanilla cake I cut around the …

Decadent hot chocolate

Who doesn’t love a good hot chocolate? It’s winter here and the only solace from the cold is a giant mug of extra hot, extra chocolate-y, hot chocolate with marshmallows and if i’m feeling really naughty, some whipped cream too. When I’m feeling really, really, really naughty, I add a spoonful of caramel too! That’s just between you and me though x Personally, I think sitting down with a mug of hot chocolate, a good book, some delicious brownies (I’ll be putting up the recipe soon for you cheeky people), a big warm blanket, a pair of big wooly socks and a candle for atmosphere, is without a doubt the most wonderful thing about winter. As much as I enjoy the cold weather, I like it best when it’s outside and I’m toasty inside. This is an easy recipe, very open to adjustments (like some sneaky caramel) and you should change it to suit your tastes. Ingredients 1 tbs cocoa powder 1 tbs sugar, any kind will do 1 dash of vanilla Enough water to mix the …

GF Crownies (cookie brownies or is it brownie cookies?)

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that I’m terrible at making cookies. I managed to pull off these but I needed something gluten-free so I searched for a delicious –delicious being the key word here- chocolate cookie that wouldn’t taste dry or crumbly and instead be moist and very, very tasty. These, my friends, are those cookies. They were chewy in the middle and crunchy around the edges with lots of chocolate. They were a big hit and I’ll admit, I sneaked some for my own personal supply. GF crownies (adapted from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom) – 2 cups chocolate chips – 2 1/2 cups icing/powdered sugar – 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa – 1 tbs cornstarch – 3 egg whites, room temp – 1/4 tsp salt Method Preheat oven to 175C/350F and line a cookie tray or baking rack with grease-proof paper. In a large heat-proof bowl melt 1 cup of chocolate. Do 20 seconds at a time to make sure you don’t over do it. Keep stirring between heating and take out as soon as it’s melted. In …

cream cheese brownies (the best ever) + oreos

I have made these brownies at least 7 times in one month, my friend has asked me to make them for him at least 4 times. If that isn’t a testament to how good they are then I don’t know what is. They are the most delicious brownies I think I have eaten… EVER. They’re moist, chewy, crispy, oh so chocolatey and everybody loves a little Oreo goodness, am I right? The recipe is  super simple to make and has not failed me yet. It combines a delicious vanilla and chocolate brownie base with ribbons of velvety smooth cream cheese. Oh man I think it’s time to make these again. Oreo cream cheese brownies (adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction) Brownie base – 2x large eggs – 115g/4oz butter, unsalted and softened – 1 cup sugar – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 1/4 cocoa powder – 3/4 tsp white vinegar – 3/4 cup plain/all-purpose flour – 1x package Oreos, crushed (approx. 12) Cream cheese topping – 1x package cream cheese, philadelphia – 1/4 cup sugar – …