In one of those funky “national days” today is officially Dark Chocolate Day.
Any excuse is a good excuse for more chocolate, so this is certainly a holiday I can get behind. I love chocolate, the darker the better. I considered buying dark chocolate truffles or some decadent fudge. Yum!!!
Then I thought a special day like this is a great excuse to mess around in the kitchen. I’m not much of a cook, but I do love to bake–especially sweet treats.
I looked up some favorite chocolate recipes. We recently had devil’s food cake for my husband’s birthday, so I didn’t want to repeat that. Mint brownies are another old standby, and always a favorite. Then I decided today I would experiment with something new, something extra chocolaty.
I enjoy lava cakes and haven’t had one in years. Since it will be awhile before we’re eating out again, I decided to try this restaurant favorite at home.
My plan is to try this recipe using muffin tins, so I can make an even half dozen little cakes. Since the recipe calls for egg yolks, I’m going to make a small batch of meringue frosting to go with them. I hate to see egg whites go to waste. I’ll have to let you know how they turn out!
How about you? Do you have any favorite chocolate recipes? Do you like to try new things or stick with old favorites when cooking?
Jaycee Jarvis has been an avid romance reader since devouring all the Sweet Dreams books her middle school library had to offer. Also a fantasy fan from an early age, she often wished those wondrous stories had just a bit more kissing. Now she writes stories with a romantic heart set against a magical backdrop, creating the kind of book she most likes to read.
When not lost in worlds of her own creation, she resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children and a menagerie of pets.
Jaycee is a Golden Heart® finalist and author of the Hands of Destin series. The award winning first book in that series, Taxing Courtship, released in June 2018.
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