Tag Archive | Chocolate Lovers

Get Mugged

It is a fact that chocolate makes everything better; no matter what is happening in your world or the whole universe, chocolate will comfort you, never disagree with you, never cause you stress, and best of all it’s healthy.

 

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Health benefits of cocoa bean:

  • Powerful source of antioxidants.
  • May reduce heart disease risk.
  • May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
  • Raises HDL and protects LDL from oxidation.
  • May protect your skin from the sun.
  • Could improve brain function.

I know what you’re thinking—“Selena is a self-professed chocolate guru/chocoholic, of course she’d say chocolate is an important part of a balance diet.”

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There is that, but Mayo Clinic does agree with me. Click here to read how chocolate can be part of a nutritional and healthy eating plan.

CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

 

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Go get mugged with this easy, quick (takes less than 10 minutes to make) recipe for those times when you need chocolate to satisfy a craving.

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 TBSP powered peanut butter (or creamy peanut butter)
1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
2 TBSP warm milk (or warm water)
1 egg white
1 tsp. olive oil (or canola oil)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. maple syrup (or 1 tsp. agave nectar – or – 1 tsp golden syrup)
1/4 tsp. baking powder

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Spray a 10-12 oz mug with non-stick spray

2.  Add all the ingredients in a small bowl, and stir well together, until smooth.

3.  Pour the mixture into the mug.

4.  Microwave on high for 60 – 90 seconds (will depend on your microwave’s wattage) or until center of the cake is done.

5. Serve warm.

Top it with your favourite yogurt and fruit, (I topped mine with vanilla Greek yogurt and berries) or whipping cream, or chocolate chips—get creative.

Enjoy in good health!

 

Long Live Chocolate

 

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There is nothing more erotic than pouring chocolate on it.

Now’s the time (actually, any time is the time when it comes to erotic pleasures) to indulge yourself with this versatile, sinfully delicious, chocolate sauce recipe.

Drizzle it over fruit, cake, cookies, ice-cream, yogurt—use your imagination, if you like it on its own, then it’s even better with chocolate.

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Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (250 ml) water
½ cup milk (for extra richness and decadence you can use cream)
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-processed)
8 ounces of high-quality chocolate for the best flavor and texture–bittersweet or semisweet– finely chopped

Directions:

Turn stove top to medium heat.

In a saucepan, whisk together: water, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder.

Keep whisking until the mixture comes to a boil.

Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate, stirring until chocolate is all melted.

Put aside for 1 ½ to 2 hours, this will allow the sauce to thicken.

To serve warm, heat on low for a few minutes, or can be served at room temperature, just stir before drizzling.

Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in a tightly covered container, and rewarmed before serving.

ENJOY. 🙂

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Fun with Telemarketers & Chocolate Flour-Less Cake

Parts of this blog have been published before. I am re-posting for the new followers (thank you all for coming over to the light side of life) plus I’ve added a new telemarketer’s call and a recipe for Chocolate Flour-less Cake.

“Ring, ring, why don’t you give me a call…”

(Yes, I admit to knowing the lyrics to some ABBA songs. It was during a Nordic period of my life.)

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

This blog is dedicated to Sunny and Shambles from SWEET DREAMS by Kristen Ashley.

Gitte Doherty from Totally Booked Blog introduced me to Kristen Ashley and the alpha-male-hero’s and kick-ass world of mystery, fun and humor she has created. I started off with Motorcycle Man and then of course had to read the whole Dream Man Series. I am currently reading Rock Chick Series, then on to Colorado Series and then the Burg Series…I’m totally addicted and out of control!

If you haven’t read Motorcycle Man or Own the Wind (the first in the Chaos Series) I strongly recommend you do. If you are an avid fan of Sons of Anarchy television series, then these are the books for you.

Readers and reviewers Heidi and Gitte will be on my blog in the near future to give you their impressions of these books.

Now, speaking of addictions….CHOCOLATE…most people’s kryptonite and here is a recipe to satisfy your chocolate addiction.

CHOCOLATECAKE

Yes, you read the title of this blog right: CHOCOLATE MAYO CAKE.

Chocolate plus mayonnaise in a cake is a party for the tummy. Trust me. This cake will be a hit with you, your family and friends.

It’s moist and chocolate-ilcious topped with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting that will bring out the oohs-aahhs and award you with many compliments.

 

 Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup Real Mayonnaise

1 1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

4 heaping TBSP cocoa powder

pinch of salt

2 tsp. baking soda

1 cup of boiling water

Optional: Fresh strawberries or fresh raspberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Add baking soda in the boiling water.

Mix ALL the Ingredients: in one large bowl and mix well, until everything is incorporated

Spray 2 cake pans with non-stick spray

Pour batter equally in both pans

Bake for approximately 25 – 30 minutes (or until done)

Put on cake rack and let cool.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

1/4 cup butter

3 cups confectioner’s sugar

3 TBSP Cocoa Powder

1 tsp. vanilla

2 TBSP milk

Directions: for Frosting

Mix together all Ingredients:

You may need to add more milk (slowly) until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.

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Optional: Decorate with fresh raspberries or strawberries.

Enjoy!

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