CHOCOLATE FLOWER POT CAKES

Chocolate flower pot cakes are one of the most popular recipes. Homemade chocolate cups are one of my favourite secret weapons!
Heaven in a cup…a cup that you can eat.

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Chocolate Flower Pot Recipe – Chocolate glasses filled with Vanilla cake topped with whipped cream and oreo cookie crumble mixture.

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There’s nothing more decadent than serving dessert in a chocolate cup. The procedure is really simple.

These edible cups look a bit tricky but are really easy to make. These edible cups are filled with a crunchy, tangy and chocolaty filling.

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Once you master the art of making these cups, then you can serve them with different fillings of your choice. You can even serve your favourite ice-cream in these cups or fill them with your favourite chopped fruits and serve.

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INGREDIENTS :

1 ½ cups whipped cream
10 Oreo cookies crushed
fresh mint/herbs or edible flowers for garnish
paper cups 6
Please note – Thicker cups will keep iced desserts cooler for longer.
1cup dark chocolate
vanilla cake here’s the recipe link.Eggless Malai Vanilla Cake

INSTRUCTIONS:
FOR THE CHOCOLATE CUPS:

  1. Get some disposable small plastic cups,
  2. cutting off excess height to make a flower pot shape, if necessary.
  3. Slit the top slightly.
  4. Melt chocolate in the microwave or double boiler until smooth.
  5. Fill one cup with chocolate, ensure that the whole cup is covered.
  6. Pour the chocolate out of it into the next cup and so on until you have enough number of cups with chocolate in it.
  7. Trim the plastic /paper cups to the height you require and fill them to the brim with melted chocolate.
  8. Put 2 tablespoons chocolate in the bottom of each paper cup mould.
  9. Slowly rotate the mould at an angle so the chocolate evenly coats the sides of the mould.
  10. Chill until set, about 20 minutes or faster in a freezer.
  11. Once out, tear out the plastic from the slit you had originally cut. This has to be done with a little bit of patience.
  12. Your chocolate cups are ready.PicsArt_07-07-05.44.37.jpg

    ASSEMBLING :

  13. Take out the prepared chocolate cups from the refrigerator.
  14. Put vanilla cake crumbs in the chocolate cup.PicsArt_07-07-05.46.55.jpg
  15. Now add a whipped cream layer then put some crumbs of vanilla cake.PicsArt_07-07-05.48.29.jpg
  16. put again whipped cream over the cake crumbs.PicsArt_07-07-05.50.07.jpg
  17. Top with crushed Oreos and add garnish. Serve & enjoy!
  18. Now arrange fresh flowers in it.
  19. Repeat this with the remaining cups.
  20.  your flower pots are ready. Serve chilled.
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NOTES :

  • Make sure to at least apply two coats of chocolate to get perfect cups.
  • The filling should be cold to avoid melting. Don’t pour hot filling into these cups.
  • you may use chocolate flavour cake or brownie too.

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CHOCOLATE LOVE LETTER

Love is in the air, its valentine week ⚘⚘⚘❤❤❤️ and it smells like chocolaty everywhere to me!
Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore.
Valentine’s Day is extra special to me because I get to celebrate it with the most caring and handsome man that ever walked on Earth!
On this love day, once again I am proposing to my hubby. So this time I tried in a different and exciting way to express my own thoughts of love with this chocolate love letter.
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To celebrate the festival of love.I am presenting this to my hubby and it’s purely my creation. I believe this is too romantic with full of craziness.
There are two ways to make these chocolates at home, using cocoa powder and using chocolates and I have made these chocolates using dark compound chocolate. It takes just a bit of time for the melted chocolate to cool down.
Even you can add some romance to your Valentine’s Day through this easy recipe.
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Sharing happy moment …
My chocolate love letter and our photograph published in Patrika News Paper (Indore city )…It’s called craziness …
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR
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INGREDIENTS :
Dark compound chocolate – 2 cup
you can go for any available brand. I prefer mostly Morde which can be ordered online.
Add-ins of your choice – nuts, fruits, coconut, dried fruits
Whipped cream 1/2 cup
piping bag
edible heart sprinkles
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Take out the chocolate from refrigerator and keep it in room temperature for an hour. Now chop the chocolate coarsely.
  2. You can use either the microwave method or double boiler method for melting the chocolate compound. I prefer the microwave method as it’s simple & less messy and the result is just a few buttons away!
  3. Now place chopped chocolates in a microwaveable bowl
  4. Melt it for about 1 minute at 900W. Stir it well to acquire the same temperature to chocolate
  5. Then chop the nuts into small pieces and add those pieces and raisin to the melted chocolate.
  6. I wanted to write a letter so I used a heart shaped cake pan for my chocolate.You may use any mold as per your choice/ availability.
  7. First I put a butter paper in my cake pan and pour the chocolate and raisin mixture into the cake pan.1518417596803
  8. Put the mold on a flat surface to make it even so that you get a finished look after its set.
  9. Refrigerate the mold for at least 15 minutes. Once set you can unmould them.1518417669355
  10. It doesn’t need refrigeration once it’s set properly.
  11. your chocolate is ready for writing a letter.
  12. I used whipped cream for writing, you can use melted white chocolate either.
  13. Take some whipped cream and put it in a piping bag. Start writing your thoughts on chocolate and decorate with edible hearts.1518365952193
tadaaaaaaa your chocolate love letter is ready.
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NOTES :
1. The amount of chocolate depends upon the size of the mold you use.
2. You can use half of the white compound and half dark compound according to your taste.
3. You can mix chopped nuts, dry fruits, chopped fresh fruits, orange zest, liquor, cinnamon, chopped candies, flavors like vanilla, mint, butterscotch.
 The sky is the limit!
4. Make sure the mold is dry.
5. Do not freeze for a long time, 15 min is more than enough, after that demold and put it in a box and refrigerate. No need to freeze it.

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CHOCOLATE PAAN MODAK

Learn to make this yummy & delicious Chocolate Paan  Modak on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Chocolate Paan  Modak is a chocolate flavored rich and delicious modak which can be made easily at home and offered to the Lord on Ganesh Chaturthi. PicsArt_08-24-12.54.55

 

INGREDIENTS :

Dark Chocolate 1/2 cup (you can use milk or white chocolate too)

Sweet Paan ( Betel  Leaves ) chopped 5-6

Gulkand 2tbsp

Desiccated Coconut 1/4 cup

Grated  Sweet Supari/tutti fruity

Edible dust or color Golden /green /red (optional)

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put the  Cooking Chocolate in a double boiler. Temper it with a Spatula or microwave it for melting.PicsArt_08-24-12.56.56
  2. Put the chocolate into a Modak mold and then make chocolate shells by luring out the excess chocolate.  Refrigerate it for 5 min.PicsArt_08-24-01.00.30
    Make a mixture of gulkand, desiccated coconut, tutti fruity and chopped sweet paan ( betel leaves)PicsArt_08-24-01.02.01
  3. Put the mixture in the chocolate shells and cover with the tempered chocolate.
  4. Decorate with edible dust.I use green color.PicsArt_08-24-01.04.10
  5. Let it chill for 20 Min and its ready to eat.

 

NOTES:

I have used a mold to shape the modak. If you do not have a mold, you can use any other mold.

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OREO POPS (CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS)

I love Oreos.  They are the perfect cookie.  They are great on MANGO TRIFLE   They are great for No-Bake Pineapple Tart.

Oreo pops are easier to make than cake pops and are great treats for a holiday or party or festivals.

Chocolate covered Oreos can make a HUGE creative statement at your party.
They are so fun and so delicious. You can make them simple or get creative with the design and presentation for a yummy treat that will WOW all of your guests.

I made 100 oreo pops for my Jsg elegant group party. I enjoyed a lot making them occasionally stopping to smell the delicious aroma .the party theme was light blue and so I coated them with light blue chocolate. Everybody loved them especially the kids who grabbed 3-4 pops at once.Creative yet easy these pops were fun to make.

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Just take a look at how amazing these oreo cookie pops are. I mean…really! You can’t get any better than Oreos covered in chocolate and decorated to match your theme. PicsArt_08-01-05.51.45 (1)

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 package of Oreo cookies
white chocolate
Lollipop sticks
Wax or parchment paper
Bowls to mix chocolate  in- narrow is better than wide for dipping
Spoons
A cookie sheet or large flat tray
Decorations- sprinkles, crushed Oreos or other treats, drizzled chocolate, etc.
blue color (liposoluble color)

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INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Melt your chocolate in a bowl or in a microwave safe glass. Use 30-second intervals and stir until melted.
  2. Remove the top to the Oreo cookie. Dip your sucker stick into the melted chocolate and place in the center of the Oreo cookie filling. Press down slightly into cream filling so it sets a little.PicsArt_08-01-09.24.33
  3. Place top of the cookie back on and lightly press to reattach.
  4. Melt Chocolate in a bowl or narrow microwave safe glass, add 2,3 drop of colors.PicsArt_08-01-09.20.10
  5. Dip the Oreo suckers in the chocolate, making sure that the whole cookie gets covered.PicsArt_08-01-09.18.50
  6. At this point, you can either place them on a waxed paper sheet to dry flat or stand them up on a sheet of styrofoam to dry standing up like a lollipop.PicsArt_08-01-09.21.33
  7. Place one side of the Oreo pop in the sprinkles.
  8. It just depends on the look you want in the end. They are both fun!
  9. Decorate To Your Heart’s Content.
  10. Decorate with sprinkles or sugars.

This was a fun and simple food project.  Oreo pops are an easy, inexpensive, and cute wedding favor, birthday party favor, or neighbor treat.1501586022894

I like to take pictures and I especially like to take pictures of cute, colorful things with me, so enjoy my craziness.DSC_5922

 

NOTES:

  • Colored sprinkles. Kids love these! The Oreo pops with sprinkles always go the fast when there are kids around.
  • you may decorate according to your theme.
  • There are so many fun ways to decorate your oreo cookie pops. You can drizzle chocolate over it.

     

     

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MINI CHOCOLATE HEARTS/EGGLESS MINI CHOCOLATE CAKES

My Birthday special🎂🎂🎂

MINI CHOCOLATE HEARTS/EGGLESS MINI CHOCOLATE CAKES
“Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories”.picsart_1486916561926

It’s my birthday on 9th Feb.
I am busy with parties with family and friends.I am very crazy about My birthday and really excited too and would like to share my happiness with all of you.
February is a month of love and happiness too as it is my birthday month.

When I was baking this cake only one idea came to my mind a heart shape cake with red topping and it came out to be exactly the way I wanted it to be.

When you dream about some creation and outcome is as you think .you get more confidence to create such new things ..When I am posting and writing here I am smiling to think about my mini chocolate hearts ..picsart_1486916642483
Me with my little hearts, I can’t control myself to take a picture with it.dsc_4476

oooo Valentines is coming you can make it for your love ..
Get set go and baking on.

CAKE INGREDIENTS:

All purpose flour (maida)1Cup
Butter 1/4cup
Milk powder 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar 1/2 Cup
Coco powder 1 tbl sp
Baking powder coated tsp
Baking soda 1/2tsp
coffee powder (heaped)1/8tsp
Milk 1/2 cup
Curd 1/4 cup
Water 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence 1/4 tsp
Whipped cream for decoration
small star nozal
piping bag
Heart shape sprinkles.

GANACHE INGREDIENTS:

White chocolate chips – ¼ cup
Heavy cream – ¼ cup(I used amul fresh cream)
1/2tbsp butter
red colour 2-3 drops (I used ameri red colour)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Grease and Dust the cake tin….process of applying a thin layer of butter to the tin and then coat it with Maida is called grease and dust. This process ensure easy removal of cake.
  2. Take an square  pan, apply butter all over the inside part of it, sprinkle Maida (I used the maida n coco mix) and rotate the pan as you rotate a steering wheel when you drive a car. Tap the pan on the back and dust off the excess floure                        
  3. Mix flour with baking powder, soda, coffee and coco powder and sieve it thrice.
    Why thrice?
    One, by sieving thrice all ingredient will mix together nicely.
    Two, sieving will incorporate air to the maida.
  4. Take a bowl, add soften butter and sugar, beat till light.
  5. Now add milk powder and curd beat thoroughly. Add essence.
    Add Sieved flour (with baking powder and soda, coffee and coco) gradually with milk and water and fold the batter with the help of a spatula.picsart_1486380883585
  6. Do not beat much at this point.Pour this batter into a greased cake tin and tap the pan twice on your kitchen counter to release air pockets. picsart_1486380916280
  7. Preheat the oven at 180*, bake it for 30-35 minutes.  To check, insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean, it is done.
  8. Take it out from the oven, let it cool for 8-10 minutes in the pan and then invert it on the wire rack for about one hour and let it cool completely.

GANACHE MAKING METHOD:

  1. Chop the chocolate into tiny pieces. Make sure the chopped pieces are all of the same size so that it will all melt at the same time.
  2. Heat the cream in a saucepan or a microwave until you see tiny bubbles appearing around the edges. If using microwave, as a general rule, keep for 30 seconds.
  3. Once you see the bubbles, remove from heat (otherwise the cream will bubble up and overflow) and pour over the chopped chocolate.
  4. Submerge all the chocolate pieces and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes, start mixing the chocolate and cream together. Add the butter. Keep mixing until it all comes together as a smooth mixture.
  6. If there are pieces that have not melted, put it back in the microwave for 30 seconds and mix again until it is smooth.
  7. Once cool, use it if using for glaze. Otherwise, cover it with a cling film and keep it refrigerated until it sets well and use as needed.
  8. If refrigerating, bring it to room temperature before using.

DECORATION SUGGESTIONS:

  1. When the cake is fully cooled cut it intk the shape  of mini  hearts with the help of a  cookie cutter .picsart_1486915989442
  2. Place the mini cakes on a wire rack  Drizzle 2 tbsp of ganache or more so that cake is  fully covered.
  3. Take some whipped cream in piping bag with small star nozal, make cakes border .
    Put some heart shapes sprinkles on the sides.picsart_1486916086734

    Yipeeeeeeee my love is ready
    Mini chocolate hearts are ready ..picsart_1486916684415

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PAAN ( BETEL) CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Chocolate fudge is the most popular sweet now-a-days.I have recently  grown betel (Paan) leaves in my kitchen garden.One day I saw the plant and thought of making something innovative,so I looked up the internet and found out this wonderful recipe and decided to try it .It is refreshing and flavorful For someone who loves sweets and also Paan,this is a mouthwatering delight which can be enjoyed in just one big gulp.

This is an easy version of of preparing chocolate fudge and not the traditional method.The 3 ingredients used are sweetened condensed milk,chocolate and butter.I have added paan leaves and dry fruits,but its optional.

Chocolate fudge can be made on any celebratory or festive occasion.the recipe can be doubled also.picsart_1479382587047
Recipe courtesy…Madhulika vatsal

INGREDIENTS:

300g Chopped White Chocolate
150g  Condensed Milk
1/2 cup chopped  Fresh Paan Leaves
50g Unsalted Butter
Green Food Colour ( Powder or Gel)
Colourful Mint Sprinkles
1/2 cup Roasted,chopped cashew-nuts and almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First line an aluminium foil or butter paper in a square pan.The foil paper or butter paper has to cover all the sides.
  2. Take chopped chocolate in a bowl or pan .if you have a slab of chocolate,then just keep the whole slab in a zip lock pouch and with a pestle, break the chocolate.I used white chocolate ,but dark chocolate also tastes very good.
  3. Add butter and condensed milk.Mix gently on low flame.picsart_1481629957966
  4. Add green food colour and chopped  paan leaves, mix well.Add Dry fruits and mix well.picsart_1481630306522
  5. Pour the mixture in a greased or lined pan.Tap the mixture and sprinkle paan leaves and mint sprinkles.
  6. Let the fudge cool at room temperature.do not cover the pan.once the fudge has cooled at room temperature,cover the pan and refrigerate the fudge for 2 to 3 hours or overnight, till it sets completely.
  7. Demould it and cut in small square pieces.Enjoy your festive days with paan chocolate Fudge…!!picsart_1481630422059
  8. Serve this chocolate fudge or wrap them in foil or butter paper and keep covered in a jar or box in the fridge .

NOTES:

  • Substitutions:butter-ghee,
  • milk chocolate-dark chocolate-white chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Cashewnuts-almonds-walnuts-any dry fruits of your choice

 

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