Go on, indulge. The proven health benefits of dark chocolate won't leave you feeling an ounce of guilt.
May 31, 2011
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Our Favorite Dark Chocolate Recipes
The rich flavor of dark chocolate tastes indulgent, to say the least. We have collected a few of our favorite dark chocolate recipes to help you reap the nutritional benefits—and enjoy every bite.
You will need an eight-inch springform pan for this rich and fudgy dessert. Dark chocolate and orange are a classic flavor combination. Garnish the center of the cake with curls of orange rind for a great finishing touch.
These cupcakes are easy to make, and because simple ingredients are used, it's best to purchase premium cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Since they're studded with dark chocolate chunks, just dusting them with powdered sugar is enough to decorate these treats. Bake them in muffin cup liners.
"Whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, and almonds add fiber and antioxidants," said reader and recipe developer Linda Rogers. Her biscotti went on to become a Dessert Category finalist in our Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest and, once you taste one, it will be easy to see why.
CookingLight.com users agree: Sweets are a top craving, and chocolate is in a class by itself. These rich brownies are just the ticket. Lining the pan with parchment paper helps prevent the moist brownies from sticking.
This soufflé cake is light and fluffy thanks to cake flour, a fine-textured, soft wheat flour with a high starch content. It usually comes in a box rather than a bag and can be found with the cake mixes at the supermarket.
This rich chocolate shortbread recipe is easy to prepare and keeps for several days in an airtight container. Because this mixture is already dark, it's hard to tell when the shortbread browns. Check your oven temperature using an oven thermometer, and bake just until the shortbread is set.
This dark sauce takes advantage of chocolate's affinity for red wine. Dutch process cocoa lends the sauce richer chocolate flavor than regular unsweetened cocoa. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.