Being stuck in the house with family can be a blessing as well as a curse. On one hand you get to spend every day with the people you love most, but on the other hand, kids get easily bored and irritated.
That’s why today we want to share with you some amazing sweet treat recipes that will make everyone in the house happy and satisfied. Try out these recipes with the kids and create some mouthwatering desserts to enjoy during lockdown!
Chocolate cake has to be the ultimate in indulgence, and there are some amazing recipes out there for different types of chocolate cake. For a Bundt cake you can get the recipe here, for a fudge cake you can find one here, and we want to share a simple chocolate cake with you below:
200g self raising flour
200g caster sugar
50g cocoa powder
4 large eggs
1 shot espresso
1 tsp baking powder
400g icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp melted chocolate
- In a bowl, mix all of the cake ingredients together until a smooth mixture is created.
- Grease 2 cake tins and pour half of the mixture in each. Bake for 25 minutes at 190C.
- To make the buttercream, whisk together ingredients until fluffy, light, and smooth.
- To assemble the cake: use a knife to level out the tops of each cake. On the first layer, spread some buttercream. Add the second layer, spread with more buttercream. Decorate with chocolate shavings or pieces.
Millionaire shortbread is a classic dessert, but what happens when we turn it into a cheesecake? This amazing recipe is one that the whole family will fall in love with and want over and over again.
1 packet shortbread biscuits
5 tbsp butter
5 tbsp dulce de leche or caramel
240ml double cream
450g cream cheese
40g sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g milk chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil
- Crush the shortbread biscuits, and mix with your melted butter. In a greased cake tin, press the mixture down to form a thick crust. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix together cream, cream cheese, vanilla, sour cream and salt. Once mixed well, pour onto the shortbread base and flatten with a spatula. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Pour the dulce de leche onto the cake. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl with coconut oil to create a silky topping. Pour over the cheesecake. Allow to set and serve!
Triple chocolate brownies
Brownies have to be the ultimate sweet treat, and these ones are the most chocolatey and indulgent of them all!
270g caster sugar
40g cocoa powder
40g milk chocolate
40g white chocolate
- Melt the dark chocolate and butter together and leave to cool to room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 160C and grease a baking tin.
- Chop the white and milk chocolate into small chunks, you can also buy chocolate chips.
- Mix the flour and cocoa powder into the chocolate and melted butter mixture, add chocolate chunks.
- Whisk egg and sugar until light and fluffy, fold into the brownie mixture.
- Bake for 25 minutes, and check with a skewer to see if cooked.