Smooth Festival of Chocolate and eleven chocolate recipes

I’m going to the Smooth Festival of Chocolate over the weekend and I could not be more excited. I may have to leave my wallet in the hands of someone I can trust, because there are too many stalls that I could send myself bankrupt at! Maybe I’ll see you there too?

I think I actually have a problem with my chocolate consumption – WAY too many of my childhood memories revolve around chocolate.

Every Easter at my house there is tonnes of chocolate (don’t believe me? Check out my Easter post!) and I have vivid memories of one of my cousins showing me, with great excitement, that leftover Easter eggs could be melted and spooned over icecream or eaten molten. That was a game changer.

Coming home from school to find mum had made my nan’s chocolate slice recipe was a weekly occurrence. It’s a simple little recipe, but it’s the kind of treat that nobody refuses.

Chocolate self saucing pudding. Sweet baby Jesus. This is one of my favourite things in the world. I once asked for SSP for my birthday cake. I was 15 at the time and adamant that I didn’t want a regular birthday cake. It was served warm so it melted the spindly candles that were put in there, but I regret nothing.

As the blog gets older, I’m building up a collection of new chocolate recipes to love as well. I get to experiment with new pairings, play around with different desserts, and then eat the results – what could be more enjoyable?

Here are some of my new favourite chocolate recipes:



Date and cashew fudge








What’s your favourite chocolate recipe?

4 thoughts on “Smooth Festival of Chocolate and eleven chocolate recipes”

  1. I think my favourite chocolate recipe is still my plain old brownie recipe, the very first thing I ever posted on my blog. 🙂 It’s just always a winner! I guess it’s a classic for a reason. 🙂 All those pictures of your amazing bakes look absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Hi Ben,
    I was watching your show on the 1.6.16 in the am tuesday morning on tv, you made a Chocolate Cake easy to make in a ssauspane i missed the ingreadence wondering if you could send the recipe or let me know how to retreive it
    my email is thank you ben i know you are really busy but this would be very handy for Birthday and cele ration cakes for the family cheers Pam Many Thanks…….

    1. Hi Pam, I’m not Ben, unfortunately. I’m not sure what show you saw, but I’m Baking with Gab, so my name is Gab 🙂 glad you found me though! Hope you find the recipe you’re after!

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