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The greatest collection of chocolate recipes, from lava cookies to molten fondant cake

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What is it about an oozing stream of chocolate, a warm cup of cocoa or a hot brownie that is so irresistible? Chocolate has the power to make the whites of our eyes light up and our mouths water like no other ingredient.

It's no surprise chocolate has a firm following of fans around the world. We had an overwhelming response from you dear readers, when we rounded up the best recipes made from your favourite chocolate bars

To mark National Chocolate Week (13-19 October 2014) -  we know you want to - we've pulled together 10 incredibly decadent recipes that use milk, dark and white chocolate.

From classics like the ultimate fondant cake to a giant crepe stack smeared in layers of chocolate spread, we dare your mouth not to water when looking at these.

  • Chocolate chip lava cookies

    What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible? Blogger Amanda of Kevin and Amanda whips them up every week and makes them look so easy too. We guarantee you already have most of the ingredients. 

    Find the recipe here

    Image: kevinandamanda.com

  • Chocolate crepe cake

    On of the greatest things about the internet is that you can stumble upon a mind-blowing food creation like the chocolate crepe cake. Each of the 42 pancake layers are smeared with chocolate sauce. 

    Find the recipe here

    Image: gotujebolubi.pl

  • Molten peanut butter and chocolate fondant

    No matter how many times we have a fondant, the chocolate river that oozes out of a perfect chocolate sponge never fails to animate us. The dessert-menu staple is changed up in this recipe with a marbled mix of liquid chocolate and peanut butter. 

    Find the recipe here
     

    Image: miss-recipe.com

  • Bourbon chocolate milkshake

    Here's a milkshake for winter. The bourbon brings warmth to the cold creaminess of the beverage and you can line the glass with as much chocolate as you want.

    Find the recipe here

    Image: whatsgabycooking.com

  • Chocolate mug cake

    This decadent one-person dessert is a delicious mound of moist chocolate brownie, cookies and cream ice-cream and chocolate sauce. There's only one thing we would change about it: top it off with crushed chocolate chip cookie. 

    Find the recipe here

    Image: cookingclassy.com

  • Chocolate mousse

    Two ingredients and five minutes - that's all you need to make the greatest chocolate mousse you've ever tasted. This recipe rejects modern and complicated chocolate cooking techniques and goes back to the basics discovered by Hervé This (also known as the man who unboiled an egg). The method starts with melting chocolate in water and ends with whisking it until it thickens. As simple as that.

    Find the recipe here

    Image: cafefernando.com

  • Chocolate cheesecake brownies

    We often crave both chocolate and cheesecake. So why not put the two together? These little squares have moist brownie at the bottom and creamy cheesecake on the top. 

    Find the recipe here

    Image: decor8blog.com

  • Rosemary hot white chocolate

    White chocolate fans don't get enough love in the recipe department, but here's something to make your mouth water. We wouldn't normally put together white chocolate, green tea leaves and rosemary but this recipe is a refreshing, unique treat.

    Find the recipe here

    Image: golubkakitchen.com

  • Churros and hot chocolate

    These sweet doughy snacks originate from Spain and are dipped in rich hot chocolate. 

    Find the recipe here

    Image: Pinterest

  • Chocolate chip cookie cups

    Creator of the Cronut, pasty chef extraordinaire, Dominique Ansel stumbled upon the awesome idea of making a chocolate chip cookie that also acts as a cup for milk. We've found how exactly you can make these wonders at home.

    Find the recipe here

    Image: Dominique Ansel

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