When dessert comes to mind most people immediately think of chocolate, unfortunately chocolate sweets often have a misconception that follows them as being incredibly hard to cook and prepare at home.
However, chocolate is one of the most versatile cooking ingredients that you will find and can be practically prepared with anything, but to help non-believers along here are a few tips that will help your next cooking attempt with chocolate go smoothly.
Chocolates are best used for a light treat when they are paired with fruity flavors such as strawberries, cherries or oranges.
Most people have a preference so simply choose the fruit you like and either dip the fruit into the chocolate for a sweet prepared dessert or chop up some fruit and melt some chocolate for an easy fondue that everyone can enjoy.
Chocolate also works well when paired with contrasting flavors such as vanilla. The vanilla lightens the flavor while bringing out the richness of chocolate. Cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, and pies are all excellent ways to prepare the mix to please guests and family members of all ages.
Finally, if you are still hesitant about using chocolate as a dessert start with a basic that everyone loves, chocolate cupcakes.
Cupcakes are nice because they can be prepared basically in the same manner as a simple cake but are smaller which makes them easier to handle.
To dress them up for a special occasion simply spend some time decorating them and you will have an elegant dessert that took very little effort to prepare!