Any notion I had about the inaugural Forever Nigella being a flash in the pan was swept away this month when SIXTY of you were well and truly Seduced by Chocolate for Forever Nigella #2. Without further to-do let’s linger over all our wonderful slinky chocolate smothered entries. You may like to take the phone off the hook (do people still do that?) while you do so…
Nisrine reminded us about the joys of Baci, an Italian hazelnut chocolate along the lines of Ferrero Rocher that has a little note inside with her Baci Ice Cream
Deeba pulled out all the stops to do her tribute to a Not Quite Nigella adaptation of a Nigella classic, Strawberry Meringue Chocolate Cake
Jamie is the first of the trio of ladies who made this Chocolate Orange Cake on the same day, each with their own twist
Meeta added a salted caramel topping to her Chocolate Orange Cake
And Jeanne was truly spicy to form with this Decadent Spiced Chocolate Orange Cake
Katie crammed loads of oreos into this Intense Chocolate Oreo Loaf
Helen joined the orange choccy cake brigade with her Chocolate Marmalade Cake
Ren at Fabulicious Food reworked the Chocolate Cloud Cake with an orange flavour
Antonia shared four great reasons to love Nigella alongside her Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake
Adele added espresso to Nigella’s Classic Brownie
Another coffee kick over from Jo at Comfort Bites with these Chocolate Muffins
Andrea made Churros over at Made With Pink
Louise at Comida y Vida didn’t let being nine months pregnant stop her making Churros either
Kat, also playing the waiting game for baby to appear gave us this Chocolate Brownie cut into cake slices
Yasmin at Red Panda Bakes discusses the perfect Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie
US Masala truly seduces with this eggless chocolate mousse
Sweet Artichoke gets very creative with Nigella’s Nutella Cake and a few other delights
Janice at Farmer’s Girl goes for comforting Chocolate Rice Pudding
Michelle shows off her enviable chocolate stash and bakes this gooey chocolate cake:
Choclette combines pistachio and chocolate for this glossy cake
Brownieville Girl gives us Dress Up or Downable Chocolate Cake
Kelly adapts Nigella’s Boston Cream Pie recipe especially for Valentine’s
Sally at My Custard Pie shows us how much she lurrrrves Chocolate Mousse
Karen at Karen and Nigella makes a Chocolate Brownie Bowl filled with ice cream
Yours truly turns the Coca Cola cake into Cherry Coke Kugelhopf
Dormouse and the Teapot serves her husband some Devil’s Food Cake topped with violets
Katey made Chocolate Honey Cake with super cute bees to decorate it
Over in Italy, Juls went outside in the garden to enjoy these Chocolate Banana Muffins with added rum – yum!
Also in Italy, A Taste of My Life scaled down Nigella’s Guinness Cake to come up with these fabulous Chocolate and Guinness Cupcakes
Rebecca Bakes Cakes has a giggle with these Chocolate Love Buns
Miri at Peppermill adapts the chocolate pistachio fudge to come up with this splendid Chocolate and Macadamia Fudge
Sanchita at Nutty Cook made Truffle Adorned Cupcakes
Rossella makes a beautiful Chocolate Pear Pudding for her sister
Anne at I Heart Cupcakes also adapts the Guinness cake recipe to present these Stout Cupcakes
(and a Flourless Chocolate Cake to boot)
Yen’s Bakery gives the Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies the Valentine’s treatment with the addition of raspberry flavour.
And Barbara Bakes makes the first heart shaped Rocky Road Crunch Bars I’ve ever seen… and they look mighty fine too!
Susie at Sticky Pinny adapts the Maltesers Cake from Feast to make these delightful Maltesers Cupcakes
and then she snook another entry in at the last minute, these hearty Red Velvet Cupcakes
Sarah whips up a Boston Cream Pie and confesses her teenage crush for Peter Duncan
Vickii bakes these fabulously Glitzy Chocolate Puddings scattered with Crunchie bars (I am totally craving a Crunchie now I’ve seen this!)
Chaya makes the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange
Sanya celebrates Valentine’s Day with Chocolate Lime Cake with Margarita Cream
Michael at Me, My Food and I makes up for depriving his colleagues of his cooking with the Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake
Chele debates whether she should start using Twitter whilst musing over White Chocolate and Mint mousse
Michele at 5am Foodie taunts us with these simple Chocolate Cupcakes with glossy icing
Helene at I Cook With Butter gets devilishly naughty for Valentine’s with this Devil’s Food Cake
Trisha at My Hobbie Lobbie is also tempting us with this Luscious Chocolate Cake
Edwina at My Mezzaluna has done some pretty Chocolate Topped Cupcakes in striking gingham cupcake wrappers
…and as if that’s not enough, she’s also done these gorgeous Budino di Cioccolato Puddings
Helen at Half a Pot of Cream joins the devilish temptresses with another Devil’s Food Cake
Riva of Kaarasaaram – believe it or not, had not cooked Nigella recipes before although she is a MASSIVE fan of the TV shows. She serves up the Chocolate Pavlova from Forever Summer
…and Riva also made a Raspberry, Passionfruit and White Chocolate Mousse. I’m sure you join me in welcoming Riva to the cult of Nigella-ness and wish her the best of luck cooking more Nigella recipes.
Maya of Foodiva has also gotten all moussey with White Chocolate and Passionfruit Mousse
Claire at Things We Make has celebrated her husband’s birthday with a sprinkles and candles adorned Best Birthday Cake topped with chocolate and filled with custard
Jayne at Janerly has decorated Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake with pretty pink flowers.
Mia of Bright Morning Stars Foodie has made these delightfully gooey heart shaped Intensely Chocolatey Love Brownies with Choco Cherries and Valrhona Cacao Nibs
Dom at Belleau Kitchen has made Chocolate Banana Walnut Muffins from the new Kitchen book
Yummy Chunklet and a guesting non-blogging friend cooked up two chocolate recipes both from Nigella Express: Chocolate Mint Cookies and Mexican Hot Chocolate.
Lana at Bibberche feeds her addiction with Instant Chocolate Mousse
Soulful Creations made Fancy Schmancy Chocolate Cake for the Superbowl
Josie at Cumin in the Cupboard sent her husband out especially to buy chocolate for these Budino Di Cioccolato
Cakes Crumbs and Cooking reminisces about a not entirely successful occasion when she made these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes for small children… thankfully this time they had a more appreciative audience!
And last but not least, Omone at Omone Love Blog has made Chocolate Pavlova with Raspberries and Pomegranate served with a Coulis
So that’s sixty plus entries…. wow I just couldn’t believe how they kept popping into my inbox every day. But there can only be one winner and Dom at Chocablog has been visiting each chocolatey Nigella delight to come up with this month’s winning post:
….It’s….. Mia of Bright Morning Stars Foodie!
Here’s what Dom has to say about Mia’s entry:
“I was looking for something that was indulgent and chocolatey without being too fussy. This looks simple enough that I could make it, but decadent enough that I would want to eat it all myself (don’t expect me to share!). I love the idea of using cacao nibs and cherries together, but it was the gooeyness that won me over. And I really, really want one right now.”
So well done Mia and I’ll be in touch with you to arrange delivery of your Forever Nigella prize.
If you haven’t heard yet, a further reminder Forever Nigella #3 has started already. This time our theme is Italian and you can find out all the information in the announcement post here. I’m getting into a habit of announcing one theme the day after the previous one closes with the previous round up published ASAP so you can get going on the next month’s theme without hanging about!
Whew! I never imagined this would be SO popular nor SO quickly. I will be handing over the baton to new hosts from Forever Nigella #4 onwards so if you’re interested in playing Forever Nigella hostess and you’ve not let me know already please drop me an email to sarahATmaisoncupcakeDOTcom Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who took part and I hope to see lots of you again for Forever Nigella #3 Ciao Italia!