MOTHER’S Day is just around the corner, and nothing says “I love you” more than an hour or two spent on a decadent chocolate masterpiece for mum (even if you end up botching it – it’s the effort that counts).
Here, we’ve listed some recipes that vary in difficulties, from a chocolate cake to a simpler no-bake cream pie and an effortless chocolate jelly recipe that will convert you to a makeshift dessert chef in an instant.
So ditch the materialistic gifts, or better still, complement them with one of these rich and delicious goodies this weekend.
This cake is so moist, dense and rich, it’s hard to believe that it is, in fact, gluten free. The gluten-intolerant community is not really catered for locally, and this limits their choice for good desserts drastically. If you wish, you can even omit the thin chocolate ganache topping, which would then make the rest of the cake not only gluten-free but dairy-free as well.
So, if your mum happens to be gluten-intolerant (like mine), this would be the perfect cake to warm the deepest cockles of her heart. Get the recipe here.
The only thing better than a brownie is one that is packed with a sinfully rich filling, such as this Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Brownies. These brownies taste better after left standing for a day, and it is a deliciously sticky and chewy brownie slice that is almost certain to stick to the roof of your mouth.
Let your mum know that she is deserving of such a sinful indulgence. Get the recipe here.
This cheesecake looks heavenly, tastes exquisite, and does not require any baking to be done. If you’re looking for a foolproof recipe with guaranteed deliciousness, we recommend this sinful cake, especially if you’re a cheese-lover! Get the recipe here.
If your mum is a hardcore chocolate lover, then this dessert comprising of a chocolate crust, chocolate ganache and chocolate cream, is a surefire way to spoil her rotten. Devilishly sinful, this recipe is yet another no-bake recipe which you could whip up for your mum in an hour tops. Get the recipe here.
For the ultimate beginners in the kitchen who are concerned about ruining a recipe or making the kitchen look like the aftermath of a chocolate tornado, then you may want to give this foolproof recipe a try. No baking or whipping involved, this simple chocolate jelly recipe yields a quick, cute, and deliciously milky jelly that you can surprise your mum with on Mother’s Day morning.
For bonus brownie points, use moulds in the shape of a heart, your mother’s initials, or any shape that your mum likes. Get the recipe here.