Mmm Chocolate – Creative Tuesdays

Mmm Chocolate – Creative Tuesdays

What can I say, “Mmm Chocolate. This week Michael’s prompt for Creative Tuesdays is “chocolate”. I veered a little away from the box of chocolates. I recently baked some chocolate cupcakes. I used 90% dark chocolate in my recipe for chocolate cupcakes. Yes for this “paleo” girl I do get some perks. These are delicious.

Mmm chocolate

Pencil Crayon of chocolate cupcake and blackberries.

ART for mmm Chocolate:

I drew and coloured this picture while remembering what we ate the night before for dessert. If you look below it is not quite the same as the original. My imagination made the cupcake grow.

I used pencil crayon – watercolour pencil crayon.I did not use a brown pencil crayon. Instead I used complementary colours to make brown. You can see at the top right how I decided if that would work. Red first, then green. Orange first, then blue. Yellow first, then purple. It was experimenting for me.

Then I went back and used water on it.

Mmm Chocolate watercolour pencils

Touched up the picture with water on watercolour pencils.

You can see that the red started to show through more. I like the yellow then purple to make the brown. Experimental. And I only used photocopy paper this time.

Here is a great website on using pencil crayons. Using Colored Pencils to create fine art.

BAKING for mmm chocolate:

Mmm chocolate paleo cupcake

I made the chocolate cupcakes from this recipe on Holistically Engineered. Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes. This recipe calls for honey and coconut flour.

The recipe for the icing is below or you could use their recipe with avocados (my hubby thinks he is allergic to them so I opted for my recipe for icing).

I actually cut this icing recipe in 1/2 for these cupcakes. That’s why there isn’t much icing on my little cupcake. Oh well it tasted delicious.

1/2 cup of coconut cream (I used the top of a can of coconut milk)
3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips (I used a 90% chocolate bar, chopped up).
1/4 tsp vanilla

Scald the cream.
Turn off heat and add the chips and vanilla.
Whip until fluffy.

Any questions just email me or comment below.

Since we have cut down (cut off) eating sugar in any form except fruits, maple syrup, honey and coconut sugar, my hubby has lost and kept off 40 pounds. We also don’t eat any grains. But I still love little treats. These cupcakes are so good (and good for us too).

SCRIPTURE for mmm chocolate:

But the sweetness of God’s Word is better than that.

How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103, NIV).

Honey is mentioned in God’s Word over 60 times.

Honey is even good for you.

Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
    honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
14 Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
    If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off (Proverbs 24:13-14, NIV).

I think Mmm the sweetness of God’s Word. (tweet this)

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Mmm Chocolate – Creative Tuesdays

    1. JanisCox Post author

      Linda,
      Can you tell I am late getting to your comment? Thank you so much and I love creative Tuesdays – a place where I can play.
      blessings,
      Janis

      Reply
  1. Michael

    I suppose Paleo can’t eat chocs, let alone a whole box of them then, right? Well, at least you can do a cupcake! Orange and yellow of course go together well and Ct is a great place to experiment too. And you’ve certainly done that here with the box theme! Enjoy those cakes! 🙂

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Michael,
      I am allergic to sugar so that makes it even harder. But making something out of chocolate is so sweet for me. I saw the “box of chocolates” and you are right I couldn’t do it – sorry. I hope you enjoy them for me. I like the opportunity to experiment on Creative Tuesdays. I want to try this again so that the brown looks more brown. But I found out it does work – using complementary colours.
      Blessings,
      Janis

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Wanda,
      You should try the recipe. So healthy but so delicious. It only makes 7 or 8 so your not tempted to over indulge. I don’t think it would be too bad anyway. Thanks for your words.
      Blessings
      Janis

      Reply
  2. drawdvl

    How exciting, a recipe in addition to beautiful art! Cooking is an art in and of itself as well. This beautifully drawn post made me hungry great job (-:

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Donna,
      I knew all this talk of yummy chocolate was going to make me hungry. I’m off to make lunch for hubby and maybe share the last cupcake.
      Blessings,
      Janis

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Tammie,
      I did actually like the way the pencil crayons worked this time. Still learning but it is fun for quick pieces. And yummy for sure.
      Blessings,
      Janis

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  3. Pam M.

    Mmmmm, couldn’t resist reading your post this morning. I love chocolate too and will send your recipe on to a couple of my friends. The scripture from Proverbs was even sweeter, and oh so full of hope. Thank you Janis!

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  4. Tracy Campbell

    Hi Janis, you did a great job of recreating your yummy chocolate cake and berries. The link on coloring was useful and your verses about honey stick to my lips. Thanks for sharing. I didn’t participate this time around, but I did write another post. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Tracy,
      I am going to review my own link. It looked very good and reminded me of what I learned in my lessons. I wasn’t sure if I could get this one in by the deadline. Saturday we had a guest and I made the chocolate cupcakes. Ah ah I said. This might work.
      Blessings,
      Janis

      Reply

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