Thanks to everyone for their fabulous contributions to both this and previous challenges throughout the year. I hope to see you again in 2014 and wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Linzi from Lancashire Food is hosting next month's challenge, so do check out her blog tomorrow.
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Chocolate Log filled with a whipped boozy chocolate ganache made with Thorntons chocolate liqueur.
Malakoff Trifle. Phil's take on it is a slightly healthier version of what was a very full on cream and rum concoction.
chocolate and mincemeat sticky buns from Dom of Belleau Kitchen are likely to be a strong contender. Packed with brandy mincemeat and lots of dark chocolate these are just perfect for Christmas.
Chocolate Mint Mousse, Karen of Lavender and Lovage gives us a visual feast. Made with cream, crème de menthe and After Eights, these sound perfect for rounding off a festive meal.
Tiramisu Cake from Life Can Be Simple to celebrate her sister's birthday. Kahlua is the booze used in this coffee lover's delight and plenty of mascarpone to go with it too.
Mulled Wine Cupcakes from Janine of Cake of the Week?
Truffled Prunes from Alexandra of The Lass in the Apron would have been the highlight of my stocking if I'd found any in there. Chocolate ganache made with Grand Marnier is stuffed inside a succulent prune which is then covered in chocolate - definitely something to dream about.
chocolate fudge fruitcakes she baked for gifts made it out of the front door.
chocolate mince tarts look pretty and sound delicious, especially as the mincemeat is made with whiskey - something else I haven't tried.
Baileys chocolate dessert made by Angela of My Golden Pear. They are small but highly photogenic and delicious to boot. She says the last drop of Baileys Irish Cream was used, but strangely made no mention of any new bottle hiding in the cabinet ...
chocolate whisky bundt cake.
vodka chilli truffle fudge. Vodka was Elizabeth's alcohol of choice and the chillies are an inspiration that has me longing to try some.
double chocolate, cinnamon and Amaretto cookies sound quite scrumptious.
chocolate coconut rum cake made with Malibu from the Nutty Tart sounds really rich and delicious. Simple to make, but with lots of dark chocolate and coconut rum, this is another recipe I absolutely must try.
Chocolate and Ale Cake taken from Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food.
Blackforest gateaux pudding in an attempt to create a simpler dessert version of the classic Black Forest Gateau. A resounding success I reckon.
Irish Cream chocolate truffles make a fabulous gift too. Ros has, of course, made these with Irish Cream.
chocolate port sauce was made for pouring warm over Christmas desserts. Having seen this rich chocolate, port and cream confection in a jar, I reckon it's good to go all by itself. As for the Icelandic chocolate she used in making it - well, go look for yourselves.
Baileys Chocolate Luxe Cheesecake over at Caroline Makes. Light and creamy with lashings of mascarpone cheese, this is yet another dessert I'd have been happy to see on my Christmas table.
Black Forest Trifle using kirsch in a trifle dish I am quite envious of. I know just how good it was as we had one on our Christmas table this year and it proved to be very popular.
Christmas profiteroles from Natalie of HungryHinny got her through to the finals of the Plymouth Chamber Christmas Bake Off, which she very cleverly won - hooray. Filled with a chocolate orange and brandy cream, no wonder the judges were intoxicated by her artistry.
Amaretto truffle cake using, you guessed it Amaretto along with amaretti biscuits.
Kumquat Cheesecake from Galina of Chez Maxima. Using port and white chocolate as well as cranberries and a whole host of other delectable ingredients, I'm rather wishing I could tuck into this dish along with all the others.
rum and raisin ice-cream over at The KitchenMaid but take care, you might get hooked. Rum is of course the booze of choice for this dessert.