Chocolate Recipes Inspired by Film

February 23, 2012

A collection of 10 decadent chocolate recipes inspired by some of our favorite films.

Tunnel of Fudge CakeMayan Hot Chocolate with Butternut SquashChocolate Espresso SouffleSmoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork TenderloinLe Marquis (Chocolate Spongecake)Chocolate Fudge PuddingChocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Bourbon BallsPerfect Chocolate CakeChocolate Ganache
Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
What does one bring to a boisterous pork roast held by an over-the-top Greek family? Toula's soon to be parents in laws settled on a classic Bundt cake - which garnered looks of confusion and hilarious misinterpretations.We bet our supremely chocolaty version would have immediately won the family over.

Recipe: Tunnel of Fudge Cake
Film: Chocolat
When Vianne (Juliette Binoche) sets her sights on reviving a solemn French village, she uses supremely decadent chocolates to win over the community. We are inspired by one of her most sensual creations, a thick and spicy hot chocolate.

Recipe: Mayan Hot Chocolate with Butternut Squash
Film: Because I Said So
When Milly (Mandy Moore) finds herself torn between two men, she lets a chocolate souffle have a final say in her decision. Once you take a bite of our ooey-gooey recipe you too will trust souffles with your life.

Recipe: Chocolate Espresso Souffle
Film: Like Water for Chocolate
This hallmark Mexican film proves combining passion with cooking can have incredibly intoxicating (and sensual) results. Try our savory chocolate mole rub on Pork tenderloins and we guarantee guests will swoon.

Recipe: Smoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Film: Julie and Julia
Cooking through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking proves to be quite a challenging yet triumphant undertaking for foodie blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams). We bet the day she made this spongy Le Marquis was one of her best.

Recipe: Le Marquis (Chocolate Spongecake)
Film: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop! When greedy Augustus falls into the chocolate river at Willy Wonka's factory he is sent straight to the fudge room. We wouldn't mind having the same fate if our fudge pudding was being served.

Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Pudding
Film: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Steven Spielberg created movie magic when he had Elliot toss Reese's Pieces in an abandoned shed. Experience the candy's unmistakable flavor combination in our moist chocolate sheet cake with peanut butter frosting.

Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Film: Forrest Gump
Life may be like a box of chocolates, but we also fancy it a box of rich Southern bourbon balls.

Recipe: Bourbon Balls
Film: Matilda
Want to ensure your children never sneak a slice of cake? Just show them the unforgettable scene where Miss Trunchbull forces a greedy child to eat an entire chocolate cake. We suggest serving smaller portions of our flawless interpretation.

Recipe: Perfect Chocolate Cake
Film: Bridesmaids
Watching Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Helen (Rose Byrne) duke it out in front of a massive Parisian chocolate fountain will likely leave you in tears - and quite possibly with a chocolate craving. Learn to make a drizzling ganache of your own with our easy how-to.

Recipe: Chocolate Ganache
Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding


What does one bring to a boisterous pork roast held by an over-the-top Greek family? Toula's soon to be parents in laws settled on a classic Bundt cake - which garnered looks of confusion and hilarious misinterpretations.We bet our supremely chocolaty version would have immediately won the family over.


Recipe:  Tunnel of Fudge CakeFilm: Chocolat

When Vianne (Juliette Binoche) sets her sights on reviving a solemn French village, she uses supremely decadent chocolates to win over the community. We are inspired by one of her most sensual creations, a thick and spicy hot chocolate.



Recipe:  Mayan Hot Chocolate with Butternut SquashFilm: Because I Said So

When Milly (Mandy Moore) finds herself torn between two men, she lets a chocolate souffle have a final say in her decision. Once you take a bite of our ooey-gooey recipe you too will trust souffles with your life.



Recipe:  Chocolate Espresso SouffleFilm: Like Water for Chocolate

This hallmark Mexican film proves combining passion with cooking can have incredibly intoxicating (and sensual) results. Try our savory chocolate mole rub on Pork tenderloins and we guarantee guests will swoon.



Recipe:  Smoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork TenderloinFilm: Julie and Julia

Cooking through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking proves to be quite a challenging yet triumphant undertaking for foodie blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams). We bet the day she made this spongy Le Marquis was one of her best.



Recipe:  Le Marquis (Chocolate Spongecake)Film: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop! When greedy Augustus falls into the chocolate river at Willy Wonka's factory he is sent straight to the fudge room. We wouldn't mind having the same fate if our fudge pudding was being served.



Recipe:  Chocolate Fudge PuddingFilm: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg created movie magic when he had Elliot toss Reese's Pieces in an abandoned shed. Experience the candy's unmistakable flavor combination in our moist chocolate sheet cake with peanut butter frosting.



Recipe:  Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter FrostingFilm: Forrest Gump

Life may be like a box of chocolates, but we also fancy it a box of rich Southern bourbon balls. 



Recipe:   Bourbon BallsFilm: Matilda

Want to ensure your children never sneak a slice of cake? Just show them the unforgettable scene where Miss Trunchbull forces a greedy child to eat an entire chocolate cake. We suggest serving smaller portions of our flawless interpretation.




Recipe:  Perfect Chocolate CakeFilm: Bridesmaids

Watching Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Helen (Rose Byrne) duke it out in front of a massive Parisian chocolate fountain will likely leave you in tears - and quite possibly with a chocolate craving. Learn to make a drizzling ganache of your own with our easy how-to.



Recipe:  Chocolate Ganache
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