Chocolate Recipes Inspired by Film

on February 23, 2012
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mayan Hot Chocolate with Butternut Squash

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chocolate Espresso Souffle

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Smoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Le Marquis (Chocolate Spongecake)

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)

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chocolate Fudge Pudding

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Bourbon Balls

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Perfect Chocolate Cake

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chocolate Ganache

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