Chocolate Adventure Contest

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It’s a Chocolate Adventure Contest brought to you by Scharffen Berger Chocolate and Tuttfoodie. And this year it’s centered around cupcakes. Yippee!

Anyone can enter and the more the merrier. For me anyway, because I get to be one of the judges. That means I get to taste lots of your yummy creations… if you enter. Please enter. I’d love for one of you to win. By the way – super excited to be in such great company. These guys are amazing.

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Chocolate + cupcakes + adventure. I’m so excited to see what people come up with.

To enter, just combine Scharffen Berger artisan chocolate with one or more of 14 adventure ingredients, from saffron to stout beer. Then create a recipe that you think’s a winner. You can submit up to 10 recipes before January 2, 2011. Plenty of time.

There’s lots of prizes, too.

The First Place recipe winner receives:

  • $10,000
  • A custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates
  • The winning recipe in a Food Network Magazine
  • The chance to fly to New York York City to distribute the winning cupcake on one of the city’s beloved Sweet Trucks
  • The recipe will be featured on chocolateadventurecontest.com, ScharffenBerger.com and TuttiFoodie.com.

The Second Place Recipe Winner receives:

  • $7,000
  • The winner receives a signed copy of Demolition Desserts by Elizabeth Falkner, Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich, and The Essence of Chocolate, by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg
  • A custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates
  • The recipe will be featured on chocolateadventurecontest.com, ScharffenBerger.com and TuttiFoodie.com.

The Third Place Recipe Recipe Winner receives:

  • $3,000
  • The winner receives a signed copy of Demolition Desserts by Elizabeth Falkner, Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich, and The Essence of Chocolate, by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg
  • a custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates
  • The recipe will be featured on chocolateadventurecontest.com, ScharffenBerger.com and TuttiFoodie.com.

Now for the adventure ingredients:

Stout beer (including oatmeal, chocolate, imperial or any other stout)
Ricotta
Buttermilk
Coconut milk, cream or butter
Saffron
Molasses (light, dark or blackstrap)
Adzuki bean
Fresh beet
Sweetened condensed milk
Chili pepper (fresh or whole dried)
Bee pollen
Meyer lemon
Almond flour
Sumatra coffee beans

Don’t be scared. Remember you just need one adventure ingredient along with your choice of Scharffen Berger chocolate in your recipe. But more if you like.

Hope you are adventurous and decide to play. If you do, which ingredient calls to you?

Visit the Chocolate Adventure Contest Website for all the details and how to enter.