I LOVE chocolate and I Love brownies. They are so easy to make and freeze really well.

Take a look at my new recipe. I think you will find it a hit! If you make the brownies please tweet a photo! @thecocoabox


Lisa x


How to make this pretty cake

How to make this pretty cake

Valentine Chocolate Cake by Lisa Marley

Above is the link to the film on how to make this cake.

I love this cake and even though I’m not really a fan of valentines day, I am a fan of chocolate!

Pre heat the oven to 160 (fan)

Have all the ingredients weighted out and at room temperature.

Grease and line three cake tines.


150g caster sugar

135g light brown muscovado sugar

100g salted butter

4 eggs

300g self raising flower

4 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda

130g dark chocolate, melted and cooled

3 tablespoons of treacle

4 tablespoons of milk, warmed

Cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Slowly add the eggs

Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder

gentle mix int he melted chocolate and treacle

add the milk

Pour into the three cake tins and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.


350g melted dark chocolate

roughly 500g vanilla butter cream – this is a semi naked cake so you will be able to re use the buttercream


Signal TV called and asked if The Cocoa Box would like to be a part of a new dating show called ‘Love Quest’.

It’s the new advertising campaign for Cornetto.

Well, of course we would!

So the idea is you date a Heat Hunk or a FHM honey and they film the date.

The first date they wanted to film with us is our most popular class ‘Cocktails and Cupcakes’ and our chocolate class.


One of our fantastic teachers Nils and Sophia taught the class.

You can view it here:

The cocoa box and Cornetto

Young love, I’m welling up….

Lisa x