Originally this dessert came together by accident. I was on a photo shoot and needed to create something quick and fast, and all I had around me were bit and pieces from desserts from my Dessert Evenings. Sometimes when you are under pressure the best results surface, and that’s how I feel about this chocolate and berry concoction.
This dessert is a classic combination of dark chocolate and berries. The super rich chocolate cake works really well with elements that offer freshness and acidity, including tart berries. The chocolate cake is essentially a baked chocolate mousse, so don’t expect it to behave like a normal cake! It’s quite fragile and can’t be cut into neat pieces. I recommend scooping it rather than trying to cut it.
Another element of this dish is the freeze-dried fruit, which are becoming more and more popular in recent years. They are easier enough to source online or through specialty grocers. should be able to purchase the freeze dried blackberries online, or at specialty grocers. I’ve included a few elements in this recipe, but you can add as many or as few as you wish. To be honest, the cake simply garnished with fresh raspberries is super delicious.