Once in a while, a dessert comes along that knocks your socks off. Let me tell ya, Elinor’s Amazing Chocolate Dessert won’t just knock your socks off, it’ll knock you clear into next week. Chocolate Desserts are the best and this one is EXTRA DELICIOUS!
FYI: Don’t feed Elinor’s Amazing Chocolate Dessert to children or husbands. ….unless they have proven they know how to properly savor things that are special. Don’t waste this deliciousness on people who will chew and swallow without taking the time to really appreciate the delicate texture and supreme flavor. (My kids never knew this existed.)
Okay. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk a little more about what makes this dessert AMAZING!
When Elinor described it to me, she said it was a flourless chocolate cake. It’s called flourless chocolate cake, but it isn’t cake-like. It has a consistency that is a cross between cheesecake and fudge. It sticks to your spoon and is nice and dense but in a silky-smooth way. SO GOOD!
I’m not normally one that enjoys chocolate berry combinations, but she brought it to the party with a berry glaze on it, and WOWZA! The berries were the perfect amount of tart sweetness to cut through and accent the bittersweet chocolate flavor of the dessert.
When I made this for the first time, I was so scared I had ruined it. It was still very soft and jiggly in the 8×8 glass baking dish even after it had cooled for a long time on my counter. I was worried that in my oven it must need to cook longer than hers, but I put it in the fridge anyway. When I checked it a couple of hours later, it was perfect, nice and firm, and ready to be plated and garnished with the berry glaze.
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I seriously can’t say enough about how awesome this dessert is. So fancy, beautiful, and WAY delicious. If you have a friend or family member that is a chocolate lover, you have got to make this for them. I plan on making it again at Easter time for my sister and sister-in-law, and Yes, the kids will never know it existed. 🙂
P.S.S. Don’t be afraid of the water bath. It sounds a little scary, but it’s not. Promise.
STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS ON HOW TO MAKE ELINOR’S AMAZING CHOCOLATE DESSERT
Tips for Making Elinor’s Amazing Chocolate Dessert
- The recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use your favorite chocolate bars instead if you prefer. Just chop them into small pieces.
- For room temperature eggs, put them in a bowl of very warm water for 5 minutes before cracking open.
- For the berry glaze, you can use frozen or fresh berries. I used fresh raspberries and blueberries. If you use fresh fruit, add 2-3 tbsp of water. The berry glaze can be made ahead and kept in the fridge.
- Elinor recommends adding the chocolate ganache glaze right out of the oven and letting the whole dessert cool altogether.
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 6 room temperature eggs, beaten until tripled in size (about five minutes)
- BERRY GLAZE
- ½ cup sugar
- 1½ tbsp cornstarch
- 1½ cups of your favorite berries, frozen or fresh (If you use fresh fruit, add 2-3 tbsp of water.)
- CHOCOLATE GANACHE GLAZE (OPTIONAL)
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Butter a 8x8 baking dish and then line it with foil and butter the foil. Set aside.
- Fill a 9x13 pan about ⅓-1/2 full of water. Set aside
- In a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate chips together.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs for about five minutes like mentioned in the ingredients' list. They will be about triple in size when ready.
- Remove the melted chocolate from the double boiler and let cool slightly.
- Fold chocolate mixture (1 cup at a time) into the egg mixture.
- Pour mixture into foiled and buttered 8x8 baking dish. Place 8x8 baking dish into the 9x13 pan of water and carefully place it in the preheated 425-degree oven.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. After ten minutes, turn off oven and leave chocolate dessert in there for 5 minutes.
- Remove dessert from oven and place on cooling rack.
- At this point, you can pour a chocolate glaze over the dessert...or you could wait until it cools and add it then.
- To make the chocolate glaze, heat the ¼ heavy cream in the microwave for 45-60 seconds or until nice and hot. Add the chocolate chips and stir until nice and smooth. Evenly spread over the Chocolate Dessert.
- Allow to cool for a couple of hours and then place in fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
- Make berry glaze while dessert is cooling or in the fridge.
- Stir sugar and cornstarch together in a small saucepan. Add berries (and water if using fresh berries) and stir while it cooks on medium heat. When sauce comes to a simmer, keep stirring and turn heat down to medium-low. Once sugars are all dissolved and berries have softened, sauce will be the consistency of a light gravy. Remove from heat and cool.
- When dessert is cooled, turn it out onto a platter, peel foil off, pour berry glaze over it, and serve.
- Keep leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container.
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