Doesn’t this chocolate delice dessert look the part? In essence, it is a rich chocolatey dessert with intense flavours, secured by the addition of chocolate. Pay attention all chocolate lovers. This is the recipe you’ve been looking for!
What’s best, you can control the level of intensity of this chocolate delice by substituting with different kinds of chocolates. Milk, dark or extra dark. I personally adore dark chocolate as it creates a more refined version of a chocolate delice dessert.
However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy a sweeter version of a chocolate delice. In fact, if you love chocolatey cakes, you should consider trying out this equality luscious Kinder Bueno cheesecake. Or try out this equally rich and beautiful Millionaire’s cheesecake recipe.
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- dark chocolate – alternatively you can opt for 70% vegan chocolate. Yes, even dairy-free chocolate tastes amazing. You can make this chocolate orange cheesecake with it as well.
- chocolate powder – you can use the cacao powder as a topping to make the chocolate delice even more intense than it is.
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Most noteworthy, this chocolate delice cake is so exquisite, it tastes and looks like it was purchased from a premium bakery or cake shop. So, surprise your friends and show off your amazing cooking skills. Enjoy and let me know how it works out for you.
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dark chocolate delice
In my opinion, if you opt for dark chocolate, you can make this chocolate delice really sophisticated.
I consider dark chocolate being any chocolate that contains above 70%. In fact, dark chocolate is alko known as plain chocolate. Generally speaking, dark chocolate is made with higher amounts of cocoa, with more fat sourced from the cocoa butter, not the milk.
Naturally, the higher the percentage of the dark chocolate, the more bitter and acidic it tastes. Most of the times, people refrain to eating dark chocolate on its own because it’s not as sweet. However, enjoying a piece of dark chocolate every now and again is beneficial for the liver, according to Chinese traditional medicine.
Nevertheless, cooking with dark chocolate can produce extraordinary results, such as this chocolate delice.
Tip: The darker chocolate you use, the more intense and rich the cake will be. I recommend using 70 – 85% dark chocolate. For those who enjoy bold flavours, go for 90% and above.
salted chocolate delice
Adding salt to desserts is fairly popular because it generally enhances the flavours. For instance, it’s no surprise to find salt with desserts which contain caramel. These salted caramel cupcakes are evidence to this!
Same can be said about salt and chocolate. Oftentimes in fancy restaurants, you can find chocolate mousse being served with a few sprinkles of sea salt. The sea salt completely brings out the intensity of the chocolate.
Therefore, you can also add a little of salt into the chocolate delice and let the salt work its magic on the flavours.
chocolate delice calories
Oh boy, don’t even think about this. As you know, this is a rich chocolate dessert that’s quite sinful. If you would like to save on some calories, then don’t pair this chocolate delice with a side dessert.
Otherwise, I recommend using low-calorie sweeteners or alternatives to sugar. Also, I enjoy using coconut sugar instead of ordinary sugar.
what to serve a chocolate dessert with?
There are plenty of combinations that work well with a slice of homemade chocolate delice. For instance, you can consider serving it with the following ingredients, depending on if you want to make a light or intense dessert.
To intensify the flavours of this chocolate delice, consider the following combinations:
- dark chocolate shavings – best if you use chocolate 85% and above.
- dark chocolate squares – again, best if you use a premium extra dark chocolate (85% or above)
- raw cacao nibs – you know what they say, this is the healthiest form of cacao.
- sea salt – top your chocolate delice with sea salt as it brings out the flavour of chocolate
- pour over some chocolate fudge sauce – you can never go wrong with that
- almond flakes, cashews, pecans or nuts in general work very well
In order to create a lighter version, go for these combinations:
- fresh berries: at best strawberries, raspberries or other types of forest fruit will lighten up the chocolate delice
- strawberry curd is an excellent idea for a topping
- candied oranges or orange zest will add that fruity flavour
- pineapple ice cream – the acidity of this ice cream will cut through the intense flavours of the chocolate
- peppermint ice cream – similarly, the peppermint ice cream will have a refreshing effect on the chocolate delice
Otherwise, feel free to decorate your chocolate delice as you wish. For example, you can use cake decorations and sprinkle edible decorations on top.
How would you serve your chocolate delice? Would you make your chocolate delice with dark, milk or extra dark chocolate? Let me know what works best for you and enjoy.
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- Total Time: 3 hours
- Yield: 16 servings 1x
Chocolate delice is perfect for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day. This classic French dessert recipe is a real crowd please.
Chocolate Sponge Base
- 175g (6oz) plain chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 175g (⅞ cups) caster sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 30ml (2 tbsp) cocoa powder
- 155g (5½oz) 70% dark chocolate, broken in pieces
- 1 medium egg
- 90ml (6 tbsp) double cream
- 150ml (⅔ cup) milk
- 75g (⅓ cup) caster sugar
- 60ml (4 tbsp) water
- 25g (¼ cup) cocoa powder
- 45g (¼ cup) double cream
- 1.5 gelatine leaves
- For the Chocolate Sponge Base: Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350 °F/gas 4.
- Lightly grease a 33cm x 23cm (13in x 9in) tin and line with nonstick baking parchment.
- Place chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted.
- Separate the eggs into different bowls.
- Place the sugar and egg yolks in a stand mixer’s bowl and whisk until light and creamy. Pour in the chocolate and stir until evenly blended.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.
- Stir a large spoonful of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
- Mix gently, then fold in the remaining egg whites and the sieved cocoa powder.
- Spread the chocolate mixture evenly in the prepared tin.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until firm.
- Remove the cake from the oven, leave in the tin, cover with a dry tea towel and leave until cold.
- Using a 23cm (9in) springform cake tin as a sort of cookie cutter. Cut a circle out of sponge, then place it inside the springform cake tin. The base is now ready.
- For the Filling: Place chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted. Set aside.
- Lightly beat the egg in a bowl.
- Bring the cream and milk to the boil, then pour onto the egg, whisking vigorously. Slowly whisk this mixture into the melted chocolate.
- Leave it to settle for a little while and skim off any bubbles should they pop up.
- Pour the mixture over the chocolate sponge base in the spring form tin.
- Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then chill for at least 6 hours but preferably overnight.
- For the Glaze: Soak the gelatine in water until soft, then squeeze it dry. Set aside.
- Place the water and caster sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for 4 minutes, then add the cocoa powder and cream.
- Bring the mixture back to the boil and simmer for another 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in the gelatine until it’s dissolved.
- Pass the chocolate glaze through a sieve then let it cool down to 35°C.
- Pour the glaze evenly over the delice filling and leave to cool in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Carefully release the chocolate delice from the springform tin and place it on a serving plate.
- [Optional] Sprinkle with golden starts and serve with berries and ice cream. Enjoy!
- If you don’t have a microwave to melt the chocolate with, you can do the following. Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over, not in, a saucepan of simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted. It will take about 2 to 3 minutes.
- There will be leftover chocolate sponge left. It can be enjoyed on its own, or served with whipped cream and fresh berries and a bonus dessert!
- Prep Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Chill
- Cuisine: French
Keywords: chocolate delice, chocolate delice recipe, rich delice, french chocolate dessert, rich chocolate recipe
Hot fudge chocolate cake.
Your recipe sounds good with honey.
Chocolate mousse is my favourite.
It’s got to be a classic gooey chocolate fondant!
Chocolate orange tart for me
An old fashioned chocolate mousse does it for me but it has to be served with lashings of double cream. Heaven!
Caz / InvisiblyMe
Mmmmm this looks SO, soooooo good! I wonder whether (being lazy) you could do icing instead of the glaze if you wanted to (just as I have no gelatine leaves but I’ve got some roll-on icing I need to use on something). This has made my mouth water.xx
brownie is my fave
Sachertorte is my favourite, it’s so indulgent.
I love a hot chocolate cake or brownie
Thinking of my waistline I’d go for extra dark, then I may only need a smaller piece….not! 😋
My fave chocolate dessert has to be steamed choc pudding with choc custard…old skool style! ❤
I’m just off out for dinner and your recipe has made me very hungry.
Hot chocolate fudge cake
Love chocolate mousse
Chocolate self saucing pudding
It has to be chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream
I do like my chocolate mousse and brownies 🙂
chocolate fudge cake with hot chocolate sauce
I do love a rich chocolate cheesecake!
Cant wait to try this baby, looks epic!
Mississippi Mud Pie with Fresh Cream 😋
Chocolate fudge cake!
mine has got to be either chocolate eclairs or profiteroles though both very similar!
a nice chocolate mousse!
chocolate sponge pudding
My favourite is hot chocolate fudge cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Tarte au Chocolat
What is your favourite chocolate-based dessert? Tiramisu
A chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream & strawberries!
good old fashioned mint chocolate-chip ice cream.
No bake chocolate cake
a nice chocolate cheesecake for me
Self saucing chocolate pudding……so yummy
Anything with chocolate is great but I suppose it would have to be cheesecake.
self saucing chocolate pud
Chocolate Bombs, ive had so many, i’m beginning to look like one
hi my fave choc dessert is millionaires cheesecake thank u
Chocolate Torte is my favourite desert
i love chocolate cake x
I love a devil’s food cake.
My favourite is a chocolate fudge cake.
Raspberry chocolate brownie warm with vanilla ice cream
I love chocolate tart with vanilla ice cream
love a chocolate brownie
I love cookie dough
I have a recipe for chocolate and beetroot cake that is delicious!
You can’t go wrong with old-fashioned chocolate pudding and cream.
I love Chocolate fudge cake
hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream
Chocolate brownies are scrummy
Chocolate moose is my favourite with cold custard
Chocolate brownies will never be beaten as my favourite chocolate dessert.
Chocolate fudge cake is my favourite!
A creamy, indulgent chocolate gateaux! Absolute heaven! I
Chocolate and pistachio brownies. It’s an old recipe of yours!
I love a nice chewy chocolate brownie.
My mother’s chocolate cake with a serving of vanilla ice cream
I adore Homemade Profiteroles ….and Chocolate Eclairs.
Delicious sounding and incredibly tempting.
Chocolate fudge cake
I love chocolate, but really find chocolate desserts too sickly, even chocolate ice cream. I need something light and fruity after a meal.
I love chocolate melt in the middle pudding
a classic chocolate fondant with the middle exactly at the right stage of runniness.
White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, I love it….
warm chocolate fudge cake with double cream
I just love Chocolate Fudge Cake
I love a warm chocolate brownie 🙂
Cake – chocolate cake is just my weakness xx
I actually love black forest gateau, not sure if that counts otherwise just chocolate gateaux or chocolate cake for me!
Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake
Chocolate devils food cake!
I love hot chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream x
I live a light, fluffy chocolate mousse
My favourite is Chocolate Lava Cake. Yum!
Chocolate tort – absolutely love it
I love chocolate fudge cake or chocolate cookie dough!
Has to be my Mums chocolate cherry almond cake, mmmmmmm ………
My favourite dessert is pavlova.. A meringue flavoured and surrounded in chocolate would fit the bill
That cheesecake looks absolutely delicious 😋
Hot fudge chocolate cake.
I love a gooey chocolate brownie. Especially when it is still warm and the chocolate oozes out of the middle.
Can’t beat chocolate cheesecake!
Has to be black forest gateaux.
Chocolate fudge cake
Love a chocolate mousse, delicious
Mrs Rachael Sexey
i make a chocolate cake in a mug in one minute flat (cooking time). I have it with double cream.
I love a Melt in the middle Chocolate pudding or a hot chocolate fudge cake or a brownie. I love chocolate desserts.
has to be a light and fluffy chocolate mousse
Chocolate fudge cake
Chocolate and raspberry torte
My grandmother’s chocolate mousse cake
Chocolate fudge cake with Ice Cream
nice recipe of eggless recipe
Cakes and chocolates are my favourite foods. Great Recipe!