Chocolate a fruit? Chocolate Cake Day Recipe
Maybe you need a treat up your sleeve for a "cheat day". Maybe you want to celebrate the beginning of 2021 (or the end of 2020). Or maybe, like us, your New Year’s resolution is to have your cake and eat it too.
No matter what your reason is, this week we celebrate Chocolate Cake Day and we are here for it.
Our Patisserie Chefs are heading to the kitchen to open our top-shelf, most indulgent chocolate recipe collection: Le Cordon Bleu’s Chocolate Bible. The name says it all. And today we are opening the vault on one of the bible recipes to bake in honour of Chocolate Cake Day.
Behold, the Chocolate Raspberry Cake.
With raspberries in season, we’ve chosen this recipe to provide you the complete chocolate cake experience with a tasty summer twist. From the fluffy chocolate mousse and sweet cocoa sponge, to the tart raspberry syrup and melt-in-your-mouth creamy chocolate glaze, we present you with the ultimate Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe
And if you need any more convincing, here are 3 fun facts about chocolate:
- CHOCOLATE IS ACTUALLY A FRUIT
Chocolate is made from cacao beans, which are seeds of the cacao fruits that grow on trees in the same tree family as okra. Chocolate = Fruit. Or a seed - to be technically correct.
- CHOCOLATE WAS ONCE KNOWN AS A LUXURY FOR THE RICH
Before cacao powder was invented and added into cakes, chocolate was not accessible in mainstream society. In Europe, it was purely for the wealthy before the Dutch cocoa process enabled us the versatility it has today.
- CHOCOLATE CAKE IS FOOD EVOLUTION
Originally brewed as a hot drink in its most primitive form, chocolate has evolved to now be a key ingredient in a wide range of dishes, traditions and even beauty products.
Get your bake on with our Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe here
Even better, you can purchase the Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible
for $95AUD and choose your own holy grail chocolate cake. To purchase, please contact our Student Services team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone 08 8348 3000
CRICOS 02380M / RTO 4959