This sumptuous chocolate and cream combination is the ultimate chocolate-lover’s dream cake—actually much closer to a baked chocolate truffle than to a cake. Some versions are known by the straight-to-the-point name of Flourless Chocolate Cake. Chocolate Decadence is a very easy cake to make—basically, it’s a brownie without the flour and nuts—and it’s quite practical, as it can be stored unfinished in the refrigerator for weeks, or in the freezer for many months, ready to complete quickly as needed. I always have some in the refrigerator to ice and use as a backup if we run out of any of the desserts on the menu. When the guests are offered Chocolate Decadence as an alternative to their first choice, they seldom decline.
The richness of this cake contrasts beautifully with a fresh fruit sauce. Raspberry sauce is traditional and the color looks great next to the dark chocolate, but don’t miss trying either Bitter Orange Sauce or Bijou Coulis (a tangy combination of cranberry and raspberry).
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