A fudgy no-bake chocolate truffle cake with raspberries and almonds that sets in the fridge and only takes minutes to make.
Everyone needs a fuss-free, no-bake dessert up their sleeve, and if chocolate is involved well all the better right?
This is how I assume chocolate fridge cake became so popular over the years. Spend ten minutes or so melting, stirring and pouring, and a short stint in the fridge takes care of the rest. In fact, the longer it stays in the fridge the better it tastes as the flavors mingle and meld together.
More like fudge than a proper cake, it’s the sort of thing I like to throw together at the last minute when I’m in the mood for a special after dinner treat or if I need an easy make-ahead dessert to bring to a get-together with friends.
As the name implies, there’s no baking involved; it’s a one-bowl kind of dessert that’s made for busy days and last minute chocolate cravings. I’ve taken some liberties and updated the traditional recipe to make one that’s entirely raw and filled with good-for-you ingredients like coconut oil, coconut butter, cacao powder, cacao nibs, raspberries and almonds. Dark and decadent, a small slice goes a long way.
Most of us have heard by now that dark chocolate is really rather good for us since it’s a source of much needed magnesium, anti-oxidants and other beneficial compounds (not to mention a powerful mood improver) so you hardly need an excuse to make this.
It’s delicious eaten chilled straight from the fridge or, if you have more patience than I do, even better five or ten minutes later as its fudgy consistency turns positively silky. Did I mention how easy it is? Right, so what are you waiting for?