Sunday, May 08, 2005

Mother's Day Chocolate Cake

I treated my family with this cake that was an idea of the moment. Everyone enjoyed the result.
Here is my recipe:
1 chocolate Graham pie shell (the one that does not require baking)
6 oz semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
1 pint fresh strawberries
Melt chocolate morsels with 4 tbsp of heavy cream on low heat. The mixture should be the consistency of honey. Add more heavy cream if necessary. Combine the mixture with raisins and walnuts, and pour into the pie shell. Let it cool, and refrigerate for 30 min or so.
Meanwhile whip the remaining heavy cream with sugar. (I don't like my desserts to be extra sweet, so experiment with the sugar: you can add more or less, depending ot what you prefer).
Dice half of the strawberries, and mix with whipped cream. Place on a top of the chocolate filling.
decorate with the remaining strawberries. Enjoy!

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