Chocolate Raspberry Marquess

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Recipe courtesy Deer Valley Resort. This is an elegant and lovely looking dessert. Very worth your while to prepare. Didn't include the 8 hour or longer chilling time. This looks beautiful! Have had this recipe in my folder for about a year, and it was made for one of the private parties' our cook prepared for a Quniceañera Party. It was one of the sweet treats that they served.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. CHOCOLATE BUTTER SHEET CAKE:.
  2. Preheat oven 325ºF.
  3. Brush the sides of a 12x16-inch sheet pan with melted butter, and dust lightly with flour, or spray with cooking spray. Line the bottom with a rectangle of parchment or waxed paper.
  4. Cream the butter in a bowl, using an electric mixer until it is very light and aerated.
  5. Add the egg yolks, a few at a time, stopping to scrape the bowl in between additions.
  6. Add the chocolate, scraping the bowl again, beating until the chocolate is incorporated.
  7. Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar in a clean bowl, using an electric mixer. When they are frothy, gradually add the sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, whipping until soft peaks form. Fold the whites into yolk mixture.
  8. Sift the flour onto the batter and FOLD IN GENTLY. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until the cake is just set and a light crust has formed on the top. Cool.
  10. RASPBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:.
  11. Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan, gently swirling the pan until the sugar dissolves. Cook just until the syrup is clear; do not boil. Stir in 2 T raspberry sauce; take off heat and add in Chambord.
  12. RASPBERRY SAUCE:.
  13. In a blender or food processor, puree the raspberries with the sugar, lemon juice and Chambord. Strain through a fine sieve to remove the seeds. Refrigerate.
  14. ASSEMBLE MARQUESS & MAKING CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:.
  15. Place 12 (2-3/4"round, 1-1/2"tall) steel individual cake rings on a parchment lined sheet pan. (Alternately, you can use 1 large 9" round, 2-1/2"tall metal ring.).
  16. Cut 12 circles from the chocolate butter sheet cake and put 1 in the bottom of each metal ring.
  17. Using a pastry brush, moisten each cake with Raspberry Simple Syrup. Arrange 3 or 4 raspberries inside the rings on top of the cake circles.
  18. Melt the chocolate and 7 oz of the butter in the top of a double boiler, over gently boiling water; upper pan should not touch water.
  19. Remove from the double boiler but keep mixture warm and liquid.
  20. Whip the cream until it comes to soft peaks that hold their shape. Refrigerate until needed.
  21. Whisk the remaining 2 oz of butter with the eggs, sugar, and Chambord in a medium bowl. Place over gently boiling water; the bowl should not touch water.
  22. Cook, whisking constantly, for to 10 minutes, until the mixture reaches 160ºF on a candy thermometer.
  23. Immediately remove from the heat and with an electric mixer, whip at high speed for about 5 minutes, until cool to touch.
  24. Whisk the egg mixture into melted chocolate and butter. Fold in the whipped cream, mixing until no streaks of white remain.
  25. Using a pastry bag, or plastic bag with the tip snipped off, or a large spoon, fill the prepared metal rings with chocolate mousse, covering the raspberries.
  26. With a flat knife, smooth the mousse to make it level with tops of the rings. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, until firm.
  27. To remove from mold, warm the sides of the rings by wrapping briefly with a hot towel, or use propane torch (for creme brulee)to heat sides so they release.
  28. GARNISHING:.
  29. Decorate by arranging fresh raspberries, chocolate truffles, chocolate chards, or chocolate leaves on top and/or on each individual dessert plate.
  30. ENJOY! You have earned it.

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