February 18, 2021

Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Cake with Berries. {Vegetarian Recipe}

Enjoy this warm, soft, chocolate cake melting in your mouth.

The berries bring in freshness and cut through some of the richness—elegantly balancing this dessert. I truly believe raspberries were created just to enjoy with anything chocolate.

Divine Chocolate Cake with Berries Recipe

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


½ cup all-purpose cake flour

2 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon baking powder

⅛ teaspoon fine salt

1 large egg, at room temperature

¼ cup + ½ teaspoon butter, melted

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup sugar

¼ cup warm water

2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips

½ cup mixed berries


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 177°C.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add ¼ cup of melted butter, vanilla extract, and sugar. Beat until the sugar has dissolved.

4. Start adding the above dry ingredients and warm water to the wet ingredients—folding carefully with a spatula to make the batter. The batter should be smooth and without lumps. Do not overmix the batter as that will cause the cake to become hard.

5. Brush two 4-inch x 4-inch oven-safe pans with ½ teaspoon of melted butter. Pour the cake batter equally in both pans and set them in the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake centers comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven. Once they cool a little, garnish with the chocolate chips and mixed berries.

Serving Suggestions

Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the cake with the help of a fine-mesh strainer for a more dramatic look. I like to serve the warm cake with vanilla ice cream or raspberry sorbet.

You can also serve it with a fancy French Chantilly cream. Here is an easy recipe: Whip together ½ cup chilled heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon fine sugar, ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract, and scraped seeds from ½ cup vanilla bean (if you have it) until soft peaks form. It is worth the effort.


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