What is a D8te Night without a decadent dessert? From the chocolate to the raspberries, this one will put both of you in the mood for love! The richness of the chocolate and the tartness of the raspberry glaze pairs wonderfully, creating a double threat and a fabulous flavor combination.

1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup whipped cream
fresh raspberry, if desired

Raspberry sauce:
1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries, thawed, drained and juice reserved
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon orange liqueur (to taste) or 1 tablespoon raspberry liqueur, if desired (to taste)

Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Grease bottom and side of springform pan, 8x2 1/2 inches, or round pan 9x1 1/2 inches.

Melt 1 package chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat; cool 5 minutes.

Stir in flour until smooth.

Stir in egg yolks until well blended.

Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy.

Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until soft peaks form.

Gently stir chocolate mixture into egg whites.

Spread in pan.

Bake springform pan 35 to 40 minutes, round pan 30 to 35 minutes (top will appear dry and cracked) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool 10 minutes.

Run knife alongside of cake to loosen; remove side of springform pan.

Turn cake upside down onto wire rack; remove bottom of springform pan and cool completely, about 1 hour.

Place on serving plate.

Heat 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter and the corn syrup over medium heat until chocolate chips are melted.

Spread over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle downside.

Place whipped cream in decorating bag fitted with tip.

Pipe a rosette on each serving. Serve with Raspberry Sauce.

Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry Sauce:.
Add enough water to reserved juice to measure 1 cup.

Stir together sugar and cornstarch in 1-quart saucepan.

Stir in juice and raspberries.

Heat to boiling over medium heat.

Boil and stir 1 minute; strain.

Stir in liqueur.

Refrigerate any remaining sauce.


Maybe aphrodisiacs work, maybe they don't, however, if you're making a delicious meal to share with your significant other, we guarantee the evening will be sweet if you know what we mean. Let us know how you did, take a picture, and tag us @d8tebox.