Thursday, January 3, 2013

Raspberry Chocolate cups

Wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!!

I want to start the first blog post for this year with something sweet.  I made this dessert for the holiday party at my home and it was loved by everyone.  Very simple to make and assemble.  My 7 year old daughter assembled it all by herself :)

The theme of the party was Red and Black.  This went very well with the theme.

Ingredients (for about 6 cups):
  • Chocolate browny squares - 6 Number (I used mini browny squares that fit perfectly into my class)
  • Red Velvet cake squares - 6 Number (I used the mini red velvet cake squares)
  • Raspberries - frozen - 1 1/2 cups
  • Raspberries - Fresh - about 12-15
  • Blueberries - Fresh - about 18-20
  • Agave Nectar - 2 table spoons
  • Nutmeg powder - 1/2 tea spoon
  • All spice powder - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Water - 1 to 2 cups depending on the consistency you like
  • Gold color sprinkles (optional) - about 2 table spoons

For the Raspberry Concoction:

To a pan on medium heat, add the frozen raspberries, water and agave nectar.  Dissolve it and keep stirring till you get the desired consistency.  Mine was the consistency of honey.  Then, add nutmeg and all spice powder.  Stir it and keep aside to cool.

To Assemble:

In a glass cup, place the browny first, then the red velvet cake.  On top of this, pour about 2 table spoons for each cup of the Raspberry concoction (please note that this needs to be cooled before using).  To make the cup prettier, place a couple of fresh Raspberries and Blueberries.  Sprinkle it with some gold sprinkles for a prettier finish and a slight crunch.