The marriage of chocolate and raspberry is a very happy one, demonstrated perfectly in this chocolate framboisier. There are lots of different interpretations of the framboisier, but in essence it is a cake with layers of sponge, cream or mousse and raspberries. This version is a chocolate framboisier with layers of chocolate sponge cake, chocolate mousse and a raspberry glaze.
Pâtisserie is something anyone can create and with its increase in popularity thanks to TV shows like The Great British Bake Off and its spin-off show Crème de la Crème, lots of people are beginning to make professional-style pâtisserie at home.
This framboisier is perfect at this time of year when raspberries are in season. The sharp, sweet fruit cuts through the layers of cake and mousse and adds a delicious refreshing hit in contrast to the chocolate. This is great to serve as part of afternoon tea, or you could just trim the edges and leave it whole to serve it as a celebration cake.