Quick Chocolate Delight

Indulge in a quick and delightful chocolate treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe guides you through creating a decadent chocolate dessert, complete with a soft cake base, rich ganache, creamy ricotta filling, and a crunchy chocolate coating. Perfect for when you need a chocolate fix without spending hours in the kitchen.

Quick Chocolate Delight


For the Chocolate Base:

  • 4 large eggs
  • A dash of salt
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 100g all-purpose flour
  • 40g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 20g cornflour
  • An 18cm baking tin

For the Ganache:

  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 100ml cream, warmed

For the Ricotta Chocolate Filling:

  • 70g ricotta cheese
  • 30g icing sugar
  • 150ml heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • 80g chocolate, gently melted

For the Chocolate & Peanut Coating:

  • 60g peanuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 150g chocolate, melted smoothly
  • A drizzle of vegetable oil


  1. Prepare the Chocolate Base:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease your baking tin.
    • Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt until frothy. Gradually add the sugar, beating until thick and pale.
    • Sift together the flour, cocoa, and cornflour. Gently fold into the egg mixture.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Make the Ganache:
    • In a saucepan, dissolve the sugar in a splash of water and heat until amber-colored. Carefully add the butter and warmed cream (it will bubble), stirring until smooth.
    • Let the ganache cool slightly before spreading over the cooled cake base.
  3. Whip Up the Ricotta Chocolate Filling:
    • Blend the ricotta with icing sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream and melted chocolate until well combined.
    • Spread this mixture over the ganache layer on the cake.
  4. Create the Chocolate & Peanut Coating:
    • Mix the melted chocolate with a drizzle of vegetable oil for a glossy finish. Stir in the toasted peanuts.
    • Pour this over the ricotta layer, spreading evenly.
  5. Chill and Serve:
    • Allow the dessert to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
    • Slice and serve chilled for a blissful chocolate experience.

This quick chocolate dessert is a perfect blend of textures and flavors, from the soft cake base to the creamy fillings and the crunchy, nutty topping. Enjoy crafting this sweet masterpiece that’s bound to impress at any gathering or simply as a treat for yourself.

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