Our Favorite Chocolate Desserts in 2019
More than 2,000 years old, cocoa, which was first discovered in Central America, has now become the staple ingredient in many of the popular desserts we enjoy today. Rich and dense chocolate cake, light and foamy mousse and creamy and full-flavored chocolate cheesecakes all require this ancient ingredient. At Jessica Pastries, we love creating chocolate desserts to satisfy our chocoholic customers’ sweet tooth. This is why we use the very best chocolate and cocoa products in our creations.
Discover 5 of our best chocolate desserts that are sure to fly off your shelves.
Characteristics of Chocolate
First, it’s important to know that there are three types of chocolate:
- Milk chocolate
- Dark chocolate
- White chocolate
The difference between the three is the percentage of sugar and the percentage of cocoa powder. For example, white chocolate consists of sugar, milk and cocoa butter but no cocoa powder. The percentage of cocoa powder in dark chocolate can vary. The higher the percentage, the more bitter the chocolate will be. Chocolate is one of the most widely used ingredients in pastry making. It adds a rich texture, a certain consistency and, of course, great taste. It’s the base of many desserts, and sometimes some can be found in recipes you wouldn’t suspect. For example, at Jessica Pastries, white chocolate helps with the consistency of our glazes, since we use it to make the glaze denser and opaque. It also replaces gelatin. The quality of the chocolate is also very important when baking. In a lesser quality chocolate, you can find other ingredients, such as palm oil, which is used to reproduce the texture of cocoa butter. Cheaper, these inferior types of chocolate really lower the quality of the desserts. At Jessica Pastries, we bake with BARRY-CALLEBAUT chocolate, a leading chocolate supplier worldwide that has been producing chocolate for over 175 years. Their chocolate is of the highest quality and their range of chocolates vast. For example, we use INAYA chocolate, which has some fruity flavors. We also use GRAND CARAQUE, which has no sugar, only cocoa. It gives our mousse a very intense chocolate taste.
Our 5 Favorite Chocolate Desserts
Many of our desserts are made with chocolate, but the five below are the most appreciated by our retailers and customers. We offer a wide range of desserts, from mousse to more traditional sponge cakes and cheesecakes. The list never ends!
Here are the 5 best chocolate desserts at Jessica Pastries Inc.
- Chocolate Truffle
This 8-inch chocolate sponge cake has an intense dark chocolate mousse and a chocolate mirror glaze. We create more than 30,000 units per year of this dense and rich cake that looks as good as it tastes. Its elegant look and delicious taste is sure to catch the eye of customers.
- L’explosion au chocolat
This was a recent creation in 2019. This 8-inch dome-shaped cake has a crunchy praline base, chocolate mousse and a chocolate sponge cake, as well as chocolate Chantilly cream, hazelnut pieces and a chocolate mirror glaze. Since it’s mostly made with milk chocolate, this cake will be loved by most grocery store customers. Also, the dome shape is an original look.
- King Fudge
Another recent creation in 2019. Filled with homemade dark chocolate fudge, the chocolate sponge cake is a traditional cake with three sponge layers. These 8 inches of chocolate goodness are perfect for birthdays as well as anniversaries and other celebrations.
- Mousse Double chocolat
These 2.5-inch bite-size mousses are a great last-minute dessert customers will want to buy for weekdays, nights or impromptu weekend get-togethers. The chocolate sponge cake is made with creamy milk chocolate and white-chocolate mousse, which complement each other perfectly. Individually sized mousses mean less waste and a portion already calculated for customers.
- Gâteau au fromage au chocolat
We make more than 7,000 units per season of this chocolate cheesecake. The 6-inch size of this combination of intense dark chocolate brownie and dark chocolate cream cheese is the perfect size for customers looking for a rich cake for small get-togethers.
Our 5 favorite Jessica Pastries chocolate desserts are all unique, giving your customers more options when they’re shopping for delicious desserts to serve anytime. Whether they prefer a rich dark chocolate or a lighter, nutty milk chocolate, our cheesecakes, sponge cakes and mousses are sure to satisfy their cravings.