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Year-Round Giving: Chocolate Blackberry Sundae

February 16, 2015

Chocolate Blackberry Sundae

Blackberry Sundae

Today let's talk about dessert! How about a chocolate cake sundae with this gorgeous fresh blackberry sauce. I have put this versatile sauce on everything from sandwiches to croissants. Blackberries and chocolate not only look amazing together but the flavor combination is out of this world. I love this sauce and it is so simple to make. And who doesn't love a simple recipe?

Every year my husband makes an ooey gooey chocolate cake for the holidays. Every year my goal is to devour it. Once again we got to the point where we couldn't eat another bite of his super rich chocolate cake. So I wrapped up the last two slices in plastic wrap and put it in a freezer bag for another day. Now that day is here!

If you ever have left over cake, freeze it! You can always make cake pops, sundaes, or just eat it as is when the craving strikes. Our chocolate cake stays good in the freezer up to 2 months. I try to use that timeline for all leftover frozen cake. The only cake I saved longer than 2 months was my wedding cake. The tradition was to eat it on our first wedding anniversary. So one year later that cake came out of the freezer and after one bite it went straight into the trash. Yuck! Okay, let's get back to this delicious sundae and the recipe.

Chocolate Cake & Blackberry Sundae

Ingredients
1 slice of chocolate cake cut into cubes
3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
blackberry sauce to taste (recipe below)
mint for garnish

Directions
Place chocolate cake on the bottom of a dessert dish.
Drop 3 heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream on top of the chocolate cake.
Drizzle blackberry sauce over the top. Add as much as you desire.
Top with a mint leaf.

Recipe for Blackberry Sauce

Ingredients
1 cup fresh blackberries
1/4 cup water
2 Tbs and 1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Directions
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan.
Cook over a medium heat and stir.
Once the mixture comes to a boil remove from heat.
Using a potato masher smash blackberries.
Give the mixture a stir and let cool before serving.

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