File this one away under "Ridiculously Good". I say this without the slightest bit of exaggeration. My pet peeve for recipes that claim to be the best ever (ever. ever. ever.) keeps me cautious on my use of superlatives.
I am one of those strange women who never enjoyed chocolate until my thirties, when some massive hormonal shift took over and swayed my taste. I didn't like ground beef either, but that's a different story and completely unappetizing in the context of chocolate.
The cravings started with those those little volcano chocolate cakes with the melting centers. These did the job until they started appearing on menus everywhere and quality took a nosedive. As a rule, I now only order "the volcano" when the menu requires a twenty minute lead time, otherwise, I don't bother.
Lately, I have been looking for a chocolate dessert that I can serve at home. A dinner party staple. Something easy, but, fabulous. This is the recipe. A layer of buttery chocolaty crust, topped with a truffle like (extremely rich) interior, brushed with a thin layer of fresh raspberry preserves and finished with a smooth dark chocolate glaze.
Smooth, rich, creamy chocolate heaven. Seriously. The best dessert I've ever made.