Chocolate Fruit Basket

  • Chocolate Fruit Basket
Ranked: 105th

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 20 votes

Ingredients

  • 200 g 70% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 x punnet raspberries
  • 1 x firm ripe mango
  • 300 ml thickened cream
  • 1 tspn caster sugar
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence

Method

1. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water. Use a metal spoon to stir until the chocolate melts. Set aside to cool.

2. To create the chocolate baskets, use 150ml dariole moulds (you can use small glasses or small bowls). Invert the moulds and cover with baking paper and secure with kitchen strings or rubber band. You can make around 4-6 baskets depending on the size of the moulds.

3. Place melted chocolate in a paper piping bag. Pipe around the mould back and forth to create a lattice basket. Make sure to pipe a thick layer on the sides and base of the moulds. Place moulds in the freezer for 2 hours or until set.

4. Using an electric mixer, beat cream, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until thick.

5. To serve, place chocolate baskets on serving plates. Put cream in the basket and top with mango cubes and raspberries. Garnish with mint leaves.

Serving tips:

To achieve a glossy look for the raspberries, brush with a cooled raspberry flavored jelly and place them in the refrigerator to set.

You can replace cream with ice-cream and use your favorite fruit or use white chocolate to make the baskets.

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  • So clever!

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    by Phoodie Tweets on 02/01/2013, 18:10
    Phoodie Tweets
  • Wow! I love it!!!!!

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    by Ronna Farley on 02/01/2013, 22:40
    Ronna Farley
  • just beautiful

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    by Lisa Keys on 02/01/2013, 23:09
    Lisa Keys
    • Thank you, Lisa! :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 04/01/2013, 18:13
      Sarah Lewis
  • What a beautiful recipe! The glossy tip is very smart. I’m gonna have to try it.

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    by Melinda Strauss on 02/01/2013, 23:12
    Melinda Strauss
    • Thank you, Melinda. :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 05/01/2013, 21:32
      Sarah Lewis
  • OMG!! Dark chocolate is my favorite and this is so lovely!!

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    by Daniela Cirillo on 02/01/2013, 23:54
    Daniela Cirillo
  • Looks and Sounds So Delicious!! A Culinary Work of Art :-)

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    by Brenda Watts on 03/01/2013, 06:17
    Brenda Watts
  • Great idea!

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    by Lesley Pew on 03/01/2013, 07:59
    Lesley Pew
  • That is beautiful!!

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    by Debbie Reid on 03/01/2013, 11:35
    Debbie Reid
  • Beautiful Presentation! and Yummy too! :)

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    by Wendy Whipple Rusch on 03/01/2013, 11:39
    Wendy Whipple Rusch
    • Thanks, Wendy!

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      by Sarah Lewis on 04/01/2013, 18:12
      Sarah Lewis
  • oh wow these look delightful. My next dinner party is going to have these as the star for dessert !!

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    by Ama Abejja on 04/01/2013, 16:09
    Ama Abejja
    • Thank you, Ama. They were really nice and simple to make. :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 04/01/2013, 18:12
      Sarah Lewis
      • I can’t wait to try them !!!

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        by Ama Abejja on 04/01/2013, 23:13
        Ama Abejja
  • This desert was simply elegant in taste and design. It was divine! :D

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    by Jeffrey Lewis on 10/01/2013, 17:59
    Jeffrey Lewis
  • Looks divine and tasted beautiful!

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    by Thelma Anastacio on 11/01/2013, 12:39
    Thelma Anastacio
  • Fabulous!

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    by Vernice Kominiarski on 21/01/2013, 17:41
    Vernice Kominiarski
  • Love the taste, love the presentation, I love this chocolate basket! ;)

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    by Rhodora Soriano on 22/01/2013, 14:42
    Rhodora Soriano
  • A work of art!!!

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    by Nathan Segaloff on 23/01/2013, 22:10
    Nathan Segaloff
  • pretty

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    by Rosie Maturan on 28/01/2013, 19:57
    Rosie Maturan
  • Awesome!! looks delicious
    this is a must try dessert :)

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    by donte adams on 13/02/2013, 22:15
    donte adams
  • Sarah that is so beautiful and looks amazing,How did you make it?That is excellent job you done.

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    by ANNA LINHART on 09/04/2013, 18:30
    ANNA LINHART
  • who can resist?

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    by Linda Bullard on 20/05/2013, 21:50
    Linda Bullard