What exactly is a chocolate merveilleux?
Forgotten by time until its rediscovery in the late 20th century, The Merveilleux au chocolat originated in Northern France.
Traditionally composed of a meringue, coated with whipped cream or ganache, then covered with chocolate shavings, this chocolate dessert is, indeed, marvelous. Its soft and generous chocolate ganache, paired with the delicate crunch of the meringue, is a match made in heaven.
Sometimes topped with a candied cherry, this chocolate delicacy is an all-star among pastry makers. The meringue cake’s light, crunchy character lends itself to any occasion.
How to present our chocolate meringue cakes?
These versatile chocolate meringue treats are easy to prepare and present. Simply defrost for a few minutes and serve. Some like them fresh; others prefer them at room temperature. No matter how they’re served, our chocolate merveilleux knows how to satiate your sweet tooth!
Enjoy them on their own, as a snack, as an appetizer, or to accompany teatime. Add a touch of magic to the chocolate wonders by decorating them with a fruit and nut coulis.