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Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

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Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce is the perfect option for  an elegant chocolate dessert to add to your holiday table! This sublime chocolate terrine is the perfect option. 

Slice of Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce on a square white plate

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

If your family is anything like mine, they demand a chocolate dessert on each holiday. On Thanksgiving, a French silk pie joins the pumpkin. On Easter, a fudge lamb accompanies the layer cake or mousse. Christmas is up for grabs…and I have a feeling this chocolate terrine will be requested. Today, I’m joining a group of 14 bloggers each highlighting a recipe that would be a marvelous addition to your Thanksgiving buffet. My contribution is this exquisite silky smooth chocolate terrine with raspberry sauce.


Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce on a white serving tray

PRO-Tip: Use Pasteurized Eggs

You may be squeamish when you realize this dessert contains raw eggs. We all need to be aware of foodborne illnesses, but there are ways to make terrific desserts like this without the risk of salmonella.

Have you heard of Safest Choice eggs? Check your market for availability…you’ll need it for your  Christmas eggnog, French silk pies, meringue toppings and more. These eggs are pasteurized therefore eliminate chances of exposure to salmonella bacteria. Uncooked eggs are essential to create the velvety texture of this dessert. It’s worth the effort to find pasteurized eggs…so young and old alike can enjoy this holiday treat.

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce on a serving tray with one slice and fresh raspberries

Holiday Chocolate Dessert

If you know how to “fold,” you can make this terrine. Folding is the gentle process of combining one fluffy mixture into a more dense one. The goal is to not deflate the fluff (in this case the egg whites, then the whipped cream) too much so the dessert stays somewhat light. Use a large rubber spatula and start by “cutting” through the middle following this process: down, across, up, over. Then repeat and repeat till the mixture is homogeneous. This ambrosial chocolate mixture is poured into a plastic wrapped loaf pan and chilled. To serve, a hot knife cuts through the chocolate with ease. Garnish as you like…I know you’ll swoon with your first, second…and all subsequent bites! And wouldn’t it be amazing to graduate from a hand held mixer to a top of the line stand mixer just in time for the holidays? Well, today you have your chance.

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Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

A rich and silky chocolate terrine perfect for a special occasion dessert. Adapted from Ina Garten's Dark Chocolate Terrine with Orange Sauce from Make It Ahead.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 10 servings



  • 1 cup butter
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 8 egg yolks (reserve 3 egg whites, see below), at room temperature, Safest Choice brand encouraged
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Raspberry Sauce

  • 1 12 ounce bag frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed in 1 tablespoon water
  • Sweetened whipped cream, berries, mint to garnish, optional


  1. Spray 8 1/2 x 4 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray. Carefully line pan with plastic wrap, trying to avoid any large wrinkles. Place pan in freezer while prepping the terrine.
  2. Place butter, chocolate and instant coffee in a large microwave safe bowl. Gently microwave at 30 second intervals, stopping and stirring frequently, till mixture is melted and smooth.
  3. Whisk in powdered sugar till combined, then cocoa powder. Whisk in egg yolks, Kahlua and a pinch of kosher salt. Let mixture cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Using electric mixer whip egg whites and sugar to firm peaks. Carefully fold whipped whites into the chocolate mixture with rubber spatula.
  5. Add cream to same mixing bowl as used for the egg whites and whip to firm peaks. Fold into the chocolate mixture, then scrape into loaf pan. Smooth top with offset spatula and fold end plastic wrap over top of chocolate. Chill for 4 hours or longer.
  6. To make raspberry sauce, heat 2 cups of the frozen raspberries in saucepan with lemon juice and sugar, stirring occasionally. When bubbling, add in cornstarch mixture and bring to boil. Cook for a minute, then remove from heat to cool. Press sauce through a wire mesh strainer to remove seeds. Store in refrigerator.
  7. To serve, unwrap plastic from top of terrine, flip onto a serving plate and use plastic to help remove terrine from pan. Slice terrine with a hot, dry knife and place on dessert plates. Garnish with a drizzle of raspberry sauce, whipped cream, berries and mint, if desired.


Total time does not include chilling times.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 22g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 210mg Sodium: 191mg Carbohydrates: 54g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 44g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
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28 comments on “Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce”

  1. Oh my goodness! I absolutely want to dive into that terrine. It looks so silky and decadent!

  2. Hey, Liz…where do I get the actual recipe? I must be missing a link to it somewhere…

  3. this indeed looks like edible molded chocolate silk…so fine and glossy…beautiful dessert,thanks for inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Heavenly Liz, simply heavenly! I totally agree about the eggs too. Better safe for everyone…

  5. Gorgeous terrine, the chocolate looks so rich and silky – perfection!

  6. I would like a slice of that terrine right now please, looks divine. Learned to fold in egg whites at an early age and it still remains a challenge lol.

  7. Oooh, not only does this look melt-in-the-mouth, Liz, but this has taken me down memory lane. This was the first dessert that hubby made me before we were married. I said yes. How can you turn someone down with a chocolate terrine, lol? Bad news is that was the last ever dessert he made ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Oh my…I’d totally dig into this for myself. Absolutely delish and the chocolate looks heavenly. By any chance, did you post the recipe somewhere?

  9. I’m swooning just by looking at your photos, Liz! That terrine is perfect – so smooth, creamy and silky! I’ve always wanted to make one. I need to find pasteurized eggs in Vancouver. Unfortunately, I’m the only die hard chocoholic in my families so I try not to make chocolate desserts for get-togethers. Can I become an honourary member of your family?

  10. Your terrine looks gorgeous. I think my family would petition to get this one for Christmas, too!

  11. I love that your family demands chocolate desserts. They sound like a wise bunch of people. Oh, and I’m convinced I could eat the entire pan in one sitting ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Wow, I’m full just reading the menu! Everything sounds great and your dessert is very pretty Liz:@)

  13. Dessert isn’t dessert unless there is something chocolate! This sure fits the bill!

  14. This looks absolutely delicious, Liz! Wow, what a great dessert for the upcoming holidays! I’ll say it again…you really can bake…thanks for sharing!

  15. This is one of those meals that I would want to start with the dessert. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can just feel that chocolate terrine melting in my mouth!

  16. Lizzy,
    I want to lick the raspberry puddle off the plate (hopefully when no one’s looking). Your terrine looks so good. Pinned.

  17. Lizzy,
    I almost forgot…thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  18. I understand I can pasteurize eggs using my Thermomix. I’ll go look that up and make this. It sure looks good.

  19. Your chocolate terrine looks so decadent and utterly delicious with raspberry sauce!

  20. Love a bite of that luscious chocolate goodness AND Love to win a KitchenAid!

  21. It is getting hot, so this terrine would be so perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. oooooooooooooh Michael would LOSE IT if i made this chocolate terrine! YUM

  23. Looks fab, I wish they sold pasteurised raw eggs in the UK! I would love a slice of this ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. That looks wonderful! My husband is a chocolate mousse-type guy and I think this would get big thumbs up from him.

  25. Hi Liz, Just stopped by to see what you’ve been baking and saw this double prize of a post! Your creamy delicious chocolate terrine and a generous giveaway! I threw my entries in! Thanks for such a nice giveaway opportunity!

  26. This is a lovely dessert option for Thanksgiving, Liz! I really like the idea of adding in a chocolate dessert. Chocolate is always appropriate! Thanks for the tip on the eggs. I’ve always been wary of making recipes that include raw eggs so I’m happy to hear about Safest Choice. My dessert world has just gotten bigger ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. This looks so delicious. I know my kids would love this .. well and so would I! Pinning for later.

  28. I could easily cozy up to a slice of this.

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