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Sweeten summer with a gorgeous layered Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Shortcake dessert, served with a refreshing sparkling dry Vinho Verde rosé wine.
I am so excited to be working with Vinho Verde wines today to bring you this fabulous Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Shortcake Loaf! A deep, dark chocolate loaf cake is stuffed with coconut whipped cream and fresh raspberries and topped with a dreamy dark chocolate ganache for a dessert that pairs perfectly with a crisp, sparkling rosé wine. It’s deceivingly simple to make and so perfect for entertaining guests. This is going to be your go-to dessert all summer long!
Okay, so let’s talk wine! I am not a huge connoisseur of wine by any means, but in general I love anything that is unique, fresh, and crisp. The name “vinho verde” literally means green wine – but in actuality, it’s a name used to indicate that these are young wines, released 3-6 months after harvest! This delicious sparkling rosé hits all those high notes, with citrus aromas and hints of strawberry and raspberry. It pairs extremely well with this bittersweet chocolate loaf and the fresh berries, but its vibrant and versatile profile is great with any dessert and many summer-inspired appetizers! Vinho Verde is the largest wine region in Portugal, and they produce a huge variety of delicious, affordable wines. Just look for the official Vinho Verde seal next time you go shopping for wine!
Now onto the cake! This scrumptious dark chocolate raspberry shortcake loaf totally elevates the humble loaf cake to the next level. This presentation is perfect for entertaining at home or for backyard gatherings, but if you wanted to bring a little something sweet to your next picnic, I would recommend just packing everything separately and assembling on the spot. I don’t think anyone will complain when presented with a thick slice topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries! The layering is more impressive by far, but you will still get all those delicious flavors either way.
While this dark chocolate raspberry shortcake loaf would have been amazing regardless, I just had to try giving it a vegan twist and I am so pleased it worked! The cake is made with absolutely no eggs or dairy, and the whipped filling is actually coconut cream! The ganache on top is made by simply combining vegan chocolate chips with a little bit of almond milk and heating until melted and smooth. It’s so easy and you’d never suspect it was vegan if you didn’t know it. My family was absolutely shocked when I told them!
Next time you’re looking for a fresh, versatile wine that’s also a great value, give Vinho Verde wines a try! We are absolutely obsessed with this Via Latina dry sparkling rosé and I can already tell you it won’t be the last time we’ll be buying it. Its refreshing profile and subtle flavors let it transition seamlessly from aperitif to dessert, and it’s sure to be the perfect pairing to your food all year long!Print
Hi! My name is Valentina and I am The Baking Fairy! I'm a 20-something university student studying for PA school and moonlighting as a food blogger. I cook, I bake, I craft, I nanny, and I blog about it all! My style of cooking is college-budget gourmet... with an occasional wedding cake. The way to my heart is paved in glitter and chocolate.