Artisan chocolatier Koko Black and Instagrammable cake makers Black Star Pastry have teamed up to create a mighty, multi-layered cake. Get ready to worship Theobroma: Food of the Gods. This delicious cake is inspired by Greek mythology, and celebrates the origin of the cocoa fruit. The dreamy collaboration is available for just one sweet day, World Chocolate Day, on Thursday July 7.
Koko Black x Black Star Pastry
The name ‘Theobrama’ comes from the ancient Greek term, ‘food of the gods’. It’s also a plant species that falls under the same family as the cacao tree.
The seven-layer Theobroma cake starts with a cacao shortbread base. It’s followed by a caramelised puffed buckwheat and quinoa crunch, chocolate mousse, light cacao sponge and cacao fruit juice cremeux. Inspired by elements of nature, the surface of the cake resembles leaves and twigs. It features a dark chocolate cacao pod filled with caramelised cacao nibs and cacao fruit compote, with a white chocolate leaf in a natural green colour, and chocolate twigs dianthus.
Koko Black Head Chocolatier Remco Brigou and Black Star Pastry Group Head Pastry Chef Arnaud Vodounou put their skills together to create this special treat. The final result comes from six months of brainstorming, nine different cake trials and countless hours spent in the kitchen.
“I want this creation to show that chocolate is so much more than the milky, bittersweet flavours that everyone knows,” said Vodounou. “Theobroma heroes the often forgotten fruity and acidic flavours of the cocoa pulp and draws inspiration from the origins of chocolate by using natural ingredients in their most raw form.”
The key ingredient of the cake is the cacao juice, extracted from flesh that sits around the cocoa bean. This juice is fermented down into a sugar syrup, and is ready to delight and surprise chocolate fans with its rich and fruity aroma.
Where can I get it?
The Theobroma: Food of the Gods cake is available at all Black Star Pastry venues, and select Koko Black stores across Melbourne and Sydney. A single serve costs $15. But, if you’d like more, grab a whole cake for $55. This whole cake serves four, but if you keep it all to yourself, we certainly won’t judge you.
Find it at Koko Black stores in:
- Como Centre
- Town Hall
- Glen Waverley
- Highpoint Shopping Centre
- Royal Arcade
It’s also available at Black Star Pastry’s Chadstone location.
Find it at Black Star Pastry stores in:
- Sydney CBD
- Moore Park
Or, pick it up from Koko Black Strand Arcade.
Pre-orders are available online from Thursday June 30.