Shortcake Surprise

This dessert is destined to become a new favorite for summer entertaining
CHARITY FERREIRA

If there's anything better than fresh raspberries in season, it's raspberries paired with chocolate. We've created a dark, chocolaty biscuit that's midway between cake and cookie, then split it to enclose the fresh berries and a cloud of tangy vanilla crème fraîche. Although this dessert is homey enough to evoke shortcakes past, it makes a decidedly elegant end to a summer meal.