Found at the restaurant RPM Steak in Chicago, this is a dark and milk chocolate cake, topped with chocolate frosting that is then dotted with flecks of 14-karat gold leaf. Listen, you just downed a whole steak: You might as pay full freight and down this, too.
Chocolate cookies can stand on their own, for sure. But that doesn't mean a little salted caramel can't add a little somethin' somethin'. Think of the chocolate cookie as LeBron James and the salted caramel as...whomever is on the court with LeBron at that time.
From Piece of Cake's in Hong Kong, this is a six-layered, Valrhona chocolate cake with dark chocolate mousse (infused with a dash of rum), sandwiched between a crunchy base and layers of chocolate sponge cake, which is all topped off with a dark chocolate ganache. It's almost too pretty to eat.
Oh, who am I kidding? Go ahead and eat the hell out of it.
At first glance you might think that Rice Krispie Treats don't go with chocolate cake, then you smack yourself in the head several times because you realize that you're being totally stupid. Then you apologize to both the cake and the Rice Krispie Treats for such blasphemy.
If your jaw just dropped to the floor, do not pick it up and put it back in place. Rather, find someone to make this dessert for you, cram as many of them in your mouth as humanly possible, and then pick up your jaw and put it back in place. Common sense, really.