Ina Garten Shares What She’s Making for Her Oscars Party This Year (Yes, There’s Chocolate)

updated Feb 6, 2020
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The Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and that means it’s time to think about what you’re going to make for the glamorous occasion. Of course you need the best, most elegant sips and snacks to enjoy while watching the Oscars. Who wants to eat something dull when you’re watching all that glitz and glam? If you’re looking for inspiration, let Ina Garten be your guide. To the surprise of exactly no one, she’s prepared for the weekend.

Yesterday Ina posted a photo on Instagram showing what she’s making for her Oscars party this year, and it’s enough to make someone drive out to the Hamptons, knock on her door, and beg for a seat on her couch. She shared a photo of a beautiful, rich and gooey chocolate cassis cake that screams decadence (and just so happens to be gluten-free).

Her cake needs to be paired with something just as glamorous, of course, so Ina said she plans on making a Raspberry Royale cocktail (also shown in the post on slide two), which is Champagne with a splash of raspberry liqueur. Ina says that tossing some fresh raspberries into your drink is optional, but why wouldn’t you go out of your way to do so? The extra touch sounds pretty great and adds a nice pop of color.

Both of these recipes are total crowd-pleasers. I especially like the idea of making a big chocolate cake on Sunday and then stretching it out for a handful of days to celebrate Valentine’s Day. That’s true love! You could also top the cake with any leftover raspberries from your cocktails, or add a dollop of whipped cream or chocolate sauce, too.

What are you making for your Oscars party this weekend? Let us know in the comments!