The UK-based The Independent recently made a prediction that will surely have dessert enthusiasts in a good mood; chocolate cake will be a hot trend for breakfast next year.
On Monday morning, the news outlet stated that the dessert item will be popping up on breakfast menus. This comes from Liz Moskow, the culinary director at Sterling-Rice Group (which is based out of Boulder, Colorado and works with clients such as Wendy’s, Annie’s, and Quaker).
As Moskow told Food Business News, “There was a study that recently came out from Syracuse University re-touting the benefits of dark chocolate, specifically on cognitive function — abstract reasoning, memory, focus. The thought was eating chocolate prepares you more for your workday, so what better day part to incorporate dark chocolate into your meal than breakfast?”
Two recent studies seem to support that last statement. The first one (as mentioned by Moskow) was found in a Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) published in the journal 'Appetite' earlier this year, which says that eating chocolate regularly was linked with cognitive function. The second study came from Tel Aviv University, and suggested that eating dessert for breakfast can aid weight-loss because it reduces cravings.
“Combining those two studies and the likeability of having dessert for breakfast, we predict that breakfast might start seeing brunch amuse-bouche chocolate cakes or brunch and breakfast restaurants incorporating a robust dessert menu,” Moskow said.