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I am watching "The Great British Bake off" and there are lines that I don't understand.
In a scene, when one of the participants is describing about his chocolate cake.
He was worried because other contestants were surprised that he was using fresh raspberries.
And he says,

"But I’m not using a whole field worth of raspberries, just a few. I want that richness of the chocolate but then you get a burst just cut through that"

I don't understand "then you get a burst just cut through that".
Would someone explain please?

Thank you very much!
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    He is apparently adding relatively few raspberries to the cake, so the experience of the person eating it is that you're eating mostly chocolate cake when suddenly you bite into a raspberry, which gives you a burst of a different flavor, and that fruit flavor cuts through the chocolately taste you've been enjoying – unremitting chocolate can be too sugary, so the sudden experience of a fruit flavor will help to cut that sweetness.

    Cross-posted with a much more succinct explanation. :)
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