Cookbook:Indulgent Chocolate Torte

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Indulgent Chocolate Torte
Category Dessert recipes
Servings Not nearly enough
Time Prep 30 minutes
Bake 35-40 minutes
Final Prep 1 hour
Difficulty Very Difficult

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | American cuisine | Vegetarian Cuisine | Dessert

Torte[edit]

Ingredients[edit]

Topping[edit]

  • chocolate glaze
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate curls, if desired
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


Procedure[edit]

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease a 9x3-inch springform pan.
  3. Heat chocolate chips and margarine in a two-quart saucepan over medium heat until chocolate chips are melted; cool 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in flour until smooth.
  5. Stir in egg yolks until well blended.
  6. Beat egg whites in large bowl on high speed until foamy.
  7. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until soft peaks form.
  8. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites.
  9. Spread in greased a 9x3-inch springform pan.
  10. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top of cake appears dry and cracked; cool 10 minutes.
  11. Run knife along side of cake to loosen, remove side of pan. Cook cake completely.
  12. Place on serving plate.
  13. Spread top of cake with chocolate glaze; drizzle with caramel sauce.
  14. Garnish with chocolate curls and pecans.


Chocolate Glaze[edit]

Ingredients[edit]

Procedure[edit]

  1. Heat chocolate and margarine over low heat until melted.
  2. Blend in powdered sugar and water until smooth.
  3. Stir in additional boiling water, ½ teaspoon at a time, until of drizzling consistency.

Makes about ½ cup glaze.


Caramel Sauce[edit]

Ingredients[edit]

Procedure[edit]

  1. Heat all ingredients to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly, reduce heat to low.
  2. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.

Makes about 1¾ cup sauce.


Easy Chocolate Curls[edit]

Procedure[edit]

The curls will be easier to make if the chocolate is slightly warm, so let the chocolate stand in a warm place for about 15 minutes before making curls. Semi-sweet chocolate can be used, but the curls will be small. Also, the thicker the bar of chocolate, the larger your curls will be.

  1. Place a bar or block of chocolate on waxed paper. Make chocolate curls by pulling a vegetable peeler toward you across the flattest side of the chocolate, pressing firmly in long, thin strokes. Small curls can be made by using the side of the chocolate bar.
  2. Transfer each curl carefully with a toothpick to wax-lined cookie sheet or directly onto frosted cake, pie or other dessert.