Monday, 19 March 2012

Dark Chocolate Torte

I think it may have been too cute for St.Patrick's Day.  It's more Eastery-y instead. Maybe I'll make the same thing for Easter.  It was for a friend's birthday party (hope you enjoyed it, Saanya.  Sorry I got crumbs all over your floor, Hunter, Lauren).  Yes, it's a crumbly cake.  A delicious, decadent, soft, moist, crumbly cake.
Serve with some mascarpone, ice cream, or whipped cream to counterbalance the richness of the cake if you wish.
Recipe adapted from here

Prep time: 15 min  Cook time: 40 min  Suitable for: birthdays and whatnot

200g unsalted butter
200g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
5 medium eggs
100g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
60g ground almonds
40g plain flour

For decoration
flaked almonds

Preheat oven to 180C and butter an cake tin.  Melt the butter and chocolate over and double boiler until melted and set aside.  Beat the eggs and the sugars with an electric whisk until light and fluffy, for about 5 minutes.  Fold in the chocolate mixture, and the flours.  Pour mixture into the tin and bake for about 40 minutes or until evenly set and it passes the toothpick test (stick a toothpick all the way through and if it comes out clean it's good).  When cooled, turn it out, dust with cocoa powder and decorate with flaked almonds and marzipan.

1 comment:

  1. wow its looks beautiful!!! do you know how to andle sugar paste ? the marzipan decos look soo cute :)


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