Chocolate & Earl Grey torte

Chocolate & Earl Grey torte

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Never before has it been so easy to impress - this soft-centered torte can be made ahead and frozen or baked from scratch in just an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
514
protein
10g
carbs
34g
fat
37g
saturates
17g
fibre
3g
sugar
29g
salt
0.39g

Ingredients

  • leaves from 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 100ml hot milk
  • 250g good dark chocolate (we used a 78% bar)
  • 200g butter, diced
  • 140g ground almonds
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 200g caster sugar
  • cocoa, icing sugar and crème fraîche or cream, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line the base and sides of a deep, 22cm loose-bottomed tin with baking parchment, so the paper comes about 2.5cm above the sides. Stir the Earl Grey tea into the hot milk.
  2. Melt the chocolate, butter and a pinch of salt together in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Then stir in the ground almonds, followed by the egg yolks and milky tea, including the leaves. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then beat in the caster sugar until stiff-ish again. Fold the whites through the chocolate mix and scrape into the tin. Bake for 30-35 mins – it should still have a slight wobble. Then cool completely in the tin.
  3. Carefully remove from the tin and lift onto a serving plate. Dust all over with cocoa and icing sugar, then serve in slices with crème fraîche or cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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nickcavegirl's picture
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This is LUSH and I recommend it fully :D Easy to make, looks very impressive and gorgeous and everyone made very satisfied noises. It's not massively earl grey tasting, so I'd double the amount if you wanted a stronger taste x

Twopaws's picture

My first torte and the first cake I've cooked since childhood. Wasn't convinced that I'd pulled it off but in the end it turned out wonderfully. Had this for Christmas dessert 'cus boyfriend didn't want Christmas pudding! Like some other people I couldn't really taste any earl grey. Thanks!

joannahobbs1's picture

Delicious! Would probably cook for a little longer next time as was runny in the middle but this didn't detract from the delicious taste, great for a dinner party. We had ours with cream and raspberries. Yum.

paulinam's picture

I didn't have time to let the cake cool completely before serving and it was a bit molten in the middle. Nobody complained, it was lovely. Served with white choc and raspberry ice cream which was a match made in heaven. Couldn't detect the earl grey, if I did it again I would experiment with using more.

sbeavis's picture
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Beautiful recipe - enjoyed by all

secrettrekkie's picture
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very nice, even after i added butter late as i forgot to add it, i would suggest adding more tea bags and or leaving out the leaves as the earl grey got lost in there for me. still very nice recipe

gilsadee's picture
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Absolutely delicious. Went down a storm.

branches760's picture
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Very easy and very very tasty, definitely one to impress with!

sarahfh's picture
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Really, really good! I have made this a few times and it never lasts long! I use 3 tea bags instead of 2, which I think adds a bit more contrast to the chocolate without being overpowering.

abbiescookingkitchen's picture
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I just love this recipe - and it goes so well with creme friache. Its not to sweet - very decadent. As a tea lover the combination of earl grey is brilliant it adds that something really special but not over powering.

claudiawhitcomb's picture
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Every time I have made this cake it has gone down a storm, especially with my gulten free friends! Its truly delicious!

frozenpixie's picture
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This was absolutely delicious and went in no time. The texture was really moist and puddingy, and they were good warm and cold. The earl grey flavour was perfect. I added an extra 50% to the recipe and made it as brownies - highly recommended!

stella56's picture
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What a result! Great food liked by even those who claim they don't like chocolate. Simple but impressive.

missrd's picture
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A great straightforward recipe, that produces a very elegant grown up pudding. Serve with creme fraiche and slightly warm if you can

ellyboot's picture
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Mine was v crumbly afterwards but really really tasty. We had raspberries with it. Delicious.

ellyboot's picture
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Mine was v crumbly afterwards but really really tasty. We had raspberries with it. Delicious.

sbeavis's picture
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Beautiful and easy to make

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