Decadent chocolate truffle torte

Decadent chocolate truffle torte

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(50 ratings)

Prep: 50 mins - 1 hr

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Serves 12 in small slices (it's very rich!)
Create a mouthwatering chocolate truffle torte - and there's no cooking necessary!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal331
  • fat29g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.09g
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  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 568ml carton double cream
  • 4 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Get your equipment ready (see tips below). Break the chocolate in small pieces into a large heatproof bowl. Spoon in the syrup and pour in about a quarter of the cream. Stand the bowl over (not in) a pan of hot water over the lowest possible heat and leave until the chocolate has melted, about 15-20 minutes. Remove the bowl from the pan and stir to combine. Leave until barely warm – dip your little finger in to check.

  2. Get your cake tin ready. Do this while you are waiting for the chocolate to melt and cool so you’re not hanging around. Cut open the plastic folder along the bottom, then cut out a disc to fit in the bottom of the tin and 3 strips to line the sides. (See step 2).

  3. Pour the rest of the cream into a very large bowl and tip in the coffee and cinnamon. Whip with a balloon whisk until the cream looks like step 3. When you shake the bowl the cream should wobble like a thick milkshake, and when you dribble some cream from the whisk, the trail it leaves in the cream below should disappear in 1-2 seconds.

  4. Fold the two together. Pour the cooled chocolate into the bowl containing the cream. With the largest metal spoon you’ve got, fold the cream and chocolate together in a figure-of-eight motion. Don’t be nervous – keep going until they are evenly and smoothly mixed and the mixture has a soft, pillowy, downy texture – you will see and feel it thicken as you fold.

  5. Set the torte. Pour the chocolatey cream into the tin and level the surface with the back of the spoon. Put the tin in the fridge and leave to firm up. This can happen in under an hour, but you may need to leave it longer, depending on the coldness of your fridge (you can leave it overnight if this is more convenient).

  6. Unmould and serve. Unclip and remove the side of the tin, then remove the pieces of plastic around the sides. Invert a serving plate over the torte and turn the torte upside down on to it. Lift off the tin base and peel away the plastic. Dust all over with cocoa (including the plate if you wish to be fashionable) and serve in thin slices.

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Comments (93)

alexandrad's picture

Would be useful to know what size tin should be used.

slangley78's picture

Very easy to make and tastes great a good one to please a crowd. I did find that the coffee was a bit to much. Also i added a splash of whisky to the chocolate which gave it a good aftertaste which kept everyone guessing

rgreen82's picture

Very easy to make and guests are always impressed. I have also added Irish Cream to the recipe which tastes superb!

christmastine's picture

Best ever, easy to make, impressive and adaptable dessert recipe. I have served this with home made mandarins in syrup and left my dinner guests speechless, but for the occasional wow! I have also made with peppermint essence.

lilywebster's picture

I'm sure i did everything right and yet this didn't set... Was runny even after hours in the fridge. Did i do something wrong?!

sheepcat's picture

So easy and so impressive.

Disgustingly decadent, only make if you have a lot of chocaholic guests.

moosepup79's picture

Beautifully simple, gorgeous to look at and absolutely divine to taste! It is very rich, so you won't need big slices to satisfy even ardent chocoholics

suzyjnz's picture

I have made this stunning recipe many times, its quick and easy to make and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

ginapani's picture

Its a beautifully rich cake, I always make it with orange instead of coffee.

cherylhutchinson's picture

very nice, simple and easy to make

cherylhutchinson's picture

Very Nice, simple and easy to make

ckeirth's picture

This is an easy make and tastes stunning, a good way to impress freinds at dinner.

veronikak's picture

Very decadent!


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