Dark & squidgy chocolate torte

Dark & squidgy chocolate torte

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 10 slices

This dessert is dark and dense, but not so rich it defeats you. It freezes brilliantly too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
426
protein
6g
carbs
35g
fat
30g
saturates
16g
fibre
2g
sugar
27g
salt
0.22g

Ingredients

  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g bar dark chocolate, 70% cocoa, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line the base and sides of a 23cm springform or loose-bottomed cake tin. Put the butter and chocolate into a pan and gently melt together until smooth. Meanwhile, using an electric whisk, beat the eggs and sugar together for 5 mins until billowy and about the thickness of old-fashioned custard.
  2. Pour the chocolate and butter mix into the whisked egg and sugar, then fold it in very carefully using a large metal spoon. Mix the flour, almonds and ¼ tsp salt together, then fold into the mix until even. Spoon into the tin and bake for 35-40 mins until evenly set with a slight crust all over the top. Leave the cake to cool until warm, then release from the tin. Dust with cocoa, then cut into wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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pippadog87's picture
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great cake, easy to make, tastes lovely, i made it for a dinner party and it went down really well with my guests. also i made it two days in advance and it was perfect

Gemwig's picture
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Brilliant. So easy and so tasty. Served it warm with ice cream and berries. I recommend cooking for the shorter length of time so nice and moist. Have already made twice in that last 2 weeks!

teazletheweazle's picture

This is the best Chocolate Torte I have ever made! It is so easy to do and tastes divine! I made mine using all ground almonds instead of flour. It is so moist and freezes easily, plus it is easy to cut from frozen. I have also cut a slice from frozen, defrosted it in the microwave oven and it still tastes as good. I have recommended this recipe to friends and family. It is certainly a recipe for special occasions, family coming round and just to have as a naughty treat! Thank you so much :0)

loauty's picture

made this for a boxing day buffet, lovely with the marmalade ice cream

Frannymac's picture

Can you make this dessert and put to one side and heat up later? How long in the microwave or oven?

gemmalem's picture
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Issy - I've made this countless times and find that it's best to do it in the oven, the microwave doesn't quite do it justice!

I've just agreed to make a birthday cake for a surprise party on Saturday for 25 people - eek! I'm hoping to make two of these, then layer them up to make a 'supercake; but I would prefer a square cake. Has anyone converted it from a circular tin to a square one and if so is it really as easy as that? The dimensions are about the same so I'm really hoping so, if anyone could give me any help that would be great, thanks!

isabeldave's picture
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Amazing pudding. Easy and delicious. People were convinced I'd bought it!
Making it again today for a party tomorrow but want to serve it warm. For people who've done this, how did you warm it up? Back in the oven or should I use microwave?

connorlavy's picture
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Amazing. Did this today and not for the last time!

pwolohan's picture
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I cannot convey how good this is. Squidgy, chocolatey, delicious. I baked it on a Sun for dessert on a Mon to be served with fresh cream. (I would say it us lovely baked fresh then served with icecream). It was wolfed down. Second helpings on Tue & one slice left over which tasted just as good on the Wed. One of the only desserts I know which keeps as well as it does. Absolute winner. You will love it

pratyusha1999's picture
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This is one of the best chocolate 'cake' (this was not exactly a torte) I have ever tasted! I baked it for a little less time and it turned out to be a chocolate fudge sort of thing in the middle and a chocolate cake on top. It is a perfect Birthday cake if decorated well.

burzulicious's picture
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Solid recipe for a lovely cake. I made mine completely gluten free and used a bit more almonds (ground very finely) and corn flour.

valdawnc00per's picture

I followed this recipe exactly. I havent tasted it yet as its for lunch tomorrow but it looks pretty awful. Cracked top and really thin. It did rise in the oven but sank to a 'cowpat' some minutes afterwards. Should this happen. I need your help as it was quite an expensive dessert and if it is nice to taste I would like to make it again but I want it to look good too!

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Lovely !
It is sooo moist and I didn't have enough dark chocolate so I used half dark and half milk. It was still amazing! I decorated with cream and raspberries on the side of the plate.

sarah2753's picture

Making it for my second wedding anniversary dessert for me and my husband, didn't realise that the 72% chocolate bar (Morrisons posh label) I bought was only 150g instead of 200g, oh well, we'll see how it turns out! In the oven right now and smells delish - worth trying it out just for the aroma!

justaguy's picture
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Wonderful! Second time I tried it, with great success.

nisha83's picture

Definitely tasted great, but mine looked as though it has been through an earthquake (cracks and un-eveness!) Any tips??

meridor12's picture
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Loved it - so easy to make and it tastes delicious - on par with the Gu ones you can buy at the Supermarket!

meridor12's picture
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Loved it - so easy to make and it tastes delicious - on par with the Gu ones you can buy at the Supermarket!

gemmalem's picture
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I cannot praise this recipe enough! Did it as a dessert for a last minute dinner party last week and it was perfect. I am not really a 'cake' person - not very good at making them and don't normally like anything too chocolatey.... I had seconds, as did everyone else :) Great recipe for a lovely moist texture that is more dense than a brownie but not as rich as a torte. Yum!

juliebahrain's picture
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Lovely dessert, went down well in this chocolate lovers household. Mine cracked on the top so didn't look quite as good as the picture but tasted great nevertheless :-)

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