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Dark & squidgy chocolate torte

Dark & squidgy chocolate torte

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(42 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition:

  • kcal426
  • fat30g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.22g
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Ingredients

  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g bar dark chocolate, 70% cocoa, chopped
  • 4 large eggs

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  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds

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  • cocoa powder, for dusting

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.

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Comments (46)

meridor12's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
4

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 :-)

cunnitra's picture
4

Made this for a friend's dinner party. Very rich! I would suggest a small slice would satisfy even the the most ardent chocaholic. Warmed it in the microwave and served with a dolop of vanilla ice-cream. Yumm!

pharaoh101's picture
4

Impressively classy. Would be good for a dinner party or a girlie get-together!

Too rich for us, though. I'd suggest serving only the tiniest sliver (otherwise it's sickly and hard-going).

Easy to make. I enjoyed baking it!

teskey's picture
5

Made this loads of times, never looks quite as good as the picture but with a dusting of cocoa powder it looks fine. Always tastes great

tabathaalice's picture

Fantastic recipe and my fail-safe dinner party desert. yummy!

sugarcookie's picture
4

This was so easy to make but still tastes divine. Served it at room temperature, dusted with icing sugar and some raspberries. Will be making it again!

moonabutt's picture
5

I made this today and was delicious and so easy to make. I used 100g dark chocolate (70%) and 100g milk chocolate (dairy milk) because I find dark chocolate too rich and it came out yummy and chocolatey! Definitely best served warm with ice cream/a glass of cold milk.

mickey_nz's picture
5

I'm gluten intolerant so I used 100 g of ground almonds instead of any flour and it worked out fantastically. I also used little tartlet trays to make individual tortes which were cooked for 15-20mins.

Fantastic recipe and versatile too!.

anook_puke's picture
5

This fantastic torte has become a staple in my house! So simple and yet tastes complicated. As I use organic ingrediants and Green & Blacks chocolate, this is rather a pricey recipe, but well worth the dip into the purse. I even used this recipe at one of my bake sales, and it was my best seller :)
highly recommended. Did a taste test between this recipe and the Thorntons brownies and this one hands down!!!

immyalia08's picture

Hi. My friend Daniel has a terrible wheat allergy, and so this recipie would be perfect. I'm looking to bake it tommorow and only have 50% chocolate in: would it spoil the recipie? Please let me know!

smashing567's picture
5

I really love this recipe, it tastes so good and it's not too complex! Thank you!

simmyb's picture
5

This is so simple, looks great, and tastes even better. A dinner party fave that freezes brilliantly, and goes great paired with the ice cream or even some double or softy whipped cream.

pupsiecola's picture
5

Made this for a dinner party the night before it took place. Just warmed it up whilst we were eating the main. It was delicious. Served it with raspberries and vanilla ice cream/cream. Will definately make it again, and again, and again...

mkouimtzi's picture

Absolutely delicious, went down very well with both my dark chocolate freak friend and my husband who is not a fan of dark chocolate. The toddlers loved it too. I keep one in the freezer for emergency dinner parties - it is comes out perfect even after 6 months in the freezer :-0

teskey's picture
5

I love this cake, melted butter and choc in microwave which cut down on time. Reallt easy and exceptionally tasty. Next time i am going to add chopped pecans instead of ground almonds

nelinscotland's picture
5

Not only it's very easy and quick to make but it ws a real success. I just served it with double cream and it was lovely, but no doubt ice cream would make it fabulous!

edwa453's picture
5

Did this for a night with the girls and it was a real hit. I didn't have time to make the ice cream so simply bought a tub of good vanilla, took 2 scoops out and added 3tbl marmalade, 1tbl orange juice and zest of an orange, smushed it all and put it back in the freezer. Fabulous!

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