Chocolate & Earl Grey torte

Chocolate & Earl Grey torte

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus cooling

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal514
  • fat37g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.39g
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Ingredients

  • leaves from 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 100ml hot milk

    Milk

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  • 250g good dark chocolate (we used a 78% bar)
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 200g butter, diced
    Butter

    Butter

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  • 140g ground almond
  • 6 eggs, separated
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 200g caster sugar
  • cocoa, icing sugar and crème fraîche or cream, to serve

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.

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foodhound01
7th Dec, 2016
5.05
Has anyone frozen this for use later?
foodhound01
30th Oct, 2016
5.05
Absolutely delicious, easy to make and comes out perfectly. Lovely with fesh raspberries and cream.
osullivanlaurie
6th Jun, 2016
5.05
Some dark chocolate tarts can be so intense that they literally suck the moisture right out of your mouth. Not this one, it's got that perfect balance of taste and texture with the ground almonds keeping things nice and moist. The Earl Grey tea is a very clever subtle after taste. Scrummy..!
glynislo
21st Mar, 2015
Takes a lot longer than 35 minutes to cook. Had to bake it for 60 minutes to get to the point of a 'bit of a wobble'. I have frozen it and am interested to see how it defrosts and tastes.
gibsonlouise
5th Oct, 2014
I made this for a dinner party for the first time after reading the comments. I didn't have any Earl Grey so used Lady Grey instead. It went down a storm.
nickcavegirl
15th Apr, 2014
5.05
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
26th Dec, 2013
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
18th Oct, 2013
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
1st Jun, 2013
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
18th Jan, 2013
5.05
Beautiful recipe - enjoyed by all

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foodhound01
7th Dec, 2016
5.05
Can this be frozen for later use?
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goodfoodteam
9th Dec, 2016
Yes, you can freeze this. We include a blue star to denote the recipe is freezable just above the nutrition near the top of the page when it's applicable.
Carabullock
7th Dec, 2013
If no ground almonds available, can I use flour? Plain or self raising?
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goodfoodteam
9th Dec, 2016
We haven't tested this recipe with plain flour and it will change the texture and overall taste of the finished cake. You can buy ground almonds from most large supermarkets in the baking section if that helps, or online.
Carabullock
7th Dec, 2013
Tesco did not have any Ground Almonds, can I use fro our? It does not have to gluten free
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goodfoodteam
18th Dec, 2013
Hi Cara, Yes plain flour is a good substitute, use the same amount but note the texture will change and it won't be gluten free. Best wishes. 
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