Dark & squidgy chocolate torte

Dark & squidgy chocolate torte

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


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


  • kcal426
  • fat30g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g bar dark chocolate, 70% cocoa, chopped
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  • 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


  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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20th Aug, 2012
Wonderful! Second time I tried it, with great success.
21st Jul, 2012
Definitely tasted great, but mine looked as though it has been through an earthquake (cracks and un-eveness!) Any tips??
9th May, 2012
Loved it - so easy to make and it tastes delicious - on par with the Gu ones you can buy at the Supermarket!
9th May, 2012
Loved it - so easy to make and it tastes delicious - on par with the Gu ones you can buy at the Supermarket!
29th Apr, 2012
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!
17th Apr, 2012
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 :-)
12th Feb, 2012
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!
24th Jan, 2012
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!
5th Jan, 2012
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
30th Oct, 2011
Fantastic recipe and my fail-safe dinner party desert. yummy!


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