Monday, July 6, 2009

Really Rich Chocolate Torte

I've made this cake twice now and each time it's gotten rave reviews. It's relatively easy to make and the cake come out gooey and extremely chocolatey. The recipe makes a 9 inch cake but since it's so rich you can easily serves 12-14 people with a little slice for each. This recipe can be made gluten free using any gluten free flour.

Really Rich Chocolate Torte

200g Dark Chocolate (85% cocoa)
200g unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 double espresso or 1/2 cup of brandy (optional)
6 eggs separated
1/3 cup rice flour, whole wheat flour, or buckwheat flour

Line a 9 inch spring form pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.

In a double boiler melt the chocolate and butter. Stir in the coffee (if using) and sugar. Taste the chocolate mixture to see if it is sweet enough for your tastes, feel free to add more sugar to get the taste desired.

Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks with the flour. Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Mix the the egg whites into the egg yolks.

Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cake come out clean.

Cook time: 25 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Serves: 12

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