Chocolate Torte Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Torte recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Torte using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lisacf

Makes 12 servings



NOT A DIET RECIPE Flourless, delicious

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Torte

6 large eggs
1 cup unsalted butter
9 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Torte

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter a 9 x 3 inch (23 x 8 cm) springform pan or spray with a nonstick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

  2. Separate the eggs while still cold, placing the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another bowl. Cover both with plastic wrap and bring to room temperature (about 30 minutes).

  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter and chocolate in a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.

  4. Place egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer (can also use a hand mixer). Beat on medium high speed until thick and lemon-colored, about 3-5 minutes. (The eggs should have tripled in volume, look thick and soft, and when you lift the beater the mixture falls back into the bowl in a slow ribbon.) Beat in the vanilla extract and melted chocolate mixture.

  5. In a clean bowl, with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula or whisk, fold a small amount of whites into the egg yolk mixture to lighten the batter. Add the remaining egg whites, folding just until incorporated. Do not over mix or the batter will deflate.

  6. Pour into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake the cake for about 50 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. (During baking the surface of the cake will form a crust which will collapse when the cake is removed from the oven.) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. The top of the cake will have become hard with a cracked surface and lots of crumbs. Serve with softly whipped cream. Note: If covering the torte with ganache, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or up to a few days.

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
339
Calories from Fat
218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.2g
37%
Saturated Fat
14.3g
72%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
146mg
49%
Sodium
146mg
6%
Potassium
126mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
30.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
28.5g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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