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Chocolate Torte Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jana Godsey
Added: Friday, January 2, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter
8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
5 large eggs
c sugar
1/3 c dark corn syrup

Glaze:
c whipping cream
8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 T unsalted butter, room temperature
1 T light corn syrup

Directions:
Directions:
For Cake: Preheat oven to 350o F. butter and flour 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides (Jean recommends a spring form pan). Line bottom with parchment (Jean recommends wax paper). Dust pan with flour; tap out excess. Stir butter and chocolate in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Set aside.

Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in large bow until slightly thickened. Add corn syrup and beat until slowly dissolving ribbon forms when beaters are lifted. Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture and fold together gently. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tip of knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool completely in pan on rack. Invert cake onto 7 inch cardboard round. Peel off parchment. Place cake on cardboard on rack set over cookie sheet.

For glaze: Bring cream to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate; stir until melted. Remove from heat; let stand until just cool. Whisk in butter and syrup.

Pour glaze over cake; spread with spatula to cover top and sides. Refrigerate cake overnight. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead; cover and keep refrigerated). Cut cake into slices. Serve cold.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Don't panic if the cake looks bad. After you pour the glaze over it; it will be beautiful and it tastes sinful!

Recipe from Bon Appetit

Recommended by Jean Gaines, TRIS Office

 

 

 

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