Flourless Chocolate Torte

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A good dessert can sweeten your outlook on life.  For real. I came home from work with the stresses of life weighing me down, so I turned to my pantry for some therapeutic baking ideas.  This Flourless Chocolate Torte is now cooling on the counter, waiting to be eaten.

Flourless Chocolate Torte 
(No, Mandy, it's not your recipe. It's adapted from Linda Lomelina.)

2 sticks and 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces coarsely chopped dark chocolate
1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons dark coffee or espresso
4 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt

Heat oven to 350. Grease a springform pan or line a round cake or tart pan with parchment paper.

Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan on low heat, stirring until melted and smooth, then stir in coffee and set aside.

In mixer bowl, mix eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy - about 4 minutes.

Stir chocolate mixture into egg mixture with a spatula.  Stir until smooth.  Add a pinch of salt.

Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan.

Serve at room temperature or chilled with a generous dollop of whipped cream.


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