Easter Chocolate Torte Recipe

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 16/04/2014 | Category: Recipes


Our final recipe in the run up to Easter Sunday is this easy to prepare, but elegant Chocolate Torte.

A fitting climax to any meal, but probably even more so after you have eaten the Easter Sunday roast.

The recipe is detailed below and, as always, we would love to hear your feedback at the foot of this article.

Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves:  12

Ingredients for the cake

  • 200g The Co-operative Fairtrade dark chocolate
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 4 medium free range eggs, separated
  • Cocoa powder and chocolate mini eggs, to decorate

Method

Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 150°C/Gas 3.

Lightly grease and base line a 20cm spring form cake tin. Break the chocolate into a bowl and melt over gently simmering water. Leave to cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla.

Add the ground almonds and egg yolks and beat together. Add the melted chocolate and keep stirring until mixed together.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff and then carefully fold into the chocolate mixture until everything is mixed together. Spoon into the tin and bake for about 25 minutes until the mixture is cooked and set - it will be slightly gooey.

Leave to cool. Lightly dust with cocoa powder and decorate the top with chocolate mini eggs.

Serve with a dollop of mascarpone crème.

Enjoy!

And don't forget to visit your local Central England Co-operative where you were will find a great range of Easter offers.  For more details, click here.


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