About this recipe: A generous amount of good-quality dark chocolate makes this Continental-style cake beautifully moist and rich – just a small slice will satisfy any sweet tooth. It’s perfect with a cup of coffee, or try it warm for dessert, with a spoonful of soured cream or Greek-style yogurt and some fresh berries.
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If you’re making the torte for a special dessert, drizzle 3 tbsp brandy or an orange liqueur such as Cointreau over the top after baking, then leave the cake to cool.
Scientists at the University of California have discovered that chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, contains significant amounts of phenols. These substances work as an antioxidant, helping to prevent the oxidation of harmful LDL cholesterol, which is the cholesterol responsible for clogging the arteries. A 1¼ oz piece of chocolate contains about the same amount of phenols as a glass of red wine. * Cape gooseberries contain useful amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium.
Used different ingredients. I used egg whites, it didn't work just using whole eggs, not sure if this is a mistake. But I used 3 egg whites and it was delicious! - 15 Feb 2009
I don't get the comments below. I stuck to the recipe and cooking time exactly and it's one of the yummiest cake ever! It's ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish. It's amazingly gorgeous! I think it's important to wait until it's been totally cooled down before taking out or it could fall apart. - 07 Dec 2011
I just tried this recipe and it worked great. I used slightly more chocolate than the recipe mainly because the bars came in 100g and I just used two instead of measuring out 70g from the second one. It's not quite as rich as I would have thought - but I think is the perfect base to serve with some warm chocolate sauce and ice cream. I'm definitely going to make this for Xmas day pudding - it's such an easy recipe. I may use the same amount of mixture in a smaller tin so it's a bit thicker though - do you think that would work?? - 15 Dec 2013