Passover Chocolate Almond Torte

Passover Chocolate Almond Torte


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This chocolate torte recipe is great anytime but has the added characteristic of having ingredients making it suitable for Passover. Garnish with a dusting of icing sugar and strawberries.

Leah Perez

Serves: 12 

  • 1/2 cup (110g) margarine
  • 225g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup (150g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (140g) almond meal

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line bottom and sides of a 23cm springform cake tin with foil. Grease foil.
  2. Melt margarine and chocolate over low heat. Stir until smooth and let cool.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; about 2 minutes. In a separate bowl, beat together yolks and sugar until thick and pale; about 1 minute.
  4. Blend in chocolate mixture and stir in almonds. Fold in beaten whites, 1/3 at a time, into chocolate until no streaks of white remain. Scrape into prepared cake tin.
  5. Place an 20cm baking pan with 2 1/2 cm of water in it on the bottom rack of the oven (to make the torte more moist).
  6. Bake torte in preheated oven on centre rack for 45 to 50 minutes, or until sides begin to pull away from pan and top is set in centre.
  7. Cover the torte loosely with foil for the last 20 minutes of baking. Note: Don't worry if the cake cracks because the top will be on the bottom later.
  8. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes and then carefully remove sides of pan. Invert onto a serving plate and cool completely.

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Reviews (3)


Used different ingredients. used butter instead of margarine and 150g hazelnut meal instead of 125g almond meal - 01 Apr 2010


So yummy! My mum (who loves her food) actually said it was the best chocolate cake she'd ever eaten and I think I agree. - 01 Apr 2010


delicious & I've been asked forthe recipe - 12 Apr 2011

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