Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake (Torte)

    30 minutes

    The ground almonds sets this cake apart from others. Serve warm with a dollop of cream for a truly luxurious pudding.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 200g high quality bittersweet chocolate
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 200g finely ground almonds

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Break the chocolate into pieces in a bowl and set the bowl over simmering water to melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally. Let cool a little.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Separate the eggs and add the yolks to the butter mixture together with the ground almonds and melted chocolate. Mix well to combine.
    3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and add to the batter, mixing gently.
    4. Put the batter into a 20cm round cake tin and bake for about 20 minutes or until done.
    5. Cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before inverting onto a plate.

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    Used different ingredients. I used almond & hazelnut meal instead of grinding my own almonds works a treat and u can get it form any Coles or Woolies  -  01 May 2011


    I loved this recipe b/c it was so easy - the only thing is the cooking time is really about 40 minutes to get it cooked in middle - I started with 30 minutes and then did a further 10 min. Everyone loved the taste  -  09 Aug 2011


    I made this cake today and found that at 20 minutes in a fan forced oven, it wasn't even closed to being cooked through. After a further 25 minutes and adding foil on top - the top was burnt and the middle still wet. I'll be trying a different recipe next time!  -  14 Mar 2010