April 10th is both my Mom and my Dad’s birthday – crazy right? Same day, same year.
This year, Dad just got back from traveling and had a nasty cold and requested a simple Flourless Chocolate Torte. If you have known me for a while, the Flourless Chocolate Torte is my go-to dessert. It’s SO simple but really elegant and will definitely impress people. You put a little powdered sugar on top and BOOM, you’re an awesome baker.
If you want something fast and yummy to make for a dinner party, this right here is the perfect dessert. Who doesn’t love chocolate anyways?
Another cute thing to do is to cut out a shape with paper, place it on top of the cake and then use powder sugar on top of it so it leaves a nice stencil. I made one a year ago for a Passover Party with a jewish star on top.
Chocolate Flourless Torte
2 (8oz) Packages Semi-Sweet Chocolate Squares, chopped.
½ Cup Unsalted Butter
5 Large Eggs – Seperated
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
¼ Cup Sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Grease a 9 in springform pan and dust with cocoa powder.
3. Melt chopped up chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan on the stove, low heat. Stir until smooth. Set aside away from the stove.
4. Whisk together egg yolks and vanilla in a large bowl. Gradually stir in chocolate mix.
5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add in sugar, beating until dissolved and stiff peaks form.
6. Fold ⅓ of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Then fold in the remaining. Don’t over mix.
7. Spread evenly into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before removing the sides.
8. Let it completely cool before adding the powdered sugar on top, otherwise it will just melt away.