Simple Gourmet Valentine’s Day Dessert – eMeals recipe

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Chocolate-Torte

Simple Gourmet Valentine’s Day Dessert (from our FREE w/ purchase simple gourmet Valentine’s Day Menu)

Dark Chocolate Torte

This rich, fudgy cake is a decadent dessert for a special evening with your special someone.

Butter and flour for pan

7 ounces dark chocolate baking squares, chopped

½ cup butter

4 eggs, separated

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons flour

Optional Garnish: Powdered sugar, fresh raspberries

Directions:

  1. Butter and flour a 9-inch spring-form pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 275°F.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler or metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until smooth. Remove from heat, and cool 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together 4 egg yolks, sugar and flour. Stir in chocolate mixture.
  5. In a metal bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture; DO NOT over mix.
  6. Pour into prepared pan, and bake 45 minutes (toothpick will NOT come out clean).
  7. Cool 10 minutes before removing walls of pan. Cool completely. Garnish with powdered sugar & berries if desired.

Note: You can also use a 9-inch round cake pan. Do not attempt to remove the cake from the pan; slice and serve from pan.

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About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: www.jessicaacs.com and www.outstandingminialbums.com

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