Chocolate torte - recipe

Chocolate torte

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C  (180°C, gas mark 6). Grease the sides of a 24 cm loose-bottomed cake tin and line with baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Melt the butter and the chocolate in a glass or metal bowl over gently bubbling water. Leave to cool.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 200g Butter (unsalted) cubed
    • 200g Dark chocolate broken into pieces
  3. 3

    Beat the egg yolks and sugar together for a couple of minutes until smooth, then add your chocolate mix, combine.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 6 Egg yolk(s) (free range) large
    • 200g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  4. 4

    Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and place half into your chocolate/egg mix. Fold gently till combined, then do the same with the remaining egg whites.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 6 Egg white(s) (free range) large
  5. 5

    Pour into your tin and bake in the middle of the oven on a baking tray for 45 minutes or until the centre of the cake feels just set.

  6. 6

    Leave it to cool. It will naturally sink down whilst cooling.

  7. 7

    When cool, run a knife around the sides and turn out.

  8. 8

    Before serving, dust with cocoa powder. It keeps well in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder

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