Dark Chocolate TorteSubmitted by: FADEASTRIDE
IntroductionDelicious chocolate torte that isn't horribly bad for you Delicious chocolate torte that isn't horribly bad for you
1/4 cup ground almonds (almond flour from a place like Trader Joes works perfectly)
3 tbsp plain flour
3 ounces (90 grams) dark chocolate, chopped fine
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
2 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp brandy (optional)
2: Combine chopped chocolate, cocoa and 3/4 cup of the sugar in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling waterand whisk until mixture is smooth and chocolate is melted. It better be nice and lump-free! Whisk in the egg yolks. Add your brandy here, if you wish.
3: Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar in a smaller mixing bowl. Beat until soft peaks form. Gradually sprinkle in the remaining sugar and beat on high speed until stiff. Whisk the flour and almonds into the chocolate. Fold about 1/4 of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture to lighten it then fold in the remaining egg whites. Pour into the cake pan.
4: Bake for 25-35 minutes. Silicone pans take less time, stoneware takes more time. set it for about 25 and then check it. It's a thin cake, so don' worry if it doesn't rise the way a normal cake would.
Cut into 10 pieces and enjoy!
P.S.: I added a strawberry/sugar glaze to the top of mine, but it really doesn't need anything at all.
(I found this recipe via another site, and the poster credited it to "Chocolate and the Art of LowFat Desserts.")
Number of Servings: 10
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FADEASTRIDE.