Wendy Dooldeniya, art teacher, food photographer, blogger, mom, and wife-extraordinaire who runs Foodchic at Etsy, sent over her submission in December, and I can’t believe we managed to keep it under wraps for so long. Whenever we have anything chocolate, we’re just dying to share it, and usually do, instantaneously. But we used our will power and held out on his one, I know, we’re cruel! But good things come to those who wait, so we hope this easy to make Chocoholic Torte makes your day, or makes a great show at your next dinner! –Kristina
About Wendy: “I am a half breed – half Michigan northerner with a sarcastic wit, half “Texan” southerner with a nostalgic bent. So naturally I had to marry a foreign man to keep me on my toes. I am a mom with two fabulous daughters, a wife to a curry loving, romantic Sri Lankan, a high school art teacher, a photographer, a blogger, an etsy shop owner/shopper and a hater of chocolate with peanut butter. All this keeps me quite busy and requires daily infusions of coffee and a good laugh. I spend my free time day-dreaming of the perfect bedroom paint color and the guy from Fringe.”
Click here for Wendy’s recipe for Chocoholic Torte, or just click “read more” below…
12 – 14 oz chocolate ( I prefer 8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips + 4 oz 56% or higher cacao chips)
2 Tblsp Cocoa powder (dark, dutch process is best!)
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp espresso powder
5 Tblsp Flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup)
For top/decor: powdered sugar and raspberries
Tools: 10 inch springform or torte pan with removable bottom, mixer, sifter for powdered sugar
1. Butter and flour pan.
2. Set oven to 375º
3. Melt and stir butter and chocolate together over double boiler until everything is melted and smooth.
4. Beat eggs and sugar in mixer until starting to thicken.
5. Add remaining dry ingredients to mixer, and fold in slowly.
6. Slowly fold in melted chocolate to dry mixture so eggs do not curdle.
7. Pour into pan and bake for 25 – 45 minutes.
8. Cake will vary in baking time (I don’t know why!) so check with a toothpick frequently after 25 minutes.
9. Cool on rack.
10. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar and serve with fresh raspberries or raspberry coulis.
Why is this Wendy’s favorite recipe?
Chocolate with a hint of chocolate with a hint of cinnamon – enough for any situation that might arise. This torte is rich, yet delicate, and so so romantic. It is perfect for celebrations, and never fails to send me places. Like France, or Blockbuster to rent a foreign film. I’ve even known pregnant women to break their special diets for this! It is also perfect for the time challenged. On average, this wonderful torte takes me about 15 minutes to prepare and it makes my/your house smell heavenly! So next time someone invites you to a party, or your best friend gets dumped by a total looser – whip this up and save the day!