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Old 04-29-2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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TNT Double Chocolate Torte - photo & recipe

I made this for a silent auction last night. This is a choc lovers dessert! The bottom layer is very dense, while the mousse is light. The berries and whipped cream even out the richness of the dessert. The photo below does not have the whipped cream topping, I omitted it for the auction. This is a simple recipe to follow with great results! There's also another photo in the members photos section.
Double Chocolate Torte
Cake
12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped (I use semi-sweet Choc Chips to avoid the chopping)
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
teaspoon salt
cup all purpose flour
Mousse
cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup whipping cream,
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
cup plus 1 teaspoons sugar
1-1 ounce kahlua (optional)

3/4 cup whipped cream
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh strawberries

For cake:
1. Preheat oven to 325F. Butter 10-inch-diameter springform pan; dust with sugar.
2. Melt chocolate and butter in heavy large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Cool to lukewarm. Whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time, blending well after each addition.
3. Mix in vanilla and salt, then flour. Pour batter into pan. Bake until cake just rises in center (tester inserted into center will not come out clean), about 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on rack. Cover; chill while making mousse.

For mousse:
1. Beat egg whites and cup sugar in large bowl to medium-stiff peaks. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in a double boiler or a medium metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch water).
3. Whisk yolks, cup cream and vanilla in small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk yolk mixture into bowl with melted butter. Whisk constantly over simmering water until mixture has thickened to a hollandaise consistency. Mixture will break if you've gone too far.
4. Remove from over water; add chocolate and stir to melt.
5. Whisk of beaten egg white mixture into warm chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining egg white mixture.
6. Stir in kahlua.
7. Pour mousse over cake in pan; smooth top. Chill torte until mousse is set, at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.
Run sharp knife around edge of pan to loosen torte. Release pan sides. Transfer torte to platter. Using electric mixer, beat cup cream in medium bowl until peaks form. Spread whipped cream over torte. Top whipped cream with strawberries and raspberries. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoons sugar.

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Old 04-29-2006, 01:38 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 04-29-2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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It looks wonderful, corazon!! Nice job on the decorating.
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Old 04-29-2006, 02:39 PM   #4
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BEAUTIFUL!!!! I copied your recipe too. Thanks
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:02 PM   #5
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Just a small piece, please.
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:20 PM   #6
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how much did this triumph go for at the auction, cora? Your photos are mouthwatering, especially the one in the photo section.
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Old 04-29-2006, 06:40 PM   #7
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I hope it sold for alot because I can tell Corazon put a good amount of time and energy to make this beautiful cake.Rather expensive ingredients also,so you know its really,really good.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:18 PM   #8
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I don't know how much it sold for but I said the value was $30. This auction is for a non profit dance company that I dance with. There are performances this weekend & next, though I'm not in it this year because of the new kiddo. Generally, people who bid at this auction are looking for a deal, so it probably sold at about $20. Thanks for all the nice comments! I hope one of you decides to make it!
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It looks wonderful, corazon!! Nice job on the decorating.
Thanks tg, I bought some flowers in town and made a nice arrangement of purple lilacs & yellow pansies in the center. I'll do it again next week and post another picture with the flowers.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:26 PM   #9
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Very nice job. The white pattern around the edge goes very well with the dark brown of the cake and the raspberries look fantastic.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:36 PM   #10
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Cora,
have made a copy and will give this a try very soon. It looks so good. Wish I'd checked here before starting a concoction to use as a triffle topping for tomorrow..But at least I'll have something to look forward to for next week Thanks,
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