Thursday, June 5, 2008

@ddicted to Classic Chocolate Torte

I made this cake for ZH's god mum which her birthday fall on the month of June too :)

Classic Chocolate Torte

This recipe was adapted from here.


150 gm dark chocolate
100 gm butter, bring to room temperature
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
70 gm caster sugar
30 gm cake flour
15 gm cocoa powder
icing sugar for dusting

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degC. Line the bottom of an 18cm round pan or spring form pan with parchment paper. Grease & flour the sides. Shift flour & cocoa powder together, twice, set aside.
  2. Melt dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat, add in butter & mix well. Let cool.
  3. With a manual whisk, whisk egg yolks with 35 gm of caster sugar, till the mixture becomes thick, creamy & custard like.
  4. Add in melted chocolate mixture & whisk till well mixed.
  5. Fold in flour gently with a spatula. Set a side.
  6. Beat egg white in a clean bowl and whisk with the remaining of the caster sugar until become stiff peaks form.
  7. Combine chocolate mixture & egg whites together in 3 batches and fold gently.
  8. Pour cake batter into prepared pan & bake at 170 degC for 30-35 minutes or until skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove cake from oven, leave it in the pan for about 5 minutes. Unmold & let cool, right side up (do not invert) on wire rack.

No comments: