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.

Ingredients:

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

Method:
  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.


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