How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter 10-inch-diameter spring form pan; dust with sugar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mousse filling:
  • Melt butter in medium metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch water).
  • Whisk yolks, 1/4 cup cream and vanilla in small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk yolk mixture into bowl with melted butter.
  • Whisk constantly over simmering water until thermometer registers 150°F, about 6 minutes (mixture may appear broken).
  • Remove from over water; add chocolate and stir to melt.
  • Set aside.
  • Beat egg whites and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl to medium-stiff peaks.
  • Whisk 1/4 of beaten egg white mixture into warm chocolate mixture to lighten.
  • Fold in remaining egg white mixture.
  • Pour mousse over cake in pan; smooth top.
  • Chill torte until mousse is set, at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.
  • Serving:
  • Run sharp knife around edge of pan to loosen torte.
  • Release pan sides.
  • Transfer torte to platter.
  • Using electric mixer, beat 3/4 cup cream in medium bowl until peaks form.
  • Spread whipped cream over torte.
  • Top whipped cream with raspberries.
  • Brush red currant jelly mixture over raspberries.
  • Sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.
  • MY Notes: unless you eat this all. I would not top the cake with whipped cream. I would serve it on the side.
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  • suninah 6 years ago
    Made this twice already. Boyfriend is addicted. Thank You!
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    " It was excellent "
    selna ate it and said...
    wow! heavenly! 5 forks. thanks for sharing! best regards.
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    How did I missed this one?
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  • bitsyskitchen 11 years ago
    I just saw this and.... oh yeah baby!!! Cant wait to try this out. Yumm
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  • miyaspot 11 years ago
    Sounds tasty...will give it a try. My wife's the baker...and loves chocolate tortes.
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  • kristopher 11 years ago
    So much for my diet...
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  • krumkake 11 years ago
    I've seen it, Shirley - and I'm drooling...this really must stop! RD, that is heaven indeed - how many miles would you have to walk to get rid of the calories from a piece of this...105 maybe?
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    OMG.......... What are you trying to do to me!!! This is a Dream! I'll probably eat the whole thing! Die and go to heaven kind of cake.. can't wait to make this one! yummmmmmm here comes the pounds!! Where is Krum? Wait til she see's this one!!! Gem also!!!
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