Chocolate Torte

A dense chocolaty torte quite like a brownie in texture. Serve in slices or cut individual shapes, like the heart in the photograph, perfect for Valentines!

Can be made ahead and frozen

Cuts into 10-12 pieces.




200g unsalted butter
200g plain chocolate
4 large eggs
200g golden caster sugar
50g plain flour
50g ground almonds
cocoa powder and icing sugar for dusting

23cm springform cake tin lined with baking parchment

Oven 180C/Gas 4/fan oven 160C

How to make it

  • Put the butter and chocolate into a saucepan and gently melt together until smooth.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar together for 5 mins until a trail is left on the surface when you draw the whisk from the mix.
  • Pour the chocolate and butter mix into the whisked egg and sugar, then fold it in very carefully using a large metal spoon.
  • Mix the flour, almonds and ¼ tsp salt together and fold into the mix.
  • Pour into the tin and bake for 35-40 mins until evenly set. A crust will form over the top.
  • Leave the cake to cool before releasing from the tin.
  • Dust with cocoa and icing sugar and cut as required.
  • Serve with your favourite ice cream or fruit, or lashings of cream.

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