Chocolate torte with a heavenly chocolate ganache

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I made this torte for my father’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. We spent the day at our chalet in the mountains and had friends and family invited. We barbecued and had this delicious cake which I made the previous evening. The ganache should be made in advance, a couple of hours earlier so it will get its nice and thick consistency. This cake’s dough is a regular Sacher torte recipe which I topped with a deliciously creamy ganache. My dad is an absolute chocolate cake lover and it’s almost the only cake he likes, so of course I made him this and not only he but everyone else asked for another piece…. (;

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This is what you will need:

Dough:

  • 250g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 250g flour
  • 250g chocolate, melted in oven (low heat)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbs. of baking powder

Mix butter and sugar until very fluffy. Add one egg after another and keep mixing. Slowly mix in melted chocolate. Sift together baking powder and flour and fold in chocolate batter. Pour batter in prepared (buttered, floured) cake pan and bake in oven for about 30-45 minutes until insert toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool out completely and remove from cake pan.  Then prepare chocolate ganache…

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Chocolate ganache

  • 250g of heavy cream
  • 250g of chocolate

Bring heavy cream to a boil. Set aside and whisk in chocolate until melted. Let cool out and set in fridge for a couple of hours. Before serving the cake, drizzle ganache on top of  the cake and serve.

Enjoy!

Nadja


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