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Happy World Chocolate Day!

It’s World Chocolate Day today and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate it by indulging in chocolate cake!  We would like to share our recipe for a delicious Chocolate Torte from QEII Taste. We hope you treat yourself but remember to save us a slice or two!

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QEII Taste by Leith’s Chocolate Torte – Winner of the in-house bake off!

Ingredients:

Ganache for covering

300g Dark chocolate

300ml Double Cream

50 g Butter

 

Chocolate Torte

200g Unsalted Butter

200g Dark Chocolate

200ml Eggs

200g Caster Sugar

50g Plain fFlour

50g Ground Almonds

 

Method:

The Torte

Melt the butter and chocolate over a bain-marie. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Fold the flour and ground almonds then the melted butter and chocolate into the egg mixture.

Be careful at this stage as you need to keep the air in the mix!

Bake at 170’C for 40 t0 50 mins’ pierce with a skewer; if it comes out clean then the torte is ready.

Leave to cool.

Ganache

Melt the chocolate and butter over a bain-marie, allow to cool slightly and then stir into the cream.

Once the torte has cooled, add the ganache and chill.

Decorate as you see fit and enjoy!!!  (I used a 24 inch deep cake tin)

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