Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I've been making this for years. It's very rich and always a special occasion when this is served!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease a springform pan; dust with cocoa. Line bottom with kitchen parchment.
  2. In 2 qt saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with butter.
  3. In large bowl, with wire whisk beat egg yolks and vanilla.
  4. Slowly beat warm chocolate mixture into yolk mixture until blended.
  5. In small bowl with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  6. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup powdered sugar until sugar dissolves and whites stand in stiff peaks.
  7. Fold beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture, one third at a time.
  8. Spoon batter into pan spreading evenly.
  9. Bake torte 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean.
  10. Cool torte in pan.
  11. When torte is cool, remove side of pan then remove torte from pan bottom; discard parchment.
  12. Cut torte in 12 wedges. Sprinkle 6 wedges with cocoa, remaining 6 wedges with confectioners sugar.
  13. Arrange wedges alternately on cake plate.


Most Helpful

This is by far the most unbelievable thing to hit my palate EVER! Serious warning...chocolate lovers only. Super easy. I cannot describe how much I loved this torte.

Ssboysen February 21, 2014

I just won a bake-off at my office with this recipe! I definitely recommend using high-quality dark chocolate because you would be amazed at the difference it makes. I also made a berry sauce to drizzle on top using frozen mixed berries and a few Tbs of sugar heated in a small saucepan. Everyone raved over how well the sauce complimented the torte, so I highly recommend it! For extra pizazz, decorate with fresh blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and slices of blood orange.

swingncocoa January 29, 2011

I have been meaning to try this for a while and finally decided to last weekend for the football game. Everyone RAVED and said it was amazing! We topped it with vanilla ice cream - delicious! We had to control ourselves to save some for the next day! This recipe will deifnitely be made over and over!

KatySanchez October 29, 2011

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