Chocolate Torte

READY IN: 1hr 30mins




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