Salted Caramel Chocolate Torte
photo by Irmgard
- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
- 175 g digestive biscuits, crushed
- 85 g butter, melted
- 397 g caramel sauce (I used butterscotch ice cream topping, the best substitute I could find!)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 300 g bittersweet chocolate, broken into chunks (Try to get 70% cocoa)
- 600 ml double cream
- 25 g icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- chocolate-covered caramel candie, for garnish
- Line the base of a deep, round 20 cm loose-bottomed cake tin with a circle of parchment paper. Line the sides with one long strip that comes just above the sides of the tin - staple or paper clip where the strip overlaps to hold it in place.
- Stir the crushed digestive biscuits into the melted butter, then evenly press into the bottom of the tin.
- Chill for 10 minutes.
- Reserve 2 tablespoons of the caramel.
- Stir the sea salt into the remainder and spoon into the centre of the biscuit base.
- Gently spread so the base is evenly covered but a visible 1-2 cm border of biscuit remains around the edge.
- Chill for 20 minutes while you make the chocolate layer.
- Gently melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler.
- Stir 1 tablespoon of the cream into the reserved caramel, then cover and chill until ready to decorate.
- Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the heat but leave the double boiler where it is, and gradually stir in the remaining cream until you have a smooth, shiny, thick chocolate sauce.
- Sift in the icing sugar and stir in with the vanilla extract.
- Lift off the heat and let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.
- Ladle or pour the chocolate mixture around the edge of the torte first, so it fills the biscuit border, sealing the caramel in the centre.
- Then ladle or pour in the rest and gently shake to smooth the surface.
- Chill for at least 5 hours or up to 24 hours until firm.
- Remove the torte from the tin, then carefully peel off the strip of paper and transfer to a serving plate.
- Dot the chocolates on top.
- Spoon the reserved caramel-cream mixture into a small food or freezer bag.
- Snip off the tiniest tip of the corner to make a very small opening, then squiggle lines of caramel over the top.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Scatter with a pinch or two of sea salt before serving, then thinly slice.
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