Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Torte

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Position rack in lower third of the oven.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of a 9"x2" round springform pan.
  • Line bottom of pan with round of parchment or waxed paper and butter paper.
  • In a food processor fitted with metal blade, place chocolate, sugar, and coffee.
  • Cover and process for 15-20 seconds, until finely ground.
  • With motor running, pour boiling water through the feed tube.
  • Process for 10-15 seconds, until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape down sides of work bowl.
  • Add butter and process for about 5 seconds or until incorpaorated.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and process for about 5 seconds or until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Scrape chocolate batter into prepared pan and smooth top with rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 55 minutes, until edges of the cake are puffy and center is just set.
  • Cool cake in pan on wire racks for 30 minutes.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until ready to serve.
  • COULIS:
  • In medium saucepan, place frozen raspberries and sugar.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with wooden spoon until sugar is completely dissolved and berries are soft.
  • DO NOT LET MIXTURE BOIL.
  • Strain raspberrey mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl.
  • Add liqueur, cover and refrigerate.
  • DECORATION:
  • Run a thin-blended knife around edge of cake to loosen it from sides of springform pan.
  • Remove side of sprinform pan.
  • Invert cake onto a serving plate.
  • Peel off paper and refrigerate while preparing whipped cream.
  • In a large chilled bowl, beat cream with sugar and vanilla just until stiff peaks begin to form.
  • Spread thin even layer of whipped cream over top of the chocolate cake.
  • ****Fill a pastry bag fitted with a star tip(such as Ateco #6) with remaining whipped cream. OPTIONAL. Completely cover top of cake with whipped cream rosettes.****.
  • To serve drizzle some raspberry coulis onto each dessert plate.
  • With a sharp thin-bladed knife, slice cake, wipe blade clean between each cut.
  • Place slices on plates, and garnish with raspberries.
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