Flourless Chocolate Torte


Flourless Chocolate Torte

The decadence of this rich chocolate, fudgy cake with cherries is the perfect dessert aphrodisiac to end a meal.


  • 01

    Preheat oven to 325. In a 9-inch springform pan, butter bottom and sides of pan. Dust lightly with sugar. Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water to melt. Remove from heat.

  • 02

    In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until smooth. In another bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks.

  • 03

    Whisk chocolate into egg yolks. Lighten with a third of the egg whites. Completely fold in the rest of egg whites. Pour batter into pan and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until top cracks.

Cherry foam

  • 01

    Pass fruit purée through a sieve until COMPLETELY smooth. Combine purée, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan. Soften gelatin in cold water. Add softened gelatin to warm purée and stir until melted. Cool and pour into a siphon compressor with 2 air cartridges. Chill and shake well.

Praline Powder

  • 01

    Cook all ingredients until amber. Cool on a piece of parchment or a Silpat. Crush when cool.

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